H. UPMANN SIR WINSTON GRAN RESERVA 2011.
The filler, binder and wrapper leaves used in this Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011 have undergone a long and careful
five-year aging process. This is the first Gran Reserva from H. Upmann, and is presented in a unique and exclusive
production of 5,000 numbered cases.
The XIX Habanos Festival is the stage for the presentation of the
first Gran Reserva from the H. Upmann brand in the Sir Winston
(47 x 178 mm) vitola. This is one of the brand’s most special
cigars, very popular with H. Upmann enthusiasts as well as with
Habanos enthusiasts in general; they will now have the opportunity
to enjoy this vitola with additional aging of its leaves, in a limited
This launch inaugurates the Gran Reserva concept for the brand
after having presented its first Reserva with the H. Upmann No 2
vitola in 2014 with carefully selected leaves from the harvest of
In order to prepare this Gran Reserva from H. Upmann, the best
tobacco leaves harvested in 2011 in Vuelta Abajo*, Pinar del Rio*,
Cuba* were selected. All the leaves making up the Habano (filler,
binder and wrapper) have undergone a long and careful five-year
aging process. With this additional aging process, the tobacco
releases tannins which give the tobacco leaves a rounder, sweeter
and more aromatic flavour.
This launch is a unique and exclusive production of 5,000
numbered cases with 20 Habanos in each, presented in the
exquisite packaging that characterises the Gran Reserva, with an
elegant black lacquer finish and the brand and the concept’s seal
printed in gold on the lid.
These Habanos have been made Totalmente a Mano con tripa
larga – Totally by Hand with Long Filler – with leaves specially
selected by master blenders. They have been assessed in joint
tastings organised by the Tobacco Research Institute with over 50
experienced tasters from the most prestigious factories in Cuba
who are members of the Comisión Nacional de Degustación –
National Tasting Commission – together with experts from the
Cuban tobacco industry and Habanos, S.A.
Sir Winston is an icon in the brand’s portfolio and one of the best
known Habanos appreciated by enthusiasts around the world with
the Julieta No 2 vitola. This is a long and pleasant smoking format,
which combines the soft to medium strength flavour of its blend
with the delicate and aromatic character that the aging of its leaves
- Upmann is one of the oldest and most prestigious Habanos
brands and was founded back in 1844. Its range, which is
characterised by its soft to medium strength flavour, includes the
Habanos in the well known Línea Magnum, to which the new
Magnum 54 (54 x 120 mm) was incorporated last year, as well as
several small vitolas such as the Coronas Junior (36 x 115 mm)
and Half Corona (44 x 90 mm). Connossieur B (54 x 150 mm) is
also being presented this year, and will be distributed exclusively
through the La Casa del Habano network and Habanos Specialists
The first Reserva launched by Habanos, S.A. was the Cohiba
Selección Reserva Cosecha 1999, presented in 2003. The first
Habanos Gran Reserva was launched six years later, presented in
2009; the vitola chosen for the inauguration of this concept was
the emblematic Siglo VI de Cohiba, Cosecha 2003.
Brand: H. Upmann
Vitola de Salida – Market Name: Sir Winston
Vitola de Galera – Factory Name: Julieta No 2
Dimensions: 47 ring gauge (18.65 mm) x 178 mm length.
Presentation: Special Series (SPB) of 5,000 individually numbered lacquered cases of 20 units each
* (D.O.P.) Protected Denominations of Origin