New Cuban Regional Edition Hits Havana
The newest regional-edition cigar from Cuba has touched down in Havana, and the shops that received it are reporting that sales have been brisk.
The El Rey del Mundo Infantes Regional Edition, a robusto-sized cigar made specifically for sale in Cuba's cigar shops, began appearing last week in Havana in some Casa del Habano stores.
"We sold out already," said a representative of the La Casa del Habano at the Partagás Cigar Factory this morning. More cigars are expected to arrive.
As with other standard Cuban robustos (such as the Cohiba Robusto, Partagás Serie D No. 4 or Bolivar Royal Corona) the El Rey del Mundo Infante measures 4 7/8 inches by 50 ring gauge. Packed in boxes of 10, Infantes retail for 59 Cuban convertible pesos (CUCs) per box, or 5.90 CUC per cigar. (While the Cuban government pegs the CUC at an equal rate to the U.S. dollar, travelers exchanging dollars for pesos are charged a 10 percent transaction fee in Cuba, effectively raising the price of these cigars to $6.50, or $65 a box.)
Monday, June 24, 2013
Source: Cigar Aficionado