The Selección Superba is the second vitola to represent the Juan Lopez brand as a UK Habanos Regional Edition. The first was in 2009 with the Selección Suprema which became a firm favourite with Habanos enthusiasts and cigar collectors. Like its predecessor, the Selección Superba once again doffs its cap to its past with an old style Juan Lopez band which has been recreated especially for this cigar. The original band that was discovered revealed that it was customary for Juan Lopez cigars to include size names on the band and there was evidence of additional embossing. Both of these features have been faithfully recreated, including the design of the Tapaclavo (label covering the nail that secures the lid) which has also been revived as a tribute to this old Habanos brand.
Measuring 57⁄8” (150mm) x 54 ring gauge, the Selección Superba are presented in dressed boxes of 10 cigars. Each box is numbered and only 6,000 boxes have been produced for exclusive sale in the UK .
The first Regional edition release in Switzerland. This Punch Robustos 2005 has smooth cedar and creamy flavours. Only 1200 boxes of 25 cigars were made for Swiss market.
Popular Vitola: Robustos
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Cigar Length: 124 mm / 4.9 inches
In 2005, Habanos S.A. released a limited addition Ramón Allones Belicoso that was only available in the United Kingdom. This release was actually before the Edición Regional program was in effect, so while this release is essentially one of the first ERs, it is not officially labeled as one. In fact, there was almost no fanfare at all when these were released.
The U.K. distributor, Hunters & Frankau had the 5 1/2 x 52 Belicoso size made in the Ramón Allones brand specially for its market. There were an unspecified number of boxes of 25 of these cigars released and unlike almost all preceding Edición Regionals, there are no secondary bands. In fact, there is nothing at all about the cigars outward appearance that signifies it is special in any way, other than the vitola, which has never been a regular production size in the Ramón Allones marca.
Popular Vitola: Belicoso
Factory Vitola: Campanas
Ring Gauge: 52
Cigar Length: 140 mm / 5.5 inches
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