This was the second trade show for Reinier Lorenzo’s HVC and the place where the company’s first non-AGANORSA produced line debuted. More importantly, the company has quadrupled its accounts in the last year, a good sign for the relatively new company. As far as new products go, there was one—the HVC Vieja Cosecha No.1.

HVC Vieja Cosecha

It’s made at Raíces Cubanas in a single 6 x 52 size. It uses a Nicaraguan criollo 98 wrapper and AGANORSA fillers from 2009. It’s limited to 200 boxes and Lorenzo told us he expects to begin shipping next month.

Charlie Minato

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