Ramón Allones is a current pre-revolution brand, established between 1837 and 1845. The brand changed hands several times, including a spell owned by UK importer Hunters between 1911 and 1927, after which it was bought by Partagás.
In its heyday of the 1920s, Ramón Allones was a huge brand, particularly in the UK, however it has steadily declined since then. Starting in 1972, sizes were rationalised across brands produced at the Partagás Factory, and a large number of Ramón Allones vitolas were discontinued (although some new ones were added).
Today it is classified as a “Value” brand in Habanos S.A.’s portfolio, with only a few sizes in regular production. It does receive the receive regular special releases, however, and is by far the most popular choice for Regional Edition cigars, generally with several new vitolas created every year.
The range comprises full strength cigars, using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region.
Standard Band A - For Slender Ring Cigars Pre-1960s to c2005 -- Discontinued Not embossed
Standard Band B Pre-1960s to c1972 -- Discontinued Embossed
Standard Band C c1972 to c2008 -- Discontinued Embossed
Standard Band D For Regional Releases 2006 on -- Current For Standard Releases c2008 on -- Current Improved detailing & embossing, plus text change
B25 - Standard bands B, C, D. SLB50 - No bands before c2005 then bands C, D.
Dress box of 25 cigars. Slide lid box of 50 cigars. Slide lid box of 25 cigars.
A 1975 release. 1975-01-01Current.
Dealer catalogues indicate that this cigar replaced an earlier Allones Specially Selected (discontinued 1972), which was a slightly different size, however, boxes of Allones Specially Selected in the modern format dated as early as 1960 have been discovered.
Ramón Allones Allones Specially Selected (2) Cuban cigar.
A 2005 release. 2005-01-01Number released unknown.
A limited number of boxes of this cigar were produced for the UK market, commissioned by distributor Hunters & Frankau as an early version of what would become the Regional Edition programme.
The first batch of these cigars were labeled just "Belicosos," while later boxes (the majority) were "Belicosos Finos."
Standard band D, with Regional Edition band for Asia Pacific (Asia Pacifico).
Numbered slide lid box of 25 cigars (1,200 produced,discontinued 2007). Numbered slide lid box of 50 cigars (200 produced,discontinued 2007). Numbered slide lid box of 25 cigars (1,240 produced,discontinued 2006). Numbered slide lid box of 50 cigars (260 produced,discontinued 2006).
A 2006 release. 2006-01-01Re-released 2007.
BrownEdición Regional Asia Pacifico release of Cuban cigars.
Standard band D, with a special Phoenicia 40 Aniversario Exclusivo Líbano Regional Edition band, and a special foot band.
Numbered semi boîte nature box of 10 cigars (20,000 produced). Numbered semi boîte nature box of 20 cigars (10,000 produced). Numbered humidor of 40 cigars (440 produced).
A 2019 release. 2019-01-01Released mid-2021.
The 440 humidors are produced in five different designs; 100 each of the 'Phoenicians' (red, yellow and blue), 'Mediterranean' (blue), 'Volutes' (red) and 'Horizon' (graphite) designs, and 40 of the larger and more luxurious 'Journey' (purple) design. All humidors are accompanied by a matching ashtray and lighter. The 'Journey' humidors are signed by Mohamed Zeidan (Chairman of Phoenicia Trading) and Habanos s.a.
BrownEdición Regional Líbano release of Cuban cigars.