At the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, MoyaRuiz Cigars showed off two new blends that were announced earlier this year.
The first new release is The Rake, a cigar that takes its name from a poker term which describes the fee taken by the card room for operating the game.
The Rake is composed of a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper covering a multitude of Nicaraguan filler tobacco, including two ligeros from Estelí and two from Jalapa. There are four different sizes, each packaged in boxes of 20: The Take (6 x 52, $10.95), Vig (6 x 60, $11.75), Fix (5 5/8 x 46, $9.47) and Cut (5 x 52, $10.25.) They are being produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Cigar Factory and they will ship to retailers following the show.
The second new blend is The Chinese Finger Trap, a 6 x 50 toro is wrapped in a non-functional Chinese finger trap. As with The Rake, the new cigar is being produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua and is limited to 10,000 cigars packaged in boxes of 10. While the blend is not being released, the MSRP for each cigar is $11, and they have already shipped to retailers.