Villiger Cigars has announced the return of the La Flor de Ynclan line. Originally a Cuban Vintage brand, Villiger previously launched a Dominican version of La Flor de Ynclan back in 2007. That cigar was eventually discontinued. The revived La Flor de Ynclan line will make its debut at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas.
La Flor de Ynclan is made at the ABAM factory in the Dominican Republic and was a project spearheaded by Villiger Soehne AG Chairman Heinrich Villiger and Master Blender José Matias Maragoto. Maragoto had come from Cuba and at the time was an unknown cigar maker. Today, Maragoto oversees all of Villiger’s products made in the Dominican Republic.
When Villiger Cigars first released La Flor de Ynclan, a small production of the cigar was released. Villiger was not satisfied with the final result that was released and opted to cease production. At that time the tobacco was set aside and Maragoto began working to tweak the blend.
The new La Flor de Ynclan features an Ecuadoran wrapper, Indonesian binder and a filler blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. The cigar will be available in three sizes: Robusto, Torpedo, and Churchill – each available in 25-count boxes. Pricing is set between $11.00 and $12.00.
Packaging wise, Villiger La Flor de Ynclan is being updated and will sport a look similar to what was introduced on the San’Doro line.
Heinrich Villiger stated: “The La Flor De Ynclan cigar has been an ongoing labor of love for us. We feel that there is a difference between a good and a great cigar, Matias Maragoto and I hope you feel the same.” commented Heinrich Villiger, in a press release.
At a glance, here is a look at the Villiger La Flor de Ynclan:
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (ABAM)
Robusto: 5 x 50 (SRP $11.00)
Torpedo: 6 x 52 (SRP $12.00)
Churchill: 7 x 48 (SRP $13.00)
Photo Credits: Villiger Cigars North America