Just a few weeks ago, Brian and I were fortunate enough to partake in the Famous Cigar Expo 2009. In my writeup, I mentioned that we got to talking to Eddie Ortega and he mentioned coming out with two new cigars for the IPCPR trade show in New Orleans.
This morning I received a press release with a bit more information. I thought it would be better than the little teaser I gave you a few weeks ago and give you an idea as to what the new cigars look like and how they are packaged.
Press Release from EO Brands:
Sunrise, FL, 27 July…”The cigars were better than Eddie and I hoped for,” said Erik Espinosa, when asked how it went in Esteli, Nicaragua, when he and partner, Eddie Ortega smoked the first production of Murcielago. The cigars they smoked, and they smoked dozens, were produced in March and they were in Esteli last week, smoking from dawn till dusk.
The name, Murcielago, Spanish for “Bat,” came about when Ortega and Espinosa were on a visit to Mexico, and were taken to see caves, literally, filled with bats.
The slightly box pressed cigars, wrapped in a superb Mexican leaf, have been produced in the following sizes:
Churchill 7-1/8 X 48
Toro 6-1/8 X 50
Belicoso 5-1/2 X 52
Robusto 5-1/8 X 50
Rothschild 5-1/8 X 50
These medium to full bodied cigars have a Nicaraguan filler; Mexican binder and world renowned Mexican Maduro wrapper. Packaged in traditional wood boxes of twenty (2) cigars with paper edging, the logo of the brand is a stylized bat, reminiscent of Batman!
Additionally, Espinosa y Ortega has added a Maduro version to their very popular Cubao cigar line.
Both new additions to the Espinosa y Ortega stable of fine cigars will be introduced at the forthcoming IPCPR in New Orleans on 9 August.
Espinosa y Ortega, a six year old company, has also been behind the very successful 601 brand, which is produced, in four versions, with a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper; a shade grown Connecticut wrapper, a Nicraguan Habano Maduro wrapper and a Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper.
Ask The Readers:
I haven’t heard people say too many great things about Mexican tobacco. The first cigar that they generally reference is the Te Amo line. With this type of tobacco carrying such a negative buzz with it, do you think it will hurt the new Murcielago cigar, or do you think it could revitalize what is thought about Mexican tobacco?