The day seems to be going from strength to strength with the news that our good friends at Hunters & Frankau have planned a special Cuban smoke for its 225th anniversary. The cigars are already rolled, but they won’t be available for another 2 years.
Hunters & Frankau, have created the Ramon Allones Hunters and Frankau 225 which are being shipped from Cuba to the United Kingdom this spring.
However they will remain locked in H&F towers to be aged until the 225th anniversary of the company in 2015. (I could use a Delorean right about now)
“In the old-fashioned way they are going to sit in our warehouses for two years,” said Jemma Freeman, managing director of Hunters & Frankau.
According to ‘the bible’ aka Cigar Aficionado, the smoke has a somewhat rounded head, similar in style to the one found on Mexico’s Edmundo Dantes Conde 109 Regional Edition smoke originally released in 2007.
Freeman, who spoke to Cigar Aficionado earlier this year in Havana, said she had been doing tastings “for the last 18 months” to finalize the blend for the cigar. #dreamjob
For those seeking a special British smoke that will be available sooner, the Flor de Cano Gran Cano will be the U.K.’s Regional Edition for 2013. Measuring 5 1/2 inches long by 50 ring gauge, the smokes will come in boxes of 10 cigars.
As with all of Britain’s recent Regional Edition cigars, they will have secondary bands reading “Exclusivo Gran Bretaña.” Doesn’t that make you feel proud to be British.
As soon as we get our hands on any of the above we’ll be sure to review them for you.