On Nov. 21, 1910, Alberto Yarini, an infamous Cuban pimp, was shot and killed on San Isidro Street in Havana.

Now, HVC Cigars will launch a cigar named San Isidro, another nod to company founder’s Reinier Lorenzo home.

HVC San Isidro

Lorenzo told halfwheel he’s been working on the blend for two and a half years. The cigar uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Jalapa binder and fillers from Estelí. He said it uses some of AGANORSA’s “AAA” tobacco, the top classification the Nicaraguan grower offers.

It will be offered in a single 6 x 52 box-pressed geniales size. While it will come in boxes of 20, pricing has not been finalized.

The HVC San Isidro will debut at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which begins July 25 in Las Vegas.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.