Cigar News: Espinosa & Cigar Dojo Reunite for Psychedelic Turtle II

What are the ingredients of a great blockbuster sequel? More color, more action, more EVERYTHING! All the while sprinkling in familiar callbacks to the original… what’s not to love? This is the Psychedelic Turtle II in a nutshell, or half shell, if we may.

Originally released in 2019, the Psychedelic Turtle was produced at the La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua and boasted a (5 x 56) robusto grande box pressed “half shell” turtle-pressed shape. It was described as a mind-bending project that tasted as loud as it looked.

This year, the Psychedelic Turtle II brings back the vibrant feel and turtle-pressed shape, while boasting high-grade tobaccos from the vaults of A.J. Fernández and his northernmost factory of Ocotal, Nicaragua.

The blend is descried as:

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Condega, Ometepe, Jalapa)

Eric Guttormson, owner of Cigar Dojo commented:

“In 2019 we released the Psychedelic Turtle, and it was one of our more unique and fun projects we have collaborated on. We really wanted to revisit the cigar but make it even better, and the Espinosa team came up with a blend that, in my opinion, could be one of their very best.”

Psychedelic Turtle II continues where the original left off, releasing the cigars in multicolored bundles; for this release, the selections are Sublime, Go-Mango, Panther Pink, Top Banana, and Plum Crazy.

The colorful presentation now continues to the foot decoration, where each bundle contains cigars bound in Sublime, Go-Mango, Turquoise Turtle, Top Banana, and Plum Crazy ribbons. And as with the original 2019 release, Psychedelic Turtle II bundles have randomly been stuffed with the rare “golden ticket” prize of an invite to Espinosa’s 2021 La Zona Palooza festival, held at the company’s headquarters in Hialeah, FL (*offer for event only, airfare and lodging not included). While there were only three “golden tickets” in the 2019 release, there will be 10 tickets in circulation for Psychedelic Turtle II.

Erik Espinosa, owner of Espinosa Premium Cigars, commented,

“Just like Sarsaparilla, when the Dojo and Espinosa get together, we make magic. Here is the new Psychedelic Turtle with a delicious dark wrapper, which makes this Turtle even more funky than before. It’s delicious, and for an extra treat, a ticket to LZP21.”

Psychedelic Turtle II will be offered exclusively through partner and online retailer JR Cigar, with 500 bundles of 10 cigars scheduled to go live on August 6, 2021 at 12pm (Eastern Time). That means you have a 2% chance of winning that golden ticket when the bundles go on sale. Pricing is set at $89.95 MSRP per bundle, though a 10% off coupon will be made available to app members.