Altadis U.S.A. will have a new addition to its H. Upmann brand at the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, the H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez.
The line uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Dominican olor binder, and fillers that include Dominican pilotico and andullo, as well as Nicaraguan-grown tobacco. As the name implies, the Dominican tobacco comes from Jose Mendez & Co., which provides a lot of the Dominican tobacco and processing used at the Tabacalera de García factory.
The H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez will be offered in three sizes:
- H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez Robusto (5 x 50) — $8.50 (Box of 20, $170)
- H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez Belicoso (6 x 50) — $8.80 (Box of 20, $176)
- H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez Toro (6 1/8 x 52) — $8.95 (Box of 20, $179)
It is being made at Tabacalera de García in the Dominican Republic and is scheduled to ship to retailers in July.
There appears to be another new release for the H. Upmann brand, the H. Upmann 175 Anniversary by A.J. Fernández, though details have not yet been disclosed.