Herman Upmann was a banker from Germany who so loved Cuban cigars that he moved to Havana in 1844 and set up as both banker and cigar maker. His bank closed in the early 1920s but his cigars live on as a fine example of an elegant light to medium-flavoured Habano. All the leaf in H. Upmann is from the Vuelta Abajotobacco region.
Gold medals in no less than eleven international exhibitions during the 19th Century adorn the box — as does Herman Upmann’s personal signature. The brand today comprises a wide range of “totalmente a mano, tripa larga” – totally hand made, long filler.