It isn’t often you see a Lonsdale size in Cuba’s Regional Edition program, or in the entire Habanos portfolio for that matter, but the new Punch 8-9-8 made exclusively for the Asia Pacific region is precisely that: a long, slender cigar that measures 6 3/4 inches by 43 ring gauge.
Known as a dalia in Cuban cigar factories, the Punch 8-9-8 shares its dimensions with other Lonsdales such as the Cohiba Siglo V and the Partagás 8-9-8.
Traditional 8-9-8 cigars are so named for the way they’re packaged. Rather than two layers of cigars per box of 25, they are arranged in three layers: eight cigars on the bottom, nine in the middle and eight on top. The Punch 8-9-8 cigars, however, do not adhere to this format and are simply presented in a 10-count box.
Popular Vitola: Lonsdale
Factory Vitola: Dalias
Ring Gauge: 43
Cigar Length: 170 mm / 6.7 inches
Bolivar Libertador Edición Regional Francia 2006 - Box of 25
This beautiful cigar has been released three times. First in 2006 as an edicion regional for France. A year later, another batch was released, also for the French market. And the last was released for Casa Del Habano series (LCDH).
You have now unique opportunity to sample the first release of the original blend for Bolivar Libertador, which became so popular that it has been released another 2 times.
Very rare and unique box, highly valued among aficionados and collectors alike.
Popular Vitola: Sublime
Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Ring Gauge: 54
Cigar Length: 164 mm / 6.4 inches
Body: Medium - Full
The Bolivar Armonías Cigar was released as part of in 2008. Habanos S.A. created the Bolivar Armonías as an exclusive produce for mainland China. These cigars come in a beautiful, circular red gloss humidor box with gold lettering, which ties into the Chinese theme. Also included is a protective bag to encase the box along with a commemorative book to narrate the history of the Bolivar marca and the reasons for this commemorative release.
These Habanos come in a grand Salomón vitola which measures at 184mm in length and a 57 ring gauge. Truly incredible tasting cold-draws and a must-have given that only 2,008 units were ever produced.
Perfect for a serious cigar enthusiast, this is a full bodied cigar and will provide a complex two hours smoking time.
Popular Vitola: Double Figurado
Factory Vitola: Salomòn
Ring Gauge: 57
Cigar Length: 184 mm / 7.2 inches
Baltic Regional Production for 2009. Produced in 1200 numbered boxes with ten cigars. This Cuban regional is mild to medium in strength typical of the brand. Typical of a Cuban cigar, sweet and creamy with hints of coffee. The cigars taste and aromas grow with complexity as you progress through the thirds, becoming more defined at the end.
Popular Vitola: Cañonazo
Factory Vitola: Dobles
Ring Gauge: 50
Cigar Length: 155 mm / 6.0 inches
Body: Light - Medium
It is Punch that has been chosen by Habanos for the Punch Royal, made for the Benelux Region (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) 2009. Produced in 2600 boxes of 25 this big Robusto is rolled with finest tobacco from the Pinar del Rio region. Typically Punch in flavour, this Robusto will finish strong. Like all Punch cigars, could do with some serious age to get the best of the blend.