Drew Estate Herrera Cigars
Willy Herrera has joined Drew Estate. He created the popular Herrera Esteli blend, offering a balanced and complex creamy flavor with a great medium-plus intensity that combines spice and sweetness with great well. With his Cuban background, Herrera brings his unique touch to the team. The Herrera Esteli cigars, available in five sizes, will be sold in 25-count slide-lid boxes at select retailers. No new details have been added, or brand-new facts have been made up.
TThe "Norteño by Willy Herrera" is a type of stick in six sizes. It is made with a blend of different tobaccos, including aged ones from Nicaragua's Estelí and Jalapa regions. The cigar has a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper and a sweet, spicy Honduran binder. This cigar is the first blend to be released from the Drew Estate factory under the leadership of Willy Herrera, who became Master Blender in June 2014. You can purchase this cigar at specific Herrera Estelí retailers in the United States.
The Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro is a cigar made by Drew Estate's La Gran Fabrica and blended by Willy Herrera. It is available in 5 different sizes and features Nicaraguan fillers, a Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf binder, and a sweet, dense wrapper made from Plantation Grown Mata Fina. According to Willy Herrera, the cigar highlights the texture and unique flavors of the sweet Brazilian Mata Fina, unlike the tobacco, which is typically used as a binder or filler accent.
The Herrera Esteli Miami line has high-quality ingredients, including an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, an Ecuadorian Sumatran binder, chocolate and specially selected fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It comes in five and medium can sizes and features a new black and gold design. This particular line is exclusive to Drew Diplomat Retailers. The Short Corona size was showcased at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.
Who makes Herrera Esteli cigars?
Four different blends are available under the Herrera Esteli Cigars brand: the Herrera Esteli Habano, Herrera Esteli Norteno, Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro, and Herrera Esteli Miami. These blends have a few key similarities, such as being crafted by renowned cigar master blender Willy Herrera, being part of Drew Estate's Portfolio of Brands, and being produced at the Grand Fabrica of Drew Estate cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua. Therefore, they all come under the same brand name.
What flavor is a Herrera Esteli cigar?
This label offers a range of cigars with different flavors to suit every type and age of cigar enthusiast, palate and occasion. If you like to pair your morning coffee with a Drew Estate Cigar Herrera Esteli, the best option would probably be to smoke the Herrera Esteli Habano. The flavor profile is the starting point of this review and this brand's story.
Which one should you recommend I choose for a more sophisticated profile smoke after my meal: the Herrera Esteli Norteno or the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro? Or should I go for the Herrera Esteli Miami after a proficient lunch and afternoon smoke?
Willy Herrera selected premium tobacco blends and carefully aged them to create a rich, smooth and flavorful cigar. The cigars are made from the first generation of Cuban seed tobacco, aged to perfection.
The packaging of Herrera Esteli Cigars is just the start of its true Cuban cigar style. It has a smooth and well-made construction with a packed yet easy-to-draw feel. The first puff reveals a creamy and spicy mix of pepper, wood, and nutty, earthy flavors, complemented by cedar and vanilla undertones. With each puff, you'll experience the classic Cuban cigar taste. It's on the strong side but still smooth, rich, and very satisfying.
Who is Willy Herrera?
The Drew Estate Herrera Cigars were created by Willy Herrera, the Master Blender who was recently joined the Drew Estate team to create, among others: Herrera Esteli cigars. His great tobacco blending skill has attracted cigar lovers' attention, and his great Cuban tradition and love of cigar blending process, adds to the factory's uniqueness. He has since the beginning created a great cigar: Herera Esteli Cigars.
Cigar Aficionado Ratings - Herrera Esteli cigars
Drew Estate hired Willy Herrera, the former cigar blender from the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, in 2011. Herrera Esteli was created in 2010 during Herrera's first visit to Drew Estate's cigar factory in Nicaragua. During his visit, per the cigar company, he created three cigar blends as a bit of an audition for the job.
The blend used for Herrera Esteli was released in 2013, while a line extension called Herrera Esteli Miami was blended by Herrera's former colleagues from El Titan de Bronze in 2016. The blend for the latter differs significantly in flavor from the original label.
Following the rating, are some of the higher ratings:
- Herrera Esteli Miami Lonsdale Deluxe Cigar Aficionado Rated 92
- Herrera Esteli Habano Edicion Limitada Lancero Cigar Aficionado Rated 92
- Herrera Esteli Norteño Piramide Fino Cigar Aficionado Rated 91
- Herrera Esteli Habano Robusto Grande Cigar Aficionado Rated 93 and Top 25 Cigar of the Year
Are you looking to make some room in your humidor? We recommend purchasing a box of our excellent cigars. Our knowledgeable staff is available to answer any questions. These cigars are curated by Jonathan Drew and are of the highest quality. Contact us to place an order.