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Herrera Estelí Inktome Exception Awarded 92 Rating by Halfwheel

The Herrera Estelí Inktome Exception has been honored with a 92 rating from Halfwheel.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.

Brian Burt of Halfwheel finds, “While this cigar shows a bit of youthful exuberance, it is simply fantastic from start to finish. Balance is never questioned, there are as many upfront flavors as there are subtleties, and for the most part, technical performance is outstanding. While I would have liked a bit more predictable combustion in the first sample and more durable wrappers across the board, there is little I could find fault with the Herrera Estelí Inktome Exception about, and I have to think that as some of the brighter pepper notes settle just a bit, the cigar will hit its zenith and become that much more complex and enjoyable. This is a remarkable cigar at nearly any price, but recognizing that it can be had for just under $8 makes it all the more appealing. Highly, highly recommended.”

This is a tremendous honor for Drew Estate, thank you Halfwheel!

About Drew Estate

Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Larutan by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, Florida Sun Grown, and Java by Drew Estate.