Along with the news that it has begun distributing D’Crosser cigars, for this year’s IPCPR Espinosa Cigars is introducing some new cigars as well as bringing back an old favorite.
The new cigar is a regular production line extension on the Laranja line, a 6 1/2 x 48 box-pressed vitola named Caixa that will retail for $11.50 and will be sold in boxes of 10. The Caixa will be the fourth vitola in the Laranja line, following the Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46, $9.90), Robusto Extra (5 1/2 x 54, $10.50) and Toro (6 x 52, $10.90). The cigars are being produced at Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua and are scheduled to ship immediately after the show.
In addition to the Caixa, Espinosa is also reintroducing the Murcielago line, a brand that was first released in 2009 under United Tobacco/EO Brands, the company owned by Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega. The new incarnation of Murcielago continues to use a Mexican San Andres wrapper, and is being introduced in three vitolas, all in boxes of 20: Noir (5 x 52, $8.50), La Lune (6 1/2 x 54, $8.95) and Nocturne (5 1/2 x 56, $9.50). Murcielago is scheduled to ship immediately after the show.
Another new release for Espinosa is the Espinosa Especial, a regular release blend that will be sold in three different vitolas when it is shipped three weeks after IPCPR ends: the No. 1 (6 1/2 x 48, $8.75), the No. 4 (5 x 52, $8.25) and the No. 5 (6 x 54, $8.95). The blend incorporates a Mexican Capa Negra wrapper while the binders and fillers come from the four main cigar growing regions of Nicaragua: Estelí, Jalapa, Condega and Ometepe.
Finally, Espinosa has updated its Espinosa Habano line, changing two of the sizes and changing up the blend a little, although they are still sold in boxes of 10. The new vitolas include the No. 4 (5 1/2 x 50, $6.75), the No. 5 (6 x 52, $6.90) and the No. 8 (6 1/8 x 58, $7.50.)