Villiger Cigars has announced plans to release a limited edition cigar called the Villiger 1888 Especiales at the 2014 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas later this month.
The 6 1/2 x 50 toro uses an Ecuadorian Desflorado wrapper, Mexican San Andrés Negro binder and a filler blend of Santo Domingo seco, Nicaraguan viso and what the company is calling a “special doble ligero.”
The Villiger 1888 Especiales will be released in 20-count boxes with a retail price of $9.00 per cigar and $180.00 per box. It is being made at the ABAM factory in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Fabian Barrantes, director of marketing for Villiger, says that the initial run of the 1888 Especiales will be 10,000 cigars and is expected to start shipping right after the show, meaning it could be arriving at retail as early as the end of July.