*Update 13 September 2022: The new vitola has been officially announced to the wider cigar world via a press release today. The addition will be a 6 x 46 Rabito, rather than the Corona Gorda details originally shared exclusively by Espinosa last month. This will reportedly be the last in the Warzone line. Original article below published 9 August 2022.
In another Cigar Public exclusive, Espinosa Premium Cigars has shared the addition of a new vitola to the Warzone line. A collaboration with General Cigar Co., the Warzone was among Erik Espinosa’s first blends that utilized a Cameroon wrapper. General, a subsidiary of Scandanavian Tobacco Group (STG), sells Espinosa the Cameroon from their own extensive inventory of raw materials.
Using Honduran binder and Nicaraguan and Colombian filler from their own supply, Espinosa produces Warzone at their La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua before they are distributed to retailers by General. Orginally released in 2019 in two formats, Robusto and Toro, a Short Churchill was later added.
A depiction of the Ten Year’s War, an important period in Cuba’s fight for independence from Spain, Warzone’s artwork and even name are motivated by “all that’s been hard fought and won” according to General and Espinosa.