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Habanos 2013 New Releases

 

During this year’s Habanos Festival, held in Havana during the last week of February, there were many exciting announcements regarding new products, due to be released during the coming twelve months.

 

The intriguing list includes five additions to Standard Line productions, three Limited Editions and a Gran Reserva.

 

Before looking at the 2013 releases in full, it is worth briefly mentioning that the (overdue) arrival of the 2012 Romeo y Julieta Churchill Reserva is now expected imminently. Please watch this site for any further news.

 

Very often the Habanos Festival selects two specific cigar Houses for special tribute during the week and 2013 is no exception and this year Montecristo and Partagás have been chosen.

 

There is also the relaunch of the Vegueros brand, with three new vitolas being introduced.

 

The full list of new releases anticipated during the coming year is:

 

STANDARD LINES:

 

Brand: Montecristo

Shop name: Double Edmundo

Factory name: Doble

Dimensions: 6 1/8” (155mm) x 50 ring gauge

Presentation: Boxes of 25, 10 and small packages of 3.

Montecristo Double Edmundo

 

Brand: Montecristo 

Shop name: Petit No. 2    

Factory name: Petit No. 2

Dimensions: 4 ¾” (120mm) x 52 ring gauge

Presentation: Boxes of 25, 10 and small packages of 3.

Montecristo Petit No.2 (2)

 

 

Brand: Vegueros

Shop name: Entretiempos          

Factory name: Petit Edmundo

Dimensions: 4 3/8” (110mm) x 52 ring gauge

Presentation: Packages of 15 and 3

 

 

Brand: Vegueros

Shop name: Tapados        

Factory name: Mareva Gruesa

Dimensions: (120mm) x 46 ring gauge

Presentation: Packages of 15 and 3

 

 

Brand: Vegueros

Shop name: Mañanitas    

Factory name: Vegeros (Figurado)

Dimensions: (100mm) x 46 ring gauge

Presentation: Packages of 15 and 3

Vegueros

 

 

LIMITED EDITIONS

A further three Limited Edition releases will take place this year during the summer from Romeo y Julieta, Punch and Hoyo de Monterrey. All the tobaccos in these cigars are aged for a minimum of two years before they are used in the production of these cigars.

 

Brand: Romeo y Julieta      

Shop name: Romeo De Luxe       

Factory name: Capuleto

Dimensions: 6 3/8” (162mm) x 52 ring gauge

Presentation: Boxes of 10

 

Brand: Punch

Shop name:  Serie de Oro No. 2  

Factory name:  Campana

Dimensions:  5 ½” (140mm) x 52 ring gauge

Presentation:  Boxes of 25

 

Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey

Shop name: Grand Epicure         

Factory name:  Montesco

Dimensions:  5 ¼” (133mm) x 55 ring gauge

Presentation: Boxes of 10

 

GRAN RESERVA

 

 These cigars are only released by global brands and in their most iconic formats. The classification also signifies that all the tobacco used has been aged in bales for a minimum of five years before the cigars are made.

 

Brand: Partagás      

Shop name: Lusitania

Factory name: Prominente

Dimensions: 7 5/8” (194mm) x 49 ring gauge

Presentation: Box of 15

Partagas Lusitanias Gran Reserva

 

 

EXCLUSIVE FOR SPECIALISTS

 

This is a brand new category of release. These cigars will only be made available to shops that fulfil the criteria to be classified as a “Havana Cigar Specialist”.

 

Brand: H. Upmann

Shop name: Connoisseur a

Factory name: Genios

Dimensions: 5 ½” (140mm) x 52 ring gauge

Presentation: Box of 25

 

 

LA CASA DEL HABANO EXCLUSIVES

 

 These cigars are exclusively available through the global network of La Casa del Habano stores.

 

Brand: Bolivar

Shop name: Libertador

Factory name: Sublime

Dimensions: 6 ½” (164mm) x 54 ring gauge

presentation: Box of 10

 

Brand: Partagas

Shop name: Collecion Serie E No.1

Factory name: Duke No.1

Dimensions: 6 ¾” (170mm) x 54 ring gauge

Presentation: Box of 20

 

So, including the Romeo y Julieta Reserva that has been delayed from 2012, we can expect at least thirteen new cigars to arrive during the course of 2013. Although please bear in mind that, as with previous years, these cigars have merely been showcased during the festival and it will take several months before we begin to see them arrive in the UK. Naturally, we will let you know as soon as we have any further information pertaining to any of these exciting new releases.