As many of you know by now, I’m an old guy. I’ve been around in the Tobacco industry one way or another for over 40 years. One facet of the Premium Cigar making industry I love is that it’s an Old School business. Putting all the current technology aside, these products are still made by hand as they’ve been for over 100 years. To this day, the way a cigar tastes begins with someone creating a blend of fillers, binders and wrappers in a certain way that gets put together by human hands. The best cigars always have a Master Blender behind them. Many of these renowned artisans are celebrities in their own right. Every now and again a young person pays their dues with the ultimate goal of becoming one.
Erik Espinosa is one of those rare people. Cuban born and raised in Miami Florida, he was indoctrinated into all things cigars by his Dad. This young man has done it all. He worked in a cigar store , then as an independent salesman for a variety of manufacturers. He participated in creating many noted brands with Rocky Patel and Drew Estate before forming his own Company in 2012. You could say he’s a small batch, boutique cigar maker. The difference is his cigars appeal to seasoned smokers as well as new comers. We’re proud to offer this true craftsman’s great brands on our site for your enjoyment.