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

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.

Blend Profile

The Banker is being made in the Dominican Republic.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican

Vitolas Available

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