Black Friday is still a few weeks away, but HVC Cigar’s tribute to the American shopping holiday will begin shipping to retailers next week.

For the third year in a row, the company will release a limited and affordable cigar for the November holiday, which takes place the day following Thanksgiving.

All three versions of the cigar have been different and this year’s is the shortest and least expensive, a 4 x 48 size known as exquisitos. It’s a Nicaraguan puro using AGANORSA tobacco with four-year-old binder and fillers and a corojo 99 wrapper. Reinier Lorenzo, HVC’s owner, told halfwheel that 75 percent of the tobacco is from Estelí.

Pricing is $4.60 per cigar and it’s limited to 100 cabinets of 50 cigars.

  • HVC Black Friday 2015 (6 1/2 x 48) — 100 boxes of 50 (5,000 Total Cigars) — $5.40 (Boxes of 50, $270)
  • HVC Black Friday 2016 (6 3/4 x 48) — 100 boxes of 50 (5,000 Total Cigars) — $5.90 (Boxes of 50, $295)
  • HVC Black Friday 2017 (4 x 48) — 100 boxes of 50 (5,000 Total Cigars) — $4.60 (Boxes of 50, $230)

Lorenzo told halfwheel the cigars have been aging for one year.

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