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 Half Coronas Box of 25

Half Coronas
Half Coronas
  • Ring Gauge: 44
  • Cigar length: 90 mm / 3.54'
  • Strength: Medium
  • Vitola: Petit Corona
Do Habanos get it or do they get it? The Half size revolution continues in Havana. This, the latest in the line of shorter, 'cut off' versions of bigger cigars has made an immediate impact since its release in 2011. You do still find the familiar H.Upmann flavours, but with a thin ring gauge like this and the nub length, it is a far more intense cigar than you may expect. Everything goes very fast and the temptation to smoke faster and faster must be quelled. Pace is the name of the game. Great fun, ideal for an espresso break, the H.Upmann Half Corona is a useful cigar to have in your humidor.

H. Upmann

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