Selection of Cuban Cigars
Best Selection of CigarsBest Selection of Cigars from Habanos one the worlds best selling cuban cigars and the authentic hand craftsmanship from the cuban cigars rollers. Cuba is one of the largest producer of cigars in the world and the cigars brands like Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Romeo y Julieta are highly after thought. Cuban Cigars are made from the finest leaves from Vuelta Abajo in Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
Cohiba CigarCohiba is the flagship brand of Habanos. It was created in 1966 for President Fidel Castro himself and was made at the then top secret, but now world famous, El Laguito factory. At first, it was only seen outside Cuba as gifts for heads of state and visiting diplomats. Since 1982 Cohiba has been available in limited quantities to the open market. The name is an ancient Taino Indian word for the bunches of tobacco leaves that Columbus first saw being smoked by the original inhabitants of Cuba – the earliest known form of a Habano. The leaves for Cohiba are the “selection of the selection” from the 5 finest Vegas de Primera in San Juan y Martínez and San Luis districts of the Vuelta Abajo zone.Uniquely amongst Habanos up to three of Cohiba’s filler leaves, the seco, ligero and the rare medio tiempo, undergo an additional fermentation in barrels. This unique process produces a special aroma and flavour you will only find in Cohiba. Cohiba encompasses four different Líneas or Lines. First there is the Línea Clásica whose six sizes were introduced between 1966 and 1989. Then there is the Línea 1492, five sizes of which were launched in 1992 to commemorate the 500th Anniversay of Columbus’s arrival in Cuba before one further size, the iconic Siglo VI, was added in 2002. The Línea Maduro 5 consisting of three sizes each wrapped in dark maduro leaves specially aged for five years was launched in 2007. And most recently, the Línea Behike, whose three sizes made their debut in 2010, was added as the most exclusive line of all. In its filler blend it uses the rare medio tiempo leaf, which is found only amongst some of the top two leaves of sun-grown tobacco plants and brings an exceptional richness to the taste of the Habanos. Through such constant innovation, Cohiba has held its position at the leading edge of the cigar world. It was also the first Habanos brand to offer a Reserva cigar in 2002 and a Gran Reserva in 2009 made with tobaccos specially aged for a minimum of three and five years respectively.
Bolivar CigarBolívar is among the strongest, most full bodied of all Habanos. It boasts an unrivaled richness of flavour in its blend of Vuelta Abajo zone filler and binder tobaccos that makes it one of the most sought-after marques amongst experienced smokers. All sizes of Bolivar are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made. It is the brand of choice for enthusiasts, who like strong flavours.
Cuaba Cuban Cigars BrandEvery Cuaba is made in the distinctive shape known as double figurado, the style that at the end of the 19th Century was all the rage for Habanos. A century later, in 1996, this rich tradition was revived at the Romeo y Julieta factory. Double figurados are at the pinnacle of the cigar maker’s art and for this alone they merit a place in every cigar enthusiast’s collection. At the start Cuaba offered just four comparatively small sizes. However since 2003 three much larger vitolas, the Distinguido, the Salomón andthe Diadema, have been released as part of the standard range. Cuaba Cigar Brand , like Cohiba Cuban Cigar Brand , is a Taino Indian word dating back to the time of Columbus. It was their name for a highly combustible bush, which the Indians used to light their ‘cohibas’. All sizes contain a medium to full flavoured blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone and are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made.
Diplomaticos Cuban Cigar BrandDiplomáticos is a comparatively recent brand dating from the 1960’s. It bears a marked resemblance to Montecristo, using numbers not names to describe its sizes. All sizes are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made – using a blend of filler and binder tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo zone.
H.Upmann CigarHerman Upmann was a banker from Germany who so loved Cuban cigars that he moved to Havana in 1844 and set up as both banker and cigar maker. His bank closed in the early 1920’s but his cigars live on as a fine example of an elegant, light to medium flavoured Habano. H. Upmann’s blend is composed exclusively of filler and binder tobaccos grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone. Gold medals in no less than eleven international exhibitions during the 19th Century can be found on the brand’s labelled boxes. Characterized by its light to medium flavour, amongst the best known H. Upmann sizes are the Magnum 46 and the Magnum 50, which was introduced in 2008. Other important sizes include the Sir Winston, the Connoisseur No. 1 and in smaller vitolas the Corona Junior and the Half Corona, which was introduced in 2011.
Partagas Cuban CigarIf there is one particularly famous cigar factory in Havana, it is Partagas. You can find it at No. 520 Industria Street, just behind the Capitol building, in the heart of the city. The factory was opened in 1845 by Don Jaime Partagas and it has been making the cigars that bear his name ever since. A Partagas is immediately recognisable by its deep, earthy flavour. The character of its blend springs from a selection of filler and binder tobaccos grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone and chosen for their unmistakable richness of flavour and aroma. Partagas come in a wide array of shapes and sizes notably the Lusitania and the 8-9-8, a cigar that is named after the way it is arranged in its box. But perhaps the best known of all Partagas is the Serie D No. 4, the robusto size that formed part of the legendary Partagas alphabet series that dates back to the 1930’s. In 2005 a Pirámide, the Partagas Serie P No. 2, was added to the range, which has fast become a cigar of choice amongst lovers of full-flavoured Habanos. In 2011 the Serie D No.5 and the heavy ring gauge Serie E No. 2 extended the alphabet series once again.
