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August and Hermann Upmann founded H. Upmann cigars in 1844. It was this year that they bought the famous Upmann factory, also known as the Jose Marti Factory, which is located in Havana, Cuba. H. Upmann cigars gained popularity throughout the 19th century, and it... - More won various gold metals, which adorn the beautiful boxes of H. Upmann cigars to this day.
The Upmann family was also famous for being very successful bankers, which some say allowed for the creation of their cigar line. Whatever it may be, what is known is that in the 1920's, the cigar brand as well as the bank went under. This resulted in the brand being bought by J. Frankau & Company, who continued to produce it until 1935. At this time, the brand was sold again to Menendez, Garcia, y Cia, the famous cigar family that has been consistent with quality for many years. They continued production of H. Upmann cigars throughout the Cuban Revolution as well. It was during this time of disorder that the H. Upmann Montecristo Selection cigar was created. This was actually the origins of the Montecristo cigar, as the H. Upmann blend was so successful that they decided to create a new line specifically dedicated to that cigar. Best Cigar Prices has the best deals on discount H. Upmann cigars.
During this time period, a legend exists which states that President John. F. Kennedy's favorite cigar was the H. Upmann Petit Upmann. The night before the embargo to Cuba was signed, he made the White House Press Secretary, Pierre Salinger, gather over 1,200 Petit Upmann's so he could stock up before they were banned. Wish we all had that advance notice...However, after the Cuban Revolution, Menendez and Garcia decided to move their production first to the Canary Islands, and then to the Dominican Republic. This was a strategic business move on their part in order to cater to the cigar business in the United States that could no longer enjoy a Cuban cigar. This moment in history of H. Upmann cigars is where Altadis played a major role, which is the company who oversaw production on the Dominican version of H. Upmann. Although there still is the Cuban H. Upmann cigar, Altadis allows all of us in the United States to be able to smoke a cigar that pre-dates the Civil War! Altadis has made sure that the Dominican H. Upmann cigar uses only the finest tobacco, and is hand-rolled to perfection to ensure quality within every box.
The classic H. Upmann cigar uses a premium blend of Dominican and Brazilian long filler as well as Dominican tobacco for the binder. The H. Upmann cigar is hand-wrapped in the finest quality Indonesian shade grown tobacco. H. Upmann cigars are quality medium bodied cigars that are full of taste, but are also smooth and mild. At less than three dollars a stick, these cigars are a token of history that has stood the test of time and earned gold metals that are proudly displayed on each band. Offered in a wide variety of sizes, H. Upmann cigars are a classic, affordable cigar for the medium bodied smoker. H. Upmann cigars will always have a place in our humidor, and we hope yours as well. BestCigarPrices.com is your source to cheap H. Upmann cigars.
The H. Upmann Reserve cigar is a full-bodied Dominican cigar that is a powerful upgrade in strength compared to the classic H. Upmann cigar. The H. Upmann Reserve cigar is box pressed, and comes in an attractive wooden box. The cigar features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, which some customers have told us that this wrapper was superior to many Sun-Grown wrapper’s that they have tasted. For the binder, the H. Upmann Reserve uses a Connecticut Broadleaf, and a deep blend of Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Dominican long filler tobacco for the filler. Altadis has declared this cigar “The Upmost Upmann”, and we can’t help but agree. For a incredibly well-priced full-bodied cigar, look no further than the H. Upmann Reserve.
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