The H. Upmann Magnum 52 has been launched by Habanos SA in celebration of the Chinese lunar year of the tiger.
The cigars are presented in special lacquered boxes each containing 18 cigars and represent the third year in a row that a cigar has been made for this auspicious event.
Technically the Magnum 52 is a unique size within the Habanos SA portfolio, measures 5 7/8” (148mm) x 52 ring gauge. However, if it appears familiar it may be due to its similarity with the Cohiba Siglo VI, being just 2mm shorter and sharing a 52 ring gauge.
Although created for the Chinese market these cigars are available worldwide and seem sure to prove popular with cigar smokers and collectors across the globe.
Mr. Leopoldo Cintra González, Commercial Vice President, and Mr. José María López Inchaurbe, Vice President of Development at Habanos, S.A. said “We are pleased to commemorate the Chinese New Year for the third consecutive year with a vitola such as “Magnum 52′′ under the H. Upmann brand. We are convinced that Habanos aficionados will enthusiastically welcome this worldwide launch, which will be available in all markets, albeit in limited quantities as it is an exclusive production,”
The Hoyo de Monterrey Primavera celebrates the 2021 Chinese New Year and is available in very limited quantities. It is only the second time a cigar has been released by Habanos s.a. to commemorate the festivities and follows the popular Romeo y Julieta Maravillas 8 in 2020 (Year of the Rat).
Each of the 18 cigars presented in the stunning commemorative wooden lacquered boxes are dressed with a unique foot band which are branded “Year of the Ox”. The cigars measure 6 5/8” (167mm) x 48 ring gauge and the size is referred to as a Hermosos No.1 in the factories of Cuba. Only 8,888 numbered boxes will be produced for global release by Habanos s.a.
Hoyo de Monterrey is a light bodied Habanos brand named after a plantation in San Juan y Martínez in the heart of Vuelta Abajo. It remains one of the most famous Vegas de Primera to this day (first class tobacco fields) where somewhat fittingly for this cigar is still ploughed by oxen to this day so as not to compact the top-soil.
Beginning in 2019 with the Romeo y Julieta Maravillas No.8 (Year of the Rat), the Cohiba Siglo de Oro is the fourth release from Habanos s.a. to commemorate a Chinese lunar New Year
The Siglo de Oro measures 4 ½” (115mm) x 54 ring gauge and is an entirely new size within the Habanos portfolio (Vitola de Galera is Exitosos or “successful” in English). Only 18,888 boxes of 18 cigars have been produced with each box housing a scannable chip secured to the inner lid allowing for instant authentication and information. Each cigar is dressed with the standard Cohiba band and a foot-band denoting the “
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