Dunhill Cigars will debut its latest cigar at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show. With the new Dunhill Heritage, it will be different than any other Dunhill – namely it will be produced in Honduras.
The Heritage features an Ecuadorian Habano ligero wrapper, and a Jalapa binder. The filler is a mix of tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras originating from (Esteli 2012 harvest), Ometepe (2005 harvest), and Jamastran (2007 harvest). The cigars are being launched in five sizes packaged in ten count boxes.
The Dunhill brand can be traced back to Alfred Dunhill’s tobacco shop that opened in 1907 on Duke Street in London. The store had numerous marketing/distribution agreements with many Cuban cigar manufacturers. The store also served as a tobacconist for such famous people as Winston Churchill and King George VI. Dunhill’s relationship with the Cuban cigar market continued after the Cuban revolution. In 1982, Dunhill started working with Cubatabaco (Cuba’s nationalized tobacco company) to produce cigars. By 1984, the cigars started hitting the market and expanded into 30 countries. While the brand expanded, they soon started facing competition and by 1991, Cubatabaco and Dunhill went their separate ways. Dunhill did not find a new manufacturing source and eventually the brand name was sold to British American Tobacco.
Today Dunhill is distributed by General Cigar Company. After a long gap, this is the second regular production line released by Dunhill in as many years. Last year, after a gap of 13 years, Dunhill released, the 1907 by Dunhill.
At a glance, here is a look at the Dunhill Heritage:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Filler: Honduras (Jamastran – 2007 crop Nicaraguan (Esteli – 2012 crop, Ometepe – 2005 crop)
Country of Origin: Honduras
As mentioned the Dunhill Heritage will be available in five sizes. SRP Pricing ranges from $10.15 to $12.95. All cigars are packed in 10 count boxes.
Box Pressed Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 50
Gigante: 6 x 60
Torpedo: 6 1/4 x 52
Churchill: 7 1/2 x 50