Drew Estate has announced that this September, it will be releasing the Herrera Esteli Connecticut Broadleaf Tienda Exclusiva Lancero, a former single store exclusive that is now getting a nationwide release.
The cigar uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Brazilian mata fina binder, and Nicaraguan filler, rolled into a 7 x 38 vitola. Both the blend and the size have some history; the blend was initially released as an exclusive to members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA), debuting as a 6 x 52 toro in April 2016.
Then, a 7 x 38 lancero vitola was created as a store exclusive for STOGIES World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas, released in October 2016 as the Herrera Estelí Edición Limitada H-Town Lancero. That was limited to just 500 boxes of 15 cigars, a total run of 7,500 sticks.
In March 2020, the 6 x 52 version returned as another exclusive for the TAA, with just 800 boxes of 12 cigars produced.
As for the Herrera Estelí Tienda Exclusiva line, it debuted in 2014, with two cigars wearing the Tienda Exclusiva secondary band, both of which were single store exclusives. The red primary band has since been used on several other releases, including the Herrera Estetlí TAA release, other single store exclusives, and the Herrera Estelí Miami.
While tienda exclusiva translates as store exclusive, this won’t be a single store release. It will be sold exclusively through Drew Diplomat retailers.
Pricing is set at $186.96 per box of 15 cigars, which works out to about $12.45 per cigar, before taxes.
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