H. Upmann Magnum 46
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H. Upmann Magnum 46

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  • Ring Guage: 46
  • Length: 143 mm / 5.6 inches
  • Duration: 35-50 min
  • Strength: Medium to Full
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  • Taste: Spicy
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Description

Not missing from a Cuban cigar enthusiast’s humidor is an H Upmann Magnum 46. This cigar boasts of specialized chocolate brown wrapper with a box carrying 23 cigars. It burns with a calming smoke in the first third; ushering in a spicy flavor in the second third and finally it burn out in the last third with giving a lasting woody flavor. All aficionados can attest to the quality of this H Upmann Cuban cigar as it occupies its own position in their hearts. It is handmade, a fact that can cause it to have some drawbacks as expected.

History

Among of the cigars in the market today, H Upmann cigars could be regarded to have the richest and the most intriguing history. It consists of well documented facts that can move every cigar enthusiast. When traced through the history, it is evident that this cigar has grown from humble beginnings to be one of the best and the most famous Cuban cigars in the world. As is will be evident from the history, H Upmann cigars are in almost all continents.
The name H Upmann was coined from the name of the creator of this Cigar Company. In 1844, German hermanos (brothers) Herman and Hupmann started the company and decided to use the initial H for the hermanos and dropped the H in Upmann to create H Upmann Cuban Cigar. This name has been maintained since the mid-nineteenth century and still soldiers on strong with several brands in the market H Upmann magnum 46 included.
Cuban cigars also have a rich history stemming from the colonial days. The ancient voyagers to South America were the first to recognize the uniqueness of the Cuban cigars. It is recorded that the voyager Christopher Columbus was the one who introduced cigar to Europe. He reported that Cuban Indians smoked a primitive kind of tobacco that was rolled in dry leaves of palm. Some Europeans adopted this habit and the tobacco smoking was introduced in Europe. The countries in Europe where tobacco smoking was ripe included Spain, Great Britain, France and Portugal among others.
The word cigar originated from the Mayan word ‘sikar’ which means smoking. It was later translated to Spanish where it is designated ‘cigarro.’ Since Cuba was a colony of Spain, there ready exchange of culture and therefore many Spanish colonialists adopted the habit of smoking tobacco. However, this tobacco was grown locally in Spain. Soon tobacco enthusiast in Europe noticed that Cuban tobacco superseded that of Spain and so chose it over their domestic tobacco.
With widespread use of tobacco in Europe, the habit attracted both proponents and critiques. These for it claimed that tobacco had some therapeutic value while those against it associated it with some form of evil. Following the claims tobacco smoking was banned in certain European countries such as Spain. Nicotine, the active ingredient in tobacco was named after the French Ambassador to Portugal called Jean Nicot.

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