Last month, Pacific Cigar Co. hosted two dinners to mark the cigar distributor’s 30th anniversary. During those dinners in Hong Kong, guests were given the company’s two newest Edición Regional releases the Sancho Panza El Rey and the previously unannounced Diplomáticos PCC 30th Anniversary.

The Diplomáticos PCC 30th Anniversary Edición Regional Asia-Pacifico (2022) measures 5 1/2 (140mm) x 56. It’s a parejo size known within the Cuban naming system as aromosos, which has been used once before, for the Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de Rio Seco. The cigar is not on sale yet, and Pacific Cigar Co. has not announced when it might go on sale or what the pricing will be.

Production is limited to 3,000 cabinets of 30 cigars.

The Edición Regional program is offered by Habanos S.A. to its various distributors around the world. Each year, distributors can select one cigar to be commissioned for their region, though there have been exceptions when some distributors have been able to select more than one. Those cigars must come from a brand that was not part of the company’s former “Global Brands” and must be a size that is currently not offered in that specific brand.

Edición Regional cigars are signified by a secondary red and silver band that reads Edición Regional followed typically by the name of the region represented by that specific distributor. Oftentimes the cigars do not arrive at stores during the year they are selected for, sometimes multiple years later.

Pacific Cigar Co. was founded in 1992 by the late David Tang. Over the years, it has grown from its home in Hong Kong to become one of the important distributors of Cuban cigars. The company’s massive distribution footprint covers more than 30 countries across Asia and Oceania. In addition, Pacific Cigar Co. has more than 30 retail stores and lounges. Dag Holmboe has served as Pacific Cigar’s leader for more than two decades.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.