A new release comes this week for UK cigar lovers in the form of the 2018 Habanos UK Regional Edition El Rey del Mundo La Reina. This regional edition has been produced in 3,500 boxes of 24. La Reina means ‘The Queen’, making this cigar fit with both the UK’s reigning monarch and the brand itself; with El Rey del Mundo meaning King of the World. Originally intended to be released as part of the 2018 Edicion Regional, the cigars have been released on 4th July 2019. They are available here at Havana House, retailing at £35.90 for a single cigar and £822.70 for a box of 24.
El Rey del Mundo La Reina Cigar Size
This new cigar measures 7.5 inches long, with a 38 ring gauge, giving it a Laguito No. 1 vitola – a rare and sought-after size of cigar. The Laguito No. 1 vitola is famous for its signature pigtail end, which is seen on the cap of this cigar. The size was first created by Eduardo Rivera, and was made commercially available in 1982 with the release of the Cohiba Lanceros. However, the size was actually created in the 1960s, and presented to Fidel Castro in 1963! The size is quite challenging to get right, so only the most skilled and qualified rollers will be trusted with creating these fine cigars at the El Laguito factory in Havana. The El Laguito factory is best known for being the home of the Cohiba cigar.
About Regional Editions
Regional Editions, or Edicion Regional, from Habanos, are only released in certain parts of the world. The cigar may be linked to that country by its name or its association with the brand. While the tobacco and blend for each of these cigars tend to be fairly standard, with nothing special typically added to the cigars, these regional editions will be produced in styles and sizes not typically associated with the brand – in this case, the Laguito No. 1 vitola.
The boxes will also be numbered, and contain a silver and burgundy seal to confirm that it is, in fact, a Regional Edition. The cigars will also be covered with an extra band to provide this information also. With a limited number of boxes available for these Regional Editions, these cigars can quickly become sought-after and are an excellent addition to any cigar collection.
This will be the second El Rey del Mundo Edicion Regional created for the UK, with the Choix de L’Epoque cigar released only in the UK in 2009.
You can buy cigars online here at Havana House, including these new releases.