Launch Party Planned Prior to IPCPR Release – Protocol Probable Cause

Cubariqueño Cigar Co. is proud to announce that it is releasing its second blend, Protocol Probable Cause, at the 2016 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer (IPCPR) trade show in Las Vegas. “We are super excited to announce the Protocol Probable Cause,” stated Juan Cancel, co-founder of Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “These cigars will launch at the 2016 IPCPR trade show.” The name, Probable Cause, stays true to the company’s law enforcement motif, with co-founders Bill Ives and Cancel both law enforcement officers. Production will remain at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona…

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Espinosa Cigars & Metro Cigars to Release Cream City MKE

The Cream City MKE is a store exclusive for Metro Cigars in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Cream City MKE will be packaged in 10ct. paper bundles and the sole vitola is a 6 x 50 Toro. The blend consist of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos. The cigar is bound with a dark Nicaraguan binder and wrapped in a beautiful Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper. The cigar is medium plus with good strength, a short finish and incredible complexity. Handmade at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.  Milwaukee is known as the “Cream City” because of the cream or…

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Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigar Co. – Protocol – Toro

Protocol is the inaugural release by my dear friends and social media icons, Juan Cancel and Bill Ives. Together, they formed the Cubariqueño Cigar Company, which is a play on their Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage. The initial production of 5,000 cigars sold out at the 2015 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers tradeshow (IPCPR) in New Orleans. They are now plowing through their second batch of 10,000 sticks. To be honest, my initial pre-judgement of this cigar was, “Wow, I am going to fry my palate.” Why? Because the…

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PrimerMundo Cigar Co. to release Larceny Lancero

With only 400 boxes available just as the original release, the Larency Lancero(7×38) will begin shipping in October. Made with Erik Espinosa at La Zona in Estel,i Nicaragua, each 20 count box will include 10 of each of the original Larceny blends. BLENDS:      Ecuador Oscuro Wrapper with Nicaraguan Binder & Filler and San Andres Maduro Wrapper with Nicaraguan Binder & Filler MSRP: $9.25 per cigar

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Cubariqueño Cigar Company Set to Showcase “Protocol” at IPCPR

Cubariqueño Cigar Company will be attending the 2015 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Trade Show (IPCPR) this weekend in New Orleans, LA. The company, which launched its first cigar (Protocol) to market on May 16 of this year, has announced their presence at the 2015 IPCPR, booth 15824. Cubariqueño Cigar Company will showcase the Protocol to a nationwide audience, continuing to offer the debut release in its two original sizes, Toro (6×52) and Corona Gordo (5 5/8 x 46). The cigar is wrapped in an Ecuadorian Oscuro leaf with…

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Newest Cigar Co. – Adelphia Cigar Co. – Announces Release of Debut Cigar

July 13, 2015 (Berkeley Heights, NJ) – Bill Agathis, owner of Berkeley Humidor and Adelphia Lounge starts his own cigar company, Adelphia Cigar Company, and announces the release of its debut cigar eponymously named, Adelphia. Adelphia will be made at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The cigars will be presented in classic boxes of 20, 20ct. bundles, five packs or singles. They are available in one vitola, box-pressed Toro (6 × 52). Berkeley Humidor and Adelphia Lounge owner, Bill Agathis, worked tirelessly with Erik Espinosa to produce…

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MOYARUIZ ANNOUNCES THE CHINESE FINGER TRAP

June 5, 2015 (Miami, FL) – MoyaRuiz Cigars is proud to announce their 2015 limited edition release, The Chinese Finger Trap. Production on this project will be limited to only 1,000 boxes. Each box will feature 10 cigars in a 6×50 Toro size. Danny Moya, co-founder of MoyaRuiz Cigars explained the concept behind the Chinese Finger Trap: “We had such a blast making last year’s limited edition release, the Nunchuck, so we knew that this year we had to once again think outside the box. Although this release also has…

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D’CROSSIER INTRODUCES FLOR DE D’CROSSIER SELECTION NO. 512

Hialeah Gardens, Florida (May 28, 2015) – Pure Aroma Cigars Inc. proudly introduces its new line Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512. The No. 512 designation commemorates the location in Costa Rica where D’Crossier Cigars were first crafted in 2008. The No. 512 consists of Dominican and Costa Rican filler with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The No. 512 is available in six vitolas, in pre-punched cellophane, packaged in a specially designed cedar-lined tin. Package Count: Box of 20 and 15 Cigars Flavor: Medium Bodied Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder:  Costa Rica…

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ESPINOSA CIGARS TO DISTRIBUTE D’CROSSIER CIGARS

Hialeah Gardens, Florida (May 28, 2015) – Isaias Santana Diaz of Pure Aromas Cigars Inc. has partnered with Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Cigars to distribute his lines of D’Crossier Premium Cigars. “Santana is a very driven man; a true craftsman, with a real commitment to keeping cigar traditionalism alive with his blends and packaging.  We have a bond of friendship and mutual respect that transcends the cigar trade having spent countless hours together, working trade shows, events and on each other’s blends” says Espinosa. “Erik has been in the cigar…

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ESPINOSA CIGARS TO RELAUNCH MURCIELAGO

