The Laranja Reserva Azulejo, a new cigar from Espinosa Premium Cigars has begun arriving at retailers as the company sent out the first shipments last Thursday.

It’s the third and newest addition to Espinosa’s Laranja series, joining the original Laranja line that was released in 2014 and the Laranja Reserve Escuro that debuted in 2019. It uses a dark Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, a Brazilian Arapiraca binder, and fillers that come from all of Nicaragua’s growing regions, according to the company.

When it was announced, Erik Espinosa called it a special cigar and the perfect blend to join the Laranja family.

While the original Laranja got its name from the Portuguese word for orange, this cigar’s name from the Portuguese word for a type of colored tile known for its blueish glaze. The color is used on the bands that the Laranja Reserva Azulejo wears.

The Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo is offered in four regular production sizes:

  • Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo Corona Gorda (6 x 46) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
  • Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo Robusto Grande (5 1/2 x 54) — $11.60 (Box of 20, $232)
  • Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo Toro (6 x 52) — $12.05 (Box of 20, $241)
  • Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo Gordo (6 x 60) — $12.70 (Box of 20, $254)

Like the Laranja Reserva Escuro, the Azulejo is made at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano Factory in Ocotál, Nicaragua.

Image courtesy of Espinosa Premium Cigars.

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