At the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, Espinosa Cigars unveiled a new brand called Las 6 Provincias. It’s a brand that is the first “Cubanesque” brand under the Espinosa Cigars portfolio as it pays homage to Old (pre-Castro) Cuba. Las 6 Provincias LHB, the first blend under the new brand, was showcased at this year’s trade show.
At one time, Cuba was organized into six political provinces. It was in 1976 when Cuban President Fidel Castro re-organized the country into 15 provinces. The goal with the Las 6 Provincias project is to pay homage to each of the previous six provinces. LHB pays homage to the province of La Habana, which includes the city of Havana. Other releases paying homage to the other provinces are planned. Each release will feature custom artwork as well as a unique blend and size. The concept of Las 6 Provincias was worked on by Erik Espinosa Jr. along with Hector Alfonso and Erik Espinosa.
Las 6 Provincias LHB consists of a Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler. It will come in one size – a 6 x 54 box-pressed Toro. The cigars will be presented in 10-count boxes. Production is being handled out of AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano factory.
In addition, Espinosa Cigars will release 300 unique ‘swing boxes” with a box hinged to a small scaffold like a swing. The swing boxes consist of 20 cigars. Each unit will be individually numbered.
The Las 6 Provincias will be Espinosa’s most premium offering to date – priced at $16.50 MSRP per cigar.
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