This release from Drew Estate was done in tandem with the famous Willy Herrera. If you're not familiar with Herrera, here's a quick history: he was the guy blending cigars for the famous El Titan de Bronze in Miami. And obviously he was doing an excellent job since he showed up on Drew Estate's radar. Now working at Drew Estate's factory in Estelí, Herrera was given unprecedented access to all of Drew Estate's tobaccos, and has been making blend after blend. This happens to be the blend that made the cut.
To start, Herrera Estelí is rolled in the entubado style. This time-honored method originated in Cuba and is the most difficult method of rolling. To pull off this feat, Drew Estate took a team of rollers from the Liga Privada production team and tasked them with this enormous project. The results are stunning. The lightly colored Ecuador Habano wrapper clings tightly to the Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers, making for a delicious medium to full-bodied blend that's teeming with notes of cedar, oak, and the quintessential Cuban creaminess on the finish. Drew Estate and Willy Herrera may have outdone themselves on this one.
Note: This is the original Herrera Esteli. Recently it received a name and packaging update - same blend as the original, just a new look. It now goes by Herrera Esteli Habano. Click here for the updated packaging.