Spanish Regional Edition Cuban Cigars
Spain has historically been a very important market for the Cuban Cigar industry, and this is reflected through the Regional Edition releases. While the Regional Editions from other countries tend to be short in length, Spanish Regional Editions are noted for their Coronas Gordas or larger sizes.
Saint Luis Rey Tesoros - Spanish Regional Edition
Released in the week starting the 13th of February, the Saint Luis Rey Tesoros is the 2016 Spanish Regional Edition. Presented in dress boxes of ten, the Tesoros reminds me slightly of another recent Spanish Regional Edition, the Ramon Allónes Caprichos.
It is expected that a box of the Saint Luis Rey Tesoros will retail for €80 euros.
Ramon Allónes Caprichos - Spanish Regional Edition
Por Larrañaga Secretos - Spanish Regional Edition
It seems that the Spanish distributor for Cuban Cigars, Altadis have utilised a different strategy for their own 2013 Regional Edition, compared to other distributors. Whilst other distributors have gone for prestige, Altadis have gone ahead and produced a high volume, low price regional edition in the form of the Por Larrañaga Secretos.
Whilst other distributors have gone for the minimum run of 2000 boxes, the Secretos have a release of 8000 boxes of 25. Secretos are currently retailing in Spain at around €3.50 per single cigar.
From what I've read on the major cigar forums, this strategy has been a huge success with aficionados, where many of them have gone ahead and secured multiple boxes without even sampling the cigar beforehand. Even with Altadis huge run of 8000 boxes, I can't see the Secretos hanging around in the walk-in humidors of Spanish tobacconists much more than a year.
Diplomáticos Colleccion Privada - Spanish Regional Edition
I'm not exactly sure when did the Diplomaticos Colleccion Privada become available to the Spanish Market, but reports indicate it was either November or December 2012.
The Colleccion Privada is the first Edition Regional that has been released under the Diplomaticos brand. Exclusive to Spain, this Petit Robustos will no doubt become a collectors item.
Por Larrañaga Legendarios - Spanish Regional Edition
Bolívar 108 - Spanish Regional Edition
Named to commemorate the 108 year anniversary of the creation of the Bolívar brand.
One of the best Regional Editions to have been released. Typical Bolívar like flavours. The Cigar draws perfectly with a razor sharp burn.
Sancho Panza Quijote - Spanish Regional Edition
Punch Gran Robusto - Spanish Regional Edition
Ramon Allónes Grandes - Spanish Regional Edition
Vegas Robaina Maestros - Spanish Regional Edition
The Meastros is the first Regional Edition to be adorned with the Vegas Robaina brand and the first Regional Edition release for the Spanish market. Twenty thousand Semi Boite Nature boxes were produced each containing ten Maestros were produced. One of the largest production runs of all the Regional Editions, the Maestros is still reliatively common to come by in many of the tobacconists in Spain and on the Balearic Islands.