As one of the oldest cigar brands around today, H. Upmann has come readily to the lips of cigar connoisseurs for well over a century and a half. The name traces its roots back to 1844 when two brothers, August and Hermann Upmann, who are also attributed with the invention of the cedar box as a means to store cigars, started the brand in Havana.
Adding to the immensely popular H. Upmann, the H. Upmann 1844 Reserve now boasts a robust Ecuadoran Habano wrapper in lieu of an Indonesian wrapper. Its Dominican binder has been replaced with Nicaraguan, and its fillers are now pure Dominican. Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic with exact precision, this medium-bodied smoke features a complex cigar with rich flavors, even burn and classic ash, all cherished trademarks of H. Upmann cigars since 1844.
H. Upmann 1844 Reserve earned a spot in the Top 25 Cigars of the Year and received a stellar, 93-point rating, noting: "A beautifully made pyramid with a superbly even burn and lush draw that layers the palate with earth, cedar, mineral and rich tobacco intonations."