Habanos S.A. said that Partagás would be a focus at this week’s Festival del Habano XXIII and as such, it’s no surprise to see the brand getting a new regular production line. In what’s like a first for the Cuban cigar conglomerate, the line is debuting with a range of thickness from 46-56 ring gauge.
Partagás Línea Maestra, Spanish for master line, will be offered in three sizes:
- Partagás Línea Maestra Meastro (5 1/5, 132m, x 56)
- Partagás Línea Maestra Origen (6 1/12, 154mm, x 46)
- Partagás Línea Maestra Rito (6 3/5, 168mm, x 52)
All three of these shapes appear to be new sizes for Habanos S.A. The three factory names—Deleites, Bondadosos, Gustosos, respectively—appear to be new. This release had been rumored to debut, albeit with different vitola names.
Línea Maestra will come in 20-count boxes, which the company is calling “special cases.”
“The Línea Maestra will pay tribute to the unique origen (origin), the learning and tradition that turn a Habano into a rito (ritual), and the maestro (master) who makes it possible to create a masterpiece for Habanos enthusiasts,” said Habanos S.A. in promotional material.
A release date has not been announced.
Brooks Whittington contributed to this story.
This story is part of halfwheel’s coverage of the Festival del Habano XXIII, the 2023 edition of Cuba’s annual cigar festival. For more coverage of the festival, click here.