The latest 2012 UK Regional Edition, the Ramon Allones Petit Belicoso, was launched at this year’s A.I.T.S show. They are presented in 5,000 numbered, labelled boxes each containing 10 cigars.
Brand: Ramon Allones
Vitola de Salida: Petit Belicoso
Vitolad de Galera: Petit Belicoso
Flavour category: Full
Dimensions: 5” (125mm) x 52 RG
Presentation: SBN box of 10 cigars
Ramon Allones is one of the oldest Cuban cigar brands still in current production having been established in 1837. The brand was set up by two brothers, Antonio and Ramon Allones and was originally housed in La Eminencia Factory, Havana.
The Ramon Allones brand has often been credited with developing the use of colour lithography on the cigar box trimmings. Some also attribute them with the development of the cigar band and it is also a widely held opinion that they were responsible for the production of the first 8-9-8 boxes of cigars.
In 1908 the brand was purchased by “Allones Limited” a company owned by one half of what was to go on to become Hunters & Frankau. Then in 1927 the brand was sold to The Partagás Factory. With the completion of this deal the manufacturing was transferred to The Partagás Factory, and arrangement that continues to this day.