Steve Ysidron dropped a surprise on everyone when he started handing out Chicken Bones, a 5 x 30 take on the Gonzo Santeria. It joins the two already-announced lines Ysidron’s Epicurean is debuting at the trade show, both of which are expected to ship in the coming weeks.

Epicurean Carnavale Lancero 

Epicurean Carnavale
It’s on its way to the warehouse. The four-size limited line is made at Plasencia Cigars S.A. featuring a Colorado habano oscuro wrapper. It’s expected to begin shipping in two weeks, meaning an early August debut. More details can be found here

Epicurean Gonzo Santeria Chicken Bones

Epicurean Gonzo Santeria Chicken Bones
The new release features the Gonzo Santeria blend in a 4 x 30 format. It’s limited to 10,000 cigars and is priced at $55 for a pack of 10. The Gonzo Santeria line uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, San Andrés and Nicaraguan Jalapa binders and fillers from the Condega and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua. It is made at Plasencia Cigars S.A. This is scheduled to begin shipping in September.

Epicurean Mojo
Epicurean Santeria Mojo
Mojo was the newest eye candy in the booth. The dark and rough araparica wrapper is prominent. There will only be 300 boxes of the three sizes and this will ship in August. More details can be found here.

Epicurean Lono & Ysidron Signature
These are two new projects Ysidron is working on for 2015, one is with a factory not named Plasencia Cigars S.A. 

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