CIGAR DOJO SARSAPARILLA CIGAR ANNOUNCED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CIGAR DOJO SARSAPARILLA CIGAR ANNOUNCED
Hialeah Gardens, Florida (September 17, 2014) –Sarsaparilla was very popular drink in the old west and was often believed to be a remedy for a number of health conditions. Sarsaparilla remains popular to this day because of its distinct and complex flavor.
Eric Guttormson, AKA Master Sensei, owner and operator of the popular Cigar Dojo app, has collaborated with Erik Espinosa from Espinosa Premium Cigars to create a cigar that pays homage to the warm, full, complex flavor of the old-west Sarsaparilla.
Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla is a 5.5” x 52 Belicoso cigar that is draped in a gorgeous San Andreas maduro wrapper and filled with a secret blend of some of the most flavorful and interesting tobacco you will ever smoke. Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla is a full-bodied, complex cigar with just enough strength to balance the intense flavors.
“We wanted to come up with a cigar that had a unique flavor. We wanted a cigar that took the cigar smoker through a journey from start to finish. We wanted a cigar that evolves as you smoke it”, stated Sensei.
He continued, “It’s easy to get a cigar produced, but we were not looking to create just any cigar, we wanted a full-flavored cigar that would grab your attention and not let go – which is why we are working with Erik Espinosa and the guys at the La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. They produce the full-flavored types of cigars we were shooting for, so it was the perfect match.”
Erik Espinosa added, “Working with the Dojo crew is great, they came to us with a vision of bold flavor and bold flavor is what we do best. Creating a cigar that evolves as you smoke it is an art form and I think we really created something unique with the Sarsaparilla.”
Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla will be a limited run of 10-count bundles and sold online exclusively through Famous Smoke Shop in Pennsylvania. 10 pack bundles of Sarsaparilla will retail for $79.00 and will be available to the members of the CigarDojo app first in early November and then opened up to the general public shortly after.
Warhead II Returns This Summer
We are proud to announce that the 601 La Bomba Warhead will be back in a new vitola and transformed packaging for this year’s IPCPR. Coming off last year’s successful debut of the 601 La Bomba Warhead, Espinosa returns with the 2014 release known as Warhead II.
Warhead II measures 5-1/2 inches by 56 ring gauge and is semi-box pressed with the familiar fuse-like pig tail that is found on the 601 La Bomba line. They carry a suggested retail value of $10.95 or $109.50 for a box. “A Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper will cover binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. Although the Warhead II will have the same strength and flavor profile as the original, the blend was tweaked a bit due to the scarcity of tobacco used in this special release. We are planning on making Warhead an annual release and keeping it limited in production.” said Erik Espinosa.
Warhead II is limited to 2,000 boxes of 10 and the packaging is again inspired by several themes in the World War II era. Just like its predecessor, when unraveled, the foot band on the cigar is revealed to be in the form of a bomb. This “bomb” features nose art or aircraft graffiti, which was common in this era. Warhead II is again sporting the familiar shark-face and the “Kilroy was here” character. “We plan on altering the artwork of the packaging for each annual release to give each release its own unique appeal. This year the box is silver and the band has a grey camouflage background.” said Anthony Jimenez, Creative Director for Espinosa Premium Cigars.
The 601 La Bomba line was first introduced in 2011 and is considered to be one of the strongest and full flavored cigars in the market.
Espinosa Cigar Night with the Florida Panthers
Cigars, Unlimited Food/Beer/Wine, & Hockey… What more could you want? Join us Tuesday, April 8th at the BB&T Center for a Florida Panthers Pre-Game Espinosa Smoke Night. 6:00-7:30 PM at Duffy’s Sky Club.
The Florida Panthers vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Puck drop at 7:30.
Hosted by the Florida Panthers, Erik Espinosa and the Espinosa Cigars Crew, and Smoke Inn Cigars.
$85.00 Package Includes:
- 5 cigar sampler from Espinosa Premium Cigars
- Unlimited Beer, Wine & Soda
- Unlimited Food
- Duffy’s Sky Club Ticket
- Complimentary parking
For more info and to purchase tickets, please contact Roland Nadeau at 954-835-7332 – Nadeau@floridapanthers.com
Sake Bomb Dropping Soon
On the March 13, 2014, Erik Espinosa announced on Cigar Dojo’s Smoke Night LIVE that we will be adding a 6th vitola to the 601 La Bomba line. The Sake Bomb is a small 4.5×42 inch stick that’s designed to give you that La Bomba ZING even when you don’t have time to smoke a full sized cigar.
“We wanted to create a small cigar that packs a punch,” said Anthony Jimenez of Espinosa Premium Cigars. “So going with the bomb theme, we called it the Sake Bomb.”
The Sake Bomb will come in 10 count boxes and should be ready to ship early May 2014. Pricing is still being finalized.
UPDATE: The 601 La Bomba Sake Bomb will have a suggested retail price of $6.75 per cigar and is expected to start shipping to retailers on May 12th, 2014.
You can catch Erik’s announcement in the first few minutes of the following video.
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The Espinosa Maduro
We are proud to announce the release of the long anticipated Espinosa Maduro. Coming off last year’s successful debut of the medium bodied Espinosa Habano, the Espinosa Maduro will be wrapped in a beautiful, smoothly textured, dark chocolate Mexican Maduro wrapper. Within this triple capped cigar lies a premium blend of tobaccos that have been combined to form a rich cocoa, cedar, pepper and spice base. This medium-full bodied cigar is the perfect combination of Erik Espinosa’s signature strength notes and the La Zona factory’s reputation for flavor.
The Espinosa Maduro is made in Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua and will come in 4 different vitolas: Robusto Box-Pressed (5×52), Belicoso Box-Pressed (5-1/2×52), Corona Gorda (5-5/8 x46), and Toro Box-Pressed (6-x52). All four sizes will be offered in boxes of 20. The Espinosa Maduro is set to be released at the end of April 2013.