Habanos, S.A. is pleased to present the first Gran Reserva from the H. Upmann brand in the Sir Winston (47 x 178 mm) vitola . This is one of the brand’s most special cigars, very popular with H. Upmann enthusiasts as well as with Habanos enthusiasts in general; they will now have the opportunity to enjoy this vitola with additional aging of its leaves, in a limited production.
Sir Winston of H. Upmann is an icon in the brand’s portfolio and one of the best known Habanos appreciated by enthusiasts around the world with the Julieta No 2 vitola. This is a long and pleasant smoking format, which combines the soft to medium strength flavour of its blend with the delicate and aromatic character that the aging of its leaves provides. H. Upmann is one of the oldest and most prestigious Habanos brands and was founded back in 1844.
This launch inaugurates the Gran Reserva concept for the brand after having presented its first Reserva with the H. Upmann No 2 vitola in 2014 with carefully selected leaves from the harvest of 2010.
In order to prepare this Gran Reserva from H. Upmann, the best tobacco leaves harvested in 2011 in Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Rio,Cuba were selected. All the leaves making up the Habano (filler, binder and wrapper) have undergone a long and careful five-year of ageing process. With this additional ageing process, the tobacco releases tannins which give the tobacco leaves a rounder, sweeter and more aromatic.
This launch is a unique and exclusive production of 5,000 numbered cases with 15 Habanos in each, presented in the exquisite packaging that characterizes the Gran Reserva, with an elegant black lacquer finish and the brand and the concept’s seal printed in gold on the lid.