Hialeah Gardens, Florida (May 22, 2015) – Six years after its initial release, Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced that the “Murcielago” will fly again and should be landing in humidors nationwide after it is re-debut at the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in July. The Murcielago (which is Bat in Spanish) was first released at the 2009 IPCPR by EO Brands.  It had a short production run due to the split with the original makers of the blend.  “Once the partnership with the manufacturer dissolved, we…

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Protocol Launch Party Will Be ‘Off the Hook’

Cubariqueño Cigar Company, founded by Bill Ives and Juan Cancel, is hosting a launch party for its debut cigar, Protocol, on Saturday, May 16 at 3pm at Berkeley Humidor in Berkeley Heights, NJ. The event is shaping up to be a BLOCKBUSTER celebration that is sure to go down as one of New Jersey’s premier Mega Bashes. On hand will be special guests, live music, BBQ, beverages and event-only deals. The Shenanigans are about to get REAL.     Special Guests Include: Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Cigars and owner of…

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Erik Espinosa and La Zona Factory Producing Today’s Finest Cigars

Erik Espinosa is a Cuban-born cigar maker who has definitely gotten his hands dirty in the industry. He started as an independent broker in 1997 peddling cigars for various companies. Today, he is a thriving brand owner with his own factory, La Zona, in Estelí, Nicaragua that produces some of the finest premium cigars on the market. Erik Espinosa inherited his passion for the leaf from his father while living in Miami many years ago.  Because he started at such a young age, Espinosa was able to “live and learn”…

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Ives and Cancel Form Cigar Company – Set to Debut First Release on May 16

Social media legends, Bill, “Cuban Assassin” Ives and Juan Cancel have joined forces to create their own line of cigars, Protocol, under the company name, Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “We are living a dream,” boasted Cancel. “This was not done by grand design but more the path life has taken us due to our passion, love, admiration and reverence for everything in the cigar world.” This dynamic duo, which has already made quite a splash in the cigar world with their online shenanigans, is about to take the industry by storm…

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Espinosa Especial – Pre-Release Review – Toro

Review by Juan Cancel I visited Esteli, Nicaragua in late February of this year. While there, I visited my dear friend Erik Espinosa. While I was with a large group of 11 other friends, including the BOTLNYCHAPTER, I was able to spend some one-on-one time with Erik. I would love to get into this business, so I try to learn from those who have made it. While I was at the La Zona Cigar Factory, Erik gave me a cigar to smoke. He said, “I want you to try something.”…

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ESPINOSA CIGARS Unveils New Release – ESPINOSA ESPECIAL

ESPINOSA CIGARS UNVEILS ESPINOSA ESPECIAL Hialeah Gardens, Florida (March 26, 2015) – Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Cigars, has announced the release of a new cigar line, the Espinosa Especial.  “It’s a new line, a new blend, a new cigar, but it’s everything you have come to expect from Espinosa Cigars and La Zona”, said Erik. Available in three vitolas: No. 1 – 6-1/2 x 48 No. 4 – 5 x 52 No. 5 – 6 x 54 Espinosa explained that, “the Especial has a Mexican Capa Negra wrapper and its…

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Eddie Ortega – Building a Brand that People Enjoy

The sole purpose behind the creation of Ortega Premium Cigars was to “create and build a brand that people will enjoy.” It is a cigar company headed by founder Eddie Ortega and built on an uncompromising commitment to the quality and integrity of all its premium cigars. The passion, the craftsmanship and the meticulous attention to detail by Ortega ranks his cigars among some of the elite. Ortega has been in the cigar industry since 1996 while married to the daughter of the late Rolando Reyes, Sr. During the mid-1990s,…

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Ortega Cigars and El Primer Mundo Announce Joint Project Made at La Zona Factory

Sean Williams, owner of El Primer Mundo, and Eddie Ortega, founder of Ortega Cigars are set to release a joint project called Larceny. Ultimatecigarparty.com spoke with Williams and Ortega earlier this evening and they are both extremely excited about the venture. “We were kicking around some ideas and we wanted to do something to have fun with and that is what this project is. We are having a little fun,” said Williams. Williams and Ortega were bouncing ideas off of each other for a while about a “special project” they…

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History Behind MoyaRuiz Cigars Explains Why Smokers Love ’em

MoyaRuiz Cigars is a brand born of a child’s love for his grandfather and an appreciation for the rich culture and tradition of his country. The boutique cigar company boasts unique blends and creative branding to showcase its founders’ prideful Cuban heritage and to pay homage to the ‘Mother Land’. Danny Moya, co-owner of MoyaRuiz Cigars, was 13 years old when he started smoking cigars and he has not looked back since. The inquisitive youngster grew up in the plumes of his grandfather and great-grandfather’s cigar smoke, two gentlemen who…

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Juan Cancel’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014

By Juan Cancel I am an avid cigar smoker who, at a minimum, smokes at least two cigars a day. That’s approximately 730 cigars throughout the year. I smoke a lot of top quality cigars. This year a whole lot of great cigars came out. I have posted my Top 10 of 2014; however, they are not numbered in chronological order. They are all amazing and are the best of the best for 2014. Epic Habano The next installation of my Top 10 Cigars of 2014 is the Epic Habano…

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