Next week, HVC Cigars will ship two new sizes of its HVC 500 Years Anniversary: one to stores nationwide and another to a monthly cigar club.

The HVC 500 Years Anniversary was released last year in a single 5 7/8 x 52 size to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Havana, Cuba. Now, the company will add the Selectos (5 5/8 x 46) and Shorts (4 1/2 x 52) both of which are limited to 12,000 total cigars each.

It’s a Nicaraguan puro using tobaccos from AGANORSA, specifically a corojo 99 wrapper from Jalapa over a binder from Jalapa and criollo 98 and corojo 99 fillers from Estelí and Jalapa. It is being produced at Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. in Estelí.

The Selectos size will be offered to stores nationwide while the Shorts will be offered exclusively through Privada Cigar Club, a Florida- based monthly cigar subscription club that also sells cigars like a typical online store.

Pricing for the Selectos is set at $10 and it is offered in boxes of 15.

  • HVC 500 Years Anniversary Tesoros (5 5/8 x 52) — October 2019 — 1,333 Boxes of 15 Cigars (19,995 Total Cigars)
  • HVC 500 Years Anniversary Selectos (5 5/8 x 46) — May 2020 — 800 Boxes of 15 Cigars (12,000 Total Cigars)
  • HVC 500 Years Anniversary Shorts (4 1/2 x 52) — May 2020 — 12,000 Total Cigars

HVC says the new vitolas will begin shipping on May 20.

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