Drew Estate has announced the nationwide launch of its Herrera Esteli Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero. This blend, called Tienda Exclusiva had made appearances previously as a TAA exclusive in 2016 and 2020, but under different vitolas. This same cigar, vitola included, was also a store exclusive for STOGIES World Class Cigar in 2016 as a part of their H-TOWN lancero series. Now, this cigar will be available to all Drew Diplomat retailers. It will be showcased on the upcoming Freestyle Live: Special Edition hosted on facebook.com/drewestatecigar on June 11th from 7:00-9:00pm EST.
The blend for Herrera Esteli Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero uses a high priming of Connecticut Broafleaf wrapper, Brazilian Mata Fina binder, and Nicaraguan fillers. It comes in boxes of 15 and sells for MSRP of $186.96. The cigar will ship in September.
Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera says, “There is always a challenge to blending lanceros. Sure, you have amazing broadleaf that’s going to really provide that burst of rich flavor, but the trick is how you bunch the filler leaves in a way that provides the complexity, so the cigar doesn’t become one dimensional. I knew when I first sampled this blend it was going to be loved, and now is the time to unleash it through our Drew Diplomat Retailers.”
Jonathan Drew President and Founder of Drew Estate adds, “Our Pre-Industry Team at La Gran Fabrica work Connecticut Broadleaf very hard in the pilones, using air flow, bulk pressure, water, and heat over years to reach the maximum flavor and color. Willy and the Production Team then follow up this process in blending this beautiful material into majestic blends for Liga Privada No. 9, Nica Rustica, as well as this very Herrera Lancero that we’re bragging about today. The Herrera Lancero hits a whole new broadleaf profile, super delicious. As An Phan, our Senior Brand Manager says, “APPROVED.””