There may not be a place in Cuba as famous as the Malecón, an eight-kilometer stretch of the Havana coast.
As such, it was only a matter of time before the oft-romanticized waterfront name found its way onto a Cuban cigar. This cigar strangely went to the landlocked principality of Andorra, a small country located between France and Spain, best known for its ski resorts and its status as a tax haven.
Although the country is small, it has a handful of cigar shops and has received 7 Regional Edición since 2009.
For those who do not know the Regional Edición program:
In 2005, Habanos SA introduced a new series of limited production versions which would eventually become known as the Edición Regional (Regional Edition). The program took the usual brands of Habanos SA and gave their regional distributors special sizes that are not part of the regular production line of the respective brands. In some cases, such as the Bolivar gold medals, Habanos SA gave distributors specific sizes that had been discontinued, but most are sizes that had never been available for this brand before. There is one major exception to the rule and it would be perhaps the most famous ER, the Edmundo Dantés El Conde 109, which is an ER available for Mexico which is related to the Montecristo brand, but which is in large part its own brand.
The early Edición Regionals did not feature the red and silver side bands that read “Exclusivo (name of the region)” which has become synonymous with the ER versions.
The Juan López Malecón Edición Regional Andorra 2015 is a 130 mm (5 1/8 inches) x 21.65 mm (55) diameter parejo in a vitola known as montesco, better known for its use as Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills. It was part of the Regional Edición 2015 program, although, like many Edición Regionals, it was not released until 2016.
Limited Edition of 2500 boxes.