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HVC Moving Pan Caliente to TABSA in 2019

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HVC Cigars’ Pan Caliente is moving factories next year.

Up until now, the Pan Caliente line was produced at Raíces Cubanas in Honduras. Next year, the cigars will be made at Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) in Estelí, Nicaragua. HVC founder Reinier Lorenzo said it no longer made sense to make Pan Caliente in Honduras from a “logistics standpoint.” All other HVC cigars—except Vieja Cosecha #2—are produced at TABSA.

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Pan Caliente is a Nicaragua puro with a criollo 98 wrapper. It’s was introduced in a single 5 x 50 size with a 109-style, tapered cap. Last year the company added the Pan Caliente Toro (6 1/4 x 52, $7.50) and Pan Caliente Doble Corona (5 5/8 x 46, $6).

Lorenzo says he hopes to have the TABSA-made cigars on shelves by April. Currently, Pan Caliente is backordered.

While the factory and country of origin might be changing, the blend will not. HVC primarily uses tobacco from AGANORSA, which also owns the TABSA factory.

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