The second cigar to pay tribute to an ancestor of the Oliva Cigar Co. will get its full release in April, as today the company confirmed the scheduled release of its Facundo line.
Oliva Facundo. Coming April 2017. pic.twitter.com/9VArsW671w
— Oliva Cigar Company (@OlivaCigar) December 15, 2016
Facundo is the son of Melanio, and father of Gilberto Oliva Sr., the family’s current patriarch. Like Melanio, Facundo managed the family’s farms in Cuba in the early 20th century before Gilberto Sr. left the country in the 1960s.
The cigar, which was originally slated for a September rollout, is offered in two wrappers, an Ecuadorian Connecticut and Sumatra. Both use an Ecuadorian binder over Nicaraguan fillers. It is presented in five sizes, Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 50), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52), Churchill (6 1/2 x 52) and a cedar-wrapped Corona (5 1/2 x 44). Individual cigars will be priced between $5 and $7, with each size coming in 20-count boxes.
A spokesperson for Oliva told halfwheel that a limited number of retailers were sent the cigar in early August ahead of the FDA’s Aug. 8 deadline to have cigars commercially available without needing the agency’s approval to release them.
Image via Oliva Cigar Co.