H.UPMANN

H.UPMANN

History of H.UPMANN

These mild to medium bodied cigars have a very smooth and subtle flavor that has been its hallmark since its introduction in 1844. A great favorite among aficionados, the history of this brand began around 1840, when Herman Upmann, banker and almost fanatical cigar enthusiast, offered to open a branch of his family-owned bank in Havana Cuba. In 1844, he (not surprisingly) invested in a cigar factory, and from then until 1922, the company traded as both a bank and a cigar business. In that year, both companies failed, and a British firm, J. Frankau & Co., saved the brand and ran the cigar factory until 1935. It was then sold to the newly-founded Menendez y Garcia Company. And so it was that a legend was re-born. Characteristically, Upmanns offer a smooth, subtle, mild to medium smoke. These cigars are great for beginners, but appeal to the day-time tastes of seasoned connoisseurs. Their larger sizes are among the most rare and sought-after cigars in the world.

H.UPMANN Connoisseur No.1 Box of 25

Connoisseur No.1
Connoisseur No.1
  • Ring Gauge: 48
  • Cigar length: 127 mm / 5'
  • Strength: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Robusto
An exception to the usual house flavour, this Robusto is an excellent introduction to Havana for the curious palate. Fresh, herbaceous and light in taste, I think its charm is further accentuated by its even burn and highly floral aroma. On its own or with an aperitif, this cigar is well worth a butchers. Suitable for morning coffee, or any time you want to smoke something delicate, aromatic, but not overpowering.


H. Upmann

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