While the headline grabber of the 2017 crop of Edición Limitada releases may well be the Cohiba Talismán, there are two other releases that are beginning to get their chance to impress cigar smokers.

The Partagás Series No.1 and Punch Regios de Punch are both slated to get their Swiss release this week, while the former has already arrived in Canada. A spokesperson from Intertabak A.G, which distributes Habanos S.A. products in Switzerland, told halfwheel that both cigars will be released to La Casa del Habano stores in the country as of Friday, Jan. 19, while Habanos Specialists in the country will get them next Friday, Jan. 26.

The Partagas Series No.1 uses the Noblezas vitola, a new 5 2/5 (138mm) x 52 robusto extra that is presented in a 25-count semi boite nature box. It will be offered for 615 Swiss Francs per box, just under $641, or $25.64 per cigar. It has also been spotted at the La Casa del Habano in Montreal recently, priced at CAD $59 per cigar, approximately US $47.50.

The Punch Regios de Punch is the shorter and thinner of the two releases, a corona extra vitola known as the Hermoso Especial that measures 4 7/10 (120mm) x 48. It is presented in 25-count slide lid boxes priced at 510 Swiss Francs, or approximately $531.36.

Both sizes are new to the Habanos S.A. portfolio.

Update (Jan. 17, 2018) — A representative from Phoenicia Trading A.A. told halfwheel that both cigars have been released in their region, which includes Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and continental Africa, among other regions. It is also been made available through the duty free shops in Lebanon and Dubai. 

The cigars have not yet been released in Germany or the Benelux region, which includes Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, according to representatives from distributors in those areas.

Images courtesy of Habanos S.A./Intertabak AG.

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