Last year, General Cigar released a cigar to commemorate its 170th anniversary of the Partagas brand. This year, a cigar is being released that pays homage to the creator of the brand, Ramon Cifuentes called Ramon y Ramon. The new Partagas Ramon y Ramon made its official debut at this year’s 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.
According to General Cigar the Partagas Ramon y Ramon uses a combination of rare tobacco and vintage seeds. For one of the tobaccos, a proprietary process of regeneration was developed to yield a tobacco that General Cigar says is different than any other grown in the Dominican Republic.
The special vintage Dominican Tobacco is used in the filler along with Nicaraguan Jalapa and Dominican Piloto Cubano grown by the Partagas. Ramon y Ramon also features a Dominican binder, which is also grown by the Partagas team. Finally, the Ramon y Ramon is finished from a high priming wrapper grown in the Belita region of Cameroon. The cigar is being released in four sizes each packaged in 20 count boxes:
In a press release announcing the Partagas Ramon y Ramon, Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar Company noted, “In tribute to the legendary Ramon Cifuentes who carried the Partagas brand from Cuba to the D.R., our agronomists regenerated a vintage Dominican seed that had been locked away for nearly 50 years. We are extremely proud of this blend which showcases the very best of the Partagas brand.”
Ramon y Ramon is expected to be in wider distribution in October. According to General Cigar, it will be a brick and mortar exclusive.
At a glance, here is a look at the Partagas Ramon y Ramon:
Wrapper: Cameroon (Belita)
Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa, Dominican (Piloto Cubano, Proprietary Regenerated)
Country of Origin: Not Disclosed
Robusto: 5 1/2 x 50 (SRP $7.49)
Maxim Grande: 6 x 52 ( SRP $7.99)
Gigante: 6 x 60 (SRP 8.49)
Fabuloso: 7 x 54 (SRP 8.99)
Photo Credits: General Cigar Company
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