Altadis U.S.A. in collaboration with Grupo de Maestros is introducing H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros, an offering from two of the premium cigar industry’s most notable names.
The new line is being released in conjunction to the brand’s upcoming 175th anniversary. H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros features a blend that is bolder than other Connecticut cigars, and was brought to life in partnership with cigar master Rafael Nodal – the head of product capability for Tabacalera U.S.A.
An Ecuadorian Connecticut-seed wrapper is the signature component of the H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros, notable for exhibiting a fuller flavor than other Connecticut selections. The wrapper leaf enrobes a prime Dominican binder, and a blend of proprietary filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic— including robust Pilotico tobacco, specially developed for Altadis by the famed Mendez family. Uniquely finished with a stark maduro cap for pronounced contrast, each H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros cigar is masterfully produced by hand within the Tabacalera de Garcia factory of La Romana, in the Dominican Republic.
The line comes in four sizes: Robusto (52 x 5”), Toro (50 x 6”), Belicoso (52 x 6 1/8”) and Churchill (48 x 6 ¾”). Each vitola will be available for purchase nationally in 20-count boxes, with an MSRP of $8.35 – $8.95 per cigar. Full distribution to all trade channels is expected to begin in September, 2018.
H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros
Origin: Dom. Rep. (La Romana)
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Filler: Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
Vitolas: Robusto (5 x 52), Toro (6 x 50), Belicoso (6 1/8 x 52), Churchill (6 3/4 x 48)
Price range: USD 8.35 – 8.95