During the 1840s, Herman Upmann traveled to Cuba with the express mission of crafting a cigar fit
to distribute to their most prestigious banking clients. Unfortunately the resulting blend of this
journey was lost to a bank fire in the 1920s. Now rediscovered and re-blended to replicate the
original as close as possible using all Cuban-seed tobaccos, H. Upmann The Banker is reminiscent
of old style cigars.
The Banker is medium to full-bodied and includes both moments of bold spice and a pleasant
creaminess. It is comprised of a dark and oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Jalapa binder, and a
vintage blend of long-fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican. Earth undertones are met with a
distinct toastiness, and the construction is impeccable. One taste and it's easy to see why this
particular selection made its way through the leagues of the elite.