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April’s cigar of the month: H. Upmann

Regal’s brand of the month for April is H. Upmann – one of the best-known and most highly trusted cigar brands in the world. Here’s everything you need to know about the H. Upmann brand and its range of elegant, light to medium strengthed Cuban cigars. 

  • The history of H. Upmann Cigars

H. Upmann is one of the oldest cigar brands in the world, with its existence dating back to 1844. It was started by a cigar enthusiast Hermann Dietrich Upmann, a German banker who moved to Havana in 1843 to set up as a banker and a cigar maker. He successfully purchased a local cigar factory, now known as the José Martí Factory, and began producing H. Upmann cigars whilst at the same time, launching a banking business to cater to tobacco dealers and manufacturers.

Through the late 1800s, H. Upmann cigars gained international recognition at various cigar exhibitions, winning 11 gold medals which still adorn the lithographed art on H. Upmann boxes today, along with Hermann’s signature. 

Hermann Dietrich Upmann’s bank closed in the early 1920s but his cigars continued to grow in popularity and are still today a fine Cuban cigar brand loved by cigar enthusiasts around the world. 

  • H. Upmann Cigars’ characteristics

H. Upmann Cigars are elegant cigars that are characterised by their light to medium flavour. They are a blend of filler and binder tobaccos grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone, all handmade in a long-filler size. 

The Magnum 46 and the Magnum 50 are well known H. Uppman sizes with other important sizes being Sir Winston and the Connoisseur No. 1 as well as smaller vitolas; the Corona Junior and the Half Corona. 

  • Our range of H. Upmann Cigars

Regal Cigars stock a vast range of H. Upmann cigars including the following popular varieties: 

H. Upmann Magnum 46 Cigar  – an intense and spicy traditional cigar with flavours of spiced wood and dried fruit and a rich woody aroma. It’s one to take your time with. 

H. Upmann Half Corona Cigar – an attractive small cigar with complex creamy flavours with hints of coffee. Perfect cigar for a short smoke while out and about.

H. Upmann Sir Winston Cigar – a perfectly sized, approachable yet complex cigar that will be enjoyed by beginners and experienced smokers alike. 

Try one of these selected cigars as your April treat or click here for our full H. Upmann range of quality cigars. 

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