At the new Habanos, S.A. and Fifth Avenue Products stand, which was very much appreciated for its new spectacular design, visitors could see the new launchings of Habanos S.A. for 2016 such as H. Upmann Magnum 54 includes a new vitola for Línea Magnum, which also features the heaviest ring gauge offered by the brand. Epicure No.2 of Hoyo de Monterrey Reserva Cosecha 2012 which is a symbol of the brand and one of the most popular vitolas worldwide.
Cohiba, the most emblematic brand which celebrates its 50th anniversary was presented with three vitolas:
Medio Siglo, a vitola in line with current trends, which offers the flavour and complexity of Cohiba in a smaller format.
Cohiba Grandiosos 1966, a format with unprecedented in the range of sizes of Habanos with its full flavour blend.
Cohiba Grandiosos is the first in the Habanos portfolio with a 60 ring gauge and it is a serie of just 50 humidors with 50 Habanos each, all individually numbered. The humidors have been made by the well-known french firm Elie Bleu.
More than ten Exclusive Distributors from all around the world attended the fair on this occasion.
5th Avenue Products Trading G.M.B.H, Habanos‘ Exclusive Distributor for Germany, its President Mr. Heinrich Villiger gave the 2016 award to the Best Habanos Specialist of the Year in their territory, to Zigarrenwelt managed by Mr. Felix Sophn.
Habanos, S.A. received new awards during the fair:
- 2016 Cigar Trophy “Best Cuban Brand” – given by Cigar Journal to Partagás brand.
- 2016 Cigar Trophy “Best Cuban Cigar” to the Best Habano of the year: Partagás Serie D No.5., given also in 2013.
The award ceremony was attended by Mr. Inocente Núñez Blanco, Copresident of Habanos, S.A. and Mr. Christoph Puszkar, Marketing Director of 5th Av Products, Exclusive Habanos Distributor in Germany.
Inter-Tabac Fair is an important event that continues growing year after year, and has become a relevant quote in the annual calendar for the presentation and recognition of Habanos releases.