IPCPR 2013: HVC Cigars


One of the companies that we heard about several times as we walked the floor was HVC Cigars, so we decided to stop by. The booth is simple, probably the most basic we stopped by, with three easels holding product posters, display cases, and some chairs. This is effectively what many first year companies look like.


HVC is an abbreviation for Havana City, which is where HVC’s owner, Reinier Lorenzo, is from. The company is debuting with two lines of cigars, both of which use AGANORSA tobacco.

The HVC First Selection is available in three sizes: the 5 1/2 x 52 HVC-52 ($7.10), 6 x 56 HVC-56 ($7.50) and 4 1/2 x 44 HVC-44 ($6.80). All three sizes come in 20-count boxes.

The second line is called Cerro, which means hill, and is named for the Havana neighborhood in which Lorenzo grew up. Again, three sizes: 5 x 50 ($8.30), 4 1/2 x 46 ($7.80) and 6 x 54 ($8.60).

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