Victor Vitale’s Legacy Brands has announced the third vitola in its Tortuga 215 Reserva Cedro line. The Tortuga 215 Reserva Cedro No. 10 will measure 6 1/2 x 58 and is set to become the largest Tortuga 215 Reserva Cedro line.
Cigar Coop has learned from Vitale that the Cedro No. 10 will not be on display at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show. This is due to the fact that a limited quantity has been produced and he is unable to currently meet the demand for this cigar. Vitale says the planned production number for 2014 is 18,000 cigars. There have been 7,200 cigars produced, but they will stay at the factory for now. The plan is to complete full production, allow the cigars to rest, and deliver the Cedro No. 10 this Fall.
The Tortuga 215 Reserva Cedro line is a series of three rounded vitolas that are wrapped with a cedar sleeve. In 2013, Vitale unveiled the Tortuga 215 Reserva line in four box-press vitolas. Last Fall, he announced the Cedro versions of the cigar and has been slowly rolling out these vitolas. The 5 1/2 x 48 Cedro No. 5 was introduced this past November, followed by the Cedro Belicoso this past March. The Tortuga 215 Reserva is a Nicaraguan puro, but Vitale has also recently announced plans for a Brazilian Oscuro version called Coyote Negro.
The Cedro No. 10 will be available in 36 count boxes. According to Vitale, while it’s a larger sized vitola in the Cedro line, it “still packs the punch of the No. 5”.
At a glance, here is a look at the Tortuga 215 Reserva line:
Both the Cedro and Box-Press series are based off the same blend.
Alma: 5 x 54
Tributo: 6 x 56
Diplomatico: 7 1/2 x 58
Triufo: 6 x 60