New from Habanos S.A. (part1)
I thought you might be interested in learning the latest trends in the Habanos world. They have really spoiled us this year with a lot of new cigars and limited edition releases. I hope that everyone manages to try at least half of their new production before the end of the year. ;)
List of new cigars from Habanos S.A. (in order of appearance on the market):
Montecristo No. 2 Gran Reserva 2005
For the production of this Gran Reserva of Montecristo, the best tobacco leaves were selected from Vuelta Abajo region, Cuba, harvested in 2005. All the leaves that make a Habano, filler, wrapper and binder, were aged during a long and careful process of at least 5 years. The emblematic Montecristo No. 2 vitola has been the one chosen for this unique production that makes the Gran Reserva of Montecristo.
Factory name: Pirámides
Dimensions: 52 ring gauge (20.64 mm) x 156 mm length
Presentation: 5.000 Exclusive Cases individually numbered with 15 units each.
520th Anniversary Case: The Taste of the Discovery
The 520th Anniversary case is a special gift whereby Habanos, S.A. and the XIV Habanos Festival commemorate the 520th anniversary of tobacco's arrival in the Old World.
This is a limited and unique production designed for those who attend the Festival since it'll only be on sale during the weeklong celebration until end of stocks. There'll be limited quantities of only 1,000 of those cases.
The case contains ten H. Upmann Robustos, a Habano vitola that's currently out of stock in the brand's portfolio.
H.Upmann Half Corona Metal case Of 5 Units
Through this attractive presentation, H. Upmann recovers the historical tradition of Habanos to produce metal cases. This Half Corona case can easily be transported and protects your Half Coronas properly. H.Upmann Half Corona is an invitation to a short smoke of a pleasant blend that is ideal for those who initiate themselves in the extraordinary world of the Habano.
Factory name: Half Corona
Dimensions: 44 ring gauge (17.46 mm) x 90 mm length
Presentation: Metal Case - 5 units
Edicion Limitada 2012 H. Upmann Robustos
H. Upmann Robustos is the selected size for this Edición Limitada. The Robustos size does not exist in the permanent range of H. Upmann, but it had a great acceptance when launched in an exclusive Travel humidor at Cannes Fair in 2008. The Robustos size is highly appreciated by Habanos smokers. They will now have the occasion to enjoy it within the H. Upmann brand with the special blend and features of flavour and aroma of the Edición Limitada.
Factory name: Robustos
Dimensions: 50 ring gauge (19, 84 mm) x 124 mm length
Presentation: Labeled Box of 25 units
Coleccion Habanos 2011 Obras Completas Edición Única
This is a "Unique Edition" that compiles the 10 Habanos that composed each one of the previous releases. Only 1000 numbered units were made and will be distributed exclusively in the franchise network "La Casa del Habano" worldwide.
It has been called "Obras Completas" because it contains 30 Habanos: 3 vitolas of each one of the former editions. These were exclusive for each volume and most of them were unique into the brand. All of them have been made "Totalmente a mano con Tripa Larga"- Totally Handmade with Long Filler - by experienced Cuban cigar rollers with leaves coming from the best Vuelta Abajo, Cuba. Those 10 special Habanos are:
Bolívar Gran Belicoso (cepo 54 x 184 mm)
This impressive Bolívar vitola's blend is a faithful expression of the Habanos preferred by those connoisseurs who like intense flavors.
Cohíba Sublimes Extra (54 ring gauge x 184 mm)
For the Volume VIII of the Colección Habanos 2008 the vitola Sublimes Extra from Cohiba was selected to honor its name. Its beauty is supported by these exceptional dimensions, as well as the balance of its unique blend. Because of the exceptional acceptance had in the different markets, the production of this Colección was extended for the first time to 1,000 numbered units.
Cuaba Salomones (56 ring gauge x184 mm)
Salomones de Cuaba was the vitola selected for making up the first Volume of the Colección Habanos in 2001, of which only 300 units were made. It is a majestic "double-figurado" Habano.
H.Upmann Mágnum Especial (55 ring gauge x 170)
Mágnum Especial was the vitola selected for making up Volume VII of the Colección Habanos 2007 of which only 500 numbered units were made. It is a format containing the essential characteristics of the H. Upmann brand.
Trinidad Torre Iznaga (52 ring gauge x 170)
The selected vitola, being of straight format with the classic "pig tail", stands out for maintaining theclassic medium flavor of the Habanos that make up this brand aroma.
Montecristo Maravillas No1 (55 ring gauge x 182 mm)
This majestic Montecristo vitola, probably Habanos'best-known brand, became part of the Colección Habanos. With this Volume V of the Colección, of which only 500 numbered units were made, we celebrated the70th anniversary of the brand in 2005.
Hoyo de Monterrey Extravaganza (50 ring gauge x 180 mm)
This is a true exponent of the best characteristics of the Hoyo de Monterrey blend, created to satisfy the most demanding smokers who prefer the Habanos of elegant flavor and taste.
Partagás Serie C No1 (48 ring gauge x 170 mm)
In 2002, the Volume II of the Colección Habanos, of which only 300 units were made, was dedicated to the Partagás brand, particularly to its "Series" renowned and admired all over the world.
Romeo y Julieta Fabulosos No 6 (52 ring gauge x 180 mm)
"Fabulosos No 6" is a vitola that was especially made for the Volume III of the Colección Habanos 2004, of which only 500 numbered units were made.
San Cristóbal de La Habana O'Reilly (56 ring gauge x 160 mm)
O'Reilly is the vitola that gave prestige to the Volume IX of the Colección Habanos 2009 of which 1000 numbered units were made. This format paid tribute to one of the streets of La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) and to the 10thanniversary of the creation of San Cristóbal de la Habana brand.
To be continued...