It all began in 1843, when German banker Herman Upmann took a leap of faith and moved to Havana, Cuba to open a branch for his family bank. He created a small batch of cigars for his best clients, but quickly became impassioned with tobacco — a passion that led him to found his own cigar brand in 1844, joined by his younger brother August. The brothers purchased a small cigar factory and diligently learned to combine tobacco artistry and German ingenuity. 175 years later, H. Upmann is known the world over.
To celebrate this special milestone, H. Upmann tapped A.J. Fernandez, who brought forward the extremely exclusive “Medio Tiempo” wrapper to add complexity and flavor as the final dressing of this Nicaraguan puro. A.J. and his team carefully harvested this special leaf and utilized very intricate fermentation processes for over three years, which, while extremely time-consuming, bring out the very best in the medio tiempo leaf.