On Tuesday, HVC Cigars will ship two of its new release.

The HVC Selección No. 1 is a new regular production, three-vitola line that uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Estelí and Jalapa, Nicaragua.

It is made at Fábrica de Tabacos HVC S.A. de Reinier Lorenzo, the company’s new factory that opened in Estelí earlier this year.

  • HVC Selección No. 1 Short Robustos (4 1/2 x 52) — $9.30 (Box of 20, $186)
  • HVC Selección No. 1 Esenciales (5 5/8 x 46) — $8.40 (Box of 20, $168)
  • HVC Selección No. 1 Poderosos (6 x 54) — $10.40 (Box of 20, $208)

There is also a new size of the HVC 500 Years shipping to stores. The HVC 500 Years Salomon is a 6 3/4 x 56 perfecto that is made with tobacco entirely from Nicaragua: a corojo 99 wrapper from Jalapa, a binder from Jalapa and criollo 98 and corojo 99 fillers.

It has an MSRP of $13.50 and is sold in boxes of 15 cigars.

Interestingly, this cigar will also be made at the Fábrica de Tabacos HVC S.A. de Reinier Lorenzo factory. The other existing sizes of HVC 500 Years are made at AGANORSA Leaf’s Agricola Ganadera Norteña, the factory previously known as Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA).

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