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.
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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 have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.