The eighth installment of Espinosa Premium Cigars’ 601 La Bomba Warhead limited edition is arriving at store shelves after the company started shipping the cigars earlier this week.
The 601 La Bomba Warhead VIII is a 6 x 60 box-pressed gordo that uses a Nicaraguan broadleaf wrapper, along with a Nicaraguan binder and filler. It comes priced at $11 per cigar, and is offered in 10-count boxes with an MSRP of $110. Production is handled by AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua, and is limited to 2,500 boxes.
“This is the release that I am asked about every year, there are so many customers that can’t wait for its launch so they can add it to their collection,” said Erik Espinosa via a press release. “I am truly amazed at its success year in and year out.”
The 601 La Bomba Warhead series debuted in 2013, and has had new installments nearly ever year since, though there was not a new cigar in 2015 or 2017. The 2021 installment, known as the 601 La Bomba Warhead VII, placed #16 on halfwheel’s Top 25 Cigars of 2021.
As for the rest of Espinosa Premium Cigars’ new releases from the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, they are expected to begin arriving in the coming weeks. Héctor Alfonso Sr., the company’s director of operations, told halfwheel that he expects the Knuckle Sandwich Chef’s Special, Espinosa 10th Anniversary and Las 6 Provincias CMW to arrive next month, though the latter two are anticipated to be in limited quantities. The La Zona 10th Anniversary is currently slated for October, he said.