The 2014 Cohiba Edición Limitada release has arrived in stores.

It’s the third and final Edición Limitada release for the year following the Partagás Selección Privada and Bolívar Super Coronas, which were released in September and October respectively. It measures a hefty 5 x 58, the thickest cigar in the Habanos S.A. portfolio and a sign that Cuba will be following the big ring gauge trend that has become so popular in the U.S. of late.

The Swiss market is the only confirmed market where the Cohiba Robusto Supremos has emerged. According to pricing at the La Casa Del Habano is 510 CHF ($530) for a 10-count box, significantly more than the two other Edición Limitadas which retail for around $25-35 depending on the market.

In 2000, Habanos S.A. launched the Edición Limitada series, which creates cigars that are not offered in the regular production portfolio for select brands. Since 2004, Habanos S.A. has limited the series to three releases per year and since 2007, all cigars are said to use tobacco that has been aged for at least two years.

These cigars now receive a secondary band noting their Edición Limitada status and the year it was selected. By in large, the series has relied on Habanos S.A.’s global brands—Cohiba, H. Upmann, Hoyo de Monterrey, Montecristo, Partagás and Romeo y Julieta. Although, José L Piedra, a global brand, has not been part of the program, while multilocal brands like Bolívar and Punch have been used for Edición Limitadas.

With the completion of the 2014 Edición Limitadas, attention will now turn to the H. Upmann No.2 Reserva Cosecha 2010, which is also expected to be released in late 2014 if history holds true.

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