This year, Altadis U.S.A. celebrates the 175 year anniversary of the H. Upmann brand. This milestone is getting its own cigar, the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary Limited Edition. This cigar will only be offered in one viotla, a Churchill size and comes in 10-count boxes numbered to 14,750. There will also be a special edition humidor offered containing 50 cigars.
The brand goes back to 1843, when German banker Herman Upmann moved to Havana, Cuba where he opened up a branch for his bank. He made small amounts of cigars for his best clients and soon got a passion for tobacco. By 1844 he had his own cigar brand and was joined by August, his younger brother. They then purchased a cigar factory and combined Cuban tobacco with German engineering and ingenuity. The rest from there is history, H. Upmann became one of the worlds most recognizable cigar brands.
H. Upmann 175th Anniversary Limited Edition is rolled by frequent collaborator of Altadis, AJ Fernandez. It not only uses the rare Medio Tiempo tobacco leaf, but uses it as a wrapper that has taken over 3 years to ferment. The rest of the blend is a Nicaraguan puro. The cigar is described as medium to full bodied. It will ship July 2019 and sells for $18.00 per cigar. The price of the special edition humidor is $1,250.
Rafael Nodal, Head of Product Capability for Tabacalera USA says, “One of the things that I love about creating new blends, is the constant learning about tobacco. Working with AJ Fernández and the rarest wrapper in the world, Medio Tiempo, has definitely been a unique and rewarding experience. There are great cigars and then there is the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary blend. An unforgettable cigar.”.
Candela Diaz, Brand Manager for H. Upmann says, “H. Upmann is one of the most storied cigar brands. It was impossible to pass up an opportunity to commemorate this brand that embodies brotherhood and love of tobacco. We look forward to unveiling the H. Upmann 175 at the 2019 IPCPR in Las Vegas.”