The Art of Smoking
"The clanking of the dominoes and the rich smell of lit cigars enticed me to indulge in one myself."
Many people have asked me where my passion for cigars comes from. Years ago, when I first arrived to Miami, I took a walk down Calle Ocho in Little Havana. The clanking of the dominoes and the rich smell of lit cigars enticed me to indulge in one myself. Leaning against a wall with a mural of legends Tito Puente and Celia Cruz, I watched the smoke billow out into the night sky and realized my true passion for the Art of Smoking.
It was only a matter of time before I decided to follow my passion and create my own small batch cigar brand. So, I made it my mission to find the best master blender in Miami. My search took me to El Titan de Bronze Cigar Factory in the heart of Little Havana, a small but efficient operation. The atmosphere was busy as skilled torcedors (cigar rollers) artfully handcrafted cigars. It was there that I met master blender Willy Herrera. Now with Drew Estate, Willy is known throughout the country for his attention to detail and commitment to quality. I knew he would be able to blend a full bodied cigar with a perfect draw. And the rest is history!