Limited and Regional Edition Cuban Cigars: What Production Numbers Mean
The first thing that determines the uniqueness of a Limited Edition box of Cuban Cigars is its production number. Smokes that their number of production is down to a few thousands, if not hundreds, are classified as Limited Editions or Regional Editions and usually are of rare value. What is it that makes these numbered cigar boxes so special besides their limited availability you may wonder? Well, that’s what we are here to figure out. Without any further ado, in today’s post, we dive into the significance behind the limited production number of certain cigar boxes, discussing what makes these Cuban Cigars Online extra special.
“REFLECT THE HARD WORK BEHIND THEIR MANUFACTURE”
EMBLEM OF MANUFACTURE – From regular production smokes to rare and lucrative Cuban sticks, such as the Cohiba Behike 54 Cigar, all Cuban cigars are widely known for being immaculately manufactured. Nonetheless, when a cigar’s production is restricted to a certain amount of units, the hard work behind its creation is immediately highlighted. Although all Cuban smokes are handmade by experienced torcedores using the finest tobacco leaves, limited production sticks require some extra love, care, and attention, something which is being reflected by the final product.
Whether it’s the fact that their leaves are usually aged for an additional amount of years or the fact that their format may demand a group of highly skilled rollers for their manufacture, cigars of limited production are the most representative of the hard work that goes behind their creation. Handmade using tobacco leaves sourced from the Pinar del Rio province in Cuba, the H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011 Cigar proves that the lower the production number the better the final product. Being the first time that the brand was chosen for a Gran Reserva release, the production of the H. Upmann Sir Winston cigars was limited to 5,000 boxes, making them a rare and much sought after item amongst aficionados.
The process of manufacturing cigars is a time consuming yet highly satisfying one for the torcedores in the El Laguito factory in Cuba
“LIMITED EDITION CIGARS CELEBRATE CRAFTSMANSHIP”
TOKEN OF CRAFTMANSHIP – Despite Cuban cigars, there are many more industries which produce items in limited availability. From well-aged wines, whiskeys, or spirits to handmade leather goods, like bags, shoes, and belts, there is something greater that brings limited edition products together than just their short availability. What is that? Craftsmanship, of course. All products which are made by exploiting certain skills in a particular craft are united by the passion that goes behind the manufacturing process of each of these items. Whether it’s hand-stitching a leather handbag or assembling a Cohiba cigar, products of rare and limited edition manage to reflect the brilliance of craftsmanship.
Such excellence can be witnessed in the El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme Coleccion Vintage Jar. Limited to only 1,000 units, this El Rey del Mundo jar is home to nineteen cigars, all of which have been aged for at least five years. A special piece manufactured exclusively for the Spanish market, these jars are inspired by a Spanish and Mexican pottery tradition, known as talavera, and they are decorated with a floral print in royal blue and white. If this is not a product that celebrates true craftsmanship, then we don’t know what is.
Left: El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme Coleccion Vintage Jar, Right: H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011 Cigar
“THE LOWER THE PRODUCTION THE GREATER THE VALUE”
RARITY – There is no doubt, that habanos of limited production are unique and one of a kind. After all, the lower an item’s production number is the greater its value. And that’s exactly why cigar collectors are mostly attracted to either Limited or Regional Edition smokes. Certain cigars raise in value over the years and these smokes tend to be rare and hard to find. Overall, cigar collectors seem to combine their passion for cigars with a well-thought business strategy, investing on sticks that will eventually double, or even triple, their value in the short future. It is as brilliant as it sounds, and we happen to know just the right product to expand your collection and invest your money to.
Beautiful inside and out the Ramon Allones Hunters & Frankau 225th Aniversario Humidor is one of the most limited edition cigar products in the world. Paying tribute to the 225th anniversary of Hunters & Frankau, the exclusive importers of habanos for the UK, the production of this Ramon Allones humidor is limited to only 225 pieces. As to make this product even more unique and rare, all 225 humidors have been personally signed by Jemma Freeman, the managing director of Hunters & Frankau. All in all, a very much sought after product amongst cigar collectors.
Ramon Allones Hunters & Frankau 225th Aniversario Humidor
As we have discussed above, there’s more to just short availability when it comes to rare, limited, or Regional Edition smokes. Cigars of limited production are a true celebration of manufacture, craftsmanship, and rarity. Nonetheless, whether you like our regular production Cuban Cigars for Sale Online or you are a fan of Limited Edition sticks, head over to our Cuban Cigar Shop and find the perfect match to your taste buds. Read the latest blog posts from our daily updated Cuban Cigar Blog and never miss a thing in the cigar world.