For the first time in almost a year, there’s a new batch of HR Habanos in the U.S.
Since then, HR has been without an official distributor. That changed earlier this year when Spence Drake, the former Cubanacan vp of sales, signed an agreement with Robaina and the Gonzálezes to become the new distributor for HR through his new White Hat Tobacco.
Today, the first batch of new cigars is heading to retailers.
While it’s no longer part of the Cubanacan portfolio, the cigar uses the same blend and is still being made by the González family in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Drake has indicated that two new lines from Robaina should be out in the coming months, both with lower price points than the original HR, which can retail for upwards of $20 per cigar.
White Hat Tobacco is using a team of brokers to distribute the product nationwide.