Drew Estate Now Shipping Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro and Repackaged Habano and Norteno
Drew Estate announces the shipping of the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro as well as the repackaged Herrera Esteli Habano and Norteno to retailers nationwide this week. The new look for Herrera Esteli and the Brazilian Maduro were introduced at the IPCPR 2018 trade show held in Las Vegas.
The Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro features a dense plantation grown Mata Fina wrapper, over a Connecticut River Valley broadleaf binder with fillers from Nicaragua. Manufactured at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro was blended by Willy Herrera and is presented in 5 vitolas:
- Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Robusto Grande 5 1/4 x 52 MSRP $227.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial 6 x 52 MSRP $241.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Lonsdale 6 x 44 MSRP $231.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Fino 6 x 52 MSRP $269.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Short Corona Gorda 5 7/8 x 46 MSRP $203.94/Box of 25
“With the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro, I wanted to bring the Mata Fina to the forefront of this blend,” says Willy Herrera. “This tobacco has such a unique texture and it showcases the lush floral and earthy notes I wanted to capture in this cigar. In addition, now that the Herrera Esteli line has been repackaged blending modern simplicity with classic Cuban style, it really shines on our retailers’ shelves and brings unity to the brand.”
Each will be presented in unified Herrera Esteli Branding and will now be packaged in 25-count boxes.
Herrera Esteli Habano blend features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Honduran binder, and filler leaves from Nicaragua, presented in the following core vitolas:
- Herrera Esteli Habano Robusto Grande 5 1/4 x 52 MSRP $227.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Habano Toro Especial 6 x 52 MSRP $241.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Habano Lonsdale 6 x 44 MSRP $231.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Habano Piramide Fino 6 x 52 MSRP $269.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Habano Short Corona Gorda 5 7/8 x 46 MSRP $203.94/Box of 25
Herrera Esteli Norteno blend showcases extensively aged tobaccos from the Esteli, and Jalapa growing regions of Nicaragua, coupled with a spicy Honduran binder, and a rich, bold Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper in the following core vitolas:
- Herrera Esteli Norteno Robusto Grande 5 1/4 x 54 MSRP $227.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Norteno Toro Especial 6 x 52 MSRP $241.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Norteno Lonsdale 6 x 44 MSRP $231.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Norteno Piramide Fino 5 x 50 MSRP $269.94/Box of 25
- Herrera Esteli Norteno Short Corona Gorda 5 7/8 x 46 MSRP $203.94/Box of 25
The Herrera Esteli Habano, Norteno and Brazilian Maduro shipped to retailers this week. The Herrera Esteli Miami will be shipping in January.
Daniel Marshall Cigars and Humidors Announces Exclusive “Cash for Cigar Clunkers” Program
On the heels of the wildly popular “Cash for Clunkers” humidor trade-in program, Daniel Marshall has announced an unprecedented program, “Cash For Cigar Clunkers” and will pay customers for their clunker cigars. With the previous program, customers around the country were thrilled to trade in their clunker humidors for an upgrade to a Daniel Marshall. In the same way Marshall helped customers get into their dream humidor, he has designed his latest program to allow customers to elevate from their disappointing cigars to a cigar they can trust, a Cigar Aficionado 92 point rated Daniel Marshall Cigar.
Daniel Marshall is out to prove the attributes of the DM Cigar, the benefits of 1-year minimum box aging and is offering to pay customers for their partially smoked cigars. Every cigar enthusiast knows the feeling of being let down by a cigar where the expectation just did not measure up. Now disappointing cigars that did not draw or taste good can be redeemed for credit with Daniel Marshall.
The Daniel Marshall Red Label has received international accolades and “shares the shelves” with the best cigars, at the world’s most legendary and esteemed cigar merchants from Los Angeles to London, Dubai to Asia and Beirut. Dignitaries and celebrities worldwide enjoy Daniel Marshall cigars. Reported by Rake Magazine, in 2012 President Clinton bought the DM 24kt Red Label Golden Cigar at The Sahakian Cigar Lounge at London’s Bulgari Hotel. Business Week wrote on August 1, 2005, “The Governator loves his Daniel Marshalls so much he erected a smoking tent outside the California Capitol.“
Daniel Marshall Red Label Cigars made their debut in Cigar Aficionado’s September 1, 1997 issue. The balanced Nicaraguan Puro has an elegance, finesse and richness that define the DM Cigar. The Red is a cigar rich with chocolate and espresso, inspired by Marshall’s Saturday Harley rides up the coast with friends where he desired a cigar to evoke his favorite mocha.
“The DM Red Label was designed with a rich and smooth profile. My wish is for cigar “tasters” everywhere to savor the difference, quality, and benefits of box aging in our cigar rolled in Nicaragua, originally co-created by not one but two cigar legends, Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plasencia,” said Marshall. “Our Cash for Clunker Humidor program exposed cigar fans to the upper echelon of cigar aging and preservation, now it’s our goal to provide the same top quality experience with our cigars.”
To participate in the program, customers can request a prepaid mailing label from Daniel Marshall and send in their banded, partially smoked “clunker” cigars. In exchange, Daniel Marshall will provide a $2 credit per cigar clunker to be used towards the purchase of Daniel Marshall cigars at designated retailers nationwide.
For additional details regarding the program, visit the Daniel Marshall website.
Cigars of Habanos
Introducing Cigars of Habanos, a cigar retailer offering products which cannot be bought in the US. Specializing in Cuban cigars while also carrying a large selection of recognized and renowned non-Cuban brands, the retailer operates out of Hong Kong offering free worldwide shipping with a delivery guarantee and no minimum order.
With a seemingly never ending inventory of cigars, Cigars Of Habanos stocks hundreds of products in a variety of sizes and taste profiles, suited for every price point, from daily cigars to luxury items such as the rare Cohiba Behike. As they operate in a duty-free facility, their prices are often significantly lower than brick and mortar US online retailers.
Exclusively, the retailer offers a range of Cuban cigars called “COH Custom Rolled”- hand-made in Cuba and containing only premium long-filler Cuban tobacco. The blend is powerful, providing a full-bodied smoke, with a rich, complex and classic Cuban profile brimming with earth, pepper, chocolate and spice. Boxes of the custom rolled cigars range from US$145-$300 for 25 cigars depending on the size.
Notable key Cuban brands include Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey, Trinidad, H. Upmann and non-Cuban brands; Arturo Fuente, Plasencia, Liga Privada, Oliva, Illusione, and Alec Bradley.
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