A new Edición Regional is about to his store shelves in Lebanon, as Phoenicia Trading A.A. has announced the upcoming release of the El Rey del Mundo WIH 20.
The new cigar is set to be available at retail in the coming week, including in the humidor that inspired its unique name. WIH 20 is a nod the 20th anniversary of the first and biggest walk-in humidor in the duty free market, which happens to be located in Lebanon’s Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. That store opened in 1997, and some quick math would indicate that the cigar should have been released in 2017, however unspecified delays pushed it into early 2019.
The cigar measures 5 7/8 x 54, a vitola known as the Geniales that was also used for the Diplómaticos Ammunition, an Edición Regional for Phoenicia Trading’s territory. For more widely available cigars, the size is used by the Montercristo Open Eagle, Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo du San Juan, San Cristóbal Torreon and H.Upmann Connoisseur B.
A run of 8,000 boxes of 25 cigars were produced, a total of 200,000 total cigars. Pricing has not yet been announced by the distributor.