It was a quiet show for Victor Vitale and Legacy Brands, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have projects to talk about.
This past spring, he released the Tortuga 215 Connecticut in three sizes, Suave (5 x 52, $7.96), Elegante (6 x 54, $8.26) and Regio (7 1/2 x 56, $8.88). While we were in the booth, several retailers stopped by to check it out, which seemed to reinforce the notion that there is a reemerging market for Connecticut wrapped cigars.
Looking ahead to next year’s show, there will be a new Oro Vivo Armand Assante, and it will again come with different presentations for the U.S., European and world markets. There aren’t any specific plans for the blend, sizes, or prices at this point.
There are also some new sizes coming to all four of the Tortuga lines, but nothing specific is set at this point.