At the XIX Habano Festival in Cuba, Habanos SA formally announced the H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011. As the name indicates it adds a Gran Reserva offering to the H. Upmann line in the popular Sir Winston (Churchill size) format.
Gran Reserva is a designation typically used for more limited production releases in the Habanos portfolio using aged tobaccos. They typically also have upgraded packaging. With the H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011, it is the first time an H. Upmann cigar has been given the Gran Reserva designation.
According to Habanos SA, the H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011 uses wrapper, binder, and filler that have undergone an extensive five year aging process. A total of 5,000 boxes have been produced. The cigar features the 7 x 47 Sir Winston size.
The XIX Habano Festival took place February 27 – March 3, 2017 in Cuba.
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