The third installment in Espinosa’s Las 6 Provincias line is officially on its way to retailers today.

The Las 6 Provincias LV, which is short for Las Villas, is a Nicaraguan puro offered in a 5 1/2 x 54 robusto extra vitola that is produced at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua. Each cigar comes with an MSRP of $22, while pricing is set at $220 for a box of 10 cigars. The boxes are equally as notable as the cigars, as each is fashioned in the style of a curio cabinet, which was designed by Eden Gutierrez, a Cuban artist based in south Florida who also did the artwork for the previous two Las 6 Provincias releases as well as the Warzone release.

The curio-style box measures approximately 16 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches wide.

Las Villas was the center of the Cuban cattle industry in the 18th and 19th centuries before shifting to sugar production in the 20th century, and each box depicts scenes from Las Villas before the Cuban revolution. The original province of Las Villas was nestled between Matanzas to the East, Camaguey to the West, and the Atlantic Ocean to the North. In 1976, the province was divided, with Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus, and Villa Clara each becoming their own province.

Espinosa launched the Las 6 Provincias line in 2018 with LHB, which celebrated La Habana, and followed up by MTZ, which honored Matanzas and was released in 2019. The name references the six provinces of pre-revolution Cuba, and with the release of the LV, leaves three more releases which will honor Pinar del Río, Camagüey and Oriente.

The Las 6 Provincias LV had been scheduled to ship in late August.

Images courtesy of Espinosa Premium Cigars.

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