France has its second Edición Regional of the year on its shelves, as the Ramón Allones Hexagone Edición Regional Francia is now available throughout the country.
The new cigar measures 5 1/2 inches (140mm) long with a 54 ring gauge, a robusto extra vitola known as the Duke that made its debut in 2009’s Romeo y Julieta Dukes, one of the Edición Limitada releases that year. It has since been used for the Partagás Serie E No.2 and the La Gloria Cubana Platinum Edition Edición Regional Paises Bajos, which was scheduled for a 2016 release in The Netherlands but didn’t appear until September 2017.
The release is limited to 6,000 individually numbered boxes of 10 cigars, a total run of 60,000 cigars. It is priced at €14.40 per cigar and €144 per box, approximately USD $17 and $170, respectively.
While most countries or regions are able to receive only one Edición Regional in a year, France is a bit of an anomaly as there are two distributors that serve the country. Corpova, S.A.S. handles the majority of Habanos S.A. brands in the country—including the Ramón Allones marca—as well as being a dealer in Algeria and Monacho, while SEITA handles two brands, Jose L. Piedra and Quai d’Orsay, the latter of which added the Secreto Cubano in February.
Image courtesy of Corpova S.A.S.