The " Edicion Limitada " originally made its appearance in 2001 with the launch of the Partagas Piramides - still regarded by some as one of the best cigars to date. Characterized by a specially prepared and aged dark Maduro wrapper the cigars sported a unique gold and black band with the year of production. The distinctive wrapper leaf for these cigars receives an additional mini fermentation for a period up to 25 days at higher than normal temperatures to achieve the unique dark, marbled texture. This additional fermentation also serves to impart approximately 10% more strength to the cigar as indicated by the "toasted" taste of the tobacco.
Limited Edition cigars are made from specially selected tobacco leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone which is widely regarded as the finest tobacco growing land in the world. All the leaves used have been aged for a minimum of two years and the vitola (size) is not currently found in the standard brand portfolio.
Also since 2004, Habanos SA has released Regional Specialities in a growing number of specific territories Worldwide. These essentially "regional" brands are only gleamed from the "second" tier of Habanos brands such as Punch, Bolivar, Juan Lopez and Ramon Allones etc. and are now released on an annual basis. The Regional Edition cigars are special limited-production cigars (between 1- 2,000 numbered boxes only) that appeal to aficionados and connoisseurs looking for something unusual.LIMITED EDITIONS 2015 The H. Upmann 'Magnum 56
' is the first of the 2015 Habanos Limited Edition range to arrive in the UK. Boasting an impressive 56 ring gauge, it is the second largest girth used on a Limited Edition cigar since the concept was introduced in the year 2000. The 2014 Cohiba Robusto Supremos leads the way with a 58 gauge.
The H.Upmann Magnum 56 is a light to medium bodied cigar and is presented in Cabinet SLB's of 25. The cigars measure 5 7/8"(150mm) x 56 ring gauge and are dressed with dark wrappers which are aged and selected especially for Limited Edition cigars.The Ramón Allones "Club Allones"
(47 ring gauge x 135 mm in the length). The Ramon Allones Club Allones is the second and final 2015 Habanos Limited Edition to arrive in the UK (H.Upmann Magnum 56 being the first).
The Club Allones is a full bodied cigar and is presented in dressed boxes of 10. The cigars measure 5 3/8"(135mm) x 47 ring gauge and are dressed with aSpecial Club Allones band and with Edición Limitada band for 2015. The cigars are made with dark, oily wrappers which are aged and selected especially for Limited Edition cigars.
Ramon Allones cigars are well known for their powerful, rich flavours and the Club Allones 2015 Limited Edition is a fitting tribute to the brand.