Length: 5 3/8" Ring Gauge: 48
Measuring 53/8 (137mm) x 48 ring gauge and presented in SLBs containing 10 cigars, this extremely rare vitola was inspired by the Bolivar Britanicas(UK Habanos Regional Edition2012)whichbecameoneofthefastestsellingandmostsought-afterHabanosRegionalEditions ever released. The La Gloria Cubana Brita´nicas Extra resurrects the style of the vitola (albeit with two point wider girth) and offers smoking enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to once again enjoy its unique smoking characteristics whilst exploring the medium bodied delicate aromas of the La Gloria Cubana brand.
The factory name Britanicas is applied to a unique shape in the world of Havanas. It can best be described as a Perfecto, but it has the distinction of a wider aperture at the foot than is customary for cigars of this type, which makes it easier to light up and get going. Why and when the name Brita´nicas was chosen by the Cuban industry is unknown, but it seems certain that it was first made for the British market. TheshapesurvivedtothepresentcenturybecauseitwasadoptedbyRomeoyJulietaforacigarnamedtheCelestialesFinos, which ceased production in 2002. The original vitola measured 53/8 inches (137mm) by 46 ring gauge, but the Gloria Cubana has two extra points added to its girth, which why its been christened a Britanicas Extra.
Just 6,000 numbered boxes of ten cigars have been produced. Such a rare and unusual shape is not easy to make. Thecigarrollerneedsto possess exceptional skill to handcraft each cigar which will not only look amazing, but is carefully constructed to provide a consistent blend throughout and a good draw from start to finish. Like the Bolivar Britanicas, only the highest graded cigar rollers in Cuba were assigned the task of producing these rare masterpieces. The bands that dress these cigars are recreations of an example found in a collection in Havana. The exact date for when these bands were in use is unknown but it is estimated that they originally come from the late 1890s or the early 20th century.
Brand : La Gloria Cubana
Factory Name: Britanicas Extra
Commercial Name: Britanicas Extra
Dimensions: girth 48 x 5 3/8" (137 mm) long
Presentation: SLB box of 10 units