The most recent cigar in Habanos S.A.’s Gran Reserva line is set to be released in Switzerland on Wednesday.
The Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013 will be arriving at Swiss La Casa del Habano retailers on Nov. 6, according to an announcement from Intertabak AG, which distributes Habanos S.A. products within the country. This marks the arrival of the first Hoyo de Monterrey to be selected for a Gran Reserva release, which is one of the most premium of the Cuban cigar conglomerate’s offerings. The program was launched in 2009, and each release features selected tobacco that has been aged for at least five years. Only the company’s six global brands are eligible to be selected for a release.
Like the regular production Double Corona, the cigar measures 7 5/8 inches (194mm) long with a ring gauge of 49. It is being offered in 15-count boxes, with a total of 5,000 boxes being produced. As with other Gran Reserva releases, the boxes feature a black lacquered finish, and the brand’s seal and logo embossed in gold on the cover.
In Switzerland, boxes are priced at CHF 1,590, or $1,603.14 as of today’s exchange rates.
It is the sixth cigar in the Gran Reserva series:
- Cohiba Siglo VI — 2009
- Montecristo Montecristo No.2 — 2011
- Partagás Lusitanias — 2013
- Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills – 2015
- H. Upmann Sir Winston — 2017
- Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona — 2019
In 2016, Hoyo de Monterrey received its first Reserva series release, the Epicure No.2 Reserva Cosecha 2012. The tobacco used in that line has been aged for at least three years.
Images courtesy of Habanos S.A./Intertabak AG.