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Villiger Goes Dark with Cuellar Black Forest

Oct 24, 2019 | By Gregory Mottola
Villiger Goes Dark with Cuellar Black Forest
Cuellar Black Forest is defined by its dark, Mexican maduro wrapper while the rest of the tobacco in the blend is Dominican.

Villiger’s mild, lightly hued Cuellar Connecticut Kreme is getting a darker, stronger counterpart. Aptly called Cuellar Black Forest, this new, medium- to full-bodied offshoot comes in a maduro wrapper that evokes the mythical darkness of Germany’s Black Forest, which is located on the country’s southwest border.

Coincidentally, company chairman Heinrich Villiger grew up close to this 100-mile stretch of pine trees and dense woods. According to Villiger, the Cuellar Black Forest “marries Caribbean artisan tobacco craftsmanship with German/Swiss folklore, culture and mysticism.”

Made in the Dominican Republic at Jochy Blanco’s Tabacalera Palma factory, Cuellar Black Forest is defined by its dark, Mexican maduro wrapper. The rest of the tobacco in the blend is Dominican.

Villiger Black Forest

It comes in fours sizes: Robusto, 5 inches by 48 ring gauge; Toro Gordo, 6 by 54; Churchill, 7 by 50; and Torpedo, 6 1/4 by 52. They’re packaged in boxes of 20 and retail from $7.80 to $8.40.

The cigars will ship on November 1 and are distributed by the Swiss company’s U.S. subsidiary Villiger Cigars North America.

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