A small business in Northeast Pennsylvania is making a name for themselves lately. Viva Republica, a small boutique in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, is a brand that wants to take tradition in the cigar industry and turn it upside down. This company is looking to bring new ideas to the world of cigars.
The company’s latest cigar, Guerrila Warfare, will be available to retailers in April of this year. “Guerrila Warfare was conceived as a project to put together a flavorful short smoke that packs a little punch,” Jason Holly of Viva Republica told Halfwheel. “I personally love the smaller vitola as I move around from place to place when visiting retailers and I sometimes only have 20-30 minutes to spend on a smoke,” said Holly.
The Guerrila Warfare will be a stronger cigar and uses a mixture of Brazilian, Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers underneath Dominican and Mexican binders and an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. This unique stogie will be made at La Aurora’s E. Leon Jimenes Tabacalera factory in the Dominican Republic. Holly worked closely with Guillermo Leon to create the Guerrilla Warfare making sure it was exactly what he wanted. These limited stogies are a tribute to the freedom fighters that operated in Central and South America during the second half of the 20th century.