A series of 510 numbered humidors is presented to celebrate the 510th anniversary of the arrival of tobacco to the Old World, when Christopher Columbus took with him to Europe the first tobacco plants he had seen after landing on the island of Cuba.
Number 510 of this series was sold for US$15 000 at the gala dinner celebrated during the latest Habanos Festival, in an auction in favor of the Cuban public health system.
Each one of these humidors contains 100 cigars in the following five vitolas:
- 20 Espléndidos of Cohiba
- 20 Montecristo No. 2
- 20 Epicure No 1 of Hoyo de Monterrey
- 20 Royales of Partagás
- 20 Hermosos No. 3 of Romeo y Julieta
The last two vitolas mentioned above are a special production of their respective brands and were produced especially for this occasion. The new Royales de Partagás vitola corresponds to Vitola de Galera Felipe 24, whose sizes are those of a standard ring gauge, while Hermosos No. 3 of Romeo y Julieta are those of a heavy ring gauge.
The 510th Anniversary Humidor will be available exclusively in La Casa del Habano international network in next weeks.