It turns out there will be two additional line extensions coming to Espinosa’s Murcielago line. The company has announced it is getting ready to ship the new Murcielago Bête BP and the new Murcielago Bête Rond. Both cigars will be a 7 x 52 Double Corona, but one will be in a box-pressed format (Bête BP BP) while the other will be rounded (Bête Rond).
The name Bête keeps to the French-titled vitola names in the line and means “Monster”.
According to Hector Alfonso, Director of Factory Operations at Espinosa’s La Zona factory, the new Bête sizes were in respond to consumer demand for a longer, larger smoke.
When Erik Espinosa launched Espinosa Cigars in 2012, he took the rights of the Murcielago line with him from EO Brands. Since Espinosa did not have the original blend, he had to reverse engineer to recreate the profile of the original Murcielago. The packaging also got an update. The line was re-launched in three box-press sizes, but a rounded size called Bouton.
At a glance, here is a look at the Espinosa Murcielago line:
Wrapper: Mexican Capa Negra
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (La Zona)
Bête Rond: 7 x 52 (Rounded)
Bête BP: 7 x 52 (Box Pressed)
Bouton: 6 1/2 x 46 (Rounded)
Noir: 5 x 52 (Box Pressed)
La Lune: 6 1/2 x 54 (Box Pressed)
Nocturne: 5 1/2 x 56 (Box Pressed)
Photo Credits: Espinosa Cigars