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Altadis launches another heritage brand: Por Larrañaga


Altadis U.S.A. announced that it will ship a new “heritage brand” at the end of May 2016. Por Larrañaga was first born in Cuba in 1834 and is one of the oldest brands in the Altadis U.S.A. portfolio, according a press release.

“Known for its smooth, rich and sweet tobacco leaves, it has a reputation for consistency and high quality,” the release continues. “We treat all our brands with the utmost respect and class. The rebirth of Por Larrañaga is exciting for all of us here because we are about to share with aficionados a one-of-a-kind cigar that expresses both the heritage and the history of Por Larrañaga.”

The blend — which Altadis U.S.A. describes as medium-bodied — features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a Dominican Piloto 2012 binder and a filler blend comprising Dominican Piloto 2012 and Olor Crop 2013 tobaccos.       

Por Larrañaga will be available in three vitolas: a 5 x 52 Robusto ($8.00), a 6 x 46 Gran Corona ($8.50), and a 6 x 50 Toro ($9.00).


H. Upmann on the gold standard with Ingot TheBANKER Private Holding

Image: Altadis U.S.A.

Image: Altadis U.S.A.

This month, Altadis will be shipping a new limited-edition cigar under the H. Upmann brand: Ingot TheBANKER Private Holding. The name is reflected in the packaging, as each of the eight-count boxes is made to resemble a gold ingot.

The blend features a Criollo ’98 wrapper, as well as Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. The cigar is a box pressed Toro (6 x 54) priced at $9.25.


Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut


Experience The Sprit of The Valley

CAREFULLY GROWN in the sandy, mineral-rich soil of the Connecticut River Valley, Connecticut Shade Wrapper is prized for its unique silky texture, golden color and delicate flavor. The finest leaves are nurtured on Montecristo's company farms and reserved exclusively for these special cigars.

MONTECRISTO WHITE VINTAGE CONNECTICUT marries the subtle nuances of a vintage 2008, aged Connecticut Shade Wrapper to a sensual blend of hand-selected binder and fillers. Rich, flavorful and complex.

For generations, Connecticut Shade Wrapper has been highly sought-after by the world's finest cigar makers. The leaves are grown in the sandy loam, unique to the Connecticut River Valley, under special tenting that filters the sun and elevates humidity to ideal levels. These conditions culminate in leaves that are prized for their silky texture, golden appearance, delicate flavor and flawless burn. The very finest of these leaves are carefully nurtured on Montecristo's company farms and reserved for Montecristo cigars.

Montecristo's expert artisans have patiently aged select leaves to create the MONTECRISTO WHITE VINTAGE CONNECTICUT cigar. The subtle taste nuances of the wrapper are married to a sensual blend of rich, hand-selected binder and filler tobaccos culminating in the sophisticated smoke - with complex flavor sensations. This exquisite cigar is certain to delight the aficionado.

Available in 3 sizes:

No.3                          44 X 5 1/2"
Double Corona         50 X 6 1/4"
No.2 (Belicoso)        50 X 6"

Wrapper:        Vintage 2008 Connecticut Shade
                        (Grown in U.S.A. in Montecristo Company Farms,
                        Exclusive to Altadis USA)

BInder:            Nicaraguan

Filler:               Dominican, Nicaraguan & Peruvian

Country of Origin:              Dominican Republic

These premium cigars are scheduled to ship in July.

Priced between $10.50 - $14.50 per cigar.


Two Passions Come Together


The ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room is evidence of the magic that occurs when two passions come together.

Combining the wisdom and passion of award-winning cigar makers Romeo y Julieta and Aging Room, Altadis U.S.A. is proud to announce that the ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room cigar will be released in May.

“Immaculately constructed by Aging Room artisans under the guidance of Romeo y Julieta’s famed Grupo de Maestros, this Dominican puro exemplifies the best qualities of two storied brands,” says an Altadis U.S.A. representative. “It is a rare smoke that will truly be treasured.”

Elegant and aromatic, ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta’s Aging Room is a rich, savory, medium to full-bodied cigar. Perfectly balanced and highlighted by subtle and complex nuances of flavor; it is handcrafted with 100% Habano Dominicano tobaccos. These rare leaves are carefully grown in the Cibao Valley – one of the most fertile tobacco growing regions on earth – and patiently aged.

Designated “F-25” by the cigar’s creator who conceived the idea for this masterful blend on Friday, the 25th of the month, the exclusive premium cigar is available in the three sizes: 54 x 6” Capriccio, 52 x 6” Cantaor (Belicoso) and 48 x 5” Copla.

Packaged in a beautiful box, handcrafted with the same care as the cigars it will carry, the ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room is worthy of a position of pride in any humidor. These small batch cigars will retail between $11.50 and $12.50 per stick.

The ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room is evidence of the magic that occurs when two passions come together. Experience this mesmerizing Dominican puro for yourself at your local tobacconist.

Copla                                         48 x 5”
Cantaor (Belicoso)                   52 x 6”
Capriccio                                   54 x 6”

Composed of 100% Habano Dominicano Tobaccos
Country of origin: Dominican Republic

These premium cigars are scheduled to ship in May 2015.
Priced between $11.50 and $12.50 per cigar.