Hunter and Frankau Ltd, Exclusive Distributor of Habanos, S.A. for United Kingdom presented the Por Larranaga Galanes at the Ignite Conference & Trade Show which took place from the 24th to 26th September 2021, and devoted to Tobacco Specialists, and is now available in selected outlets across the UK.
Members of the Association of Independent Tobacco Specialists (A.I.T.S) were invited to preview the new cigar on the last day of the inaugural Ignite Conference & Show. The Por Larranaga Galanes introduction was conducted by Mr. Jose Antonio Cejas Diaz, Hunters & Frankau’s Corporate Director and ’s executive representative in the UK.
This new cigar measures 4 ¾”(120mm) x 52 ring gauge and becomes inthe widest offering within the brand’s standard range. It is an exclusive size within the portfolio and a decidedly modern vitola (shape) from Cuba’s oldest brand still in production today.
The name Por Larrañaga, which means ‘By Larrañaga’, was first registered in Havana by a certain Ignacio Larrañaga in 1834.
For much of the 19th century and into the early part of 20th the brand built a reputation for the highest quality, particularly amongst the royal houses, the rich and the famous of that time.
Its golden band also famously attracted the attention of Rudyard Kipling who in his 1890 poem ‘The Betrothed’, asserted that “There’s peace in a Larrañaga, there’s calm in a Henry Clay”.
Today the Galanes joins a small, but much loved, range of Por Larrañaga sizes which are all rolled in La Corona factory.
Hunters & Frankau has been the exclusive Habanos, S.A. distributor in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands since 1990. Founded in 1790, this is the most important premium cigar trading company in the United Kingdom with an extensive distribution network that comprises specialised stores, wine merchants, hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.