HVC Cigars has announced a new size in their 500th Anniversary line, a Salomon exclusive to attendees of the PCA trade show 2022. The company released the 500th anniversary in 2019 as a celebration of the city of Havana's 500th anniversary which was founded by the Spanish on November 16th, 1519.
"This cigar was a tale of two halves. The first half had complexity while the second half was on the darker side with little change. I'm not sure if it was me or the blend but by the end, I was left with more questions about how good this cigar could really be. I will definitely revisit this cigar once I know what it is. " -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
Starting in August of this year, HVC Cigars will distribute its own cigars. This was previously done through Aganorsa Leaf who also rolls their cigars. This will be done through their new headquarters "HVC CIGARS HEADQUARTERS" in Doral, FL. None of the blends or lines are changing for the company.
HVC has announced a new regular production line shipping this month: Hot Cake. Hot Cake will begin shipping July 22nd in three vitolas: Corona Gorda (46 x 5 5/8) $7.40, Laguito #5 (54 x 6) $9.00, and Laguito #4 (52 x 4 ½) $8.00.
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Every year we put together a list of our Top 25 Cigars of the Year. Our list is a bit different from some other lists, it is not simply a rehashing of our top scores from the year, or one person's opinion. We gave each of our panelists 10 votes to cast how they please for what they enjoyed the most in 2019. The order of their votes matter, so their #1 pick is worth twice as much as #10. The cigars do not have to have been reviewed by Blind Man's Puff, but the panelist must have smoked it.
HVC is bringing a new cigar to the PCA 2022 trade show. HVC Selección No. 1 is the first cigar to come out of their new factory, Fábrica de Tabacos HVC S.A., that opened in Estelí, Nicaragua four months ago. The new boutique factory has 5 pairs of rollers and work exclusively on HVC cigars.
"Straightforward notes of leather, plum, and black pepper are a good summary of what this cigar offers. It wasn't very exciting, but it wasn't bad either. Solid middle of the road cigar with nothing to really write home to mom about. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
HVC Cigars is adding a 6 x 60 size to it's HOT CAKE line and will show it off at the PCA 2021 trade show. This new size will be called the Gran Cañon and will have a special secondary footer. This also marks the first 60 ring cigar the company has in it's entire portfolio.
Last year, HVC released the 500th Anniversary cigar to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the formation of the city Havana, Cuba. HVC stand for Havana City Cuba. Now, that 500th Anniversary gets two new vitolas. The original "TESOROS" measured 5 7/8 X 52, now they are adding a 4 1/2x52 SHORTS and a 5 5/8x46 SELECTOS. The SHORTS will be exclusive to online stores, and SELECTOS exclusive to brick and mortar. There will only be a combined 1200 boxes made of new sizes.
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"This was an interesting cigar. I started out mild/medium and kept ramping up in strength were it even caused a bit of a nicotine buzz. The main flavor component was wood & spice, there was a nice floral and cream on the retro in the beginning then turned to more spice, until the final third which brought heavy cinnamon on the retro very unusual. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)