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The Top 5 Villiger Cigars

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Shane K.

Founded in 1888 in Lucerne, Switzerland, Villiger has been well-known for its small-format, machine-made cigars for generations. The large, but family-owned, tobacco conglomerate produces a number of top-selling cigarillos, including Villiger Export and Villiger-Kiel. In recent years, however, brand owner Heinrich Villiger turned his ambitions toward developing a premium portfolio of handmade cigars.

Although Villiger’s debut in 2008 as a handcrafted brand for the U.S. market was met with a lukewarm reception, a handful of high ratings and rankings in Cigar Aficionado captured the attention of cigar lovers. Bargain hunters especially embrace Villiger thanks to incredible discounts. Despite MSRPs that occasionally hover around $12 per cigar, most Villiger releases are available for between $1.74 and $3 or $4 per cigar. Today, Villiger is a leader in the value category for thrifty aficionados who crave quality and consistency in their cigars, but refuse to budge on price.

Because Holt’s is now the official clearing house for the lowest prices on Villiger’s premium handmade portfolio, we’ve highlighted the top-selling Villiger smokes that belong on every frugal connoisseur’s cigar shopping list.

#1 - Villiger La Flor de Ynclan

Villiger La Flor de Ynclan catapulted the brand from relative obscurity into the spotlight with a 93-point rating an appearance in Cigar Aficionado’s ‘Top 10 Cigars of the Year’ for 2017. The medium to full-bodied blend is handmade from an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper leaf and an ample recipe of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. Shop a trio of classic shapes that normally sell for $12 per cigar (or $300 for a 25-count box) at full MSRP, and instead score them for exclusive Holt’s discounts as low as $4.59 apiece (or as low as $114.95 per box). Notes of white pepper, molasses, and fresh ground coffee characterize one of Villiger’s bestselling boxes.

#2 - Villiger La Vencedora

As recent as April of 2019, Villiger received its highest rating to date with 94 points for La Vencedora, an all-Nicaraguan blend that blossoms with notes of caramel, almonds, and chestnuts with a sweet and woody finish. While boxes of 25 are available for up to $250 at full MSRP, you can reserve unheard-of discounts at Holt’s for as low as $79.95 per box, only $3.19 per cigar. The medium to full-bodied blend is handmade in a handful of iconic sizes, including Churchill, Robusto, and Toro formats.

#3 - Villiger San’Doro Colorado

In 2018, Villiger San’Doro Colorado earned a ‘Top 20’ appearance in Cigar Aficionado with a 93-point rating and a dynamic recipe of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos tucked beneath a caramel-hued Ecuador Habano wrapper leaf. The medium to full-bodied smoke furnishes a woody and zesty profile of pepper, malted-chocolate, and earth between $2.99 and $3.49 per cigar, well below the brand’s everyday MSRP of $8.10 to $9.10 apiece. Save big with another savory and complex hit from Villiger.

#4 - Villiger Cuellar Kreme

Villiger Cuellar Kreme is handcrafted in the Dominican Republic from a milder concoction of Dominican binder and filler tobaccos beneath a golden blond Ecuador Connecticut wrapper leaf. Three popular shapes reveal notes of nougat, nuts, cedar, and earth with a mild to medium-bodied finish. Villiger Cuellar Kreme is an excellent selection when you need an inexpensive, casual smoke on the golf course. Forget about spending $6 or $7 apiece and bring home a box of Villiger Cuellar Kreme for as low as $2.49 per cigar. Share with your pals without blinking an eye.  

#5 - Villiger Trill & Villiger Cabarete

In addition to its newly minted portfolio of premium boxes, Villiger produces a treasure trove of tasty, dirt-cheap bundles. Two of the brand’s most popular bundle projects include Villiger Trill and Villiger Caberete, both of which start at just $39.95 for 20 cigars – up to 76% off MSRP. Villiger Cabarete delivers respectable medium-bodied flavor and a consistent burn with a nutty, gingerbread-hued Nicaraguan wrapper leaf perfect for an afternoon of yard work. Villiger Trill features a light-brown Habano wrapper and an approachable recipe of long-fillers with notes of cocoa, peppers, and coffee with cream. Why pay $8 or $9 apiece when you can get the perfect poker-night handouts from Villiger for as low as $1.99 per cigar? Introduce a bundle or two from Villiger into your regular rotation of utility smokes today. Sub-wholesale prices apply 7 days a week!

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