While I'm starting to prepare my suitcases to leave for Havana and attend the XVI Habanos Festival I would like to share the latest update on the foreseen Habanos 2014 releases:
- Partagas Serie D N°6 - D NO. 6 (50 x 90)
- Hoyo de Monterey Le Hoyo de San Juan - Geniales (54x150)
- Trinidad Vigia - Torres (54 x 110)
- Romeo y Julieta Julieta - Julieta NO.6 (33 x 120)
- Quintero Petit Quinteros - Petit Cazadores (43 x 105)
- Selección Petit Robustos Mixed Brands - Petit Robustos (50 x 102)
La Casa Del Habano Exclusive:
- Romeo y Julieta Cedros de Luxe - Gordito (50 x 141)
- Por Larranaga Picadores - Hemosos NO.4 (48 x 127)
- Cohiba Robustos Supremos - Magnificos (55 x 127)
- Partagas Selección Privada - Magnum 50 (50 x 160)
- Bolivar Super Coronas - Hermosos NO.3 (48 x 140)
- H. Upmann No.2 Reserva Cosecha 2010 - Piramides (52 x 156)
- H. Upmann Replica 2014 Humidor - Butifarra NO.2 (50 x 180)
There might stil be some changes but this info should be 90% correct.
We are proud to announce the release of the new Bolivar Libertador as an exclusive La Casa Del Habano product. Previously this beautiful cigar was released in boxes of 10 and 25 as the French Regional Edition in 2006 and 2007..
This Sublimes module with a ring of 54 and 164 mm length is now avaliable in limited quantities.
This "full flavoured" Bolivar Libertador comes in boxes of 10 and is available for the price of 153 Euro.
Habanos & LCDH Knokke - Gent introduce the Selección Petit Robustos presented in an elegant travel retail case: as only 5.000 boxes have been produced, these will surely become a valuable and special gift appreciated by Habanos enthusiasts, only available in the different points of sales for Duty Free and LCDH Knokke & Gent.
This beautiful case contains 10 Petit Robustos (50 ring gauge x 102mm in length), a vitola widely accepted by the Cuban cigar lovers in those late years.
This Selection includes five of the most prestigious Habanos brands: Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Partagás andH. Upmann.
The possibility of enjoying each brand's particular blend in a comparable format makes of this Petit Robustos Selection an attractive choice for those who want to enjoy a wide sample of the Habanos most prestigious brands flavours, in just 20 minutes. All these Habanos have made with the filler and binder leaves from Vuelta Abajo* (D.O.P) zone , in Pinar del Rio Region. Cuba
Brands: Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann
Commercial name: Seleccion Petit Robustos
Factory name: Petit Robustos
Price: 150 Euro
Measures: 50 Ring gauge (19,84mm x 102 mm in length)
Presentation: Special case of 10 units. 2 Petit Robustos of each
Production: Limited production of 5.000 boxes
Orders can be placed via our website in the LCDH Specialties corner.
Please don't hesitate to contact us for more info.
LCDH Knokke & Gent are proud to present you 2 new releases in their offering.
1. Quintero Favoritos
Quintero is an interesting brand for those who like medium tast at a very interesting price. This brand doesn't originate from Havana but from Cienfuegos where Agustin Quintero was born.
The tobacco comes from the Vuelta Abajo and Semi Vuelta.
The Favoritos is a "vitola" that follows the trend of big and fat cigars.
Size: Cepo 50 with 115 mm length
Factory name: Concha No.2
Price: 75 euro for 25 cigars
2. Rafael Gonzalez Perlas
The history of the Rafael Gonzalez brand goes back till the thirties of the 20th century and the brand is renowned for changing the "vitola" called "Galera" Cervantes into Lonsdale, honouring Lord Lonsdale.
The tobacco is 100% Vuelta Abajo and has a mild taste following the trend of shorter smoking moments.
Size: Cepo 40 with 102 mm length
Factory name: Perlas
Price: 100 euro for 25 cigars
Please don't hesitate to contact us for additional info.
Dear fellow aficionado's,
The 15th Habanos Festival has reached an end.
Not only were these days exciting, but also very intense for us.
We got the confirmation of the new launches (see previous mailing) and could already taste them. The test specimens were freshly rolled, yet we have high expectations of the Montecristo Double Edmundo and especially of the Partagas Lusitanias Gran Reserva.
Apart from the classic auction at the gala dinner, we went through another auction. At the Hotel Nacional a giant humidor in the form of the hotel has been auctioned ... it is now being shipped to Belgium as you read these lines! The humidor will be the jewel of our new La Casa del Habano in Ghent.
The hotel has a Spanish-Moorish touch and is built with clear Art Deco influences. This has clearly influenced its famous hotel guests: celebrities like Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Keaton, Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, Marlon Brando and Ernest Hemingway. The guest list includes mobsters Santos Trafficante, Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano and Frank Costello. The reputation of the hotel was probably raised by guests like Winston Churchill and Alexander Fleming. Hotel Nacional is one of the few five star hotels in Havana.
The artist has, therefore, had a considerable task to complete which took him eight months.
The humidor itself included 150 cigars: 50 Cohiba Behike 52s, 50 Cohiba Behike 56s and 50 Romeo y Julieta Churchills.
So it will be soon be seen at our new Casa!
Following the festival, we had a real Harley-trip planned and we can proudly announce that Frederic and Hirochi Robaina received the wings of the Cuban Harlistas club from the hands of its President Luis Enrique!
An unforgettable Festival!
With habanophile greetings,
Dominique & Frédéric,
La Casa del Habano Knokke