At the upcoming Tax Free World Association World Exhibition & Conference, Habanos S.A. is showing off a new exclusive product for the travel and duty free markets, the Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Belicoso.


The new cigar measures 4 11/12 (125 mm) with a 52 ring gauge and comes in a 15-count humidor. It’s a new size for the brand and one that has only been used in a handful of limited editions: the Bolivar Petit Belicosos Edición Limitada 2009, the Vegas Robaina Petit Unicos Edición Regional Suiza 2012, the Ramón Allones Petit Belicoso Edición Regional Gran Bretaña 2012, and the Quai d’Orsay Belicoso Royal Edición Regional Francia 2013.

A formal release date for the cigars has not yet been announced, and with price varying by region, no estimated price for the humidor has been announced.

The Duty Free and Travel Retail Global Summit runs from Oct. 1 – 6 in Cannes, France.

Images courtesy of Habanos S.A.


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