It’s well known that while cigars in Habanos S.A.’s Edición Regional are supposed to show up between August and October, that’s not always the case. One of those cigars whose arrival was supposed to be in 2014 became the first in the series to be released in 2015, as the La Casa del Habano in Milan announced on Sunday morning that the Ramón Allones Short Perfectos is now available.

The cigar is a 5 x 50 petit pirámides, with 5,000 ten-count boxes produced for this release. Pricing is set at €105 per box, or about US$124.37.

As has been the case with other Italian regionals, it will be a challenge for those outside the country to get their hands on the cigar as it is illegal to ship tobacco products out of the country.

There are still quite a few Edición Regionals scheduled for a 2014 release that have yet to hit stores, including the Sancho Panza Eslavo for Serbia, the Saint Luis Rey Inca for Peru and the La Flor de Cano Siboney for Canada. A pair of Ramón Allones are yet to debut, the Sur for Lebanon and the 8-9-8 for Germany.

There is also a new La Gloria Cubana called the Paraiso that is scheduled to be released in the Caribbean that has yet to appear, while a pair of Juan López releases are still yet to arrive, the Don Juan for BeNeLux and the Chiado 1864 for Portugal. Turkey is also still awaiting the Bolívar Bosphorus.

One release that appears to be close is the Diplomáticos Bushidos for the Asia Pacific region, with one retailer announcing it will be available in early February.

The Vegas Robaina Short Robaina for Andorra closed out 2014, having been released around Dec. 28. It followed the release of the Ramón Allones Perfectos for Switzerland and the Bolívar Super Coronas for the U.K.

Diadema S.p.A. is the distributor for Italy.

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