Cuba

Quai d’Orsay Baalbeck (ER Libano 2018)

When it comes to looking for the interesting aspects of a cigar release, some are more of a challenge to turn up than others. Yet…

San Cristóbal de La Habana Harimau Malaya (ER Malasia 2020)

In April, Pacific Cigar Ltd. hosted the debut of the first Edición Regional release for Malaysia. The San Cristóbal de La Habana Harimau Malaya is…

Hoyo de Monterrey Primaveras

In November 2019, Habanos S.A. joined the list of cigar companies making Zodiac calendar-inspired cigars with the Romeo y Julieta Maravillas 8, a 6 1/10 (155mm) x…

Por Larrañaga Galanes

If there’s been one fairly common topic in my recent conversations about what Habanos S.A. has been releasing, it’s that the new cigars all seem…

La Gloria Cubana Unifree (ER Turquí 2018)

I spend quite a bit of time trying to make sure that none of halfwheel’s reviewers are reviewing the same brand of cigars consecutively. Typically that…

H. Upmann Connossieur No.2

After more than 25 years in existence, there when it comes to cigars there are relatively few vitolas—specifically outside of the 60-80 ring gauge variety—that…

H. Upmann Regalías

As the saying goes, what’s old is new again. Case in point, in October 2017, Habanos S.A. announced that it would be releasing a new…

Ramón Allones No. 2 (EL 2019)

Amongst Habanos S.A.’s massive portfolio of Cuban cigars, there are various series that produce new, limited releases every year. The largest source of new releases…

Montecristo Supremos (EL 2019)

For as much as Cuba’s Habanos S.A. would like to be isolated from all non-Cuban cigar companies—and in many, if not most ways it is—one…

San Cristóbal de La Habana 20 Aniversario

Considering the country’s history with tobacco, it may be tempting to assume that just about any brand of Cuban cigar has been in existence for…

H. Upmann Magnum 56 (2020)

As someone who is fairly cognizant of the fact that you can’t have the same experience twice, I find myself tempering my excitement when I…