Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest: Tickets Available

Cigars

Limited-Edition La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse Returns

Jun 18, 2015 | By Gregory Mottola
Limited-Edition La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse Returns

Cigar enthusiasts who didn't get the chance to try the limited-edition La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse last year are in luck. Ashton Distributors Inc. is not only bringing back the brand for another limited-edition run, but is adding a size as well.

"The response last year to the Noblesse was so overwhelming that we're bringing it out again," said Ashton vice president Sathya Levin. "Last year, we only did 3,000 boxes of 24. We were over sold before we even had product. The last of it shipped to retailers around November or December. We've had constant requests for it ever since. Either people want more, or they didn't even get to try it at all."

This year, however, The La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse is coming in two sizes: the original 6 1/2 inch by 52 ring and a new robusto measuring 5 1/2 by 50. They are getting names as well. The original size has now been dubbed Coronation and will retail for $16.00, while the robusto is called Regency with a suggested retail price of $14.00. Only 2,500 boxes of each, or 5,000 total will be produced.

The Noblesse cigars are made at the Garcia family's My Father Cigars factory in Nicaragua. The blend has not changed and still consists of an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper, two Nicaraguan binders and filler tobacco that comes exclusively from the Garcia's farms.

At $16 and $14 each, the Noblesse remains the most expensive of all the La Aroma de Cuba lines.

The Noblesse also marks the fifth iteration of the brand. When it debuted in 2003, La Aroma de Cuba was marketed as a premium value cigar and produced in Honduras by Altadis's Flor de Copan factory. Ashton temporarily stopped production of the line and subsequently turned it over to the Garcias in 2009. The cigar was reblended and the line was reintroduced, going from 10 sizes to five. La Aroma de Cuba remained a value brand, and as the cigar started to regain popularity, Ashton slowly added sizes, beefing up the portfolio, which is now up to 11 regular-production vitolas. Three line extensions now exist: La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial, Mi Amor and Mi Amor Reserva.

The Noblesse will be on display at this year's IPCPR trade show with only very limited samples available, according to Levin.

This article first appeared in the June 16, 2015 issue of Cigar Insider.

Nicaragua La Aroma De Cuba

More in Cigars

See all
Guy Fieri’s Knuckle Sandwich Gets Special Birthday Size

Guy Fieri’s Knuckle Sandwich Gets Special Birthday Size

At Guy Fieri's birthday celebration a special limited-edition version of Knuckle Sandwich, the brand …

Jan 27, 2023
Eight Cigars To Celebrate The Year Of The Rabbit

Eight Cigars To Celebrate The Year Of The Rabbit

Here is a list of smokes that artfully acknowledge the Year of the Rabbit with stylized boxes, themed …

Jan 23, 2023
El Pulpo From Artesano Del Tobacco Coming Next Month

El Pulpo From Artesano Del Tobacco Coming Next Month

Originally planned for release last November, El Pulpo cigars should be heading to retailers by the …

Jan 20, 2023
Macanudo Inspirado Orange Cigarillos Coming In Tins Of 10

Macanudo Inspirado Orange Cigarillos Coming In Tins Of 10

The Macanudo Inspirado Orange line will have a new, petit size next month.

Jan 19, 2023
La Gloria Cubana Serie R Maduro Goes Gargantuan With The No. 8

La Gloria Cubana Serie R Maduro Goes Gargantuan With The No. 8

The La Gloria Cubana Serie R Maduro brand is about to get its biggest cigar yet. 

Jan 13, 2023
VIDEO: Unboxing The $1,000 Aura E.P. Carrillo Shengxiao Limited Edition

VIDEO: Unboxing The $1,000 Aura E.P. Carrillo Shengxiao Limited Edition

Watch Cigar Aficionado executive editor David Savona open the Aura E.P. Carrillo Shengxiao Limited …

Jan 12, 2023