Primaveras from Hoyo De Monterrey virtually presented. For years Oettinger Davidoff has been releasing cigars linked to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. And not just cigars. Accessories, pipes, and pipe tobacco as well. The success of the annual release made other cigar manufacturers follow suit. The number of “year of the” cigars is growing every year.
In 2019 the Spanish Habanos distributor joined the Chinese New Year craze. They brought 3000 boxes of Cohiba Robusto to the market. Boxes of 16 cigars, two rows of 8 as 8 is a lucky number in Chinese Culture. The cigars, regular production, were wrapped with a year of the pig foot band and sold out quickly.
Habanos saw the success of that release. It was reason enough to jump on the Zodiac train with the Romeo y Julieta Maravillas 8. Commercially a success. Ministry of Cigars’ review of the cigar wasn’t favorable though. For this year, Habanos is releasing another cigar.
Hoyo de Monterrey Primaveras 18
A Hoyo de Monterrey with the name Primaveras 18 is the 2021 release. 2021 is the Year of the Ox. This 6⅝x48 Grand Corona comes in boxes of 18. Only 8888 boxes are available, which is a reference to Chinese culture. The pronunciation of 8 is very close to the pronunciation of ‘Fa’ which means ‘well off’ and ‘getting rich in a short time’. The boxes are red with gold, another tribute to Chinese culture. Red represents prosperity and wealth. Gold is self-explanatory.
A few hours ago, Habanos introduced the cigars during a virtual event in collaboration with its Chinese distributor Infifon Hong Kong Limited, and Pacific Cigar Company. PCC is the official Habanos distributor for most of the Asian countries, New Zealand, and Australia. Vice Presidents of Habanos, S.A. Leopoldo Cintra González, and José María López Inchaurbe were present during the virtual event.
Without further ado, here are some pictures to look at.