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Regional Edition El Rey del Mundo Arrives in the U.K.

Jul 3, 2019 | By Gregory Mottola
Regional Edition El Rey del Mundo Arrives in the U.K.
El Rey del Mundo La Reina measures 7 1/2 inches long by 38 ring gauge, the same size as the iconic Cohiba Lancero.

British cigar shops have just received the 2018 Cuban Regional Edition El Rey del Mundo. According to distributor Hunters & Frankau, it’s made at the El Laguito Factory, the proverbial home of Cohiba cigars, and it’s believed to be the first Regional Edition made exclusively at El Laguito.

La Reina is a lancero measuring 7 1/2 inches long by 38 ring gauge. The shape is known as a Laguito No. 1 in Cuban factories, the same size as the iconic Cohiba Lancero.

A group of England’s cigar connoisseurs were some of the first to smoke the La Reina on Monday at the Churchill Bar & Terrace in London, where the cigar was unveiled for its official release party.

El Rey Del Mundo La Reina

Jemma Freeman, managing director for Hunters & Frankau, said that she decided on the size because she was inspired by an upturn in interest for slender cigars among U.K. smokers.

Like the famed Cohiba Lancero, the El Rey del Mundo La Reina is made with a pigtail cap. It has a suggested retail price of £33.90 ($43.67) per cigar and comes packaged in 24-count boxes. Only 3,500 boxes will be produced.

This is the second time that El Rey del Mundo was chosen as the U.K.’s Regional Edition cigar. The first was in 2009 with the El Rey del Mundo Choix de L’Epoque.

Cuban Regional Edition Habanos S.A.

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