As one of the oldest cigar brands around today, H. Upmann has come readily to the lips of cigar connoisseurs for well over a century and a half. The name traces its roots back to 1844 when two brothers, August and Hermann Upmann, who are also attributed with the invention of the cedar box as a means to store cigars, started the brand in Havana. These days, the legend of H. Upmann lives on under the watchful eye of our cigar masters.
Embodying H. Upmann’s long tradition of fine cigar making, the H. Upmann 1844 Reserve might possibly be the finest H. Upmann yet. From its intricate and complex flavor sensation to the even burn and classic ash that been the hallmark of H. Upmann’s incredibly fine cigar making, the 1844 Reserve captures everything aficionados have loved about H. Upmann cigars and then some. Over the years, Altadis U.S.A. has grown into one of the largest cigar manufacturers in the world.
This cigar has an old world traditional look and feel. It has a seamless brown wrapper from the foot to the head. Its wrapper is evenly colored with some tooth and there was a very subtle earthly pre-light smell. Once lit, a very smooth and effortless draw allowed plenty of smoke though to the palate.
Upon tasting, you will find a creamy texture followed by a small amount of peppery spice on the finish. Expect plenty of rich, earthy tones with a hint of cedar aroma. This cigar has good construction with a slow burn that produced a long and solid dark gray ash. It offers a unique flavor and earthy notes that remain consistent in flavor throughout the body. Overall, the H. Upmann 1844 Reserve Special Edition Magnum is a very easy and enjoyable mild-medium cigar.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Time Smoked: 1 hour 55 minutes.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano.
Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican Republic.
Size: 6 x 60.