Spain’s 2020 Edición Regional release is now on sale.
Tabacalera S.L.U., Spain’s distributor of Cuban cigars, has begun selling the Diplomáticos Colección Privada II Edición Regional España 2020, a 5 3/10 x 52 parejo size known as Edmundo. This is a follow-up to the Diplomáticos Colección Privada, an Edición Regional released in 2013 for Spain. That cigar measured 4 x 50.
Tabacalera S.L.U. says pricing is set at €15 ($17.07) per cigar. The Colección Privada II is limited to 50,000 numbered boxes of 10 cigars meaning there will be 500,000 total cigars produced, quite likely the largest Edición Regional release to date. Tabacalera S.L.U. says it has received only part of the 500,000 cigar order, though it will release more cigars when they arrive.
The Edición Regional program is offered by Habanos S.A. to its various distributors around the world. Each year, distributors can select one cigar to be commissioned for their region, though there have been exceptions when some distributors have been able to select more than one. Those cigars must come from a brand that was not part of the company’s former “Global Brands” and must be a size that is currently not offered in that specific brand.
Edición Regional cigars are signified by a secondary red and silver band that reads Edición Regional followed typically by the name of the region represented by that specific distributor. Oftentimes the cigars do not arrive at stores during the year they are selected for, sometimes multiple years later.