Numerous retailers have confirmed that Altadis USA will be providing a cigar to the Tobacconists Association of America (TAA) under its H. Upmann brand. The H. Upmann Bank Note TAA Exclusive will provide a corona sized offering to TAA members. Information on this release was made available to attendees of the TAA Convention held March 23 – 27, 2014 in Cabo San Lucas.
The cigar all have an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and will measure at 5 1/2 x 48 with a pig-tail cap. The cigars will come packaged in boxes of 12. A limited production run of 400 boxes will be made.
The name “Bank Note” is derived from the roots of the founder of the brand Herman Upmann. Upmann was a banker who in 1844 went to Havana Cuba and invested in a cigar factory – which became the H. Upmann brand.