Villiger Selecto

Villiger Cigars announced a new line called the Villiger Selecto.  The cigar will be launched in two sizes and feature a wrapper from Talanga.  The cigar will officially be launched at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas later this month with shipment to retailers in mid July.  Information on this release was provided in a press release to Cigar Coop by Villiger Cigars.

In describing the Selecto, Villiger cigars said int he press release: “All of our premium cigars feature carefully chosen blends, and the Villiger Selecto perfectly exemplifies that emphasis on quality and smoker satisfaction. Here, every leaf is hand-picked according to color and taste, sourced from select growers and then carefully hand-crafted. The result is the rarest of finds. It conjures the best of Cuban traditions, with an earthy and complex flavor profile.”

One interesting fact is the two vitolas of the Selecto will actually have smaller ring gauges.  The cigar is being launched in a Corona Gorda (48 ring gauge) and a Lancero (40 ring gauge).  The company is limiting initial production to 500 boxes of each size.

Villiger Selecto Lancero
Villiger Selecto Lancero

The Selecto joins the Villiger 125 as cigars being launched by Villiger Cigars at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show. Earlier this year, the company released three blends its value-priced NicaRoma line.

Villiger Cigars can be traced back to 1888 when Jean Villiger established Villiger Cigars in Pfeffikon, Switzerland -where the company remains today.  The company today is under the leadership of Heinrich Villiger.  The company has been involved with selling pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and machine made cigars. Lately, there has been an emphasis on premium hand-made cigars.  

At a glance, here is information on the Villiger Selecto:

Blend Profile

The blend features tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua:

Wrapper: Talanga Connecticut (Honduran)
Binder: Jalapa Habano (Nicaraguan)
Filler: Esteli Corojo, Ometepe Habano and Condega Habano (all Nicaraguan)

Vitolas Available

As mentioned the Selecto is being launched in two sizes.  The cigars will be packaged ten per box.

Corona Gorda: 5 x 48
Lancero: 7 x 48

Source: Some information for this article was provided via press release by Villiger Cigars.