H. Upmann The Banker Basis Point No. 2 (Photo Credit: The Cigar Life, Altadis Facebook)

At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, Altadis USA introduced a line extension to its H. Upmann – The Banker line.  The H. Upmann – The Banker Basis Point No. 2 becomes the fourth vitola in the line introducing a 6 1/8 x 52 sized bellicose into the line.  The Basis Point No.2 is slated to hit retailer shelves late this August.


H.Upmann Basis Point No.2 (Photo Credit: Altadis USA)

The Banker pays homage to the original brand founder Herman Upmann. Upmann was a German banker who in 1844 went to Havana Cuba and invested in a cigar factory – which became the H. Upmann brand. Around the time the company was founded, Upmann created a Cuban tobacco blend for his best customers, friends, and family. This H. Upmann Banker blend is meant to try to replicate a similar styled smoke to that personal blend of Upmann’s.

Pricing for the Basis Point No. 2 will be $8.30. The cigar will be packaged in 15 count boxes.

At a glance, here is a look at the H.Upmann Banker line:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Vitolas Available

Basis Point No. 2: 6 1/8 x 52 (Bellicose)
Currency: 5 1/2 x 48
Annuity: 6 x 52
Arbitage: 7 x 56