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Villiger Do Brasil | Villiger CigarsVillager Cigars is kicking off the new year with a new release–the Villiger do Brasil. This new cigar brand is a Brazilian pure that features two blends, Claro and Maduro, and celebrates the company’s century-long history with Brazilian tobacco.

Villiger’s relationship with Brazilian tobacco dates back to its very beginning, 1888, when Jean and his wife Louise Villiger first imported Brazilian tobacco. Later in 1979, Charutos Tobajara Limitada, a Villiger subsidiary company, opened and began making handmade cigars for export to Germany and Switzerland. Later, Villiger moved operations to northern Brazil where the new Villiger do Brazil factory was opened.

“My family saw the value in Brazilian tobacco when they began Villiger Cigars as very small operation in 1888,” commented Heinrich Villiger, chairman of the board of Villiger, in a press release. “Brazilian tobacco is unique, as its structure is very robust, which leads to strong aromas and flavors. Its distinct qualities can only be created in Bahia, Brazil. We look forward to sharing the Villiger do Brasil brand with the United States marketplace.”

Villiger do Brazil comes in two different versions–Claro and Maduro. The light Brazil Connecticut Shade wrapper gives the Claro version a velvety, light brown tone and has notes of coffee and wood wit a subtle sweetness and hint of cedar and pepper. Arapiraca tobacco gives the darker Maduro version its silky dark brown and fruity character, which plays around with notes of leather and coffee. Both varieties have a medium taste, where the Maduro tastes a tad bit stronger. Villiger do Brasil Claro and Maduro are available in 5-count boxes and come in a Robusto (5 x 50) and Toro (6 x 50) size. Suggested retail price per cigar ranges from $9 to $9.50.

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