Favilli has announced the first new vitola for its recently released Tierra line, a small cigar that measures 4 1/2 x 26 and is appropriately called Small Cigar.

The Favilli Tierra Small Cigar is priced at $4.20 per cigar and $42 for a 10-count Enviro-Pack. The company also offers a 50-count packaging option, which contains five of the 10-count boxes bundled together in a single display. The new size will begin shipping to retailers in early August.

The Tierra blend is part of the company’s The Granada Line and had previously been released under the Tierra Volcan brand. It is a Nicaraguan puro that uses a habano wrapper from the Jalapa region, a binder that also comes from Jalapa, and a filler of tobaccos grown in Jalapa and Condega. The blend is designed to pay homage to the volcanic soils of Nicaragua, and has thus far been offered in three larger sizes:

  • Favilli Tierra Robusto (5 1/2 x 50)
  • Favilli Tierra Toro (6 1/4 x 54)
  • Favilli Tierra Corto (4 x 50)

While the Small Cigar vitola is notably smaller than the other sizes in the line, is still completely handmade at Casa Favilli, the company’s factory in Granada, Nicaragua, and uses long-filler tobacco.

The other two lines in the Granda Line, the Isletas and Lava, will be adding the Small Cigar vitola as well. Jared Michaeli, president of Favilli, told halfwheel that they are slated for a release around Thanksgiving.

Patrick Lagreid

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