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 1/2×52 SHORTS and a 5 5/8×46 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.
HVC’s Reinier Lorenzo blended this Nicaraguan puro with all AGANORSA tobacco starting with a corojo 99 wrapper from Jalapa, undisclosed binder from Jalapa, and criollo 98 and corojo 99 fillers from Jalapa from Estelí. 500th Anniversary is made at TABSA, Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. in Esteli Nicaragua. Lorenzo says the new sizes have been aging in Nicaragua at Aganorsa Agricola Norteña S.A. He adds, “For me the cigar is about remembering where we come from.”