The Dunhill brand is an old and well known name with quite the rich history. Starting out with a line of automobile accessories and moving into other luxury goods, Alfred Dunhill went on to open his first tobacco shop in London in 1907 and became a popular tobacconist, with patrons the likes of King George VI and Sir Winston Churchill. Over the years the Dunhill brand transformed in the tobacco industry, at one point having Cubatabaco produce a cigar with the Dunhill name and eventually having the tobacco brand rights sold to British American Tobacco.
While the brand is owned by British American Tobacco, distribution rights in the United States are held by General Cigar Co., and the latest release from the Dunhill brand is the Heritage, which is being made at General’s Honduras factory, STG Danlí. The cigar is blended to be more full than the other lines the brand has, featuring an Ecuadorian habano ligero wrapper. With the name Heritage as well, the packaging hearkens back to its Cubatabaco days, with very Cuban-inspired packaging, from the band down to the ribbon wrapped around the cigars in the box.