There’s a new Edición Regional set to arrive in cigar shops in Belgium and Luxembourg, as the first batch of Sancho Panza Gran Quixote ER Belux has been released to the market. The cigar is scheduled to be at La Casa del Habano locations as of this weekend before heading to Habanos Specialists the following weekend.

The cigar is a large perfecto measuring 6 3/8 inches long (162mm) with a 52 ring gauge. It’s a vitola called the Romeo and is best known as the same vitola used for the regular production Cuaba Distinguidos. It has also been used for Bolívar Distinguidos, a 2011 ER release for China, and the Juan Lopez Distinguidos, a 2011 ER release for Germany. Its earliest usage was the Romeo y Julieta Romeos, though that cigar was discontinued in the mid-1970s, making a return by way of limited editions for the Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor in 1999, the 125 Aniversario Humidor in 2000 and the Réplica de Humidor Antiguo in 2008.

A total of 100,000 cigars were produced for the release, split into 10,000 boxes of 10 cigars. Single cigar pricing is set at €16.90 ($19.16) in Belgium and €16.20 ($18.36) in Luxembourg.

Images courtesy of La Casa Del Tabaco/LCDH Knokke.

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