H. Upmann is one of the most appreciated brands of Cuban cigars and it was created in the 1844 by the German brothers Herman and August Hupmann. This is where the brand gets its name from, Hermanos Upmann, only they have eliminated the H in order to avoid its repetition. Although the factory existed from 1844, the brand wasnt registered until the year 1945. The cigars from H. Upmann are very popular with aficionados who prefer them really strong. They were the first to employ a very inspired method that would allow preserving the freshness and humidity of the cigars for a longer time â€“ the cedar box. They were also the first to introduce the aluminum tubos. One of the essential characteristics of the brand is the quality of its wrapper, darker than for the rest of the brands. The wrapper preserves the tobacco very well and adds to the incredible flavors that all these cigars have. Also characteristic to the Upmanns is the smoothness of the smoke and the perfection of the draw during an excellent combustion. The most wanted cigars of the brand are the larger- sized one, which are very hard to find. They are quite popular in Germany, where they are served in silver plates, and their popularity is also increasing in England. There is also an anecdote about their popularity that involves the American President J.F. Kennedy who requested his secretary to obtain several boxes of Petit Upmanns in 1961, one night before signing the embargo against Cuba.