Herrera Esteli Cigars18 Total ( 3 Fresh )
Willy Herrera is a heavy hitter in the cigar world. His first call to fame was at his family's El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, where he was affectionately known as the "tobacco guru." His acclaim wasn't isolated to that operation, however; in 2011, after experiencing Willy's skill first hand, Drew Estate hired Herrera to help build their own luxury, boutique brands.
On his first trip to the Drew Estate factory in Nicaragua, Willy created three unique blends — as an audition, of sorts. One of those blends became the first stick in his personal brand: Herrera Esteli. The original Herrera Esteli represents Willy's replication of true Cuban flavor. He wanted the blend to be "well rounded and flavorful, but not too powerful." The result is singular among Drew Estate's lineup. A mix of Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Ecuadorian tobaccos, it's neither too spicy, nor too peppery, delivering a true medium bodied smoke that's earthy and sweet with a great, creamy finish. There's a reason why this stick has earned so many 90+ reviews across myriad publications.
Since then, Willy has continued to press the boundaries and experiment with new blends, including the Norteño, a spicy, full-bodied tribute to Esteli, Nicaragua. Featuring a rich San Andres maduro wrapper, and long-fillers from both Jalapa and Esteli, it's a more robust smoke than the Habano, with bold notes of spice and cocoa and a deep, nutty finish reminiscent of espresso. Even more recently, Herrera turned his attention to Brazilian tobaccos, releasing a brand new maduro stick comprised of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, a Connecticut broadleaf binder, and a dark Mata Fina wrapper, resulting in a "gritty, floral sweetness."
You can find all three of these lines below, spanning multiple vitolas and available in boxes or individual sticks. Take a closer look at the Herrera Esteli collection today and see for yourself just what the "tobacco guru" can offer.