2013 Regional Edition Cuban Cigars.

Asia Pacific

La Flor de Cano Grandiosos - Asia Pacific flag Asia Pacific Regional Edition

The Grandiosos is the first La Flor de Cano Regional Edition to be released outside the United Kingdom. The Grandiosos was launched at the Cohiba Atmosphere in Hong Kong on the 12th September, 2013. Images from the event can be found on the Siglo Accessory Facebook Page.

The Grandiosos has the same dimensions as the Montecristo Edmundo, coming in at a ring gauge of 52, and the length of 135mm.

It's interesting to note, that the Grandiosos comes hot behind the heels of the 2012 Asia Pacific Regional Edition, the El Rey Del Mundo Aniversario, that was less than six months before the Grandiosos, in March 2013.

Cigar Name: Grandiosos
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Edmundo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 135mm
Year Released: 2013
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Friday, 31st October 2014.
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Belgium and Luxembourg

Bolívar Poderosos - Belgium and Luxembourg flag Belgium and Luxembourg Regional Edition

A Cigar Aficionado news story first published on the 11th July 2013 revealed that a large figurado sized Bolívar would be released for the Belgium & Luxembourg regional market sometime in 2013. News was a little thin on the ground, as the only other information that was supplied that the vitola of this yet named Cigar would be the Rodolfo.

Fast forward to November, where the Luxembourg La Casa Del Habano revealed that the Cigar would be called the Poderosos and will come housed in 8-9-8 boxes of twenty five. This will be the first time that a Regional Edition release will come housed in the 8-9-8 format. Interestingly, a few months before, 5th Avenue, the German Distributor announced that they intended to release a Regional Edition to come housed in the 8-9-8 format. Looks like the Belgium and Luxemburg distributor beat them to it!

The La Casa Del Habano Knokke stated that the Poderosos will be available on sale from the 1st December. However, as of yet, the release date seems to be around the 5th or 6th of December. Both Luxembourg and Knokke La Casa Del Habano currently retail boxes of Poderosos for €505 each.

The Rodolfo vitola is usually reserved for special releases, for example the Coleccion Bolívar 2010 and the La Casa del Habanos San Cristóbal Muralla release from 2006. The Rodolfo measures in at 54 ring gauge by 18 centimetres.

Other than the name, the Bolívar Poderosos does not share any similarities as the 2009 Swiss Regional Edition, the Punch Poderosos.

Cigar Name: Poderosos
Size: Double Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Rodolfo
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 180mm
Year Released: 2013
Packaging Type: Varnished Box - 8-9-8 of 25
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 2000
Information last updated on Saturday, 31st January 2015.

The La Casa del Habano in Luxembourg were the first retailer to release images of the Pedorosos:

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Brazil

Bolívar Redentores - Brazilian flag Brazilian Regional Edition

The Bolívar Redentores will be the first ever Brazilian Regional Edition Release. Not much is known regarding this release as of yet, although it is reputed that this Cigar will have a fifty ring gauge and will be 124mm in length.

Cigar Name: Redentores
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Mágicos
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 115mm
Year Released: 2013
Information last updated on Tuesday, 3rd March 2015.

Here are the first known images of the Bolívar Redentores, courtesy of Oliver.

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Images courtesy of Conexão Tabaco .

Cuba

El Rey Del Mundo Infantes - Cuban flag Cuban Regional Edition

El Rey del Mundo Infantes

A blog post by David Savona over at Cigar Aficionado first gave mention to a 2013 Regional Edition for Cuba, whilst at the Habanos Festival in February.

Fast forward to the 18th June, 2013 where the El Rey del Mundo Infantes was unveiled at the La Casa del Habanos of the Habana Libre Hotel. This launch was attended by distributors and retailers from around the world. The Infantes is a Robusto, the same dimensions as the Partagas Serie D No. 4 and Bolivar Royal Corona. The dimensions of this Cigar means that it's slightly thicker but slightly shorter than the Choix Supreme, a Regular Production vitola from the El Rey del Mundo brand. The 2013 Regional Edition for Cuba will be packaged in dress boxes of ten, with 5000 numbered boxes made in all.

References:
Montecristos, Big and Small, and Other New Cubans
Infante El Rey del Mundo Cuba Edición Regional

Cigar Name: Infantes
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 124mm
Year Released: 2013
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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France

Juan López Minutos - French flag French Regional Edition

News of both the Minutos and Quai d'Orsay Belicoso Royal first appeared in the French Magazine L'Amateur de Cigare. I first covered this in a news item back in the end of September, 2013.

The Minutos were released on the French market in the second week of December 2013, with the Belicosos Royal shortly after.

Cigar Name: Minutos
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Minutos
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 110mm
Year Released: 2013
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Quai d'Orsay Belicoso Royal - French flag French Regional Edition

Quai d'Orsey Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition.

News of both the Belicoso Royal and Juan López Minutos first appeared in the French Magazine L'Amateur de Cigare. I first covered this in a news item back in the end of September, 2013.

The Belicoso Royal was finally released in the middle of January 2014, and is currently retailing at around €15 a piece.

Cigar Name: Belicoso Royal
Size: Petit Belicosos
Factory Vitola: Petit Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 125mm
Year Released: 2013
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Germany

Rafael González Petit Pirámides - German flag German Regional Edition

The first Regional Edition to be announced for 2013, the Petit Piramides will be the first Regional Edition released under the Rafael Gonzalez brand. The La Casa del Habano in Düsseldorf were the first to announce this release in mid February 2013.

Although the Petit Pirámides were the first Regional Edition to be announced, the Cigar did not become available for purchase until January 2014. The only other Regional Edition that is for 2013 but did not get released until 2014 was the Quai d'Orsay Belicoso Royal.

Cigar Name: Petit Pirámides
Size: Petit Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Petit Pirámides
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 127mm
Year Released: 2013
Packaging Type: TBA
Launch Year: 2013
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Lebanon

Ramon Allónes Sidon - Lebanon flag Lebanon Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Sidon
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Sobresalientes
Ring Gauge: 53
Length (mm): 153mm
Year Released: 2013
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Spain

Por Larrañaga Secretos - Spanish flag 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.

Cigar Name: Secretos
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Secretos
Ring Gauge: 40
Length (mm): 110mm
Year Released: 2013
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 8000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Switzerland

Bolívar Presidente - Swiss flag Swiss Regional Edition

The Bolívar Presidente was released at the tail end of 2013. Five thousand boxes were produced in all, each containing ten cigars.

Cigar Name: Presidente
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Geniales
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 150mm
Year Released: 2013
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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The Netherlands

Ramon Allónes Robusto Corto - Dutch flag Dutch Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Robusto Corto
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2013
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Images

A bundle of twenty five Ramon Allónes Robusto Corto.

United Kingdom

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, 20th October 2014.
Richard Little smoking a La Flor de Cano Gran Cano