A Habano-Loving Banker


Herman Upmann was a German banker whose fondness of habanos made him settle down in Havana back in 1840. In that city he founded both a bank and a cigar factory in 1844. Though he never made it big in finance, the cigar brand created by him panned out to be a token of the most refined habanos of mild-to-strong taste.

The gold medals that spruce up the boxes were won by the brand in over a dozen international fairs and tradeshows in the 19th century. They are still in display as a brand symbol in the 21st century.

Featuring a vitola portfolio marked by mild-to-strong-tasting habanos, one of the brand’s highlights is the Magnum Line, in which the traditional Magnum 46 was joined by Magnum 50, rolled out in 2008.

Other major vitolas are Sir Winston and Connoisseur No.1, while Coronas Junior and Half Corona –launched in 2011- stand out among the smaller vitolas. 

With longstanding and interesting history under its belt –thoroughly delved into by both historians and aficionados- this is the first Reserve the brand has come up with in 170 years of existence.