With 2019 marking 175 years of the H. Upmann brand, Altadis U.S.A. has announced a special commemorative limited cigar appropriately called the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary. The cigar will make its debut at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas.
This cigar has its origins back in Cuba. German banker Herman Upmann had moved to Havana, Cuba to open a branch for his family bank. After creating some cigars for his clients, he developed a passion for working with tobacco. That led him in 1844 to start his own cigar brand with his brother August, and the two eventually would open their own cigar factory in Havana.
For the 175th Anniversary cigar, Altadis U.S.A. turned to AJ Fernandez, who has been involved in several projects for the company, including the H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez. Fernandez delivered a Nicaraguan puro featuring a high priming Media Tiempo wrapper (a priming that grows above the ligero leaves on a very small percentage of plants.)
The H. Upmann 175th Anniversary comes in one size – a 7 x 50 Churchill priced at $18.00 SRP per cigar. A total of 14,750 ten-count boxes will be made. In addition, 50 special 50-count humidors containing the cigar will also be made available retailing at $1,250.00 per unit.
“One of the things that I love about creating new blends, is the constant learning about tobacco. Working with AJ Fernández and the rarest wrapper in the world, Medio Tiempo, has definitely been a unique and rewarding experience. There are great cigars and then there is the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary blend. An unforgettable cigar,” commented Rafael Nodal, Head of Product Capability for Tabacalera USA in a press release.
Candela Diaz, Brand Manager for H. Upmann added “H. Upmann is one of the most storied cigar brands. It was impossible to pass up an opportunity to commemorate this brand that embodies brotherhood and love of tobacco. We look forward to unveiling the H. Upmann 175 at the 2019 IPCPR in Las Vegas.”
While 2019 is the 175th anniversary of the brand, Altadis U.S.A. has been busy for over a year with the brand. In anticipation of the 175th milestone, Altadis U.S.A. released the H. Upmann Connecticut Grupo de Maestros. In addition this year Altadis U.S.A is relaxing the H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez which will also debut at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show.
The 2019 IPCPR Trade Show opens June 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Following the trade show, the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary will ship to retailers in July.
At a glance, here is a look at the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary:
Blend and Origin
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez
Churchill: 7 x 50
Photo Credits: Altadis U.S.A.