Cuba’s trio of Edición Limitada cigars—eagerly anticipated smokes bearing dark wrappers—typically don’t arrive until September or later, but the Cuban cigar industry is saying that the H. Upmann Robusto EL 2012 should be on sale in August.
The H. Upmann Robusto will measure 4 7/8 inches by 50 ring gauge, the standard dimensions for a Cuban Robusto. Some retailers have been told to expect their arrival by the middle of August; Habanos announced in mid-July that the cigars would be arriving “in days.”
H. Upmann is a very old cigar brand, but it doesn’t have a robusto in its permanent lineup. (In the pre-Castro Cuba days, the H. Upmann brand was owned by Menendez, Garcia y Cia., producers of Montecristos, another Cuban cigar brand without a regular-production robusto.) There was a limited-edition H. Upmann Robusto created for a Cannes Fair travel humidor in 2008.
The price for the new cigar has not been announced.
For more info on the new smoke, and more on Cuba’s Edición Limitadas, read Tuesday’s Cigar Insider.
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