Arielle Ditkowich of La Sirena fills us in on Porthole a new cigar made at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory . The limited edition cigar is available in three sizes ranging from $6.30 to $6.90 and is exclusive to brick and mortars. The original La Sirena was made at My Father, but production jumped to La Zona after the brand left the Miami Cigar & Company portfolio.
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 […]
In 2009 the Murcielago debuted as part of the EO Brands which was owned by Eddie Ortega and Erik Espinosa. a little over a year later EO Brands was no more. Now in 2015, the brand is coming back as part of Erik Espinosa’s, Espinosa Premium Cigars and made at the La Zona factory in Nicaragua. The original brand was made at the My Father factory and in the “divorce” Espinosa wound up with the […]
MOYARUIZ ANNOUNCES THE RAKE April 13, 2015 (Ridgefield, NJ) – MoyaRuiz Cigars Inc. announce the release of The Rake, a new line of cigars from the makers of the La Jugada cigar brand. With an intended launch of spring 2015, The Rake will be made at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The cigars will be presented in classic cabinet-style boxes of 20 and available in 4 different vitolas, Fix (5-5/8×46), Cut (5×52), […]
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 […]
Based on the press release the Laranja by Espinosa was a cigar I was most curious about. One, it utilizes a Brazilian wrapper, which is amongst my favorite, and the other was the press release stating that the wrapper was orange, for which the cigar is named. Laranja is the Portugese word for orange. Researching the tobacco, I was unable to find a reference to it, and I wonder if this was fabricated to increase the […]
ESPINOSA CIGARS TO DEBUT LARANJA RESERVA AT IPCPR Hialeah Gardens, Florida (July 10, 2014) – Espinosa Cigars is proud to announce that they will debut a new line at the upcoming IPCPR convention and trade show called Laranja Reserva. “I wanted to release something different for the show, we had started working with this orange Brazilian Laranja wrapper last year and we are very excited with the end result. I have always liked the color […]
You’ve heard the expression haven’t you? “It was the best of times…it was the worst of times” It’s that time of the year, every year, right before, during and after the IPCPR Annual Cigar Trade Show that companies make changes. The first casualty in the industry appears to be EO Brands. EO Brands was formed 8 years ago by Erick Espinosa (He’s the E) and Eddie Ortega (He’s the O). They came out with REO and VIBE brands made by Rocky Patel. That’s when the story starts…