About this cigar:
The cigar, which is distributed by Phoenicia Trading A.A., measures 5 9/10 inches (150mm) long with a 54 ring gauge, a robusto extra vitola known as the Geniales. The size was introduced in 2009 with the Montecristo Eagle, and has since been used for a number of Edición Regional releases as well as the Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de San Juan, the H.Upmann Connoisseur B and the San Cristóbal Torreon.
As for the cigar’s name, it originated and was inspired by “the challenge, thrill, and resolve felt and experienced by hunters and poker players, dedicated to their passion, knowing of the gratitude for the accomplishment of success,” according to Hisham Lofti, commercial director of Phoenicia Trading A.A.
Popular Vitola: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Geniales
Ring Gauge: 54
Cigar Length: 150 mm / 5.9 inches
Ramon Allones Eminencias was released in 2005 to the Swiss market to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the brand in very limited quantities (1200 boxes).
Popular Vitola: Corona
Factory Vitola: Francisco
Ring Gauge: 44
Cigar Length: 143 mm / 5.6 inches
Body: Medium - Full
Ramón Allones Grandes is just half-an-inch shorter than the regular production Gigantes, also a Corona Doble but one that measures 7 3/5 inches by a 49 ring gauge. In this particular case, the size was borrowed from the San Cristóbal El Morro, a cigar that debuted in 1999 and comes from the youngest marca in Habanos S.A.’s portfolio.
The cigar came packed in varnished 10-count boxes packed in the 8-9-8 format, though in this case it was 3-4-3.
Mr. Allones was born in Spain, in the northwestern town of Galicia, before emigrating to Cuba and setting up a factory in Havana.
The tobacco all comes from Vuelta Abajo region of Pínar del Río, the westernmost province in Cuba and home to the country’s premium tobacco farms.
Popular Vitola: Corona Doble
Factory Vitola: Paco
Ring Gauge: 49
Cigar Length: 180 mm / 7.1 inches
Body: Medium - Full
About this Cigar: Punch Diademas Extra were suppose to be released in 2008, but due to many delays they have been produced in late 2009 and available on Italian market in early 2010. This large cigar with 52 ring gauge and 9 1/2 inches length has been since a very collectable piece. They were produced in a small quantity. Only 1020 boxes of 10 cigars. The cigar lingers in flavours of chocolate, leather and tobacco.
Popular Vitola: Diademas Extra
Factory Vitola: Diademas Extra
Ring Gauge: 52
Cigar Length: 242 mm / 9.5 inches
La Gloria Cubana Gloriosos, UK regional edition for 2008 is Doble vitola at 50 ring gauge by 6.1 inches. They came out in 10 count boxes and 2040 were made for Hunters and Frankau.
Popular Vitola: Doble
Factory Vitola: Doble Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Cigar Length: 155 mm / 6.1 inches