Going into the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, the year was already shaping up to be one of the biggest in the nearly four years that Espinosa Cigars has been in operation. This year’s trade show will see Erik Espinosa’s company unveil the revamped Murcielago, launch the new Espinosa Especial line, and introduce the box-press Caixa to the Laranja Reserva line. However, the company has one more ace up its sleeve for this year’s show as it announced that it will re-launch one of its first lines, the Espinosa Habano. This re-launch will include a tweaking to the original blend as well as new packaging and banding.
“The Espinosa Habano was my first cigar after going out on my own and the first cigar made at my new factory. I wanted a cigar that would hit right in the middle of the flavor spectrum,” said company owner Erik Espinosa. Espinosa continued, “We have been on such a roll of late. With the factory (La Zona), the Laranja Reserva, doing events, traveling, working on the Espinosa Especial and Murcielago for the IPCPR, the Habano was overlooked. I wanted to bring the Habano up to where the other lines are, both in presentation and blend. We went back to the drawing board, developed a clean new band, packaging, and tweaked the blend. I am very happy where we are now with it, both richer and smoother.”
The vitolas will change and be streamlined to three offerings: No. 4: 5 1/2 x 50, No. 5: 6 x 52, and No. 8: 6 1/8 x 58. The No. 4 and No. 8 are new sizes in the line. These cigars are packaged in 20 count boxes and will ship this August.