In April, Willy Herrera told me he was working on a new blend. It’s not a particularly revealing fact given that Herrera is tasked with blending for Drew Estate, one of the largest cigar companies in the world.
What was interesting is that the cigar was not to be made in Nicaragua at Drew Estate’s factory. Rather, it would be rolled at Herrera’s old stomping grounds: El Titan de Bronze in Miami. Prior to joining Drew Estate in 2011, Herrera worked at El Titan; the factory is owned by Herrera’s mother-in-law, Sandra Cobras, and as part of Herrera’s employment at Drew Estate, the parties agreed he would continue to help with the Miami-based factory.