Smoke Inn has announced its 18th MicroBlend will come from Espinosa Cigars. It’s called Cage the Dawg and its the third time Espinosa Cigars has teamed up with Smoke Inn for a Microblend joining the 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster and 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster FUBAR.

The name comes from Espinosa Cigars’ owner Erik Espinosa’s moniker “The Alpha Dawg.” For a while the company had a regular production line called Alpha Dawg. The Cage the Dawg is described as a “new chapter to the Alpha Dawg.” Leveraging a combination of tobacco sorting and leaf positioning within the cigar, Cage the Dawg was blended to offer two unique smoking profiles in one cigar. Cage the Dawg highlights the cigar’s filler tobaccos on the initial draw and across the palate, while the wrapper takes center stage through the retrohale.

“It’s almost like two distinct smoking experiences: first the sweetness of filler, followed by the woody and peppery taste of the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Two unmistakable, delicious flavors in one cigar,” commented Erik Espinosa in a press release.

Cage the Dawg features an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper over all-Nicaraguan binder and fillers from the Jalapa and Condega regions of Nicaragua. The cigars were rolled in a singular 6″ x 52 toro format and packaged in 1ten-count paper bundles. Production was limited to 3,000 cigars total (300 bundles). The cigars are priced at $9.50/cigar MSRP, and will debut through on Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 12pm Eastern.

The MicroBlend Series was launched in 2010 and is a collection of small batch releases that Smoke Inn teams up with leading cigar manufacturers to produce. For completeness, we list the full Smoke Inn MicroBlend Series releases:

  1. Tatuaje Anarchy
  2. Padron 1964 Anniversary SI 15 (Maduro and Natural)
  3. My Father El Hijo
  4. Arturo Fuente Solaris
  5. Tatuaje Apocalypse
  6. Room 101 Big Delicious
  7. Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel
  8. 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster by Espinosa Cigars
  9. Illusione PACTUM
  10. The Pope of Greenwich Village by Drew Estate
  11. Smoke Inn 20th Anniversary by Davidoff
  12. Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Red Meat Loves Club
  13. MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper
  14. 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster FUBAR by Espinosa Cigars
  15. Tatuaje Anarchy Kaos
  16. Anonymous by AJ Fernandez
  17. Herrera Estelí – The Raji by Drew Estate
  18. Cage the Dawg by Espinosa Cigars

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: La Zona

Vitolas Offered

Toro: 6 x 52