Hoyo de Monterrey CigarsHoyo de Monterrey owes its origin to the town of San Juan y Martínez , which lies at the heart of the vuelta abajo tobacco zone. Here the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation, one of the great Vegas de Primera , can be reached through a gate on the town’s main square inscribed ‘Hoyo de Monterrey. José Gener. 1860’. ‘Hoyo’ literally means a ‘hole’ and in this case describes the low-lying position of the plantation on the fertile banks of San Juan y Martínez river. José Gener, a Spaniard from Tarragona, first used the name of his vega on a brand of Habanos in 1865. The flavour of Hoyo de Monterrey’s blend makes it an attractive choice for those who seek a delicate yet aromatic Habano that is lighter to the taste but with great elegance and complexity. The brand is renowned for its Double Corona and for the prestigious Epicure series, the No.1 and No. 2, to which the longer Epicure Especial was added in 2008. There is also a range of standard and slender gauge vitolas known as the Le Hoyo Series. Hoyo de Monterrey was the first brand to introduce a Petit Robusto in 2005, the 50 ring gauge size with a shorter length to suit those who like thicker formats, but do not always have the time to enjoy them. All size are tripa Larga totalmente a mano – long filler, totally hand made – using filler and binder leaves from the vuelta abajo tobacco zone.
Vegas de Primera in Pinar del Rio Cuba
Vuelta Abajo Cigar Region Cuba
Totalmente hecho a Mano | Hand Made cigars
Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars
La Gloria Cubana CigarLa Gloria Cubana is a little known jewel amongst Habano brands. Nevertheless it enjoys a long history. Founded in 1885, its name alone clearly defines its origin. For over a century it has attracted a small but loyal following amongst the most knowledgeable smokers. The brand is characterized by its elegant presentation, especially in the Medaille d’Or Series. All the vitolas are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made. The blend, made from filler and binder tobaccos grown in the Vuelta Abajo region, is classified as medium and offers well-balanced nuances of taste and aroma.
La Gloria Cubana Cigars
Juan Lopez CigarA Spanish businessman named Juan López Díaz founded his brand in the 1870’s. Although little known around the world today, Juan López has always attracted a following amongst aficionados of Habanos particularly for the Selección No.1 and, most notably, for the Selección No.2 sizes. The range offers a consistent medium to full flavour based on a rich blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone and all the sizes are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made
Por Larrañaga CigarPor Larrañaga is a brand with a long history. Founded in 1834 it enjoys a well-earned reputation for its consistency and good presentation. All the filler and binder tobaccos in Por Larrañaga come from the Vuelta Abajo zone. The range includes cigars made using both the Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made – technique, and the Tripa Corta,Totalmente a Mano – short filler, totally hand made – method. The short filler size also incorporates tobacco leaves from the Semi Vuelta zone.
Montecristo CigarMontecristo Cigar Brand is the best known and probably the most appreciated brand of Habanos throughout the world. It forms the benchmark for many Habanos smokers against which other brands are judged. The name comes from the hero of Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel ‘The Count of Montecristo’, which was a firm favourite when read by the Lector to the Torcedores (cigar makers) at the factory where it was founded in 1935.
Punch CigarPunch is one of the very oldest Habano brands. Don Manuel López of Juan Valle & Co founded it in the mid 19th Century with an eye to the booming British market where a humorous magazine of the same name was much in vogue. A contented Mr Punch, the clown who personified the magazine, is still featured in every box, cigar in hand, and surrounded by 19th Century images of cigar making that remain virtually unchanged over a century and a half later. In 1931 the Punch became associated with Hoyo de Monterrey and the two brands have been made at the same factory ever since. Today the factory is La Corona. Punch’s distinct medium flavour created with a blend of filler and binder tobaccos from Vuelta Abajo is available in a wide variety of sizes all of which are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made.
Quai D'Orsay CigarQuai D'Orsay Cigars brand owes its origin to the refined taste of the French market. Created in the 1970’s, the name is taken from a well-known street in Paris beside the River Seine. All Quai d’Orsay sizes are made with a light tasting blend of filler and binder leaves from the VueltamAbajo zone and its wrappers are mainly distinguished by their Claro (light brown) and Colorado Claro (mid brown) colours. All sizes are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made, Flavour: Light
Quintero CigarQuintero’s smooth, medium bodied taste makes it ideal for those seeking to experience the flavour of Habanos at an affordable price. It is one of the few Habanos brands not born in Cuba’s capital city, Havana. Instead its founder Agustin Quintero with his four brothers set up shop in the south coast city of Cienfuegos, known as the “Pearl of the South”. All the tobaccos selected for Quintero’s filler blend come from Vuelta Abajo and Semi Vuelta zones. All Quinteros are made using the Tripa Corta, Totalmente a Mano – short filler, totally hand made – technique.
Rafael González CigarRafael González cigars contain a light tasting blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone. All sizes are made by the Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made technique bar one, which is Tripa Corta, Totalmente a Mano – short filler, totally hand made. The short filler size also incorporates tobacco leaves from the Semi Vuelta zone. Flavour: Light
Best Selection of Cigars
Best Selection of Cigars from Habanos one the worlds best selling cuban cigars and the authentic hand craftsmanship from the cuban cigars rollers. Cuba is one of the largest producer of cigars in the world and the cigars brands like Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Romeo y Julieta are highly after thought. Cuban Cigars are made from the finest leaves from Vuelta Abajo in Pinar del Rio, Cuba.