For over 150 years, H. Upmann has been famous for the exemplary balance offered by the blend of its light to medium bodied cigars. The new Connoisseur No.2 brings a modern touch to a much loved classic recipe.
The Connoisseur No.2 is a unique vitola within the Habanos portfolio and the first to boast a ring gauge of 51. The shape is known as Bohemios in the cigar factories of Cuba and measures 5 1⁄4” (134mm) in length x 51 ring gauge. It joins the Connoisseur A, B and No.1 within the H. Upmann standard portfolio
The H. Upmann Regalias is the third of four planned releases that will comprise the new Linea Retro from Habanos and, as it has been made with H. Upmann’s signature light-to-medium blend, it is the lightest in the series to date.
All four releases are Mareva size cigars (5 1/8” x 42) presented in retro tins of five, in a style fashionable during the 1970s.
Each pack is subtly different and the H. Upmann Regalias tin has a removable top, a yellow interior and a curved edge reminiscent of a hipflask.
Until its discontinuation in 2002, the H. Upmann Regalias was a machine-made cigar not found in the UK. However, it has since been reintroduced as a long-filler handmade cigar and is available for the first time in Britain in this new presentation. It is expected that labelled boxes of 25 cigars will be available in the near future.
This cigar is made exclusively for La Casa Del Habano Stores. Announced at the 2019 Habanos Festival, the San Cristobal 20th Anniversary Humidor marks two decades of the San Cristobal brand, which compared to the other brands is still young.
The 20 Aniversario measures 6 3/8 inches by 52 ring gauge and comes in a treasure chest box which holds 20 cigars.
Length: 6 3/8” Ring Gauge: 52 Strength: Light to Medium
Virtually a robusto, but slightly thinner and longer, this cigar merits the title ‘connoisseur’ for its delicate light flavour, great balance and elegant aroma. Once presented without a band, now it sports Upmann’s distinctive red and gold colours.
Festival XIII Box 10's
Vitola: Hermoso no.4 Ring gauge: 48 Length: 5 inches - 127 mm Flavour: Light to Medium
A magnificent Churchill that comes in a beautiful, varnished box; a fact that does not escape the manufacturers, who put every effort into making cigars that live up to their presentation. For connoisseurs.
VITOLA: Julieta No.2 RING GAUGE: 47 LENGTH: 7 inches - 178 mm FLAVOUR: Light to Medium
TheConnossieur Bis available in boxes of 25 and single sticks.
Anyway, the first thing to know about this release is that it’s only available at La Casa del Habano shops andHabanos Specialists. Habanos Specialist is a label created by Habanos SA to distinguish shops that carry a wide selection of Cubans and can offer relevant advice.
Dimensions: 5 7/8" Ring gauge: 54 Flavour category: Light to Medium
Hoyo de Monterrey is one of the most historic Habanos brands. Hoyo de Monterrey owes its origin to the town of San Juan y Martinez, which lies at the heart of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Here the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation, one of the great Vegas de Primera , can be reached through a gate on the town’s main square inscribed “Hoyo de Monterrey, José Gener. 1860”.
The flavour of Hoyo de Monterrey‘s blend makes it an attractive choice for those who seek a delicate yet aromatic Habano that is lighter to the taste but with great elegance and complexity. The brand is renowned for itsDouble Corona and for the range of medium and slender gauge vitolas known as the “Le Hoyo” series. There is also the prestigious Epicure Series, theNo. 1andNo. 2, to which the longer Epicure Especial was added in 2008. Now the Epicure de Luxe is added to the Epicure Series in this special production for La Casa del Habano.
All sizes are,“Totalmente a mano tripa larga”– totally handmade, long filler – using filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone. The factory name selected for this special production is Mágicos (ring Gauge 52 x 115 mm in length) is highly appreciated by Habanos smokers, that will now have the occasion to enjoy it within the Hoyo de Monterrey brand with its own features of flavour and aroma. Each box of this special production contains 10 Epicure de Luxe in a slide-lid box. All Habanos have been produced by skillfull rollers in Cuba’s factories. Especially for those connoisseurs who prefer the elegant taste and aroma unmistakably found in the brand.
