This UK Regional Edition 2016 cigar has been produced by the Empresa de Habana at their factory in San Antonio de los Baños in Havana Province. Only 60,000 of these cigars have been produced so there are only 6,000 numbered boxes. Each cigar presents two bands, one for the brand and the other declaring “Exclusivo Gran Bretaña” or “Exclusively Great Britain”.
2016 is the second time that Juan Lopez has been chosen to produce a UK Regional Edition, following on from the Selección Suprema of 2009. It also once again sees the recreation of an old band originally found in an album of old cigar bands. This original revealed that it was customary for Juan Lopez cigars to include size names on its bands and there was evidence of additional embossing on the old bands. Both of these features have been faithfully recreated here.
This beautiful cigar has been tasted by Hunters & Frankau in Havana during the Habanos festival in March 2016 and then, more recently at the 2016 Summer Cigar Party at the Corithia, London in June. It was agreed by most people in attendance that the cigar was rich, pretty full flavoured, very characteristic of the brand but still young.