Press Release: Drew Estate And Small Batch Cigar Announce New Herrera Esteli Inktome

December 1, 2017--Drew Estate announces today the launch of the second release of Herrera Estelí Inktome, the Exception. The Herrera Esteli Inktome is a Tienda Exclusiva or shop exclusive for  

In 2016, the initial release of the Herrera Esteli Inktome received much fanfare utilizing a higher priming darker Ecuador Habano wrapper. After blending the initial Herrera Esteli Inktome, Master Blender Willy Herrera continued to experiment at La Gran Fabrica with different presses and how the smoke hits the palate to provide a nuanced experience.  

The Inktome series celebrates the histories of both Maximate Ultimate Cigars and its online counterpart, Small Batch Cigar.  In 1998, Maxamar opened using funds from the sale of Inktome stock, and the release of Herrera Esteli Inktome Exception celebrates the 5th year anniversary of Small Batch Cigar.

The Herrera Esteli Inktome Exception is the second release of the Herrera Esteli Inktome, with a stronger press used to differentiate the cigar from the first release. The box pressed dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapped cigar provides a nuanced smoking experience in the Herrera Esteli brand by Willy Herrera because of its darker wrapper leaf selection. 

Willy Herrera, Master Blender at Drew Estate, notes, “I truly enjoy working on this project with Andrew as it allows me to bring a unique twist to my Herrera Estelí blend. Now the Inktome Exception smokers will be able to see how small variations of shape can create dynamic shifts in flavor profile.”

Andrew Considine, Head Cigar Smoker of, commented on the latest exclusive from Drew Estate: “The Herrera Estelí Inktome Exception is a departure from mundane routines and is the epitome of everything we believe in: providing exceptional experiences every single day.  We are excited to continually work with Drew Estate in the development of the Inktome series.

The limited production of Herrera Esteli Inktome Exception is only 10,000 cigars, with an MSRP of $7.99 per cigar.

Fans of Herrera Estelí are encouraged to download Drew Diplomat the official mobile application of Drew Estate – The Rebirth of Cigars which is now available in the App Store for iPhone®, and iPod Touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™. For more information head to

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Comment by Stefan Lindblad on December 1, 2017 at 4:17pm
Really enjoyed the first release. I'll be grabbing some of these for sure.


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