The H.Upmann Original Cigar— Rediscovering Greatness!

March 30, 2017

Originally founded in Havana, Cuba in 1844, H. Upmann is among the oldest premium cigar brands in existence today. After the revolution, Menéndez and García moved the brand first to the Canary Islands, then the Dominican Republic, where production continues for the American market under the ownership of the famous Altadis U.S.A Company—

Makers of some of the most popular blends on the market. This famous portfolio includes Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, and Partagas— just to name a few.


When first setting up shop in the DR, the only H.Upmann cigar available featured an Indonesian wrapper over a Dominican binder and aged long fillers from the Dominican Republic and Brazil. Throughout the following years, due to various tobacco shortages, the blend was tweaked several times, remaining very close in taste but not exactly the same. During this transitional period and right up to the present, this legendary marque has created an ever- growing portfolio of premium line extensions to accommodate just about every stogie enthusiasts taste preference. However, even with all of these superb recipes to choose from, many of the old-time smokers still longed for this original blend. Hearing their call, the skilled artisans at Altadis decided to resurrect the H.Upmann blend exactly the way it was when it first made its debut outside of Cuba.


The H. Upmann Original, with the top-notch blend that cigar smokers once loved, is back and here to stay.  To recreate this classic both inside and out, the company employed the original band and box to offer the nostalgic look of its distant cousin.  Once lit, a perfectly balanced mellow-to-medium-bodied smoke with rich, nutty flavors, a touch of spice and some natural sweetness precisely duplicates the H.Upmann that generations past thoroughly enjoyed.


Whether a newbie or a seasoned pro, you owe it to yourself to experience the classic blend that first made H.Upmann the reigning king of premium handmade Dominican cigars.





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