Habanos
English Market Selection

EMS

EMS stands for English Market Selection, a description used in Cuba for over a century to identify the quality of cigars designated for the British market. It is the cornerstone of the UK’s long established reputation as the world centre for the finest Havana cigars.

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UK Havana Cigar Portfolio

Sir Winston

Sir Winston

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Julieta No.2
  • Ring gauge: 47
  • Length: 7 Inches / 178mm
  • A magnificent Churchill that comes in a beautiful, varnished box; a fact that does not escape the manufacturers, who put every effort into making cigars that live up to their presentation. For connoisseurs.
No.2

No.2

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Pirámide
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 156mm
  • A classic Pirámide that has lived for many years, undeservedly, in the shadow of its better known half-brother the Montecristo No.2. Less punchy in taste, but distinctly aromatic with all the burning qualities that the shape bestows.
Magnum 50

Magnum 50

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Magnum 50
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 6 ¼ Inches / 161mm
  • Piloted as one of the highly successful 2005 Edicion Limitadas, the Magnum 50 entered the range as a standard size in 2008. A big cigar, just over six inches in length, that delivers a rounded, mellow flavour and aroma.
Magnum 50

Magnum 50

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Magnum 50
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 6 ¼ Inches / 161mm
Magnum 52

Magnum 52

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Segundos
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ⅞ Inches / 148mm
  • Technically the Magnum 52 is a unique size. However, its so close to the Cohiba Siglo VI, just 2mm shorter and sharing a 52 ring gauge, it can seem a familiar size. Created in celebration of the Chinese lunar year of the tiger and presented in special lacquered boxes containing eighteen cigars.
Magnum 46

Magnum 46

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
  • This cabinet selection cigar tied in a silk-ribboned bundle first saw the light of day in the mid 1980s. It revitalised the traditional image of the brand with its elegant light to medium taste in a girth that rewards the palate.
Magnum 46

Magnum 46

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
Magnum 54

Magnum 54

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Magnum 54
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 4 ¾ Inches / 120mm
  • The latest addition to the Upmann 'Magnum' family, joining the '50' and the '46' this is both the shortest and widest of the three. Released in 2017 its shape seems the epitome of a modern Havana.
Magnum 54

Magnum 54

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Magnum 54
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 4 ¾ Inches / 120mm
Majestic

Majestic

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Crema
  • Ring gauge: 40
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • An inexpensive cigar for its size, the Majestic projects an image well above its price bracket. The taste is somewhat more intense than many Upmanns, but if you know what you are buying, you will be rewarded.
Connoisseur A

Connoisseur A

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Genios
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • This is the first time that the Genios vitola has been used outside Cohiba. The Connossieur A is reserved throughout the world for sale only in Casas del Habano and shops that qualify as Havana Cigar Specialists.
Connoisseur B

Connoisseur B

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Geniales
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 5 ⅞ Inches / 150mm
  • This stout cigar serves up all the well-balanced, light to medium bodied aromas that have helped make H. Upmann such a favourite among aficionados and novices alike, ever since it was first launched back in 1844.
Connoisseur No.1

Connoisseur No.1

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.4
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 5 Inches / 127mm
  • Virtually a robusto, but slightly thinner and longer, this cigar merits the title ‘connoisseur’ for its delicate light flavour, great balance and elegant aroma. Once presented without a band, now it sports Upmann’s distinctive red and gold colours.
Connossieur No.2

Connossieur No.2

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Bohemios
  • Ring gauge: 51
  • Length: 5 ¼ Inches / 134mm
  • This is a unique vitola within the Habanos portfolio and the first to boast a ring gauge of 51. It joins the Connossieur A, B and No.1 within the H. Upmann portfolio and is adorned with a band that states the cigar name.
Regalias

Regalias

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Mareva
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 ⅛ Inches / 129mm
  • A tasty mareva with plenty of charm, the Regalias is part of La Linea Retro and is presented in tins of five. These pocket cigar cases have been inspired by those much in vogue during the 1970's.
Half Corona

Half Corona

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Half Corona
  • Ring gauge: 44
  • Length: 3 ½ Inches / 90mm
  • The first 3 1/2 inch (90mm) Havana to be introduced since the Second World War. Its forebear, called the Half-a-Corona, was in its day the best selling Havana size by far.
Coronas Major

Coronas Major

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Eminente
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 ¼ Inches / 132mm
  • H. Upmann was the first brand anywhere in the world to introduce the cedar lined aluminium tube for cigars. This was not the first size to be tubed, but it has been on the UK market since 1937, so it has passed muster with many smokers.
Coronas Minor

Coronas Minor

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Coronita
  • Ring gauge: 40
  • Length: 4 ⅝ Inches / 117mm
  • Another 1937 introduction. A short smoke with a decent ring gauge that offers you H. Upmann’s quality and taste when time is at a premium. A reliable size for over 70 years.
Coronas J

Coronas J

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Cadete
  • Ring gauge: 36
  • Length: 4 ½ Inches / 115mm
  • Formerly known as the H. Upmann Petit Upmann, this small cigar has the distinction of being the one that President Kennedy bought heavily just before he signed the US/Cuban trade embargo. A great cigar for beginners with a presidential pedigree to boot.
Robusto (Añejados)

Robusto (Añejados)

  • Year: 2017
  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
  • A well-aged, light to medium bodied Robusto from one of Cuba’s “global brands”. While smoking this cigar it is hard to fathom why they have not already been available on the market for years.
Petit Corona

Petit Corona

  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Mareva
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 ⅛ Inches / 129mm
  • Still going strong is H. Upmann’s classic, pressed Petit Corona. Light to medium in flavour with all the elegant distinction that Vuelta Abajo leaves can bring to a Habano.
Read About H. Upmann

Herman Upmann was a banker from Germany who so loved Cuban cigars that he moved to Havana in 1844 and set up as both banker and cigar maker. His bank closed in the early 1920s but his cigars live on as a fine example of an elegant, light to medium flavoured Havana.

The brand is particularly welcome here as Hunters & Frankau has represented H.Upmann in Britain since the 1850s and between 1925 and 1937 we owned the factory in Havana as well as the worldwide brand rights.

H. Upmann’s blend is composed exclusively of filler and binder tobaccos grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone.

Amongst the best known H. Upmann sizes are the Magnum 46 and Magnum 50, which was introduced in 2008. As the name suggests Magnums have heavy girths – the number represents the ring gauge of each size. Other important sizes include the Sir Winston, the Connoisseur No.1 and in smaller vitolas the Corona J and Half Corona, which was introduced in 2011.

All H. Upmann sizes are ‘tripa larga, totalmente a mano’ – long filler, totally handmade.

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