After spending an evening with Erik Espinosa and his New Jersey crew in Nicaragua this last March, we caught back up with him at IPCPR 2014 in Las Vegas. Erik did a quick introduction to his Laranja Reserva. His son told us the name comes from the slightly orange hue of the Brazilian Habano cover leaf. Orange is a color not often featured on a cigar band which made the Laranja one of the most striking cigars on the show floor. As you can see in the video the Laranja will come in three sizes: 5.625×46 Corona Gorda, 5.5×54 Robusto Extra and a 6×52 Toro.
Next he showed us the 601 La Bomba Warhead II, a 5.5×56 powerhouse (that’s the La Bomba way). Espinosa had to replace one leaf they no longer had access to from the first Warhead so he tweaked the blend slightly and branded it a sequel. Number II will be a limited run of 2,000 ten count boxes. This time the boxes are gray instead of the original black.