A tin of 5 loose H.Upmann Regalias, Cuban Cigars!
The Upmann brand was founded in 1844 by the Upmann brothers who were two wealthy bankers with a healthy appreciation for the smoking qualities of hand-rolled cigars combined with the Cuban flavour. However, they found the majority of Cubans around at the time were too strong to enjoy comfortably. The Upmann was therefore introduced to fill this void and are now a household name and one of the most popular cigars in our humidors.
Up until its discontinuation in 2002, the H.Upmann Regalias was a machine-made cigar not found in the UK, However, it has been re-released as a long-filler hand-made cigar and is now available in retro style curved tins of 5. A mild to medium strength cigar with herby leathery woody flavours that develop throughout the first half turning into sweet but spicy notes towards the end.
The tradition of being rolled on a maiden’s thigh can be questioned but the added quality a cigar beholds from being hand-rolled by an experienced Cigar Roller cannot. Each cigar is rolled to the same density with full-length filler (leaves), providing the perfect draw and ash build-up, which cannot be matched by a machine.
Please note the H.Upmann cigars require cutting or punching before they can be enjoyed.