Quai D’Orsay Imperiales, 2001 Vintage Cigar
The Julieta No. 2 factory size, more commonly known as a Churchill, remains one of the preferred sizes amongst cigar aficionados. The 47 ring gauge somehow pleases the tastes of fans of the smaller gauges, while still being large enough for fans of bigger gauge cigars.
As many of you know, Quai D’Orsay is a relatively new brand from Habanos, having only been created in 1973. Cubatabaco created the brand for the French tobacco company called “Seita”. As a matter of fact, on the side of the box, it reads “Seleccion Exclusiva para Seita” (exclusive selection for Seita). The name Quai D’Orsay derives from the avenue where the head offices of Seita were located.
Popular Vitola: Churchill
Factory Vitola: Julieta No.2
Ring Gauge: 47
Cigar Length: 178 mm / 6.9 inches
Body: Light - Medium
Montecristo Gran Piramides Collection Book released in 2017 as the 16th collectors edition of "Habanos Books"
Book cabinet contains 20 cigars.
Vitola: Gran Piramides
Ring Gauge: 57
Length: 160mm / 6.5inches
About this cigar: This is no doubt one of the most anticipated Habanos Gran Reserva Production releases since this series began in 2009. This series comprises specially selected tobacco which is aged a minimum of six years before rolling. Limited in quantity, the cigars have a special second ‘Gran Reserva’ band and come in a recognizable black lacquered box. The Partagas Lusitanias Gran Reserva was produced in a limited 5000 series, containing 15 Partagas Lusitanias Gran Reserva’s, each rolled with tobacco from the 2007 harvest. This is truly the cream of Cuban cigars.
Popular Vitola: Double Corona
Factory Vitola: Prominentes
Ring Gauge: 49
Cigar Length: 194 mm / 7.6 inches
This is no doubt one of the most anticipated Habanos Gran Reserva Production released since this series began back in 2009. This series comprises specially selected tobacco which is aged a minimum of five years before rolling. Limited in quantity, the cigars have a special second ‘Gran Reserva’ band and come in a recognizable black lacquered box. This Romeo Y Julieta Gran Reserva is a special and unique production of 5,000 individually numbered boxes containing 15 Wide Churchills 'Gran Reserva', each rolled with tobacco from the 2009 harvest. This is truly the cream of Cuban cigars!
Popular Vitola: Montesco
Factory Vitola: Montesco
Ring Gauge: 55
Cigar Length: 130 mm / 5.1 inches
About this cigar: The H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011 Cigar is a truly unique and highly coveted cigar.
It's vitola, 'Churchill', is one of the most famous vitolas available, which takes its name after Winston Churchill who was hardly ever seen without a cigar. This very popular sized vitola measures 178mm in length by 47 ring gauge.
These rare cigars have been hand rolled by the expert hands of Cuba's torcedors and the tobacco used in these Cuban cigars have been sourced from a crop cultivated in 2011. The tobacco leaves used have been grown in the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba, meaning these cigars are considered to be made from the very best tobacco farms in the world.
This is the first time H. Upmann has been chosen for a Gran Reserva release, so enthusiasts of the brand are very excited about it. Every Gran Reserva cigar contains tobacco which has been aged for a minimum of five years and is then released only when there has been enough tobacco produced. This difference means the production of these cigars are not rushed and only the most premium tobaccos are used.