Vicarias Cigars has released a new limited edition spin on its Red Label blend, which the company says was necessitated by supply-chain issues born out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In particular, the company said that the Brazilian Cubra wrapper that the regular production Red Label blend uses has become temporarily unavailable. That led to a recommendation made by Luis Cuevas Sr. of Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L., who suggested using an Ecuadorian habano wrapper to create a limited edition blend. The rest of the blend remains the same, using a binder from Nicaragua’s Jalapa region and a filler that contains Dominican piloto cubano, Pennsylvania broadleaf, and ligero from the Jalapa region of Nicaragua. Like the original Vicarias Red Label, it is being offered in a 6 x 54 toro vitola. As for an MSRP, it is priced at $9.30 per cigar, and for now is coming packaged in 20-count bundles.

The company says that while it is a limited edition for now, it may become either a permanent addition to the portfolio or an annual limited release. The company is not disclosing the production number of this first batch.

It is ready to ship to retailers now.

Image courtesy of Vicarias Cigars.

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