It’s a sad day when I have to share news of cigars that have been discontinued. According to our friends at Cigar aficionado, it could be time to kiss goodbye to some of your favourite cigars.
Habanos S.A. has released a list of “delisted” cigars that it’s planning on discontinuing this year, as well as some changes in packaging formats.
The cigars rumoured to face the cigar cutting guillotines (so to speak) are:
The Bolivar, Coronas Gigantes (7 inch by 47 ring gauge Churchill)
The Romeo y Julieta Cedors De Luxe No.1 (6 1/2 by 42)
The Punch Royal Coronation (tubos (5 3/4 by 43)
The Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro (7 5/8 by 49)
The Bolivar Tubos No. 1,
Hoyo de Monterrey Hoyo du Prince
H. Upmann Petit Coronas
The Jose L. Piedra Cremas and Petit Cetros.
Some packaging changes are also expected including:
Discontinued three-packs include:
Montecristo Petit No. 2 (not the tubos)
Partagás Corona Seniors
Romeo y Julieta Los Tres Romeos.
Discontinued five-packs include:
Cohiba Corona Especiales
Cohiba Siglo V
Rafael Gonzalez Perlas
Romeo y Julieta Petit Coronas
Romeo y Julieta Petit Julias
Some 10-count box formats are also up for decommission:
Montecristo No. 1, No. 3 and Petit Tubos.
50-count cabinets of Punch Punches and Punch Double Coronas will no longer be in production.
According to Cigar aficionado each year, Habanos S.A. issues a cancellation list to its retailers and distributors worldwide, however, not every proposed deletion actually happens. Occasionally, a cigar will stay in production for another year or so.
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