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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H. Upmann

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.
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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