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Bolívar Super Coronas Expected This Week

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Only a few weeks after the first of the 2014 Edición Limitadas arrived in stores, the second cigar of the trio of limited editions is headed to stores. According to Hunters & Frankau, the U.K. distributor of Cuban cigars, and C.Gars Ltd, a British retailer, the Bolívar Super Coronas have arrived in the U.K. and should be on shelves by the end of this week.

The Super Coronas measure 5 1/2 inches (140mm) x 48 and will be sold in boxes of 25 with pricing set at £20.50 ($33) per cigar locally. Based on the U.K. price, some markets should see the cigar retail for slightly below $20 due to lower taxes. The U.K. will also get the Partagás Selección Privada, which launched in Germany and Switzerland last month. This leaves the Cohiba Robusto Supremos as the only 2014 Edición Limitada yet to be released.

All three cigars were announced in February at the Festival del Habano XVI. Attendees were offered a chance to smoke the Cohiba, but few reported smoking the Bolívar and Partagás. It is expected that Cohiba will hit markets before the end of the year.

In 2000, Habanos S.A. launched the Edición Limitada series, which creates cigars that are not offered in the regular production portfolio for select brands. Since 2004, Habanos S.A. has limited the series to three releases per year and since 2007, all cigars are said to use tobacco that has been aged for at least two years.

These cigars now receive a secondary band noting their Edición Limitada status and the year it was selected. By in large, the series has relied on Habanos S.A.’s global brands—Cohiba, H. Upmann, Hoyo de Monterrey, Montecristo, Partagás and Romeo y Julieta. Although, José L Piedra, a global brand, has not been part of the program, while multilocal brands like Bolívar and Punch have been used for Edición Limitadas.

Updated (Oct. 8, 2014) — Added pricing info.

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Charlie Minato
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