HVC’s Pan Caliente is now available in English.

The company has announced a new regular production line called Hot Cake. It’s a follow-up to the HVC Pan Caliente, a limited edition release that debuted in 2016. Pan Caliente is Spanish for hot cake. While the names are related, the cigars and blends are not.


The new release uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over binders and fillers from AGANORSA. Specifically, the cigar uses corojo 99 from Jalapa and corojo 98 from Estelí for the binder and then a viso leaves of corojo 2006 maduro as a filler.

  • HVC Hot Cake Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46) — $7.40 (Box of 25, $185)
  • HVC Hot Cake Laguito #4 (4 1/2 x 52) — $8 (Box of 25, $200)
  • HVC Hot Cake Laguito #5 (6 x 54) — $9 (Box of 25, $225)

Production is handled by the AGANORSA-owned Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. factory in Estelí. For comparison, Pan Caliente was a Nicaraguan puro made in Honduras.

HVC says the cigar will begin shipping July 22.


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