Drew Estate has partnered with Small Batch Cigar (aka Maxamar Ultimate Cigars) to introduce a new, shop-exclusive offering within the Herrera Estelí lineup. The cigars are titled “Inktome”, with a slightly tweaked blend for the new 6 x 46 box-pressed Corona Gorda vitola.
The blend showcases extensively aged tobaccos from the Estelí and Jalapa growing regions of Nicaragua, with a spicy Honduran Binder and a higher priming Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper than the core Herrera Estelí line.
The cigars are intended to offer a more rich and full smoking experience, with Master Blender Willy Herrera drawing inspiration from cigar enthusiast’s demand for a Herrera Estelí in a Norteño shape.
“Adjusting blends based on new sizes is something that I enjoy doing at the factory because it challenges my palette to keep the blends balanced and aligned within the portfolio. I was reading on Reddit that consumers wanted to see a Herrera Estelí in a Norteño format. Something that was simple, yet different.”
— Willy Herrera
The cigars were first introduced at last night’s Drew Estate event at Maxamar Ultimate Cigars and will soon be available at Small Batch Cigar for online orders. Drew Estate has also added Inktome to their newly-released Drew Diplomat app for check-in.
Herrera Estelí Inktome Breakdown
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano (higher priming than OR Herrera Estelí)
- Binder: Honduran
- Filler: Estelí | Jalapa
- Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate (Nicaragua)
- Production: Shop Exclusive (small batch)
- Vitola: 6″ × 46 Corona Gorda (box-pressed)
- Price: $12.00 (MSRP)
- Release Date: June 9, 2016