Still produced in Cuba today, H. Upmann is a pre-revolution brand of expensive premium cigars that was established in 1844. Among the oldest cigar brands in the industry, H. Upmann is credited with numerous innovative packaging inventions including the cedar cigar box.
H. Upmann was a favorite of President John F. Kennedy throughout the 1950s. So much that the night before the Cuban embargo was signed in 1960, he had his aide procure every box of H. Upmann Petit Upmann's he could find from tobacconists which totaled 1,200 cigars. A pre-1960 release through 2003, H. Upmann Belvederes were a short Panetela size very similar to the dimensions smoked by Kennedy and packaged in dress boxes of 25. Comprised of tobaccos from the famous Vuelta Abajo (Pinar del Rio) region of Cuba, these are an incredibly rare vintage cigar and an integral part of cigar history.