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 .
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