A pair of Edición Regional releases bound for Lebanon now have a launch date, as Phoenicia T.A.A. Cyprus Ltd. has announced plans for its 40th anniversary celebration on Nov. 8, and during the event, the Ramón Allones Phoenicia 40 and Quai d’Orsay Baalbeck will both be featured cigars.
The Ramón Allones Phoenicia 40 is a 6 1/2 (164mm) x 54 double robusto that is known as the Sublimes vitola, a size shared with a number of other Ediciónes Regional as well as the Cohiba Sublimes Edición Limitada from 2004, the Montecristo Sublimes Edición Limitada from 2008, and the La Gloria Cubana Inmensos, a La Casa del Habano exclusive that debuted in 2010. It will be an extremely large release for an Edición Regional with 450,000 cigars split between boxes of 20 and 440 Elie Bleu humidors of 40 cigars. Those humidors will be split into five themes, with Phoenicians, Mediterranean, Volutes and Horizon each getting 100 units, while a fifth line called Journey will have a production of just 40 humidors.
Phoenicia says all the tobacco used is coming from Hector Luis Prieto’s farm and the cigar will be rolled at the Partagás factory, formally known as Carlos Baliño.
In 2019, for the first time, Quai d’Orsay cigars will be released in a 50-cigar cabinet!
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— Antoine Bathie (@antbathie) January 30, 2019
The Quai d’Orsay Baalbeck, meanwhile, measures 5 1/2 (140mm) x 54, a robusto extra known as the Duke vitola. The size debuted in 2009 with the Romeo y Julieta Dukes Edición Limitada, and then was used for the Partagás Serie E No.2, which was released in 2011. It has also been used for a number of Ediciónes Regional releases. A total of 60,000 cigars is being produced for this release, split into 1,200 sliding lid boxes containing 50 cigars each. The cigar gets its name from a historical city in Lebanon, with this particular one located approximately 53 miles northeast of Beirut.
The launch event it set to take place in Beirut, Lebanon.
The company has not yet responded to an email regarding pricing, or a timetable for when the cigars will begin arriving at retail shops.
Phoenicia T.A.A. Cyprus Ltd.,is the Cuban cigar distributor for Lebanon, the Middle East and much of Africa.