On Thursday, March 26th, 2015, Espinosa Cigars announced their newest cigar as a company, the Espinosa Especial. The cigar, quoting Erik Espinosa, "is a new line, a new blend, a new cigar, but it's everything you have come to expect from Espinosa Cigars and La Zona. The cigar is going to be released to the market in April of this year, and the cigar will come in ten count boxes. Pricing was not announced in the press release, but given the cigar comes in ten count boxes, box purchases will not be out of the question to any smoker.
The cigar will be offered in three vitolas: No. 1 (6 1/2" with a 48 ring gauge), No. 4 (5" with a 52 ring gauge), and the No. 5 (6" with a 54 ring gauge.) The cigar comes with a Mexican Capa Negra wrapper, and it has a binder and filler blend that are made up of Nicaraguan tobacco from the four major regions- Esteli, Jalapa, Condega, and Ometepe. The cigar is not aimed to be like the Espinosa Maduro, but is a new concept that has its own distinct personality. Espinosa has really led the way with Mexican wrappers, and that goes back to 2009 with the release of the Murcielago. The tobacco has and was used before Murcielago, but Espinosa was one of the first to use the tobacco with pride, acknowledging its strengths.