Press Release: 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 kept the name, but they kept the blend" says Espinosa.  Shortly thereafter EO Brands (Erik and his partner Eddie Ortega) went their separate ways with Erik keeping the rights to Murcielago in hopes of re-launching the brand. 

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Says Espinosa, "It was one of my favorite cigars.  It took us three years, but myself along with my staff, painfully dissected all the Murcielagos we could find, tasting test blend after test blend until we got it right.  We couldn't rush it, there weren't that many surviving Murcielagos out there to begin with but we managed to reverse engineer the cigar.  I am very happy with the results and to me they are even better than the originals, because I am making them myself in my own factory at La Zona in Esteli, Nicaragua."

The Murcielago logo and band have been modernized with a sleeker look and a cutting edge box design; the cigar itself remains a medium to full-bodied blend that is semi-box pressed and wrapped in a beautiful Capa Negra Wrapper from Mexico with Nicaraguan filler.  The initial release will be in three vitolas, the Noir (5 x 52), the La Lune (6-1/2 x 54) and the Nocturne (5 1/2 x 56).   Pricing will be announced prior to the IPCPR.

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Comment by Mickey irratebass on May 22, 2015 at 2:04pm


Comment by Charlie on May 22, 2015 at 2:07pm

I thought the OR was alright...I bought a 4 pack from cigarauctioneer a few months ago.

Comment by Jason Meyers on May 22, 2015 at 2:42pm

Sweet! I really enjoyed the original blend. The Rothschild was my favorite size in the OR but hopefully the new 5x52 is a good one.

Comment by RobbyRas on May 22, 2015 at 3:21pm

I remember enjoying the OR... I think I have a few still lying around in the Humi somewhere... eager to test these out... love the Batman-ish look...

Comment by Stefan Lindblad on May 22, 2015 at 6:25pm

Never had one of the original release, but from the description it sounds like the robusto will be right up my alley. 

Comment by 302JH (Jose) on May 23, 2015 at 3:41pm

I love the new packaging...think its modern and edgy looking... hope they got the blend as close as possible to the original because I really enjoyed that smoke.


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