The H. Upmann Half Corona has now arrived in the UK. This vitola is the last of the three standard size cigars to be released from Habanos S.A. in 2011, joining the Partagás Serie D No.5 and the E No.2.
Commercial Name: Half Corona
Factory Name: Half Corona
Dimensions: 3 ½” (90mm) x 44 ring gauge
Flavour Category: Light to Medium
Presentations: Labelled boxes of 25 cigars (tins of 5 cigars to follow)
This diminutive vitola draws its inspiration from the original Half-a-Corona developed in the early years of the last century by UK cigar importers Melbourne Hart & Company. In fact the original model with a thinner 42 gauge became such a hit that soon every leading Cuban cigar house produced a version and it became the most popular Havana size in Britain.
Now, in these post-smoking ban times, the reintroduction of this old-time classic makes perfect sense. The modern remodelling seems sure to appeal to al-fresco smokers around the world and is the ideal option when time is short. Furthermore, the slightly thicker 44 gauge and the classic Light to Medium blend of H. Upmann makes this 20 minute smoke the perfect lunch time, or pre-prandial choice. But this little cigar’s exceptional quality means it can be enjoyed at any time of day, or night…