The original run of Murcielago cigars was short-lived when the manufacturer, My Father Cigars, and EO brands went their separate ways. According to Espinosa, EO Brands kept the name, but My Father kept the blend recipe. After EO Brands closed its doors in 2012, Espinosa held onto the rights for the Murcielago brand in hopes of one day get the blend back in the hands of the public. Since Espinosa didn’t have the blueprints for the blend, it took some time to recreate. He stated that it took three years for him and his staff to gather all the Murcielagos they could find, pull them apart, and sample numerous test blends until they were satisfied.
But it gets better. To reestablish the glory of the original blend, Espinosa enlisted the help of his buddy A.J. Fernandez. Just think of it—two master blenders and a staff of experts tracking down the small amount of original Murcielago sticks and combining their genius and talents to find a way back to the original blend. Then consider how Murcielago is Erik Espinosa’s most beloved cigar, and it’s hard not to be moved by their efforts.
The box-pressed Espinosa Murcielago cigars hold a robust blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers at their core. These fillers are carefully cradled by a Nicaraguan binder and topped off with a great-tasting midnight black Mexican San Andres Maduro leaf. Once you start puffing on one of our Espinosa Murcielago cigars, you’ll taste cocoa, sweetness, and spice.
Murcielago is Spanish for “bat,” and this gem already flew away once. You better get your hands on this resurrection before it’s too late.
Please enjoy Espinosa Murcielago cigars at your leisure.
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Espinosa Murcielago FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Cocoa, spice, sweetness.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Anyone who waited patiently for the return of the bat.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
It’s a strong cigar with a great run of flavors. If that sounds like your thing, we think you’ll smoke it to the nub for sure.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Team Espinosa Murcielago cigars up with Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout by Sand Creek.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Under a bridge with a bunch of bats. Seriously though, a cigar this strikingly dark should be smoked in daylight so people can get a glimpse of its beauty.
None that we could uncover.