Small batch manufacturer Chaveta has a new limited edition project expected to launch in the coming months, a Toro with a Habano wrapper. Mark Just, who took over the brand last year, says that only 50 boxes of 20 cigars will be released in the coming months. In addition to the Habano wrapper, Just says that a little Pennsylvania tobacco has been added to the Dominican and Nicaraguan filler combination that is part of the normal Chaveta line.
For February, Just expects boxes of the Chaveta Corona Gorda to arrive as he reintroduces the vitola. Previously, the Corona Gorda was one of the five core vitolas, we reviewed the Robusto last year, but it was dropped in favor of a 6 x 60 size called Magnum. Last summer, he told us:
Before I acquired the brand the corona gorda was the slowest mover for Chaveta. I asked them to make me a 6×60. So the factory stopped making the corona gorda in leu of the 6×60 double mag. I plan on bringing back the corona gorda as soon as I can.
But things have changed.
“The 6 x 60 is going away. I don’t like the way it smokes,” Just told halfwheel.
Just said there hasn’t been any changes to distribution which includes a few other shops around the country, but most of the production is sold at Tower Pipe & Cigar, which is owned by Just as well.