In 2014, Altadis USA introduced H. Upmann – TheBANKER cigar, paying tribute to the brand’s beginnings. Since this time, Altadis has kept focus on this monetary theme for H. Upmann, as the original cigars were founded by a German banker who kept his most prized blends in the bank’s vault.

Now, almost 2 years to the date, Altadis has expanded TheBANKER line for a limited offering, showcasing lavish packaging made in the form of solid bricks of gold.

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H. Upmann Ingot TheBANKER – Private Holding cigarFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — H. Upmann has always helped celebrate the richest moments in life by hand‐selecting and incorporating choice tobaccos into its heritage line. This April, aficionados will be excited to see the next, limited‐edition release from the H. Upmann vault: Ingot TheBANKER Private Holding.

The Upmann brothers’ dream and goal was to make exceptionally unique cigars. After production they would securely lock these cigars away in their vaults to be gifted to their most important clientele. Now, adult cigar enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy these cigars, as the H. Upmann Ingot can now be a prized possession in their humidors—and only 4,500 boxes will be produced.

Featuring a Criollo ’98 wrapper with lush Nicaraguan tobaccos included in both the binder and filler, the H. Upmann Ingot does not disappoint, delivering dividends of a full‐bodied cigar with rich and exotic aromas.



The box, which replicates a gold ingot, has a distinctive, high‐value shelf presence. Each eight‐count cigar box is shaped like a gold bar and is individually marked for authenticity. This neatly square pressed 54 x 6” Toro will catch your eye immediately as you pull one from the box. Submerged in gold, the cigar features an impressive three–quarter gold foil sleeve accompanied by two matte gold cigar bands.

H. Upmann Ingot TheBANKER Private Holding truly deserves a place of honor in your personal cigar vault. This compact luxurious “gold bar” will be shipping in May.

Like many true treasures, these gems priced at $9.25 a cigar will vanish quickly, so aficionados should secure their own box while supplies last.

H. Upmann Ingot TheBANKER – Private Holding Cigar Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Mexican Criollo ’98
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacalera de Garcia S.A.S. (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Limited Edition (4,500 boxes of 8 cigars)
  • Vitola: 6″ × 54 Toro
  • Price: $9.25
  • Release Date: May, 2016

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