A Complete Guide To Espinosa Cigars

Cuban-born Erik Espinosa spent decades earning his stripes in nearly every aspect of the cigar business before opening the doors to his prolific La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. That was back in 2012, and a steady flood of fantastic, flavorful smokes have been pouring out of those doors ever since.

Offering an incredible range of unique blends, Espinosa cigars are crafted using traditional old-world techniques and blended to suit even the most advanced enthusiasts. From the sweet simplicity of the Azucar Connecticut to the exquisite richness of the Guy Fieri collaboration Knuckle Sandwich, every cigar that wears the Espinosa stamp of approval delivers distinguished flavor guided by the most experienced palates in the industry. Browse our full selection of Espinosa cigars below and treat yourself to the brilliant character of these exceptional handmades now.

Azucar Connecticut

W – Ecuador

B –  Dominican Republic

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Mellow

Origin: Dominican Republic

A mellow change of pace from Espinosa’s typical rich Nicaraguan cigars, the Azucar Connecticut features a smooth blend of Dominican tobaccos under an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, finished with a gentle infusion of tasty Vanilla. These easygoing treats are great for beginning aficionados and sweet-tooth smokers alike.

Crema

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Covered in velvety Connecticut Shade, the Espinosa Crema offers a medium-bodied balance of creamy and woody flavors. An awesome choice for pairing with coffee, the cool-burning crema’s inviting, toasty character satisfies at any time of day.

Espinosa 10 Years Anniversary

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Celebrating a decade of decadent Espinosa flavor, the Espinosa 10 Years Anniversary is rolled using a toothy Ecuadorian Habano hybrid wrapper over carefully selected Nicaraguan tobaccos to bring you a brilliant top-shelf tasting experience. Medium-full in body, this tempting Anniversary blend lights up to reveal warm notes of cedar, spices, dark caramel, roasted almonds, and more.

Espinosa Especial

W – Mexico

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Peppery and earthy with surprising nuances of pistachio and sweet milk chocolate, the Espinosa Especial is your ticket to deliciously unique complexity. This enticing entry features a Mexican Capa Negra wrapper leaf over tobaccos that represent the four main growing regions of Nicaragua: Condega, Estelí, Jalapa, and Ometepe. Fire up the Espinosa Especial and engulf the senses in unexpected pleasures.

Knuckle Sandwich

W – Various

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Various

Origin: Nicaragua

The result of a collaboration with celebrity chef Guy Fieri, the Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich is a flavor-forward blend made from 100% rich Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. Presenting a gourmet experience in your choice of Habano, Maduro, or Connecticut varieties, the Knuckle Sandwich brings you knock-out flavor that’s bursting with creamy, nutty, and spicy pizazz.

Knuckle Sandwich Chef’s Special 2023 Box-pressed

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Expanding on the hit Knuckle Sandwich cigar line, the Knuckle Sandwich Chef’s Special 2023 puts a crisp, box-pressed spin on a best-seller. Twisting an oily Sumatra-seed wrapper around hearty Nicaraguan binder and filler leaves, the limited edition Chef’s Special delivers smooth impressions of earth, peppery spices, and natural sweetness for a beautifully balanced tasting experience.

La Zona 10 Year Anniversary

W – Brazil

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Blended in honor of the 10th anniversary of Erik Espinosa’s Nicaraguan La Zona factory, the La Zona 10 Year Anniversary is a truly remarkable smoke. Commemorating this milestone occasion in high fashion, this medium-bodied blend uses a rare Brazilian Escuro Alto wrapper leaf around a careful selection of Nicaraguan binder and filler leaves, including some tasty but hard-to-grow pelo de oro tobaccos. The resulting flavor is hearty and unique with lots of tasty nuance – a perfect tribute to the La Zona legacy.

Laranja Reserva

W – Brazil

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Taking its name from the unique and distinct orange hue of its vibrant Brazilian wrapper leaf, the Laranja Reserva is among Espinosa’s most celebrated blends of all time. With tones of hickory sweetness, peppery spice, rich almond paste, espresso, and, yes, orange citrus, the Laranja is strong in body, striking in taste, and well-deserving of its 94 rating from Cigar Aficionado.

Laranja Reserva Azulejo

W – Ecuador

B – Brazil

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

A deliciously dark take on the best-selling Laranja, the Laranja Reserva Azulejo is a masterwork of deep and engaging flavors. Using an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Brazilian Arapiraca binder and Nicaraguan filler leaves from the nation’s top growing regions, the Azulejo opens the door to a new dimension of lush flavors. Tones of earth, nuts, dark wood, and spices carry this bold blend to its ultra-satisfying finish.

Espinosa Laranja Escuro Box-Press

W – Brazil

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Dressed to impress in a beautiful Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper and finished with a crisp box-press, Espinosa’s Laranja Reserva Escuro Box-Press is expertly crafted at San Lotano cigars in Ocotal, Nicaragua. These leathery and earthy smokes carry a natural sweetness and hints of cocoa and espresso for an immersive, rounded, full-bodied experience.

Las 6 Provincias CMW

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Crafted in delicious homage to the city of Camagüey in Central Cuba, the Las 6 Provincias CMW twists a dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper around Nicaraguan binder and filler leaves to create its uniquely compelling profile. This medium-bodied limited edition is layered in lush flavors with notes of bold oak, rich earth, pepper, and more, delivering a vibrant and engaging experience.

Murcielago

W – Mexico

B – Mexico

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Produced under the supervision of AJ Fernandez in Ocotal, Nicaragua, Murcielago (Spanish for “bat”) is handmade using decadent Nicaraguan long filler tobaccos under a Mexican binder and a dark Maduro wrapper from San Andreas, Mexico. Along with its formidable full body, the legendary Murcielago carries a smooth, sweet taste and bold notes of spice delivered through an effortless draw on each masterfully crafted stick. 

Rare Species Grootslang L.E.

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapping a hearty Cafe Habano wrapper leaf over a unique blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos, the Espinosa Rare Species Grootslang introduces a smooth blast of satisfying taste to your humidor. Themed around a nightmarish creature of South African folklore, the Grootslang delivers fierce flavors of rich cedar, coffee bean, natural sweetness, and more.

Wasabi

W – Nicaragua

B – n/a

F – n/a

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

A box-pressed Candela-wrapped cigar accented by a Nicaraguan Habano tip, Espinosa’s Wasabi defies all convention. Easily one of the most unique blends ever to hit our humidor, the full-bodied Wasabi conjures a complex array of white pepper, lemon grass, bell pepper, and spicy jalapeno tasting notes. This unconventional creation is a must-try for those who seek adventurous flavor.


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