In 2019, the legendary H. Upmann brand recognized its 175th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with an H. Upmann 175th Anniversary cigar, blended and rolled by some of the most gifted cigar experts on the planet? The primary release of two separate celebratory cigars released in 2019, H. Upmann 175th Anniversary is a made for Altadis U.S.A. by the infamous AJ Fernandez, in collaboration with the world famous Grupo de Maestros. To say they went all-out is no doubt an understatement. Rolled in the state-of-the-art Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A., this gorgeous specimen is a true Nicaraguan puro, meaning every single component is grown in Nicaragua. The unique wrapper is a Nicaraguan medio tiempo leaf—one of the highest primings on the plant—fermented while sandwiched between broadleaf tobacco. It is offered in one size, a luxurious 7” x 50 Churchill, and a relatively modest 14,750 boxes were produced. That’s right, it is a single-run limited edition, so when they’re gone, they’re gone! Thankfully, though, if you are reading this, you still have a chance to indulge in one of the most amazing cigars of recent years. So amazing, in fact, that it earned a rock-solid 93 rating in Cigar Aficionado and a high spot on the widely recognized Top 25 Cigars of the Year list for 2019.