Jason Holly, owner of Viva Republica introduced “Ivy” at an exclusive event at Casa de Montecristo in Countryside, IL last Thursday, April 28th, 2016.
The first batch of “Ivy” comes in three sizes and features an Ecuadorian Habano Corojo wrapper, a double binder with tobaccos from Cameroon and the Dominican Republic as well as filler leaves from the Dominican Republic’s Cibao Valley and Nicaragua’s Estelí and Condega regions.
Three initial sizes are being launched: Lamont (Corona – 5.25 x 43, $12 MSRP), Dudley (Robusto – 5” x 50, $13.25 MSRP) and Porcellian (Double Corona – 7.5” x 50, $14.50 MSRP).
“We have some other sizes already produced and aging,” Holly said, “They will start shipping by the end of July.” All tobaccos used in the Ivy Habano blend have been aged a minimum of five years. The first batch uses filler tobacco from 2007 and 2009 and wrapper leaf grown in 2008.”
Like other Viva República products, Ivy is produced at La Aurora, S.A. in partnership with Don Guillermo León.