Viva Republica has a new series of cigars and it’s purposely covered in mystery.
Cloak & Dagger is a new program that the company has created to allow it to create small batch releases quickly and mysteriously.
“Keeping in the political vein Viva has themed its previous releases — this one takes on the personality of clandestine operations or the Dark Arts,” said Jason Holly, Viva Republica’s owner and founder, in a statement to halfwheel.
“These releases will be non-boxed and shipped in mazos of 20. Each different release features the same Cloak & Dagger band with a hang tag indicating the vintage and codename for each release. I’m excited about this line because it will allow to get projects out of the factory much quicker than we have been doing in the past. With standard packaging prepared we can turn out a wet-shipped release in less than a week, or 30-40 days with traditional minimum aging.”
Ojos Verdes is the first release. It’s a 6 x 47 corona with a Dominican candela wrapper. Holly is not disclosing the filler blend and he said in the future, the company will not release the wrapper origin. Production is limited to 250 bundles of 20 cigars with a suggested retail pricing of $8.50. The name translates into green eyes.
The cigar is produced at the La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic.
Ojos Verdes was released last night at an event at Bull Dog Pipe & Cigar in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It is expected to begin shipping to retailers nationwide at the end of the month.
Viva Republica is distributed by Miami Cigar & Co.