While there aren’t a lot of cigar events happening these days—at least not many in-person events—Espinosa Premium Cigars is releasing a new event-only cigar that is a combination of the tobaccos used on two of the company’s existing lines.
As the name would suggest, the Espinosa Crema de Laranja draws on the company’s Crema and Laranja lines, using a mix of the Nicaraguan fillers found in each cigar, a Nicaraguan binder, and then a barber pole wrapper made from the Crema’s Ecuadorian Connecticut shade leaf and the Laranja’s Brazilian-grown leaf. It is made at the La Zona Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
The company is releasing it in a 6 x 52 toro vitola, and offered in five count boxes. There is no MSRP for it as the company is not selling it, and while it is being used for online events and sales incentives, it will eventually only be available at Espinosa events where Erik Espinosa, Jack Toraño, Richie “Riot” Otero or Erik Espinosa Jr. are in attendance.
Hector Alfonso Sr., the company’s director of operations, told halfwheel that the idea for creating an event-only cigar dates back to 2016 and the Alpha Dawg cigar, though with FDA regulations looming, the company decided to put that into regular production. With the recent developments in FDA regulation of the premium cigar industry, the company felt more confident in revisiting the idea, and Crema de Laranja came to fruition.
The Espinosa Crema de Laranja will be an ongoing production cigar, according to Alfonso.
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