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:

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 flag German Regional Edition

Originally due for release in 2014, the 8-9-8 was finally released in the first week of October 2015.

Ramon Allónes 8-9-8.
Cigar Name: 8-9-8
Size: Lonsdale
Factory Vitola: Dalias
Ring Gauge: 43
Length (mm): 170mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Sunday, 11th October 2015.
A box of Ramon Allónes 8-9-8.

Perfectos - Swiss flag Swiss Regional Edition

Information

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.

Cigar Name: Perfectos
Size: Perfecto
Factory Vitola: Británicas Extra
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 137mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature of 10
Launch Year: 2014
Number Produced: 50
Notes: Specially commissioned humidor by Intertabak AG to coincide with the release of the Ramon Allónes Perfectos.
Information last updated on Monday, 29th June 2015.

Promotional Images

Ramon Allónes Perfectos Ramon Allónes Perfectos Ramon Allónes Perfectos

Sobresalientes - United Kingdom flag 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.

Cigar Name: Sobresalientes
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Sobresalientes
Ring Gauge: 53
Length (mm): 153mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Tuesday, 30th June 2015.

Hunters & Frankau Promotional Images

A box of Por Larrañaga Sobresalientes An open box of Por Larrañaga Sobresalientes

Paraiso - Caribbean flag Caribbean Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Paraiso
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Edmundo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 135mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 25
Launch Year: 2014
Number Produced: 4000
Information last updated on Sunday, 3rd January 2016.
La Gloria Cubana Paraiso - 2014 Caribbean Regional Edition Release. La Gloria Cubana Paraiso - 2014 Caribbean Regional Edition Release.
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