Partagas 100-cigar Humidor by David Linley
The Partagas Factory in Cuba (Real Fábricas de Tabaco Partagás), established in 1845 by master tobacconist Don Jaime Partagás Ravelo, is one of the most recognizable buildings in Havana situated right at the very heart of the city behind the Capitol building at 60 Industria Street. It is in this building – called the Royal Factory due to Don Jaime's status as cigar supplier to European and Asian nobility - that Partagas cigars have been made for the last 164 years.
The LINLEY architectural humidor is based on this iconic building and contains 100 cigars from the ‘Partagas Serie D’ Limited edition. It is a landmark piece of craftsmanship and design. The box itself is constructed in sycamore, with cherry mouldings and lippings and marquetry detailing in walnut, sycamore and ebony. The interior is lined with Spanish cedarwood and contains a ‘CigarSpa’ humidification system. The box also contains secret drawers and compartments hidden within the structure. About the cigars: The Partagas Serie D was introduced in the 1930s especially for the British market. However most of the sizes were discontinued in the 1960s (with the exception of the Partagas Serie D No4). In recent years, Habanos SA have reissued these sizes as special Limited Edition pieces. It is from these editions that the 100 cigars in the LINLEY humidor have been selected, providing a very rare and collectable selection. Contained in the Partagas Humidor: • Partagas/ Serie D No1 Limited Edition 2004 and Partagas Serie D No2 Limited Edition 2003 These cigars are true collector pieces, they are very rare in the market and rated at the top of the aficionados’ preferences. • Partagas Serie D No3 Limited Edition 2006 (SBN) The Serie D No3 was part of the Limited Edition produced by Habanos SA in 2001. The success of this particular size made Habanos SA produce a second edition in 2006. Different to the rest of the ‘’Series D’’, this particular cigar is not the tradicional 50 ring gauge but 46. • Partagas Reserva Serie D No4 2005* This was the first in the Reserva series and was made with tobacco that had been aged for a minimum of three years. The production was limited to 5,000 numbered boxes each containing 20 cigars and were immediately a great success with collectors and consumers alike. These cigars are now very difficult to find and have become true collector’s pieces. • Partagas Serie D No5 2008 This short Robusto is the latest in the Partagas range. This size didn’t exist in the original Serie D. Its addition to the Serie D as part of the Limited Edition 2008 was a real gift for those aficionados looking for the enjoyment of a full flavour cigar in a short time. All Partagas cigars are made with tobacco from Vuelta Abajo in Cuba. The wrapper used for cigars part of the Limited editions are Maduro wrappers obtained through a natural process of fermentation and ageing for 2 years. Since 2006 all the tobacco leaves used in the Limited Editions have been aged in bales for a minimum of 2 years. Created by Linley exclusively for 20ltd.com, this extraordinary architectural artwork is the only one that will ever be made.