Cuba

Juan López Ideales (ER Austria 2011)

I will be the first to admit that I don’t remember every cigar that I have ever smoked or every word I have written for…

El Rey del Mundo Taínos (ER Formosa 2018)

Habanos S.A.’s Edición Regional series has included exclusive releases for specific countries, regions of the world and even distributor’s areas; however, one of the releases scheduled…

Trinidad Media Luna

In 2019, the Cuban-made Trinidad brand celebrated its 50th anniversary. As is commonplace in the cigar industry, Habanos S.A. released a special cigar to mark…

Montecristo Dantés (EL 2016)

After a week last month during which I smoked almost nothing but Cuban cigars, I think it’s been a month since I’ve smoked anything from…

Montecristo Robusto (EL 2006)

Twenty years ago, Habanos S.A. launched its Edición Limitada program, a new series of cigars that not only used aged tobacco, but utilized a vitola…

Punch La Isla (ER Cuba 2018)

As we have covered numerous times before, the Edición Regional program was born in 2005, with a quartet of cigars released, the Punch Superfinos and…

Bolívar Lusíadas (ER Portugal 2017)

On April 12, 2018, Casa Havaneza in Portugal celebrated its 154th anniversary, which it proclaims makes it one of the oldest tobacco shops in the…

Diplomáticos Bushido (ER Asia Pacifico 2014)

Some of Habanos S.A.’s Edición Regional releases have no backstory and that’s fine. There are others that are incredibly interesting. One thing I’ve found as…

H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011

Last year, Habanos S.A. shipped the first Gran Reserva release to be made in the H. Upmann marca. The Gran Reserva series debuted in 2009…

Hoyo de Monterrey Maravillas (Colección Habanos 2015)

In the world of rare and often expensive Cuban cigar releases, the Gran Reserva and Reserva lines are fairly well known and well documented. But…

Punch Preferidos (ER 5ta Avenida 2018)

When I first started getting into cigars, I remember being absolutely fascinated by—maybe even obsessed with—the Edición Regional program offered by Habanos S.A., the Cuban…