On Tuesday 24th February, during the 2015 Habanos Festival, Hunters & Frankau held the first of several planned events to mark its 225th Anniversary year.
On a beautiful Cuban evening, in the heart of Havana guests were invited to join the directors of Hunters & Frankau in celebrating 225 years in business and a long and successful relationship between the company and the Cuban cigar industry.
Guests were also given an exclusive opportunity to try the Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 cigar, due to be launched at the UK celebration on June 19th in Belgrave Square. They also had the chance to try a unique rum, blended exclusively for Hunters & Frankau by Havana Club, to pair with the cigar.
The guests included the British Ambassador, Co-Presidents of Habanos SA, Partagás factory workers involved in the production of the 225 cigar, including Directors, Blenders, Catadores (tasters) and the three Torcedores (cigar rollers) that were responsible for making this unique cigar. There were also representatives from Havana Club who had been invlovled in the development and blending of the rum as well as fellow Habanos distributors from around the world.
Sean Croley, Hunters & Frankau’s Sales & Marketing Director said;
“We were very pleased to be able to share for the first time our Hunters & Frankau Anniversario 225 cigar with friends and colleagues from the cigar industry. It was made even more special that these cigars were being first tasted in their homeland by some of the people who helped to create such a fitting tribute for H&F’s 225th Anniversary year. We also presented for the very first time a unique and special rum also called Hunters & Frankau Annversario 225 which is the result of a collaboration between H&F and Havana Club to blend a rum that would perfectly accompany this cigar. Everyone present seemed thrilled at the perfect pairing.
We are very excited about our 225 Anniversary cigar which we have been carefully ageing in the UK for the past two years and very much look forward to officially launching it. We will also be showcasing at the event the cabinets which we have had commissioned to mark our celebratory year. With only 225 made and each containing one hundred Ramon Allones H&F Anniversario 225 cigars (four boxes of twenty five cigars), these are sure to be a much sought after collector’s item.”
More details on Hunters & Frankau’s anniversary year including the party, the rum and, of course, the cigars will follow on this website in the coming weeks. Watch this space.