Hunters & Frankau, the distributor of Habanos S.A. product in the United Kingdom, is celebrating its history of Ramón Allones Edición Regional releases with the release of its second House Reserve Series 1790 humidor.
Inside each of the 50 individually numbered humidors is 61 cigars that offer a retrospective of the Ramón Allones cigars released as exclusives for the distributor, as well as Edición Limitada releases that get a wider release. In that group is the latest Edición Regional release, the as-yet-unreleased Ramón Allones Private Stock 230, which celebrates the 230th anniversary of Hunters & Frankau, which occurred in 2020. The cigar measures 6 7/10 inches (170mm) long with a 50 ring gauge, a double robusto vitola referred to as the Partagás 16. The distributor has not yet announced when the Ramón Allones Private Stock 230 will be available in its regular retail packaging.
The full lineup of cigars in the humidor is as follows:
- 1 Ramón Allones Belicosos Edición Regional — 2005
- 10 Ramón Allones Allones Extra Edición Limitada — 2011
- 10 Ramón Allones Petit Belicosos Edición Regional — 2012
- 10 Ramón Allones Club Allones Edición Limitada — 2015
- 10 Ramón Allones H&F Aniversario 225 Edición Regional — 2015
- 10 Ramón Allones Allones No.2 Edición Limitada — 2019
- 10 Ramón Allones Private Stock 230 Edición Regional — 2020*
*As yet unreleased
Beyond just its age, the Ramón Allones Belicosos is a notable release as it was part of the first group of Edición Regional releases, and does not wear the familiar secondary band that indicates the country or region where the cigars were released.
Each of the cigars in the humidor come from Hunters & Frankau’s aging rooms and wear a footboard that reads “Colleción No.2,” which indicates they are part of the distributor’s aging program. As noted on the foot bands, this is the second such humidor release from Hunters & Frankau, as in 2019 the distributor produced a humidor that contained ten of each of the 17 Edición Regional releases for the U.K. from 2005 through 2017, which amounted to a total of 170 cigars.
The release is also notable as it celebrates the history that exists between Hunters & Frankau and the Ramón Allones brand. While the brand dates back to the mid-1800s, it was was acquired by John Hunter Morris and Elkan ltd, a predecessor to Hunters & Frankau, in 1911. The company owned both the brand and its worldwide rights, as well as the factory where it was produced, until 1927 when it sold to the owner of the Partagás factory.
The humidors were produced by the Italian humidor maker DeART S.r.l. Pricing is set at £22,500 ($24,558).
Images courtesy of Hunters & Frankau.