The La Invicta Canon is now available in packs of three tubed cigars.
Measuring 5 ⅞” (150mm) x 52 ring gauge, the Canon is rolled at the world famous Plasencia Cigar Factory in Nicaragua and exclusively use tobacco grown in the Esteli, Jalapa and Condega areas of the country.
La Invicta dates back to the 1940’s. Throughout much of the Second World War, and for several years afterward, various trade sanctions and currency restrictions were imposed globally, one of which was the use of the American dollar by UK citizens and businesses.
Although the UK war effort was led by Sir Winston Churchill, one of the world’s most famous Havana cigar lovers, these restrictions made it all but impossible to purchase Cuban cigars and import them into the UK.
In order to maintain a supply of war time smokes for the UK, Hunters & Frankau created La Invicta (translating to “The Undefeated”), using tobaccos grown in Jamaica as well as other countries. The cigars were blended especially with the taste preference of the British smoker at the time in mind.
When global trading restrictions were eventually lifted, Hunters & Frankau found that La Invicta had developed a loyal following and demand remained high. A commitment to top quality tobacco and dedicated craftsmanship has resulted in a long standing warmth and affection for La Invicta among UK smokers.
A brand born out of war time necessity has now become a much loved mainstay of the UK cigar market and it remains blended especially for the British palate.