Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced an additional eight new vitolas that weren’t on display at the recent IPCPR Convention & Trade Show but will be added to the company’s regular production portfolio.

For the Murcielago line, three new sizes are being added: the box-pressed Taureau BP (6 x 50, $8.75) and Bête BP (7 x 52, $9.75) as well as the Bête Rond (7 x 52, $9.25). All three sizes come in 20-count boxes.

For the Espinosa Habano line, two new sizes join the fold: the No. 1 (6 1/2 x 48, $7) and the Churchill BP (6 1/2 x 48, $7.50), which is box-pressed. Both of those sizes also come in 20-count boxes.

And for the Espinosa Especial line, a trio of new sizes are being added, a Short Churchill BP (6 1/2 x 48, $9), Toro BP (6 x 54, $9.45) and No. 8 (6 x 58, $9.25), all in 10-count boxes.

“It was always our intention to add new sizes to our lines,” Espinosa told halfwheel, adding that the cut-off date to have products ready for the trade show was in June, approximately a month prior to its start. “With this show being the most important on record we didn’t feel comfortable pre-selling an item that we didn’t have at the time. Luckily, several items have arrived and we are making them available to retailers as quickly as we can,” he said.

Espinosa recently added new sizes to two of the lines at the trade show, the Murcielago Bouton (6 1/2 x 46, $8.75) and the Espinosa Habano BP Toro (6 x 54, $8).

“We are thrilled to have them available especially on the heels of how well our lines were received at the show,” Espinosa commented.

All of the new sizes are expected to begin arriving on store shelves ahead of FDA’s Aug. 8 deadline for new products to be commercially available before needing prior approval.

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