Drew Estate today announced a new exclusive for the Herrera Estelí line, partnering with Tom Sullivan and his Alliance Cigar online wholesale company. The new cigar is named Herrera Estelí DeSocio and features the first usage of a gordo format for the Herrera Estelí brand.

Alliance Cigar is known for their exclusive series of DeSocio cigars, where manufacturers create unique vitolas exclusive to Alliance Cigar. Drew Estate becomes the seventh cigar in the DeSocio series with the new Herrera Estelí.

The cigars feature the same blend makeup as the original Herrera Estelí, only the components have been tweaked to accommodate the size—which differs substantially from the classic, thin sizes commonly seen with the HE blend.



I’ve been asked consistently over the years at events across the nation to blend a larger ring gauge Herrera Estelí. The opportunity and challenge of bringing out the unique set of flavors in a large format cigar took many trials and this DeSocio takes the Herrera Esteli blend and unparalleled smoking experience to a whole new level. Willy Herrera, Master Blender of Drew Estate

The cigars feature the red color scheme used for limited HE releases, including a sub-band to distinguish the release, reading “DESOCIO.” Ten-count boxes of the cigars are currently listed on alliancecigar.com.

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli DeSocio single cigar

Herrera Estelí DeSocio Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Honduran
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate (Nicaragua)
  • Production: N/A
  • Packaging: 10-ct boxes
  • Vitola: 6″ × 60 “DeSocio” (gordo)
  • Price: $8.60 (MSRP)