Espinosa Premium Cigars is pleased to announce the national release of the Espinosa Reggae and Espinosa Reggae DREAD. Both of these lines were released to limited retailers in 2016 but will now be making their national debut at the 2017 IPCPR in Las Vegas.
The Espinosa Reggae is a medium bodied cigar blended with Nicaraguan tobacco and Jamaican Lengua de Vaca in an Ecuadorian Rosado wrapper. The Espinosa Reggae DREAD is a medium to full bodied cigar with Nicaraguan, Honduran and Jamaican Lengua de Vaca in a Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.
Said Erik Espinosa, “we have been wanting to incorporate Jamaican tobacco into our portfolio for several years now, but the timing was never right. When the opportunity finally presented itself, we made our move.”
"Originally, the Reggae was tapped to be a Backroom Series cigar because of our limited access to Jamaican tobacco but we have moved past that now” added Hector Alfonso, “and as for blending with it, there really aren’t a lot of companies using Jamaican tobacco, so there weren’t exactly a lot of points of reference for working with it; however making something different is always exciting. In blending this cigar we wanted both the Reggae and the Dread to have Jamaican undertones, but most importantly we wanted these cigars to remain true to the fans of Espinosa Cigars and our La Zona Factory.”
The Reggae will be available in 20-count boxes in 3 sizes: Robusto Grande - 5½ x 54, Toro - 6 x 52 and a Short Churchill 6½ x 48. All three sizes of Reggae will MSRP around approximately $10.
The Dread is rolled with several pigtails at the head, reminiscent of the fuse on their La Bomba line, to resemble dreadlocks on the cigar. It is available in 7-count box in a Toro Grande - 6 x 56 and will retail for approximately $12.