United Kingdom Regional Edition Cuban Cigars

The United Kingdom has been well represented on the Regional Edition front over the last few years, with some inventive and interesting releases that include the La Flor de Cano Short Robusto, Bolivar Britanicas and Por Larranaga Magnificos.

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2016

Juan López Selección Superba - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Juan López Selección Superba.
Cigar Name: Selección Superba
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Geniales
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 150mm
Year Released: 2016
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2016
Number Produced: 6000
Information last updated on Sunday, 12th February 2017.
An open box of Juan López Selección Superba - 2016 British Regional Edition. An open box of Juan López Selección Superba - 2016 British Regional Edition. Closeups of Juan López Selección Superba - 2016 British Regional Edition.

2015

Bolívar Belgravia - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Bolívar Belgravia.

The Bolívar Belgravia was first unveiled at the Hunters & Frankau Summer Party that took part at Belgrave Square in London on June 19th. This event also included the official launch of the Error: Cigar Not Found.

Cigar Name: Belgravia
Size: Montesco
Factory Vitola: Montesco
Ring Gauge: 55
Length (mm): 130mm
Year Released: 2015
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature of 10
Launch Year: 2015
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Saturday, 2nd January 2016.

2014

Por Larrañaga 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
Information last updated on Tuesday, 30th June 2015.

Hunters & Frankau Promotional Images

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2013

La Flor de Cano Gran Cano - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

The La Flor de Cano Gran Cano was launched at the annual Hunters & Frankau Party, that took place on Tuesday, 15th October 2013, at the HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment.

A Gordito sized Cigar, the Gran Cano shares the same characteristics as the United Kingdom Regional Release for 2011, the La Flor de Cano Short Robusto. Light to medium strength, the Gran Cano is mainly a floral smoke, a perfect daytime cigar.

Cigar Name: Gran Cano
Size: Gran Cano
Factory Vitola: Gordito
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 140mm
Year Released: 2013
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature of 10
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Monday, 11th November 2013.
Richard Little smoking a La Flor de Cano Gran Cano

2012

Ramon Allónes Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

The Ramon Allónes 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.

Ramon Allones Hunters and Frankau Aniversario 225 - 2015 Great Britain Regional Edition

Launched at the 2015 Hunters & Frankau Summer Party, at the Belgrave Square on June 19th in London, the Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 is the most anticipated United Kingdom Regional Edition since 2007's Por Larrañaga Magnificos.

Cigar Name: Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Gorditos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 141mm
Year Released: 2015
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: 2015
Number Produced: 2000
Notes: Out of these 2000 boxes, there will be a special Humidor release, 225 produced in all, with four cabinet boxes in each.
Information last updated on Wednesday, 21st October 2015.
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2015 Habanos Festival

During the 2015 Habanos Festival, that was held in February of that year, a few lucky people were able to smoke a sample of the Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225. Pictures have been posted via social media sites as Instagram and Twitter, with the general consensus that the cigar is going to live up to hype.

Long term aficionado and cigar forum contributor Ryan posted an image of the Ramon Allónes Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 that he received whilst at the Habanos Festival in Cuba:

Ramon Allones Hunters and Frankau Aniversario 225 - 2015 Great Britain Regional Edition

Ryan's verdict on the cigar: they're very nice. His tasting notes:

A very nice wrapper, colorado, smooth with no veins and a silky feel rare in modern Habanos cigars. Nice volatiles of sweet spice in the pre-light aroma. On cutting, about halfway down the shoulder, the draw is perfect. The cigar feels good in the hand with a nice weight for its size. Not underfilled. 1st third. Main impressions are of sweet caramel with a spice on the nose. Not the ammonia spice of a young cigar. Christmas spices. From the rounded finish and lack of harshness I would guess that this was not a freshly rolled cigar. The flavour progresses into something like creamy, toasted marshmallow. Very nice. 2nd third Less sweet now, spice on the nose with caramel back again, this time with more depth, a longer finish. Last third Quite strong now and the spiciness increases. Not harsh but strong. Overall Impression This is a very good cigar. Good to smoke now but has the strength, sweetness and finish already to age very well. This combination of sweetness and spice can age extraordinarily well. This could be a great cigar in 2-5 years. Patience could be rewarded, the longer you can wait.

