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H. Upmann Robustos Añejados Arrives in Switzerland This Week

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Swiss cigar smokers will be among the first to smoke the new H. Upmann Robustos Añejados, as the cigar will be made available at the country’s La Casa del Habano and Habanos Specialist locations beginning Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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The new cigar was recently announced by Habanos S.A. as the fifth member in the Añejados line, joining the Romeo y Julieta Pirámides Añejados and Montecristo Churchills Añejados, both 2015 releases, and the Partagás Coronas Gordas Añejados and Hoyo de Monterrey Hermosos No. 4, which were released in 2016.

The H. Upmann Robustos Añejados measures 4 9/10 inches (124mm) in length with a 50 ring gauge and being offered in 25-count boxes. In Switzerland, a box will sell for CHF 400, approximately USD $403.74, according to Intertabak AG, the exclusive distributor of Habanos S.A. products in the country.

The Añejados line brings to market cigars in new vitola for a marca that have been aged by Habanos S.A. After rolling, each Añejados cigar gets at least five years of aging, which Habanos S.A> says allows the cigars to gain complexity without losing their original characteristics, making them “rounder and mellower to the palate, getting touches of wood taste thanks to the years of rest with the cedar protecting it.”

The Añejados releases are rolled and then placed in unlabeled boxes, only to be dressed when the cigars are ready for market. Each cigar gets two bands, the standard band of the marca and a secondary Añejados band, while the bottom the box gets stamped with the date the cigars we made, as well as with a revisado date, or when the cigars were checked.

While the Añejados line brings new sizes to a brand’s regular production offerings, astute fans of the H. Upmann marca will recognize this line from two previous usages: in 2008 when it was launched in a travel humidor exclusively designed for duty free and travel retail channels, while in 2012 it was selected as one of that year’s Edición Limitada releases.

Images courtesy of Habanos S.A.

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