The Hoyo de Monterrey plantation is one of theVegas de Primera –first class fields– where it’s soil and micro-climate lend to Hoyo de Monterrey flavor. The flavor of Hoyo de Monterrey’s blend make it an attractive choice for those who seek a delicate yet aromatic Habano that is lighter to the taste but with great elegance and complexity.
Dimensions: 4 1/2" Ring gauge: 50 Flavour category: Light to Medium
A late special edition release, limited to 5000 numbered boxes of 10 made exclusively for La Casa del Habano franchises. The size selected for the production is based on an Edmundo and is highly respected by Habanos connoisseurs across the globe.
H. UPMANN Herman Upmann was a banker from Germany who so loved Cuban cigars that he moved to Havana in 1844 and set up as both banker and cigar maker. His bank closed in the early 1920's but his cigars live on as a fine example of an elegant,light to medium flavoured Habano.
H. Upmann's blend is composed exclusively of filler and binder tobaccos grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone.
Gold medals in no less than eleven international exhibitions during the 19th Century can be found on the brand's labelled boxes.
LA CASA DEL HABANO EXCLUSIVE CIGARS La Casa del Habano, as the franchise network of Habanos S.A. is called, comprises more than 150 tobacco shops specializing in Habanos worldwide. Each one guarantees the best possible service as well as a wide selection of Habanos of different brands and vitolas as well as walk-in humidors with ideal temperature and humidity conditions.
Dimensions: 5 1/3" Ring gauge: 52 Flavour category: Light to Medium
For many people the Epicure No.2 is a long-established favourite and a popular ‘turn to’ cigar. So it is perhaps a little surprising it has taken so long to see the first Hoyo Reserva. On the evidence so far from its delayed appearance in 2018, it has been well worth the wait.
FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Robusto RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 4 7/8 Inches / 124mm
Named after one of the greatest Britons to have ever lived who was also one of the world's most famous cigar smokers. This august cigar carries the weight of responsibility with grace and charm. A cigar that reaches its full potential in gentle waves rather than a tsunami.
FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Julieta No.2 RING GAUGE: 47 LENGTH: 7 Inches / 178mm
Such a stir was created by this cigar that plans were quickly put in place to introduce it to the standard H. Upmann range. Just three years after its original introduction the Magnum 50 joined the Magnum 46 in the standard portfolio. The heavy girth adds a rich texture to the classic H. Upmann taste.
FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Magnum 50 RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 6 1/4 Inches / 161mm
Only one Limited edition has ever had a wider ring gauge than this impressive vitola. Its balanced and elegant light to medium bodied blend ensures there is no chance of being weighed down during the hour or so it will take to enjoy. Hard to find but worth the time to look for.
FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Magnum 56 RING GAUGE: 56 LENGTH: 5 ⅞ Inches / 150mm
This relatively small Limited Edition cigar is the 5th time H. Upmann brand been selected to be part of this prestigious series, dating back to the launch of the concept in the year 2000. Light to Medium in body and full of elegance and charm, most smokers agree that this is a cigar that will continue to improve over the years.
FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Mareva Gruesa RING GAUGE: 46 LENGTH: 4 3/4 Inches / 120mm
The iconic gold band on this cigar was re-created from an original version dating back over a century. It is also the first UK Regional Edition to be adorned with the instantly recognisable silver and red second band denoting the regional market it is destined to be sold in. A much sought after cigar today.