Ramon Allónes Petit Belicosos - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Released Monday, 8th October, 2012. Advertised as the 'little brother' of the 2005 United Kingdom Regional Release, the Ramon Allones Belicosos.

Ramon Allones Petit Belicosos - 2012 Great Britain Regional Edition
Cigar Name: Petit Belicosos
Size: Petit Belicosos
Factory Vitola: Petit Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 125mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
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2011

Punch Medalla de Oro - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Originally intended for release in 2011, the Punch Medalla de Oro was released in June 2012, to commemorate the Summer Olympics comes wrapped in a embossed gold foil. Released in a limited run of 3,000 boxes, each containing ten Cigars.

Punch Medalla de Oro - 2012 United Kingdom Regional Edition
Cigar Name: Medalla de Oro
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Dobles
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 155mm
Year Released: 2011
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
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Bolívar Británicas - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Released in May 2012, the Bolívar Británicas is one of two 2011 Regional Editions for the United Kingdom. The first Regional Edition to have the Gran Bretana adorning the second band in place of Reino Unido.

Bolívar Británicas - 2011 Great Britain Regional Edition

Intended to be a forty six ring gauge as opposed to forty eight, the Británicas is named after the size and shape of this perfecto shaped Cigar.

Opinions of the Bolívar Británicas have been favourable to date (June 2012). Some people have had burn issues, however the three I have smoked so far have burned just fine.

Cigar Name: Británicas
Size: Perfecto
Factory Vitola: Británicas Extra
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 137mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 3000
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
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2010

La Flor de Cano Short Robusto - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Launched at the 2011 Hunters & Frankau Summer Party, the La Flor de Cano Short Robusto was one of the most eagerly awaited Regional Releases. Modelled on the legendary La Flor de Cano Short Robusto, this small Cigar did not disappoint when it was finally released.

Cigar Name: Short Robusto
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2010
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: 2011
Number Produced: 2000
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
La Flor de Cano Short Robusto - 2010 United Kindgom Regional Edition

Por Larrañaga Regalias de Londres - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

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Por Larrañaga Regalias de Londres
Cigar Name: Regalias de Londres
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Gorditos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 141mm
Year Released: 2010
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2010
Information last updated on Tuesday, 18th February 2014.

2009

Juan López Selección Suprema - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

An interesting addition to the Selección Suprema is the specially made Juan López band, an exact replica of the Cigar that it was modelled from.

Cigar Name: Selección Suprema
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Torre Iznaga
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 170mm
Year Released: 2009
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Friday, 18th November 2016.

El Rey Del Mundo Choix de L'Epoque - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Choix de L'Epoque is the French for "The Choice For The Age". The Cigar reflects the changing trends from long, hour plus Cigars to smaller, forty minute smokes.

Cigar Name: Choix de L'Epoque
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Edmundo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 110mm
Year Released: 2009
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
El Rey de Mundo Choix de L'Epoque

2008

Punch Serie D'Oro No.1 - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Serie D'Oro No.1
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Pirámides
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 156mm
Year Released: 2008
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature Box of 25
Launch Year: 2008
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

La Gloria Cubana Gloriosos - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Gloriosos
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Dobles
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 155mm
Year Released: 2008
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature Box of 25
Launch Year: 2008
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

2007

Por Larrañaga Magnificos - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Possibly the highest regarded and most sought after Regional Edition of all, the Por Larrañaga Magnificos is a remake of the popular Por Larrañaga Magnum, which in the 1960's and 1970's one of the most sought after Cigars amongst aficionado's.

Por Larrañaga Magnificos
Cigar Name: Magnificos
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Partagas No.16
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 170mm
Year Released: 2007
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2007
Number Produced: 400
Information last updated on Tuesday, 30th June 2015.