|Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla
by Espinosa Cigars – Packaging
Cigar Dojo has announced their latest collaborative project with a cigar manufacturer. Details were announced today on Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla. This is a project being done in conjunction with Espinosa Cigars. The project will be a limited production release and is being targeted for release this November.
Eric Guttormson, aka “Master Sensei”, owner of Cigar Dojo was a guest on Episode 109 of Stogie Geeks and mentioned the project with Espinosa Cigars was forthcoming.
Guttormson collaborated with Espinosa Cigars to create a cigar to pay homage to Sarsaparilla. Sarsaparilla was a very popular beverage in the old west and was often believed to be a remedy of a number of health conditions. Sarsaparilla is a drink that is still popular today because of its distinct and complex flavor. Guttormson sought to create a blend to pay homage to the complex flavor of this beverage.
The cigar will come in one size, a 5 1/2 x 52 Belicoso. It will feature a San Andres Maduro wrapper with an undisclosed binder and filler. The cigar is described as a full-bodied, complex cigar with just enough strength to balance its intensive flavors. The cigar is made at Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.
|Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla by Espinosa Cigars|
“We wanted to come up with a cigar that had a unique flavor. We wanted a cigar that took the cigar smoker through a journey from start to finish. We wanted a cigar that evolves as you smoke it”, stated Guttormson.
He continued, “It’s easy to get a cigar produced, but we were not looking to create just any cigar, we wanted a full-flavored cigar that would grab your attention and not let go – which is why we are working with Erik Espinosa and the guys at the La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. They produce the full-flavored types of cigars we were shooting for, so it was the perfect match.”
According to Espinosa Cigars President Erik Espinosa, “Working with the Dojo crew is great, they came to us with a vision of bold flavor and bold flavor is what we do best. Creating a cigar that evolves as you smoke it is an art form and I think we really created something unique with the Sarsaparilla.”
As mentioned, Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla will be a limited production run. The cigars will be sold through Famous Smoke Shop in Pennsylvania in ten pack bundles. Each bundle will have a suggested retail price of $79.99. An advance sale will be made available to members of the Cigar Dojo app in November, prior to being made available to the general public.
Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla follows the Undercrown Dogma by Drew Estate as a collaborative cigar that Cigar Dojo has done with a manufacturer. In addition, the Moya Ruiz Nunchuck was released to pay homage to the growing Cigar Dojo community.