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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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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