In 1837 Ramon Allones, a recent immigrant from Galicia in Spain, founded his brand. He set his mark on the Havana trade by originating the use of colourful lithographs to decorate his boxes, an innovation soon copied by his competitors. Over a century and a half later the robust blend of tobacco preferred by its founder is faithfully maintained.
Hunters & Frankau owned the Ramon Allones factory in Havana and the brand worldwide from 1911 to 1927 when it was sold to the makers of Partagas. It is still made at the Partagas factory.