The Partagás Serie E No.2 will be getting the Gran Reserva treatment in 2021.
Habanos S.A. has announced its Gran Reserva release for 2021 and Partagás will become the first brand to have two Gran Reserva releases. The Partagás Gran Reserva Serie E No.2 Cosecha 2015 is the exact same size as the regular Serie E No.2, the classic duke vitola that measures 5 1/2 (140mm) x 54.
However, that is more or less where the similarities between this cigar and the regular production version stop. The Gran Reserva is arguably Habanos S.A.’s flagship release, released only in odd years. Each cigar selected comes from one of Habanos S.A.’s largest brands, previously known as global brands, and uses tobacco from a specific crop, in this case, the 2015 crop year.
That tobacco is selected specifically for this release and then aged for at least five years. Like other Gran Reserva releases, it is then packaged in high-gloss boxes of 15 cigars and limited to 5,000 boxes.
The cigars wear the typical Partagás Serie E band and then a secondary band that is shared by all other Gran Reserva cigars.
Unlike other limited edition releases from Habanos S.A., the Gran Reserva—and the associated Reserva releases—are all made up of existing cigars. This is the seventh Gran Reserva release:
- 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
- Partagás Serie E No.2 — 2021