Showcasing a portfolio full of diverse, top-rated blends, smokers seeking cigars that were exceptionally rich and satisfying looked to Espinosa cigars. In the decade since creating his own brand and opening the La Zona cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua in 2012, Erik Espinosa has become one of the most popular boutique cigar makers on the market. Finely in tune with his audience, sensing a void in the company’s top-shelf line of exquisite cigars, the legendary cigarmaker Espinosa fired up the cigar world in 2024 with the release of the Espinosa Sumatra, a new line under the storied Espinosa brand. This three-vitola offering boasts an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler. Espinosa said at the time of the line’s initial release that the cigar was right in his wheelhouse palate-wise, which should be encouraging for smokers given that Espinosa has one of the most well-trained tasting profiles of any professional in the industry. More specifically, he noted the blend was well suited to add to the line-up as the nutty and spicy flavors are consistent throughout the smoke. From the brain of Espinosa, we have already seen some truly mind-bending works of cigar artistry. There was Wasabi, the pea green colored cigar—thanks to its candela wrapper—which was a mix of Honduran fillers and a Nicaraguan binder. And the notable Knuckle Sandwich, which was produced in consort with American super chef Guy Fieri. The Knuckle Sandwich has been earning rave reviews and is one of the most consistently successful celebrity collaborations on the market. Starting as a birthday present for Fieri, the cigar, which is beautifully packaged and branded with a golden skeleton wearing a signature chef’s hat, explodes with woodsy, peppery and coffee-like tasting notes which earned the cigar industry-wide praise and a line of eager and hungry customers. Which brings us to the Sumatra. This cigar absolutely bursts out of the box with eye-grabbing purple and white color scheme. The Espinosa Brand signature is also written in purple on the inside box top after you unseal the airtight container. Medium to medium-plus in strength, the cigar is ideal for smokers who often find themselves gravitating toward the Connecticut broadleaf wrapper profile but wish for a little bit more strength and heft from their cigars. With an Espinosa cigar, there’s little doubt that it will deliver on quality and will be beautifully constructed to provide the optimal smoking experience. Shop JR Cigar and find these cigars in perfectly portioned boxes of 20 in the 5 × 52 Robusto, 6 × 54 Toro, and a 6 × 60 Gordo size, all of which add a special flare to this truly masterful blend. If you’ve been a fan of Espinosa, you will absolutely love the Sumatra.
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