2012 Regional Edition Cuban Cigars.

Asia Pacific

El Rey Del Mundo Aniversario - Asia Pacific flag Asia Pacific Regional Edition

Released in the final week of March 2013, the El Rey del Mundo Aniversario is the 2012 Regional Edition Cigar for Asia Pacifico. The Aniversario is a Geniales, measuring in at 150mm in length with a 54 ring gauge, and comes in varnished boxes of twenty.

Cigar Name: Aniversario
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Geniales
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 150mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: TBA
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Tuesday, 28th October 2014.

Canada

Vegas Robaina XV Aniversario - Canadian flag Canadian Regional Edition

Cigar Name: XV Aniversario
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 164mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Germany

Punch Sir John - German flag German Regional Edition

The Punch Sir John is the first Regional Edition of 2012 to be officially released. Exclusively made for the German market, the Punch Sir John is length of 127mm, by 48 ring gauge.

Punch Sir John - 2012 German Regional Edition
Cigar Name: Sir John
Size: Corona Extra
Factory Vitola: Hermosos No. 4
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 127mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 2000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Italy

Por Larrañaga Small Robusto - Italian flag Italian Regional Edition

The Por Larrañaga Small Robusto is the 2012 Regional Edition for Italy. As of the end of November 2012, the Small Robusto is yet to have been released.

Cigar Name: Small Robusto
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2012
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Lebanon

Ramon Allónes Eshmoun 30 - Lebanon flag Lebanon Regional Edition

The Ramon Allones Eshmoun 30 is the largest of all 2012 Regional Editions, measuring in at 164mm and 54 ring gauge.

Like many previous regional editions intended for the middle eastern markets, the Eshmoun 30 continues the tradition of large, hefty Cigars. This bucks the trends of regional editions for other countries, particularly European markets, where the Regional Edition Releases are usually smaller in size.

The Eshmoun 30 started to appear on the market around April 2013.

An interesting side note, there have been 6000 boxes produced of the Ramon Allones Eshmoun 30, with each containing twenty five cigars. That's a lot of Sublimes. Will be interesting if the Eshmoun 30 sell out very quickly or will be around for a few years.

Cigar Name: Eshmoun 30
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 164mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 25
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 6000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Spain

Diplomáticos Colleccion Privada - Spanish flag 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.

Cigar Name: Colleccion Privada
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Por Larrañaga Legendarios - Spanish flag Spanish Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Legendarios
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Partagas No.16
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 170mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 2500
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Switzerland

Vegas Robaina Petit Unicos - Swiss flag Swiss Regional Edition

The Vegas Robaina Petit Unicos is the only 2012 Regional Edition for Switzerland. This relatively small Cigar, although shares the same name as the Ramon Allones Petit Unicos, are not the same size.

Vegas Robaina Petit Unicos - 2012 Regional Edition for Switzerland
Cigar Name: Petit Unicos
Size: Petit Belicosos
Factory Vitola: Petit Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 125mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

United Kingdom

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 Monday, 20th October 2014.
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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.