A 2014 La Casa del Habano and Habanos Specialist exclusive as well a new packaging format for the thickest Trinidad have arrived in the Swiss market.

Romeo Cedros de Luxe

Romeo y Julieta Cedros de Luxe single

The Romeo y Julieta Cedros de Luxe was a 2014 announcement but only recently began shipping to La Casa del Habanos, to which it is being limited. It’s a 5 3/5 x 50 robusto extra with a factory name of Gorditos. A box of ten sells for CHF 160, or US $163.76.

Trinidad Vigia Tubos

The Trinidad Vigia is now available in tubos, with three-packs selling for CHF 58.50, or just under US $60. It’s a short, girthy petit robusto measuring 4 3/10 inches long with a 54 ring gauge, a vitola known as the Torres and the thickest that has ever been released as part of the Trinidad marca.

Partagas Maduro No1

Partagas Maduro No1 single

The Partagás No.1 Maduro also arrived in the Swiss market after the La Casa del Habano in Montreal announced they received the cigar last week. A box of 25 cigars sells for CHF 380, or about US $389. It’s a 5 1/8 x 52 robusto that is being limited to La Casa del Habano and Habanos Specialists.

(Images courtesy of Intertabak AG)

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