"I am always looking for short smokes that provide a fully satisfying experience, and this hit that nail right on the head. While it was very consistent from start to finish, the flavor profile really grabbed me. I’d easily recommend giving these a shot for those times when you need something quick. I’ll definitely try to snag some for my winter smoke selection." -Chris M. (Chris)
Drew Estate has announced that their Limited Edition Herrera Estelí Lanceros are returning as a Drew Diplomat Program exclusive. The two lanceros are the Herrera Estelí Habano Lancero and Herrera Estelí Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero. Both cigars will be showcased during Drew Estate’s “Freestyle Live: Special Edition” broadcast, which will air tomorrow night from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern on the company’s Facebook Live page and YouTube channel.
"There are some that would call this your grandfather's Connecticut cigar. I personally am not a fan of that flavor profile but I know the majority of the smoking community are. So this would be a winner for the fan of a cigar that is heavy on the cedar, vegetal, and pepper notes. This could make a great everyday cigar for that fan base and should find a home in many humidors." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
The latest cigar joining the long list of exclusive 50th anniversary celebration cigars from JR is none other than the Herrera Estelí by Drew Estate. This special version of the Herrera Estelí brand is not just a new size, it is a special blend, made just for this project.
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Any cigar that reminds me this much of my beloved Liga Privada No. 9 is going to score very well with yours truly. Rich bold flavors of coffee and hickory saddled up with a delightful retrohale that delivers both black pepper strength and warm mineral in equal doses… when you add in great construction and beautiful copious smoke pouring out of both the foot and head of the cigar constantly throughout the entire smoking experience, well we have a definite winner on our hands. Highly recommended!" -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
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"Smooth and perfectly balanced was the name of the game for this cigar from beginning to end. The transitions in flavor profiles were subtle yet plentiful enough to keep my palate engaged while the contrast of bitter and sweet complimented each other in such harmony that was not overly complex or obscure. Every puff was thoroughly enjoyable and even though it was almost a two-hour smoke, I didn't want it to end." -Noah S. (Noah)
2021 was the 25th Anniversary of the first Smoke Inn premium cigar store. To celebrate, Drew Estate and Smoke Inn’s owner, Abe Dababneh, have created a special commemorative Herrera Estelí cigar honoring Abe’s father and mentor, Raji Dababneh. The Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji comes in one size, a 6 x 50 Toro. It is a limited-edition cigar rolled at El Titan De Bronze, the Little Havana boutique cigar factory that’s owned by Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera’s family and where Herrera Estelí Miami cigars are made.
Yesterday, during their Freestyle Live: Special Edition” broadcast on facebook, Drew Estate announced a new cigar: 20 Acre Farm. This was the mystery cigar sold as a part of their second Freestyle Live pack that allowed people to smoke it before finding out what it was live on the show.
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"This was definitely a cigar that had my attention, especially for the first half. I really enjoyed the back and forth I was getting with the chewy smoked meats and the sweet plums. I'd really like to revisit this and try it with a couple of different drink pairings, especially something like a Sherry finished bourbon." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"Overall this is a very enjoyable morning cigar. Just enough complexity and spice to wake you up for your day, but a nice cool floral and woodsy flavor that would pair well with a morning coffee. Though the visual look of the cigar leaves much to be desired, the flavor is very solid and worth revisiting. You also could not ask for much more from the construction or burn. " -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)