H UPMANN CUBAN CIGAR BRAND HISTORY - As famous a brand as there is in the world of cigars, the H. Upmann brand dates back to 1844, when Herman Upmann, a German banker, began using specially imprinted boxes of cigars as promotional items for his banking firm. The combination proved successful, so the H. Upmann brand was born and continues to this day. The success of this brand was buoyed by the award of seven gold medals in seven international exhibitions between 1862 and 1893; these awards still adorn the lithographed interior of the box today.The brand was sold to the British firm of J. Frankau in 1922 and finally in 1935 to Menendez, Garcia & Cia. prior to nationalization, continues today in the H. Upmann factory, now known as Jose Marti.
The famous request of President John F. Kennedy to his press secretary, Pierre Salinger,
to obtain cigars on the evening prior to the declaration of the American trade embargo in 1961, was for Petit Upmann's.
Gold medals in no less than eleven international exhibitions during the 19th Century can be found on the brands labelled boxes.
Characterized by its light to medium flavour, amongst the best known H. Upmann sizes are the Magnum 46 and the Magnum 50, which was introduced in 2008. Other important sizes include the Sir Winston, the Connoisseur No. 1 and in smaller vitolas the Corona Junior and the Half Corona, which was introduced in 2011.
All H. Upmann sizes are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano - long filler,totally hand made.
Flavour: Light to Medium
Year of foundation: 1844
Tobacco Country: Cuba
Tobacco Procedence: Vuelta Abajo
Factory: H. Upmann
** ORDERS with ONLY CIGARILLOS,MINIS & PURITOS is a flat shipping fee of US$30.00**
**SHIPPING FEES OF US$35.00 for Regular mail & US$45.00 Registered for UP to 2 boxes ~ US$10.00 for each additional item for Premium Cigars/Cuban Cigars & Cigarillos can be combined & shipped duty free from Switzerland***
~ 5% discount on TOTAL ORDER if paying by US Bank(Clearxchange) or Bank wire transfer (No discount on shipping)
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Delivery is approx. 4-5 Days for most of Europe, 8-9 Days for Asia, Pacific Rim and 10-14 Days Central,South America & North America(USA)