Last year marked the 25th Anniversary of the first Smoke Inn premium cigar store, and Drew Estate and Smoke Inn’s owner, Abe Dababneh, are celebrating the occasion with the launch of the Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji, a 6 x 50 Toro, a tribute to Abe’s father, Raji.
Produced at El Titan De Bronze, the Little Havana boutique cigar factory that’s owned by Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera’s family, the cigar has a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Each cigar features a commemorative band around its foot, and the cigars are packaged in 10-count boxes adorned with the Smoke Inn logo. In honor of Abe’s father, Raji’s signature is emblazoned on the bottom of every box.
“When I was growing up in Chicago, I watched my dad work tirelessly at the little grocery store he owned,” Abe said 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.”
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 to the event will meet Drew Estate honcho Jonathan Drew, Herrera and Abe and Raji Dababneh. Food and drink provided, with music by D.J. Eli. All guests will receive a party packet containing a commemorative “The Raji” ashtray and 29 assorted cigars.
Tickets go on sale April 6 for $250 and are available 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.