Strength: Mild (1st Half), Mild to Medium (2nd Half)
Assessment: 4.5-Fight Chuck Norris For Them
5 x 50 Box Press
The Espinosa Wasabi is one of nine cigars that comprise the Espinosa Backroom Series. The Backroom Series is a set of cigars available at Espinosa Cigars’ branded lounges. The series made its debut late in 2014 with a cigar called The Alibi. This past August, Espinosa Cigars announced a major expansion of the Backroom Series that would add eight cigars, each with a unique blend in one size. One of the cigars that got considerable attention was the Espinosa Wasabi, a box-pressed candela offering. Recently I’ve had an opportunity to smoke the Wasabi. Not only is the Espinosa Wasabi an excellent addition to the Backroom Series, but it is one very special candela cigar.
The Espinosa Wasabi is the second candela cigar to come out of Espinosa’s La Zona factory. Earlier this year, a cigar released by MoyaRuiz Cigars called Pickle Juice became the first candela out of La Zona. With the Wasabi, it becomes the first Espinosa branded cigar. Both cigars are the brainchild of Hector Alfonso, the Director of Factory Operations at Espinosa Cigars.