The HVC First Selection Broadleaf, a 2018 limited edition, is now coming back as a regular production cigar.

It will start with the HVC First Selection Limited Edition Broadleaf Toro, 6 x 52, one of the two sizes that debuted in 2018. The blend remains the same as the original: a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. The name is a reference to the cigar being the first time that the Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. factory used Connecticut broadleaf in one of its blends.

MSRP remains the same as the original, $11.50 per cigar, and it will come in boxes of 20. Unlike the 2018 release, these boxes will contain only one size of cigar. The original release contained 10 Toros and 10 Robustos.

Reinier Lorenzo, HVC’s founder, told halfwheel that the company will add more sizes in the future, but is starting with the Toro.

It will be shown off at this week’s 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas and began shipping to stores later this month.

Drew Estate is the sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show

Charlie Minato

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