Cross another one of Habanos S.A.’s 2014 Edición Regionals off the yet-to-arrive list, as the La Casa del Habano in Lisbon announced yesterday that the Juan López Chiado 1864 has arrived.

The cigar is a 4 x 50 petit robusto, with 5,000 boxes of ten cigars produced and each one costing €110, or about $123.50.

With the release of the Juan López Chiado 1864, three cigars from 2014’s list are still awaiting release: the La Gloria Cubana Paraiso, the Ramón Allones 898 for Germany and Ramón Allones Sur for Lebanon. Four Edición Regionals were released between March and April this year. It’s the second Juan López to be released as part of 2014’s Edición Regional program, as the Don Juan, a 5 3/10 x 52 Edmundo was released to the Benelux region in late March.


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Patrick Lagreid

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