Drew Estate Shipping Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada Churchill
Drew Estate announces today it is shipping the Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada to Drew Diplomat retailers nationwide.
Originally released in 2015, the Herrera Esteli Norteño showcases extensively aged tobaccos from the Estelí and Jalapa growing regions of Nicaragua, coupled with a spicy Honduran binder and a rich, bold Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper. This year’s release features cigars rolled in 2016 and aged two years using the original molds from the initial production. Packaged in 15-count boxes, this 7 x 48 box pressed Churchill features a modified blend of the original Norteño allowing for a smoother and complex smoke.
“The Norteño Edicion Limitada continues to be one of my favorite projects at Drew Estate,” says master blender Willy Herrera. “This cigar showcases the complexity in the blending process, requiring tweaks of the classic Norteño blend to really shine in the Churchill Vitola.”
The Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada Churchill is available in 15-count boxes with an MSRP of $217.96.
For more info, visit drewestate.com.
Byron 19th Century Grand Poemas Releases
United Cigars began release of the 2013 vintage of the Byron 19th Century Grand Poemas on Friday. Allocations of the Grand Poemas were made as only 200 boxes were produced with this
unique tobacco. All 200 boxes are offered in humidors designed by Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco.
“This is a beautifully blended cigar offering richer notes of cedar and molasses,” said Oliver Nivaud, Director of Sales at United Cigars. “After resting these cigars for five years, post roll, you can truly experience the complex maturity.”
Masterfully blended by Nelson Alfonso, the Byron Grand Poemas filler is a blend that the chef has not offered up, however, there is Nicaraguan Viso and Peruvian Ligero united with Nelsons signature blend of tobacco, all enclosed with a rich Ecuadorian wrapper.
SRP: $33.33 (single cigar) | $824.99 (25-count box)
For more info, visit unitedcigargroup.com.
Casa de Montecristo by Mancave Cigar Lounge Opens in Florida
Casa de Montecristo has opened its 28th location in Hallandale Beach, FL! Stop by and meet their friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff. Enjoy tons of new features this amazing location has to offer such as two separate humidors, a full liquor bar featuring delicious hand-crafted cocktails exclusively for Casa de Montecristo, several wide-screen TV’s, and equipped with state-of-the-art ventilation and exhaust system!
801 N. Federal Highway STE #101
Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009
For more info, visit casademontecristo.com/hallandale.
Heavy Seas Beer’s Blackbeard’s Breakfast Returns
The “Uncharted Waters” series by Heavy Seas Beer will soon welcome the 2019 edition of Blackbeard’s Breakfast, an Imperial Coffee Porter aged in bourbon barrels, available in both 4 packs of 12oz bottles and on draft. The brewery will also be introducing an extremely limited, draft only variant of the beer brewed with house made caramel and sea salt.
Both versions of Blackbeard’s Breakfast will be available starting in February. The Salted Caramel Blackbeard’s will only be available in select markets within Heavy Seas’ distribution footprint. These states include: Maryland, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Ohio.
Blackbeard’s Breakfast is a robust porter with a new world twist. Aged in bourbon barrels and brewed with local Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company’s Dark Sumatra coffee, this porter is flavorful and complex. Featuring unique English malts, this brew will have strong notes of caramel and a slight nut character. Paired with bourbon notes and the sumptuous Sumatran Coffee, Blackbeard’s Breakfast will please coffee and beer connoisseurs alike. The limited draft only version is finished with house made caramel and salt to create an even more complex and tantalizing flavor.
“We decided for 2019 that we wanted to produce some draft-only ‘twists’ on some of our Uncharted Waters beers,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “The first one is a Salted Caramel version of Blackbeard’s Breakfast, our Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Porter. We add cold brewed coffee after barrel aging when we produce this beer. So, we put some of the barrel-aged, non-coffee Blackbeard’s Breakfast into a tank with house-made caramel and imported sea salt. The non-coffee, variant of Blackbeard’s Breakfast has a more pronounced vanilla flavor and aroma, along with a rich toffee, caramel flavor that is balanced nicely with the hint of salt. There are still some coffee-like roasted notes, but they provide a much subtler layer to the flavor profile.”
Style: Imperial Coffee Porter aged in bourbon barrels
Hops: Target, UK Goldings
Malts: UK Pale, UK Amber, Vienna, Light Crystal, Dark Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
For more info, visit hsbeer.com.