Habanos S.A.’s Edición Regional program has resulted in the release of limited edition cigars for countries and regions around the world, and now, Malaysia is getting its first cigar in the series with the San Cristobal de La Habana Harimau Malaya.

It comes in the Montesco vitola, a thick robusto that measures 5 1/8 inches (130mm) long and has a 55 ring gauge. It is the same vitola as the regular production Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills, and one that has been used for a number of Edición Regional releases in recent years.

A total of 8,888 boxes of 10 cigars were produced for the release and are now available at retailers in Malaysia and throughout the Asia Pacific region. The cigar was commissioned and is distributed by Pacific Cigar Ltd. It gets its name from the national mascot of Malaysia, a specific type of tiger that is native to the Malay peninsula and is featured on the outer box.

Pricing is set at MYR230 ($55.59) per cigar in Malaysia. and HKD438 ($56.31) per cigar in Hong Kong.

Images courtesy of Pacific Cigar Ltd.

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