Drew Estate announced the launch of the second release of Herrera Estelí Inktome, the Exception. The Herrera Esteli Inktome is a Tienda Exclusiva or shop exclusive for smallbatchcigar.com.
In 2016, the initial release of the Herrera Esteli Inktome received much fanfare utilizing a higher priming darker Ecuador Habano wrapper. After blending the initial Herrera Esteli Inktome, Master Blender Willy Herrera continued to experiment at La Gran Fabrica with different presses and how the smoke hits the palate to provide a nuanced experience.
The Inktome series celebrates the histories of both Maxamar Ultimate Cigars and its online counterpart, Small Batch Cigar. In 1998, Maxamar opened using funds from the sale of Inktome stock, and the release of Herrera Esteli Inktome Exception celebrates the 5th year anniversary of Small Batch Cigar.
The Herrera Esteli Inktome Exception is the second release of the Herrera Esteli Inktome, with a stronger press used to differentiate the cigar from the first release. The box pressed dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapped cigar provides a nuanced smoking experience in the Herrera Esteli brand by Willy Herrera because of its darker wrapper leaf selection.
Willy Herrera, Master Blender at Drew Estate, notes, “I truly enjoy working on this project with Andrew as it allows me to bring a unique twist to my Herrera Estelí blend. Now the Inktome Exception smokers will be able to see how small variations of shape can create dynamic shifts in flavor profile.”
Andrew Considine, Head Cigar Smoker of SmallBatchCigar.com, commented on the latest exclusive from Drew Estate: “The Herrera Estelí Inktome Exception is a departure from mundane routines and is the epitome of everything we believe in: providing exceptional experiences every single day. We are excited to continually work with Drew Estate in the development of the Inktome series.”
The limited production of Herrera Esteli Inktome Exception is only 10,000 cigars, with an MSRP of $7.99 per cigar.