The first time that a Limited Edition Cigar has been ordained by the
Ramon Allones brand, the Allones Extras
was released in 2011 and immediately became a big hit
amongst Cigar aficionado's who were impressed by it's flavour profile
and ageing potential.
A recreation of an old vitola within the Ramon Allones brand that was
discontinued long ago in the 1960's, the Allones Extra has been faithfully
recreated, right down to the band. The band that the Allones Extras sports
is in fact an old style that ordained all Ramon Allones Cigars before the
revolution until around 1972 where it was replaced with a band very similar
to what we have today. Although two toned white and ivy, the band is quite
striking and in fact unique against other Limited Editions.
The flavour profile of the Allones Extra is typical Ramon Allones,
in a supercharged form. Medium to full in flavour, there’s plenty of
fruit cake like flavours, with a hit of espresso. In terms of ageing,
the Allones Extras will no-doubt slowly start to calm in flavour profile,
into a smooth, complex smoke, if you can manage to lay the Cigar down.
The Ramon Allones Eshmoun 30 is the largest of all
2012 Regional Editions, measuring in at 164mm
and 54 ring gauge.
Like many previous regional editions intended for the middle eastern
markets, the Eshmoun 30 continues the tradition of large, hefty Cigars.
This bucks the trends of regional editions for other countries,
particularly European markets, where the Cigars are usually smaller.
The Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 commemorates two hundred and twenty five
years since the founding of Hunters & Frankau, the exclusive distributor of Cuban Cigars
in the United Kingdom. The Cigars were rolled in 2012 and shipped over to Hunters & Frankau
in June 2013, where they will be aged for two years in the company's own warehouse.