More information regarding 2014 Regional Editions appear
Along with the recent news of a Swiss perfecto shaped Ramon Allones, news emerges of a Por Larranaga for Great Britain and a La Gloria Cubana for the Caribbean.
Every year during the annual Habanos Festival, along with news of the new limited edition and regular production releases, information trickles out regarding certain Regional Editions that will appear in 2014.
Up until last week, the only 2014 regional release that was confirmed was the Ramon Allónes 8-9-8, the regional release for Germany.
However, news of three more regional editions have appeared via popular news outlets such as Twitter and Cigar forums. In the last two days, I have received news of the Por Larrañaga Sobresalientes, Error: Cigar Not Found & La Gloria Cubana Paraiso; British, Swiss and Caribbean Regional Editions respectively.
Both the German and British regional editions have been confirmed. I'm still trying to obtain confirmation of both Swiss and Caribbean releases. Confirmation of the Por Larrañaga Sobresalientes came this morning via Hunters & Frankau, the UK distributor for Cuban Cigars:
@stevegriffcom Indeed it is, due for release in the summer. Measures 153mm x 53 ring gauge— Hunters & Frankau (@UKHavanas) February 26, 2014
I've added information regarding all four releases below. Please keep on visiting www.stevegriff.com for updates of all 2014 Regional Editions as and when I get them.
8-9-8 - German Regional Edition
Originally due for release in 2014, the 8-9-8 was finally released in the first week of October 2015.
Perfectos - Swiss Regional Edition
Released in the second week of November 2014, the Ramon Allónes Perfectos utilises the same white band design as 2011 Limited Edition, the Ramon Allónes Allones Extra. The cigar is reminicent of the United Kingdom Regional Edition, the Bolívar Británicas (although does not quite share the same size)
The Ramon Allónes Perfectos is an attempt in resurrecting the style that is the 'Cigars of old'. The perfectos shape, along with the retro Ramon Allónes band tries to highlight that fact.
Word is that there will be a strictly limited release of one hundred humidors, each one containing ten Perfectos.
Sobresalientes - United Kingdom Regional Edition
Announced during the week of the 2014 Habanos Festival, the Por Larrañaga Sobresalientes will be the largest ring gauged Regional Edition made specific for the British market. An interesting vitola in the fact that it has an odd numbered fifty three ring gauge that is difficult to pronounce. It's not the first Sobresalientes Regional Edition however, as in previous years we have had the Ramon Allónes Sidon and Bolívar 681 for both Lebanon and Bulgaria respectively.