There’s a new Edición Regional arriving in Cuba, the San Cristóbal de la Habana La Cabaña.

The cigar measures 6 1/10 inches long (155 mm) with a 50 ring gauge, a robusto extra vitola known as the Dobles or Dobles (T) that is shared with the Montecristo Double Edmundo and a number of other Edición Regional releases. It comes priced at 139 CUC for a 10-count box, which works out to about $160 when factoring in fees to exchange money on the island.

It becomes the sixth Edición Regional release for the island:

The San Cristóbal de la Habana line has been the recipient of a number of new and limited editions recently, including the San Cristóbal de la Habana Prado, a 5 x 50 petit piramídes for La Casa del Habano and Habanos Specialist retailers; the 20 Aniversario, a 6 3/8 x 52 double robusto that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the brand and will be available just at LCDHs; and the San Cristóbal de La Habana 1519, a 6 3/4 x 57 double robusto that celebrates the 500th anniversary of the founding of the city of Havana. However, those cigars have only been announced, not released.

Update (Nov. 22, 2019): Habanos S.A. confirmed the release of the cigars today and provided images and pricing. Reports from the island are that limited numbers of boxes are being made available each day, but are finally hitting store shelves. This story was originally published on Nov. 15.

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