Cubariqueño Cigar Company National Protocol Themis Release Announced as well as a Probable Cause Line Extension.

Cubariqueño Cigar Company is proud to announce that it is releasing its third blend, Protocol Themis, at the 2017 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer trade show in Las Vegas. “We are super excited to announce the Protocol Themis,” stated Bill Ives, managing partner of Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “These cigars will launch at the 2017 IPCPR trade show with a soft launch on May 13th at our 2 year anniversary party located at Berkeley Humidor, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.” The name, Themis, stays true to the company’s law enforcement motif,…

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Cigar Dojo Opens Its Doors to the Public for Exclusive Limited Edition Sarsaparilla II Cigar

Fewer than 500 of these “unicorn blend” bundles remain after private sale event EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – October 24, 2016) – After 2 years, Cigar Dojo and Espinosa Premium Cigars released the sequel to their Sarsaparilla cigar collaboration to a “members-only” sale; as of October 21st, Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla II has finally been made available to the general cigar smoking public, exclusively through Famous Smoke Shop. Hand crafted as a private offering for the Cigar Dojo community, the supply of Sarsaparilla II cigars is extremely limited: only a thousand bundles –…

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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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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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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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