Cigar News: Villiger Debuts La MeridianaToday, cigars debuted  to the U.S. market. Previously it was available in Eurorpe and has been around for many years. It was originally released in 1998 by Heinrich as a tribute to some long lost Cuban cigar heritage.

Cigar News: Villiger Debuts La MeridianaThe name comes from an old Cuban factory named “”. It was owned by Pedro Murias, and was once one of the largest and cigar factories in Havana at the end of the 19th century. During the Cuban civil war Murias sold due to unrest in Cuba.

Cigar News: Villiger Debuts La MeridianaHeinrich brought back the name because of his love of everything Cuban. During his trips to Cuba, he learned about the name and history of the Meridiana factory, and created a  full-flavored ciga to carry on the name in honor of Pedro Murias.

The is described a Nicaraguan full-flavored puro. This blend is said to have tobacoo aged for 4 years. It comes in 10 count boxes and in 5 vitolas: Corona (5.5 x 42) MSRP: $6.50,
Robusto (5×50) MSRP: $7.50, Torpedo (6×52) MSRP: $8.00, Churchill (6 7/8 x48) MSRP: $8.50, Box Pressed (6×54) MSRP $10.60.

Cigar News: Villiger Debuts La MeridianaRene Castañeda, President of North America said,” We feel that it is the perfect time to launch the to the US consumer. The is an exceptionally elegant and flavorful cigar that I am confident will satisfy the cigar connoisseur. We look to begin shipping to retailers in March of this year.”