YEAR: 2007 FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Partagas 16 RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 6 3/4 Inches / 170mm
El Rey Del Mundo Choix de L'Epoque UK Regional 2009 - EMS
El Rey Del Mundo Choix de L'Epoque UK Regional 2009
Choix de L'Epoque in English means "Choice of the Age", an appropriate name given when the relatively new indoor smoking ban had just been put in place. Intended for connoisseurs to enjoy when time is limited and al fresco smoking is the only option
YEAR: 2009 FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Petit Edmundo RING GAUGE: 52 LENGTH: 4 3/8 Inches / 110mm
Por Larranage Regalias de Londres UK Regional 2010 - EMS
Por Larranage Regalias de Londres UK Regional 2010
The second offering from Por Larranaga 'Regalias de Londres' translates into English as 'Gifts from London'. However, the world 'Regalias' has another particular meaning that related only to Cuban cigars. From the 1850s and 1860s Havana's cigar manufactures used it to describe cigars of the highest quality. This proved to be the case in this instance and the 'gifts' quickly disappeared.
YEAR: 2010 FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Gordito RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 5 1/2 Inches / 141mm
The Spanish word "Sobresalientes" translates to "Outstanding" and is also the vitola de galera (factory name) for the size. It was first seen in 2007 as the Partagas Sobresalientes in the Replica de Humidor Antigo. Only 200 humidors containing 50 cigars were made and the size remains extremely rare.
YEAR: 2014 FLAVOUR: Light to Medium VITOLA: Sobresalientes RING GAUGE: 53 LENGTH: 6 Inches / 153mm
Named after the landmark castle that guards the entrance to Havana harbour, this was the lead vitola when San Cristobal first appeared in 1999. Although no longer in production some stocks remain in the UK.
VITOLA: Paco RING GAUGE: 49 LENGTH: 7 1/8 inches - 180 mm FLAVOUR: Light to Medium
A wonderfully versatile small cigar with a delicious elegance to its taste. Perfect to accompany a pre-dinner glass of champagne or to keep with you for those brief occasions when there’s only just time for a good cigar. Light to medium, aromatic
VITOLA: Minuto RING GAUGE: 42 LENGTH: 4 3/8 inches - 110 mm FLAVOUR: Light to Medium
A classic Piramide that has lived for many years, undeservedly, in the shadow of its better known half-brother the Montecristo No.2. Less punchy in taste, but distinctly aromatic with all the burning qualities that the shape bestows
VITOLA: Piramide RING GAUGE: 52 LENGTH: 6 1/8 inches - 156 mm FLAVOUR: Light to Medium
An inexpensive cigar for its size, the Majestic projects an image well above its price bracket. The taste is somewhat more intense than many Upmanns, but if you know what you are buying, you will be rewarded.
VITOLA: Crema RING GAUGE: 40 LENGTH: 5 1/2 inches - 140 mm FLAVOUR: Light to Medium
H. Upmann is classified as Light to Medium by Habanos S.A, the Cuban company responsible for the global marketing and distribution of Cuban cigars.
The H. Upmann taste is often said to have a clear and clean tobacco taste, often mistakenly described as ‘simple’ by less experienced smokers.
The American publication, Cigar Aficionado scored this cigar 89 out of 100 in a February 2017 review, saying "This cigar exudes a pleasant, toasty aroma as it burns. Floral intonations segue into a strong peanut character with touches of cinnamon, woodiness and a mineral finish.”
Although relatively young this cigar is already smoking very well and exhibiting many classic H. Upmann flavours. However, it seems destined to develop even more once it has acquired two or three years age.
Factory Name: Magnum 54 Dimensions: 4¾” (120mm) x 54 ring gauge Flavour category: Light to Medium Vitola: Magnum 54 Production method: Totally handmade using long filler with all leaves sourced from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba
Piloted as one of the highly successful 2005 Edicion Limitadas, the Magnum 50 entered the range as a standard size in 2008. A big cigar, just over six inches in length, that delivers a rounded, mellow flavour and aroma.
VITOLA: Magnum 50 RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 6 1/4 inches - 161 mm FLAVOUR: Light to Medium