Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 Set for Release in Switzerland

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The long-awaited Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 humidors are set to go on sale in Switzerland on Friday, Dec. 1, according to an announcement from the Intertabak AG, which distributes Habanos S.A. products in the country.

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The cigar was first presented at the Festival del Habano XVIII in Feb. 2016, and as with seemingly every new Habanos release, there was no set timeline for when it would arrive at retailers. Each humidor contains 20 cigars measuring 5 9/10 inches (150mm) long with a 58 ring gauge, a vitola called Majestuosos 58 that is a new addition to the Habanos portfolio.

The cigar was created as part of the 50th anniversary of the Cohiba brand, and joined the Cohiba 50 Aniversario, a limited edition 7 x 60 cigar that is presented in humidors featuring a 24-karat gold-plated tobacco leaf on the outside. Those humidors began arriving at distributors around the world in Dec. 2016.

Just 1966 of the Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 humidors are being produced; in Switzerland they are being sold for CHF 4,400, or US $4,484.

Additionally, Swiss La Casa del Habano retailers will also be offering the recently released Trinidad La Trova, a LCDH exclusive, beginning on Dec. 1.

Select images courtesy of Habanos S.A.

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