At the last PCA Convention & Trade Show in 2019—when the event and the group behind it were both known as IPCPR—Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. took a step back into the 1970s with the release of Super Fly, the company’s strongest blend to date. This year, the company is borrowing from the 1980s for its newest release, the Oscar Valladares McFly.

The cigar uses a Mexican-grown wrapper, Honduran binder, and fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The company hasn’t disclosed notes about its flavor or strength profile yet, and it hasn’t released images of the cigar either, choosing to keep that for when the trade show doors open on July 10. What it has announced is that it will be available in three sizes:

  • Oscar Valladares McFly Toro (6 x 52) — $11.50 (Box of 20, $230)
  • Oscar Valladares McFly Churchill (7 x 48) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • Oscar Valladares McFly Sixty (6 x 60) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)

The Oscar Valladares McFly gets its name from Marty McFly, the main character of the 1985 movie Back to the Future that was played by Michael J. Fox. It is a regular production line made at the company’s factory in Danlí, Honduras, and is expected to begin shipping in September.

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