Altadis USA will be releasing a new cigar in its H. Upmann brand. The H. Upmann – The Banker will pay homage to the original brand founder Herman Upmann. Information on this cigar was first reported by Cigar Aficionado.com.
Upmann was a banker who in 1844 went to Havana Cuba and invested in a cigar factory – which became the H. Upmann brand. According to the report, around the time the company was founded, Upmann created a Cuban tobacco blend for his best customers, friends, and family. The H. Upmann Banker blend is meant to try to replicate a similar styled smoke.
A couple of weeks ago, another H. Upmann cigar that pays homage to Upmann’s roots in the banking industry – the H. Upmann Bank Note was announced as a limited production exclusive to the Tobacconists Association of America (TAA).
The cigar is expected to ship to Altadis retailers this month. At a glance, let’s take a look at this cigar.
The Banker is being made in the Dominican Republic.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
The H. Upmann Banker will be launched in three vitolas. We have learned that the cigars are packaged in 15 count boxes.
Currency: 5 1/2 x 48
Annuity: 6 x 52
Arbitage: 7 x 56
Update 4/14/13: Corrected size of Annuity