IPCPR 2018: Villiger Cigars North America


This year has been full of changes for Villiger, notably the company opened a new Brazilian factory named Villiger do Brasil in May. Located in a city in the eastern state of Bahia named Feira de Santana, it includes 30 rollers in a 7,500-square-foot facility.

In addition, Villiger announced a new national sales manager earlier this month and also released two new line extensions during the show that just happened to be on totally opposite ends of the spectrum vitola-wise, both of which will be limited to 500 boxes of 25 a year.

La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial

Although the newest version of the La Flor de Ynclan line debuted at last year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, the brand had been released twice before: once as an old Cuban brand and again in 2007 by Villiger before it was discontinued. While the latest addition to the line is called a lancero, the vitola is actually closer to a lonsdale.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Indonesia
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial (6 3/4 x 43) — $11 (Boxes of 25, $275)

Production: 500 Boxes of 25 Cigars (12,500 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: July 2018

La Vencedora Gordo

The second new release for Villiger at the show is not only in a different line, but also in a much different size. The La Vencedora Gordo joins three other vitolas in the line that was released earlier this year to commemorate the Swiss company’s 130th anniversary and is being rolled by Joya de Nicaragua.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano Oscuro)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua


  • La Vencedora Gordo (6 x 60) — $10.50 (Boxes of 262.50)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: July 2018

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