H. Upmann 1844 Reserve

H. Upmann 1844 Reserve

The number 7 cigar on our list of the Top 25 Best Cigars is H. Upmann 1844 Reserve.

H Upmann 1844
Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian Shape: Belicoso
Length: 6 1/8 Ring: 52
Color: Natural List Price: $210 (Box of 25)
Origin: Dominican Republic Strength: Medium

Cigar Aficionado Rating: 87 points

Upmann cigars represent and show the craftsmanship, style, and blending skills of the company that made it through the 1844 Reserve series. These cigars are crafted in the hands of expert rollers in the Dominican Republic. Its aged filler comes from the lush tobacco fields of the Dominican Republic. It is then wrapped in a bold and oily Ecuadorian wrapper which gives the cigar a reddish-brown hue.

Its unique aroma and taste are enriched more by Nicaragua’s mineral-rich soil. Cigar connoisseurs will find themselves enthralled by that meaty, robust smoke brimming with different flavors with earthy and woody notes, peppery spice, and a bit of citrus, cocoa, and dried fruit to last on the palate.

It is a medium-bodied work of art and it comes in various sizes to go with all size and shape preferences of cigar smokers. The following are some of the sizes of the H Upmann 1844 Reserve. The Belicoso is 6.1 by 52 while the Churchill is 7 by 50. There’s also the Corona which is 5.5 by 44 and the Demitasse which is 4.5 by 33. The Robusto is 5 by 50 and the Toro is 6 by 54. Sizes may vary but the superb quality of the cigar is the same in every piece.

It is a replica of the classic Cuban tradition. 1844 Reserve is a good match for coffee and scotch. It also belongs to the same category as Cuban-based cigars such as Romeo y Julieta, Partagas, and Punch. H. Upmann 1844 Reserve is considered one of the legends of the cigar industry. They say that it is almost impossible to find a legit Cuban cigar in the US. With an H. Upmann 1844 Reserve, you can have a sample of authentic Cuban tradition.

H. Upmann has been in business for almost 160 years now. It’s because their reputation precedes them as the maker of the world’s best cigars. It all started when a German banker Herman Upmann founded the H. Upmann Cigars in 1844. He started by offering these cigars to his close friends for promotion and the rest is history.