After being an exclusive release for the distributor Santa Clara Cigars and a handful of online retailers since early 2021, Oscar Valladares will be giving its Heaven & Hell line a widespread release at the 2023 Total Product Expo (TPE) this week.

As the name implies, there are two different blends that are part of the release. Heaven, which comes in a white box, is described as a mild-to-medium strength blend that uses a Honduran Connecticut wrapper, Mexican binder and fillers from Honduras.

Hell, which comes in a red box, is described as a more medium-strength blend, using a Nicaraguan oscuro wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés binder and Honduran filler.

Both Heaven and Hell are offered in a 6 x 52 toro vitola, and both are priced at $10 per cigar and offered in 20-count boxes.

The company says that it will begin shipping the line to new retailers during the first week of March.

Images courtesy of Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.

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