ELs & ERs

Punch ManTua (ER Italia 2018)

If Habanos S.A. let the staff members of halfwheel design an Edición Regional release, it would probably end up something like the Punch ManTua. Or maybe Brooks would have his idea win out and we’d do a ninfa with a 109 cap.

Ramón Allones King of North (ER Nordicos-Balticos 2020)

After a preview to cigar clubs in September, the Ramón Allones King of North was released on Oct. 1, 2021 to stores in eight countries…

Por Larrañaga Robustos de Larrañaga (ER Asia Pacifico 2007)

When thinking of the majority of new cigar releases, it’s reasonable to expect that those cigars will come in a few standard sizes, such as…

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…

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…

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…

Rafael González North Star (ER Nordico-Baltico 2017)

In the cigar industry, there is plenty of talk and discussion about pairings: certain types of tobacco with others, and of course certain cigars with…

Punch 8-9-8 (ER Asia Pacifico 2018)

There was a time when lonsdales were the most popular long cigars in America. Then again, that was right around the time when candela wrappers…

Bolívar Silver Jubilee (ER Hong Kong 2017)

While I’m sure someone would disagree, in my mind, the most important Cuban cigar distributor today is Pacific Cigar Co. Ltd. According to Habanos S.A,…