The second installment of La Barba’s limited edition One & Only line is beginning to arrive at retailers.
Tony Bellatto confirmed to halfwheel that the line began shipping this week, a bit after the originally announced August plans after it was shown off at the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. Like the 2016 version, this year’s version is based on a limited amount of aged tobaccos, though it’s a different blend than the 2016 version. It uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over an undisclosed binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Pennsylvania. Bellatto says that the tobaccos used is an average of 13-years-old.
It is being released in a single 6 1/2 x 54 toro vitola priced at $13 per cigar, before taxes, and packaged in boxes of 10 cigars. Just 2,000 boxes are being produced.