Fans of Edición Regional have a new release to add to their list today, as the Diplomáticos El Diputado is set to hit store shelves in Belgium and Luxembourg.

The cigar, which has a name meaning the deputy, comes in the Montesco vitola, which measures 5 1/8 (130mm) x 55, a robusto vitola that debuted with the Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills in 2010. Since then, it has been used for nearly a dozen Ediciónes Regional releases, and is also the vitola chosen for the new Montecristo Supremos Edición Limitada, which just received its global premiere earlier this month.

Cubacigar Benelux N.V., the distributor of Habanos S.A. products in Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, has commissioned 10,000 boxes of 10 cigars for the release. It will be priced at €16.20 ($18.19) in Luxembourg and €16.90 ($18.98) in Belgium.

The cigar is set to arrive a La Casa del Habano shops in Belgium today and then onto Habanos Specialist shops beginning next week.

Images courtesy of Cubacigar Benelux N.V.

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