The 2018 UK Habanos Regional Edition, El Rey Del Mundo La Reina, was launched on Monday 1st July at The Churchill Bar & Terrace.
The Laguito No.1 [tippy title="Vitola"]A word with many meanings. In Cuba it refers to the size and shape of a cigar (vitola de galera factory name, vitola de salida market name) and also to a particular size of cigar in an individual packing. In Spain it means a cigar band or ring (vitolfilia cigar band collecting). To some it has an almost spiritual meaning encapsulating every aspect of their cigar of choice.[/tippy]was selected by Jemma Freeman, Managing Director of Hunters & Frankau, who was inspired by an upturn in interest for slender cigars among UK smokers.
This size was originally immortalised by the Cohiba Lanceros which is still in production today, and the fabled Trinidad cigar of the same dimensions reserved for Diplomats and VIPs visiting Cuba in the 1970s.
The brand El Rey del Mundo (King of the World) was chosen because its delicate flavours and subtle aromas lent themselves perfectly to this slim shape and makes this [tippy title="Habanos"]The official Denominación de Origen Protegida (D.O.P.), or Protected Denomination of Origin used only to describe the most outstanding brands of cigars, which are manufactured in Cuba to the most exacting standards established by the Regulatory Council, from tobaccos grown only in particular areas of the island that are also protected as Denominations of Origin. In English the word translates as Havanas, which are widely considered to be the best cigars in the world.[/tippy]accessible to seasoned and new cigar smokers alike.
During the development of this Habano Hunters & Frankau invited a group of UK Specialists to form part of a panel which with their experience and delicate palate contributed to the selection of the blend according to the pattern of the brand , emerging the official blend for the 2018 UK Regional Edition – El Rey del Mundo La Reina.
Every single La Reina has been made Totally handmade with long filler – [tippy title="Totalmente a mano"]Totally by hand. A description created in Havana to differentiate between Cuban methods of making cigars by hand from the semi-mechanised metods used elsewhere that can legally be described as "Hecho a Mano" or "Hand Made".[/tippy] con [tippy title="Tripa Larga"]Long filler. Filler that is made from full-length tobacco leaves.[/tippy] by the most qualified rollers to make this challenging size
3,500 boxes of El Rey del Mundo La Reina are scheduled to be produced and each box will contain 24 cigars.
- Brand: El Rey del Mundo
- Shop name: La Reina
- Factory name: Laguito No.1
- Dimensions: 7 ½” (192mm) x 38
- Presentation: Semi Boite Nature box of 24 cigars