Villiger Cigars began shipping Villiger 1888 to U.S. shops on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. A special launch event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16 at Miura Cigars’ annual Holiday party (which will feature Villiger products and Zafra rum) in Miami.
Villiger 1888 was part of a 2010 limited-edition production, which celebrated Villiger’s 100 year anniversary in Germany. The regular production cigar, made in the Dominican Republic, features an Ecuadorian wrapper, Mexican binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.
A Villiger press release describes the smoking experience this way: “One can expect Dried fruit, roasted coffee and caramel notes, fortified with a peppery and floral finish.”
The line comprises five vitolas ranging in price from $5.95 to $8.20: Corona (6×43), Robusto (4 7/8×50), Toro (6×50), Torpedo (6×52), and Toro Gordo (6×60).