The Villiger 1888 Especiales is a limited edition cigar that was launched by Villiger at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show. The Villiger 1888 line pays homage to the year Jean Villiger founded Villiger Sons Limited,. When Villiger North America President Roy MacLaren joined Villiger, he began focusing on the company’s premium cigar business. While new brands such as Trill
, and Cabarete Maduro have shown the MacLaren and his team’s forward thinking, MacLaren has continued to honor the company’s rich history as demonstrated last year with the Villiger 125 and now this year with the Villiger 1888 Especiales.
The Villiger 1888 Especiales is slotted for an initial run of 10,000 cigars. It is being made at the ABAM factory in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic led by Jose Matias Maragota. Villiger and Maragota have a long history together. This factory produces the Villiger 1888 line as well as other products for Villiger.
At a glance, here is a look at the Villiger 1888 Especiales:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Desflorado
Binder: San Andres Negro (Mexico)
Filler: Santo Domingo Seco, Nicaraguan Viso, and a special “doble” ligero fermented at ABAM
The Villiger 1888 Especiales wil come in one seize – a 6 1/2 x 50 Toro. The cigars will come in 20 count boxes and an initial run of 10,000 boxes are being produced.