This isn’t the first time a Herrera Estelí cigar has made the top 25 list, in fact, it’s not even the first time an Inktome release has made the Top 25. Originally released back in 2016 as a store exclusive for SmallBatchCigars.com/Maxamar Ultimate Cigars, it was brought back with a tweaked blend and a slightly different shape as the Herrera Estelí Inktome Exception.
A few small differences between the Exception and the original Inktome didn’t let it reach the same heights on the list as before, but the balanced profile that produced a plethora flavors that worked together to bring this cigar to the number 16 spot on our list. Whether the same blends are cycled through another limited production run for the store or another newly tweaked blend is released, the fact is the Inktome is a hit, with the Inktome Exception actually ending up not being an exception to the rule and that’s a great thing. — Brian Burt.