Here is some good news for vintage cigar lovers. The renowned company Habanos S.A. has given life back to two vintage cigars. Cigar Aficionado has this report:
Volume 8 of the Habanos Collection is dedicated to Cohiba. The book-shaped wooden case contains 20 Cohiba Sublimes Extras, an uncommonly large, unique size rolled especially for this release. At 7 1/4 inches by 54 ring gauge, the Sublimes Extra falls somewhere between the 6 1/2 by 54 ring Cohiba Sublimes EdiciÃ³n Limitada of 2004 and the 7 1/2 by 52 ring Cohiba Behike. Either way, the Sublimes Extra is a thick cigar in keeping with the large ring gauges of previous Habanos Collections.
For its Antique Humidor release, Habanos brought back the Romeo y Julieta Romeo (pictured), a 6 3/8 by 52 ring double figurado tapered at both ends. The size was discontinued in the 1970s but temporarily revived for the 125th Anniversary commemorative humidor created in 2000. This year’s Antique Humidor was crafted out of cedar and mahogany by Cuban goldsmith Ernesto Aguilera, who also created the Antique Humidors of 2006 and 2007. Each Antique Humidor holds 50 cigars.
As I was reading the news, I could already feel a thrill of excitement running through my spine. Then I was brought back to reality â€“ how much are these babies going to cost? The post did not mention anything about the price and I was not able to find anything else about that. Maybe there is someone out there who could enlighten us?
Originally posted on September 29, 2008 @ 8:45 am