ELs & ERs

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,…

Punch Duke (ER Mexico 2018)

Before last year, the county of Mexico had only been given Edición Regional cigars from Edmundo Dantes, a peculiar brand that Habanos S.A. otherwise does not…

La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra (ER Gran Bretaña 2017)

Better than late than never. That was the thought that entered my mind in early June 2020, when it was announced that this cigar, the…

Quai d’Orsay Senadores (EL 2019)

There are a number of brands in the Habanos S.A. portfolio that have fallen under the radar over the decades, and until recently, Quai d’Orsay would…