Two of the newest Cuban cigars are beginning to arrive, in the United Kingdom.
The Partagás Serie D No.6 and Romeo y Julieta Pirámides Añejados have both begin shipping. As for the new Partagás, it measures 3 1/2 inches (90mm) x 50. It was announced at the XVI Festival del Habano this past February. According to Hunters & Frankau, the U.K.’s distributor of Cuban cigars, it carries a suggested retail price of £13.60 ($20.55) per cigar and £260.20 ($393.11) per box of 20.
As for the new Romeo y Julieta, it’s actually an old cigar. The Añejados program, which will debut internationally with the Romeo y Julieta brand, is a collection of cigars aged five to eight years. The Romeo y Julieta Pirámides Añejados is the first in the series to ship. It measures 6 1/7 inches (156mm) x 52, the same dimensions of the Romeo y Julieta Pirámides that was officially discontinued in 2003.
Pricing for the U.K. market is suggested at £24.70 ($37.32) and £590.60 ($892.29) per box of 25.
This is not the first time Habanos S.A. has used the Añejados name or concept. At the 21st Encuentro de Amigos de Partagás in 2011, Habanos released a variety of aged cigars carrying the distinction, however they were only officially sold in Havana.
In addition, the Trinidad Vigía is also now shipping in the U.K, pricing is suggested at £20.60 ($31.12) and £236.20 ($356.85) per box of 12. The cigar was spotted in Canada late last year.
The country’s two La Casa del Habano (LCDH) franchises have already received the cigars and Hunters & Frankau expects other retail customers to begin offering the new cigars next week.