Cigar Dojo has teamed up with Espinosa Premium Cigars for its latest limited edition, Psychedelic Turtle.

The cigar is a 5 x 56 box-pressed robusto grande that uses a Brazilian Ballaño wrapper over a habano binder of undisclosed origin and fillers from Nicaragua’s Condega and Jalapa regions. it is being produced at the La Zona Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, with 400 10-count bundles produced for a total of 4,000 cigars. The bundles come wrapped in neon paper, with several options being released.

In a press release, the two companies said that the goal was to produce an atypical smoking experience worthy of the project’s name. To achieve that, high-priming viso and ligero leaves were selected for the filler to give the cigar a sweet and spicy core.

“It’s always a trip collaborating with Cigar Dojo,” noted Erik Espinosa, owner of Espinosa Premium Cigars, via a press release. “With our fourth official project, we went all out—perhaps letting our creativity get the best of us!” The two entities have previously released Sarsaparilla, Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla II and Feng Shui.

In addition, three of the 400 bundles released contain an invite to Espinosa’s 2019 La Zona Palooza festival.

The cigars are being released exclusively through JR Cigar, with the release date of June 8 set to coincide with the retailers Smokin’ In The Carolinas cigar festival. They will also be made available via the store’s website, and come pried at $89.95 per bundle.

Images courtesy of Espinosa Premium Cigars/Cigar Dojo.

Patrick Lagreid

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