Espinosa Cigars29 Total ( 3 Fresh )
Erik Espinosa has worked around cigars since 1997, experiencing virtually every aspect of the industry throughout his career. In his early years, Erik worked in the warehouse of Caribe Imported Cigars — founded by Julio Eiroa — before spending a year as a sales manager and traveling around the country to liaise with retailers. He then transitioned into an independent broker, working with many of the businesses he had built relationships with during his time in sales, but this time as a representative for such brands as Alec Bradley, Indian Tabac, Gurkha, and Drew Estate.
In 2012, Erik partnered with Eddie Ortega and established EO Brands, burgeoning his sales and relationship-building skills with blending and cigar-making expertise. With OE Brands, he helped create the 601 and Murcielago cigar lines — cigars that Erik would eventually offer through his own eponymous brand.
Erik established Espinosa Premium Cigars in 2012, and the brand enjoyed immediate success thanks to Erik's previously established relationships with retailers across the country. Today, Espinosa ranks among the most celebrated boutique cigar companies in the industry, with Erik able to supervise and quality control every aspect of production thanks to his La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Check out our expansive selection of Espinosa cigars below, including Erik's seminal 601 and Murcielago series, his critically acclaimed Laranja Reserva line, and his Knuckle Sandwich collaboration with celebrity chef Guy Fieri.