Next month, Legacy Brands will be releasing a new vitola in its Tortuga 215 Reserva line, the 5 1/2 x 48 Cedro No.5.

Pricing is set at $8.05 per cigar with the cigars sold in boxes of 48. The Cedro No.5 is the first of three new sizes for the Tortuga 215 Reserva line, the other two vitolas are still being finalized, although scheduled to be released in the spring. The three new sizes will be distinguished by the inclusion of a cedar wrap as well as the fact that they are round as opposed to being box-pressed.

Tortuga 215 Reserva Cedro No 5 1

According to brand owner Victor Vitale, the Tortuga 215 Reserva Cedro No.5 will be shipped to retailers on December 9, 2013.

With the addition of the Cedro No.5, there will now be a total of five vitolas in the Tortuga 215 Reserva line, which also includes the 5 x 54 Alma, the 7 1/2 x 58 Diplomatico, the 6 x 58 Tributo and the 6 x 60 Triunfo. The Nicaraguan puro is rolled at the Tabacalera Aguilar factory in Honduras and the 215 in the name is in reference to the zip code of Vitale’s native Philadelphia.

Tortuga 215 Reserva Cedro No 5 2

Vitale told halfwheel the first batch to Cedro No.5s is limited to 100 boxes with subsequent boxes available as demand production allow. The company debuted the line at the 2013 IPCPR trade show and convention.

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I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.