In 2021, Smoke Inn marked its 25th anniversary. Now, Smoke Inn is celebrating the occasion with the launch of a commemorative limited edition cigar for Drew Estate under the Herrera Estelí Miami line. In addition, the cigar will also honor Smoke Inn owner Abe Dababneh‘s father and mentor, Raji Dababneh. This cigar, the Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji, is scheduled to officially launch in May.
The Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji is a 6 x 50 Toro. The cigar is produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, Florida, the factory owned by Master Blender Willy Herrera‘s family and it’s where Herrera Estelí Miami cigars are made. Blended by Herrera, the Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji will feature a different blend than the core Herrera Estelí Miami. The Raji blend features a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Every Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji cigar features a commemorative band around its foot, and the cigars are packaged in ten-count boxes that are adorned with the Smoke Inn logo. In addition, Raji’s signature is emblazoned on the bottom of every box. A total of 1,500 boxes have been produced. Abe Dababneh said on KMA Talk Radio, the Raji will be considered part of Smoke Inn’s Microblend Series as the 18th installment.
“When I was growing up in Chicago, I watched my dad work tirelessly at the little grocery store he owned,” commented Abe Dababneh in a press release. “He always put in whatever it took to overcome any challenges and keep a roof over our heads and food on our table. He is a true inspiration for me as a businessman, husband and as a father. I learned, and continue to learn, so much from him. Dedicating our 25th anniversary cigar to him is the best way for me to give my heartfelt thanks to him for all that he has done for me.”
Founder and President of Drew Estate, Jonathan Drew adds, “Abe and I have been close friends from very early on, and he has always been a true ‘stand and deliver’ guy who deserves tremendous success. His father, Raji, clearly has been a great mentor and teacher. It’s an honor to pay tribute to Raji, as well as celebrate Smoke Inn’s 25th anniversary with this majestic Herrera Estelí Miami expression.”
The Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji will debut at Smoke Inn’s 25th Anniversary party on May 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. atop the Tru By Hilton Pompano Beach hotel. Guests will feature Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera, Abe and Raji Dababneh. The party will feature food, spirits, and music spun by Drew Estate’s very-own D.J. Eli. All guests will receive a party packet containing a commemorative “The Raji” ashtray and 29 assorted cigars, including the Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji as well as other surprises. Tickets for the event go on sale on April 6th and will be limited to 250 people. Tickets cost $250 and may be purchased exclusively through the company’s website, smokeinn.com. After the event, Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji cigars will be available exclusively at Smoke Inn while supplies last.
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