The 1844 Special Edition Barbier (German for “Barber”) uses a unique combination of two Ecuadorian wrappers – Connecticut and Sumatra – with a Java binder and a blend of Nicaraguan, Dominican and Broadleaf fillers.
The H. Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage Toro had a nice start with a vibrant set of flavors. The second third saw the vibrance wane a fair amount and maintained an average profile from that point on. The price point is attractive, but even with that, the overall smoking experience wasn't one that would bring me back to this cigar with any kind of frequency.
Described as a “next-level shade,” the H. Upmann 1844 Classic presents a medium- bodied cigar that features an impeccable, Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper over a perfectly balanced blend of Honduran tobaccos that boast flavors of toasted almonds and cocoa with a subtle spicy nuance.
Overall, the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary was average throughout. I was looking forward to this specially fermented wrapper, but it was run over by the typical AJ Fernandez flavor profile which was disappointing. The flavor profile and price will likely steer me away from revisiting. I'd love to see this wrapper used by another blender just to see what it could do.
I like this H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez Toro release for H. Upmann and Altadis. I loved the flavor profile that the tobacco in the cigar produced and it is definitely a cigar that many should try. It may not be for everyone, but it is worth trying out and seeing how the different types of tobacco smoke, especially the Dominican tobaccos.
Herman’s Batch is covered in Ecuadorian Habano wrapper aged for four years that has gone through a double fermentation process, providing a fuller flavor and more complex taste. The Binder is Dominican and the filler is a well-balanced and elegant combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos from Condega and Esteli.
This cigar also incorporates aged tobaccos from a farm that is very dear to AJ Fernandez. The La Lilia farm – named after his beloved grandmother who raised him in Cuba after his parents migrated to Nicaragua – was first planted in 2009.
Altadis U.S.A. is celebrating a special milestone as the H. Upmann cigar brand turns 175 years old. The limited-edition H. Upmann 175th Anniversary will commemorate one of the oldest and most renowned cigars brands. This limited edition will only be expressed in the iconic Churchill size, in 10 count boxes that will number to 14,750.
The H. Upmann Hispaniola is a full-flavored, medium to full bodied cigar that features Dominican fillers and binder within an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. The andullo tobacco is mixed within the filler to create a richly complex smoking experience.