Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced a new regional cigar that is headed to Texas and Oklahoma, aptly called the Red River Valley.
It’s a 6 x 50 toro that features a Mexican San Andrés wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler, a blend that the company describes as full-bodied. It’s priced at $9.50 per stick, before taxes, and is packaged in 10-count boxes.
“That market is a priority for us, and our presence there has grown exponentially over the last 3 years,” said Erik Espinosa in a press release. “We believe an exclusive release for them is a perfect way to show our gratitude for their growing support.”
The cigar was the brainchild of Erik Espinosa and Scott Lewis, who represents Espinosa in Texas. The company has not finalized and production numbers yet, and is considering making it an annual release for the region.
The Red River Valley is being released in conjunction with the annual football game between the Univ. of Texas and the Univ. of Oklahoma, which is scheduled for Oct. 14 in Dallas. The cigar will be available in stores that carry Espinosa products.
Update: Shortly after this story was published, Espinosa Premium Cigars issued a correction on the price, which had originally been stated to be $9 per cigar. Additionally, the company requested that Lewis be credited with helping develop the cigar, and clarified production numbers.
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