H. Upmann The Banker Cigars
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H. Upmann The Banker

This one comes straight from the vault.

Legend has it that Carl and Herman Upmann, a pair of ambitious German bankers, traveled to Cuba in 1844 with the intention of creating the perfect cigar. This top-secret blend was reserved solely for their most important (read: wealthiest) clients, and was locked in a vault to keep it away from prying eyes. Unfortunately, the bank burned down in the 20s, but luckily enough for you and me, attempts have been made to reintroduce this special concoction. That’s where H. Upmann The Banker comes into play.

Swathed in a super-dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and filled to the gills with vintage long-filler leaves from Nicaragua and the Dominican, this bold treat is worth writing home about. Spicy enough to keep you on your toes without overwhelming, the blend is medium in body with a distinctly creamy texture and features solid, earthy notes. It’s the perfect choice for your favorite hedge fund manager, or for anyone who appreciates a well-made, intensely satisfying Cuban-esque premium handmade with a bit of history behind it.

H. Upmann The Banker received a well-deserved 91-rating noting: "The wheaty and raisin-like aromas coming off the cold bouquet of the foot recur on the palate. The cigar also takes on cedary, herbal notes before a coffee finish."

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Annuity (Toro) (6.0"x52)New
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Arbitrage (Churchill) (7.0"x56)New
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Arbitrage (Churchill) (7.0"x56)
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Currency (Robusto) (5.5"x48)New
Box of 20In Stock$173.20
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Currency (Robusto) (5.5"x48)
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Overall Rating4.63 out of 5 Based on 35 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “H. Upmann The Banker”

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5 out of 5
These are all for my
These are all for my brother
3 out of 5
The Upmann Banker
I was given one of these cigars and loved it, that is why I purchased a full box. I have to be honest , the cigars I received were a bit disheartening. The draw on at least half of them was horrible. For what I payed they should have been impeccable
5 out of 5
Nice Cigar
This cigar consistently burns well and tests great and you don't have to be a banker to afford them. Solid buy.
5 out of 5
The banker
Excellent cigars
5 out of 5
I now have smoked at least 6 of yhese fine cigars. I must say it is so good. Every one of them has behaved perffectly. Wonderfully balanced full of flavor an absolute pleasure to smoke from start to finish. Highly recommend it.
Love this cigat
3 out of 5
Decent smoke.
Decent smoke.
5 out of 5
The cigar has a good taste and smokes smooth.
5 out of 5
Good Draw
This is a pleasant smoke, nice medium strength. Stayed lit and lasted about an hour
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Excellent Cigar, great from start to finish. Great flavor as you would expect from H Upmann. No disappointments here.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Wrapper is only drawback
Tried this as part of a sampler and loved it. Bought more as one of CI’ s better promotions. Great value this way. Nice consistent smoke. Always an Upmann fan.
5 out of 5
Very good
4 out of 5
Thumbs up 👍
They’re good. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
4 out of 5
enjoyable smoke
good cigar start to finish.
5 out of 5
I really like this cigar
I really like this cigar and recommend it to other cigar smokers
5 out of 5
An original success story
This is by far my best go to smoke to end a great day with.
4 out of 5
Nice cigar
Good tasting smooth smoke
5 out of 5
Great flavor start to finish
Love the dark wrapper smooth flavor. No pepper at all. A go to always
5 out of 5
This is a very good cigar great taste
5 out of 5
Top shelf smoke
Highly recommended! Will definitely be in my rotation going forward
5 out of 5
Excellent cigars
Excellent cigars
5 out of 5
Good cigar
Great value, great taste..
4 out of 5
H Upmann Banker
Very smooth. A bit on the strong side but enjoyable.
5 out of 5
How did I miss it!
I hadn't tried this particular stick, how did this happen! Wow, I have been missing it, this is an awesome smoke! If you can afford it you should be smoking it! Smooth, yet flavorful, a true medium bodied smoke that you can enjoy anytime / anyplace!
5 out of 5
Delicious smoke.
A delicious smoke from start to finish. A little spice but not overwhelming. Great burn and pleasant aroma. I would recommend these. I'll be buying more!
5 out of 5
The Banker Currency (Upmann)
I usually smoke Partagas Cigars, the a friend introduce me to The Banker currency, I love this fine cigars taste!
5 out of 5
great smoke
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
The Banker Currency was an excellent cigar. Medium to full with lots of taste and aroma. Highly recommend this cigar.
4 out of 5
You can bank on the Banker
I am sitting on my porch as I smoke this beautiful stick. My brother bought me this for Christmas and the taste is just unbelievable. Long filler and slow burning. Hints of cream and spice makes this stick very nice!
5 out of 5
Nice flavorful medium smoke
I'm smoking this as I'm writing. I've never really smoked too many (non-cuban) H Upmanns but this one looked intriguing in it's description so I gave one a try. Peeling off the superfluous tissue paper (what appears to be the band holding it on is really and additional band) the thing smelled marvelous. Nice fermented tobacco aroma. Dry draw was nice. Construction is pretty good. The burn is tight and even. Room smell is mild and pleasant. Nice medium body to it with notes of wood. Brandy almost bourbon notes as you progress. Nice cigar with complexity without being overpowering.
5 out of 5
We smoke these often. Nice
We smoke these often. Nice burn good mild to medium flavor
4 out of 5
I was sitting in my favorite smoking spot last night not smoking a "banker". It occurred to me that I really ought to write a top ten list. Banker would be on that list.
2 out of 5
Not quite up to par from H. Upmann. Looked great. Very nice band. Burned perfect but there just wasn't much smoke or flavor. For that price I'll stick with other H. Upmann's.
5 out of 5
A Great Cigar
This is a well constructed cigar that burns and draws smoothly and even. The flavor is fabulous and I will be purchasing more of these beauties
Customer Testimonials
I got a couple of these in my monthly club sampler. Excellent cigar! Lots of creamy smoke and the chewy Habano wrapper with the spicy, nutty flavor profile are very Cuban-esque. I will definitely be making space in the humidor for these beauties.
DP of Washington, DC
I got this lovely cigar from a local store and allowed it to sit awhile. This was a fantastically smooth. I feel it was medium strength; delicious wrapper and tasty notes of earth, cocoa, and sweet. The band was unique and the wrapper/burn was perfect. I will be smoking more of these. I would recommend these.
Absolutely beautiful smoke. I smoked the Annuity the other day, and it has instantly become in my top 5. Very consistent quality; no burn issues at all. Excellent taste, both on the palate and through the nose. I want more!
JS of York, PA
Great, love them nice and fresh, what a cigar.
The wrapper is what initially made me look at the description and I must say I am glad that it peaked my interest. The monster produced a pleasant creamy mild flavor that lasted at the CI lounge in Bethlehem for nearly 2 hours. I am upset that I only purchased one more to keep at home.
AF of harriman, NY
I have been a fan of the H. Upmann line since I had one almost a year ago, and the banker is by far one of the best I have had. It is strong enough so you know it's their but light enough so it doesn't feel like you just feel 50ft. I smoked this one down to a tiny little nub and was burning my fingers, it was that good.
SB of Sioux Falls, SD
My only complaint is the band requires a degree in neurosurgery to remove. Aside from that, this is a wonderful cigar. Anyone who likes a medium body smoke tasting spicy-sweet but not too spicy this is it. The Arbitrage will last nearly two hours smoked properly.
IC of Pipersville, PA