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JR Cigar Releasing Exclusive Herrera Estelí for 50th Anniversary

The celebration of JR Cigar’s 50th anniversary continues with another new cigar for the store, the Herrera Estelí by Drew Estate JR 50th, which is set to be released on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

It’s a 7 x 48 Churchill vitola that uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Honduran binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras, which on paper is the same blend as the regular production version. It is being limited to just 500 boxes of 10 cigars, with pricing set at $13.25 per cigar and $119.95 per box. The retailer is releasing them exclusively via its website.

“Fifty years is an unbelievable achievement and one we are proud to be a part of,” said Willy Herrera, Drew Estate’s master blender, via a press release. “We knew we had to do something unique and truly special to stand out and we definitely accomplished that.”

The cigars are produced at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua.

This is the latest in a number of releases for the store as it celebrates its golden anniversary, including the Oliva Serie V Melanio JR 50th, El Güegüense JR 50th, Montecristo Cincuenta JR 50th, Davidoff JR 50th, JFR Lunatic JR 50th, Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua JR 50th and Romeo y Julieta Edición Limitada JR 50th, among others.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I’m a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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