The boys at Drew Estate have caused quite a stir in the cigar industry in the last few years. With the release of a multitude of unique brands, they're quickly becoming known for producing high quality, premium smokes – and one of the newer brands under their massive portfolio, Herrera Estelí, is no exception. Created by one of Drew Estate’s master blenders, Willy Herrera, the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Stalk Cut Maduro stacks up to the original line of Herreras. Willy started in Little Havana, Miami and his talents quickly became noticed by some of the best in the industry with Drew Estate quick to pick him up. His first cigar, the original Herrera Estelí, blew away consumers and critics alike with his Cubanesque style and his entubo style rolling technique. His Brazilian Stalk Cut Maduro features Nicaraguan long-fillers secured by a thick Connecticut Broadleaf binder which is topped with a spicy and dark Brazilian Mata Fina Maduro wrapper. Medium to full bodied, this smoke with lend bold notes of cocoa, leather, and black pepper that builds in strength. Accompany this cigar with an Angel's Envy Bourbon.
The Nicaraguan cigar industry originated when Cuban cigar makers escaped the revolution and re-established their livelihood in Nicaragua with Cuban-seed tobacco. Blessed with dark, rich soil, their new home was ideal for tobacco cultivation and Nicaragua quickly became known for cigars that rivaled Cuban quality. Unfortunately, revolution and war came to Nicaragua in the 1980s and devastated the industry, but it’s rebounded dramatically and is once again producing tobacco considered by many to be the finest in the world.
The Esteli Valley is in many ways the heart of Nicaraguan production and is known for its very powerful and spicy tobacco. The Jalapa Valley produces arguably the finest tobacco in the country: somewhat sweeter and less intense than Esteli, but extremely complex. The tobacco of the Condega Valley is often described as a blend of the other two regions.
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