July 11, 2013 — Set to launch in Las Vegas next week at the IPCPR trade show, is the much anticipated Tortuga 215 Reserva by Victor Vitale. Tortuga 215 is a limited production brand that is allocated in small quantities to only Appointed Merchants. The Tortuga 215 Reserva by Victor Vitale is a Nicaraguan puro with the majority of tobaccos from Esteli. The Tortuga 215 Reserva by Victor Vitale will be an all box-pressed line up and initially debuted, as four sizes, for purchasing at the IPCPR trade show. Additional sizes will be made available in the upcoming months. Victor Vitale is looking forward to meeting with present merchants and also appointing some new merchants next week, at IPCPR 2013. 

Update: Vitale told halfwheel there will be four sizes: 5 x 54, 6 x 56, 7 1/2 x 58 and 6 x 60. He said pricing would be around $8.00 per cigar with boxes of 27 for all four vitolas. Interestingly, the “initial” release is limited to 53,379 cigars.

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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.