If you watched Episode 137 of Stogie Geeks, you heard Jason Holly of Viva Republica cigars talk about a new line called Advanced Warfare. Advanced Warfare is meant to be a follow-up to the existing Guerrilla Warfare line. At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, Holly unveiled Advanced Warfare for the world to see.
In the cigar industry, many times a cigar line is extended by offering a new wrapper option. With Advanced Warfare, Holly goes in a different direction. For Advanced Warfare, Holly keeps the same Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, but changes up the rest of the blend going for a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a combination of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Pennsylvania tobacco for the filler. It will be available in the same two sizes: Petit Corona (4 x 41) and Corona (5 1/4 x 43)
Advanced Warfare is described as a more potent and fuller-bodied smoke than the original Guerrilla Warfare.
The packaging will be similar as Guerrilla Warfare as Advanced Warfare will also be in 50 count boxes. The banding will be similar, but it will use a bright yellow and black scheme instead of a green and black scheme.
Viva Republica is distributed by Miami Cigar and Company. Production occurs at the La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic.
At a glance, here is a look at the Viva Republica Advanced Warfare:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Pennsylvania
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (La Aurora SA)
Petit Corona: 4 x 41
Corona: 5 1/4 x 43