For the first time since 2020, General Cigar Co. is adding a new regular production Cohiba line to its portfolio.

Also for the first time, there’s a box-pressed Cohiba as well as a Cohiba that uses a wrapper from Mexico. The Cohiba Riviera uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Connecticut-seed binder grown in Honduras and four different fillers: tobaccos from the Jamastran Valley and La Entrada in Honduras and Nicaraguan tobaccos from Condega and Estelí. Unlike most of General Cigar Co.’s Cohibas—which are made in the Dominican Republic—Riviera will be produced at STG Estelí in Nicaragua.

  • Cohiba Riviera Robusto (5 x 52) — $19.99 (Box of 20, $399.80)
  • Cohiba Riviera Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $21.99 — (Box of 20, $439.80)
  • Cohiba Riviera Perfecto (6 x 60) — $23.99 (Box of 10, $239.90)

“Cohiba Riviera is a bold yet balanced blend of the most exceptional tobaccos from Nicaragua with exclusively-grown tobaccos from Honduras,” said Sean William, brand ambassador for Cohiba, in a press release. “Medium-to-full bodied and adorned with a delectable wrapper from Mexico, Riviera is an elegant selection offering notes of dark chocolate and coffee bean with a hint of leather and subtle cream on the finish.”

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