Partagas Serie D No. 6 next to a H. Upmann Half Corona


If you have been following the news here on stevegriff.com and the online cigar forums recently you would know of the release of the Partagás Serie D No. 6. However, it's been hard to gauge what size exactly is this new short smoke. Well, worry no more, because Lou over at Canada Humidor, who is currently attending the Habanos Festival, sent a picture message to his good friend Ryan S. of a Partagas Serie D No. 6 next to a H. Upmann Half Corona:

Partagas Serie D No. 6 next to a H. Upmann Half Corona

As you can see, the Serie D No. 6 is virtually the same width as the Half Corona, however, the Serie D No. 6 is a 50 ring gauge (same thickness as a Robusto), whilst the Half Corona has a 44 ring gauge. The press releases that have been published online whilst the Habanos Festival has been taking place have mentioned that the purpose of the Serie D No. 6 is to be a full flavoured cigar in a short fifteen minute smoke.

If Habanos can replicate the success that they had with the Half Corona with the Serie D No. 6 then they can't go far wrong.

Serie D No. 6

Partagás Serie D No. 6

The Partagás Serie D No. 6 is the newest addition to the recent trend from Habanos of introducing small, stubby Cigars. Hopefully the Serie D No. 6 will build on the success of the H. Upmann Half Corona. Released in 2011, the H. Upmann Half Corona proved a hit with aficionados as it delivered in flavour regardless of it's size.

Cigar Name: Serie D No. 6
Size: No. 6
Factory Vitola: No. 6
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 90mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016.

Habanos S.A. Promotional Images

An open box of five Partagás Serie D No. 6. The different packaging that the Partagás Serie D No. 6 will come in. A closeup of the Partagás Serie D No. 6. A banner advertising the Partagás Serie D No. 6. A closeup of the box of twenty Partagás Serie D No. 6.

Half Corona

Released in the Autumn of 2011, the H. Upmann Half Corona is a short thirty minute Cigar. There's no real consensus at the moment regarding how well the Cigar is smoking and how well they will age, but early impressions amongst aficionado's is that the Cigar has been hit and miss.

H. Upmann Half Corona
Cigar Name: Half Corona
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Half Corona
Ring Gauge: 44
Length (mm): 90mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2011
Notes: Released towards the end of 2011, dress boxes of the H. Upmann Half Corona are relatively easy to come across.
Packaging Type: Tin of 5 Cigars of 5
Launch Year: 2012
Notes: Released in 2012, approximately nine months after the boxes of twenty five were released.
Information last updated on Tuesday, 24th June 2014.
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