The Favilli Cosecha 2016 is scheduled to begin arriving in stores in the coming weeks, as the company has started taking orders from retailers for its annual limited edition that centers around a single crop year of Nicaraguan tobacco.

Like its predecessors, this newest version is a 6 x 52 toro and a Nicaraguan puro, though this version’s uses leaves from the 2016 crop. The tobaccos have undergone over five years of total aging, and in this case, a bit more since it is being released nearly a year after its typical release, as previous installments have come out either in June or July. There was no release during 2021.

This is the fifth installment in the line, which debuted under the brand name Mombacho in 2017. In December 2021, the company announced that it was changing its name to Favilli S.A. for its U.S.-bound releases, which came as part of a settlement with Tropical Tobacco, Inc./AGANORSA Leaf.

  • Mombacho Cosecha 2012 (6 x 52) — July 2017 — 500 Boxes of 10 Cigars (5,000 Total Cigars)
  • Mombacho Cosecha 2013 (6 x 52) — July 2018 — 800 Boxes of 10 Cigars (8,000 Total Cigars)
  • Mombacho Cosecha 2014 (6 x 52) — June 2019 — 750 Boxes of 10 Cigars (7,500 Total Cigars)
  • Mombacho Cosecha 2015 (6 x 52) — June 2020 — 430 Boxes of 10 Cigars (4,300 Total Cigars)
  • Favilli Cosecha 2016 (6 x 52) — February 2022 — 250 Boxes of 10 Cigars (2,500 Total Cigars)

It will be the company’s most limited release to date, with production limited to just 250 boxes of 10 cigars, which are produced at Casa Favilli in Granada, Nicaragua. Boxes have an MSRP of $200, while individual cigars are priced at $20, before taxes.

Shipping to retailers is expected to begin in two weeks, according to Jared Michaeli Ingrisano, president of Favilli.

Images courtesy of Favilli S.A.

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