Germany gets a punch. It is the Punch Preferidos. This 2018 edition of the Edicion Regional from Habanos. The 5⅛x55 vitola has the factory name Montesco. To the general public, this size
5th Avenue is the official and exclusive Habanos distributor for Germany, Poland, and Austria. The Punch Preferidos will be available in Austria and Poland as well. In total, 100.000 cigars will be available. They are packed in boxes of ten. The fixed retail price is €168 per box in Germany. The prices for Poland and Austria have not been revealed by 5Th Avenue yet.
5Th Avenue is not the first Habanos distributor to pick an Edicion Regional for a region instead of a country. Pacific Cigar Company has done it before for the Asia Pacific region. Phoenicia did it for Africa and the Middle East. It happened in South America. The Baltic states had a multi-country Edicion Regional. Cubacigar Benelux released a few Edicion Regional exclusives for Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg, as well as a few for Belgium and Luxembourg combined called BELUX. Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, and several individual Asian countries have received exclusive cigars for their market, next to the Edicion Regional for the Asia Pacific region.
The Punch Preferidos are expected to be released this week. All 10.000 boxes are individually numbered. The La Casa del Habano shops will get stock before other retailers will receive their orders.