The cigar uses a dark Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, a Brazilian Arapiraca binder, and fillers that come from all of Nicaragua’s growing regions, according to the company. “This is a special cigar and I believe it is the perfect blend to join the Laranja family,” said Erik Espinosa in a press release. “I can’t wait for our retailers to try it. The original Laranja and the Laranja Escuro have done incredibly well for us. I am looking forward to this Azulejo launch.”
While the original Laranja got its name from the Portuguese word for orange and was a nod to both the color of that cigar’s Brazilian-grown wrapper and the cigar’s color scheme, the name Azulejo originates from a Portuguese word for a blueish glazed colored tile. That same blue is used on the Laranja Reserva Azulejo band.