Espinosa’s ode to the Old World
I’ve never been much of a geography whiz, so when Erik Espinosa asked me how many provinces were in Cuba I stared at him like he had two heads. Apparently the answer is fifteen, but it hasn’t always been that way. You see, when the Castro regime took over, they rezoned Cuba into the fifteen provinces that exist today… but originally, it was only six. And that’s not just a random piece of trivia, it’s also the story behind this fantastic limited-edition release from Espinosa cigars, Las 6 Provincias.
Offered in just one size and made in collaboration between Erik Espinosa and A.J. Fernandez, Las 6 Provincias is a perfectly crafted 6”x54 box-pressed toro. Utilizing a potent, three-growing region mixture of Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos and cloaked in a dark and inviting Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Las 6 Provincias explodes with flavor when lit. You’ll find tons of black pepper spice, mixed with dark, roasted coffee and hints of cocoa.