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Simón Bolívar was one of the great historic figures of the 19th Century who liberated much of South America from Spanish rule.
The Bolívar brand was created in 1902 and is based today at the Partagas factory in the heart of Havana. It is perhaps not surprising that a Habano named after such a powerful figure is blended to match his might.
Bolívar is among the strongest, most full bodied of all Habanos. It boasts an unrivalled 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.
Cohiba 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.
Every 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, like Cohiba, 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.
Diplomáticos 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.
El Rey Del Mundo
In 1882, and under the aegis of Antonio Allones, who had started producing Habanos over 30 years in Havana, it was decided to launch a brand of premium quality and price, with a name that quickly became known for its great dose of pretense: “The King of the World”.
This success lives on to this day in a selected range of Habanos renowned for its light to medium flavour and consistency by the most demanding smokers.
It is a brand that it has been used a lot in regional editions.
All of the Habanos are made “Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga”- Totally Handmade with Long Filler” with filler and wrapper leaves coming from the Vuelta Abajo zone, in Pinar del Río region, Cuba.
A handsome man, who cared deeply for appearances, he passed his sartorial precision on to his cigars, which he dressed in silky tissue paper – a tradition that continues to this day on all the Habanos that bear his name.
Fonseca’s delicate blend of filler and binder tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo zone makes it the ideal Habano to follow a light meal.
Fonseca’s short-filler size also incorporates tobacco leaves from Semi Vuelta zone.
All sizes of Fonseca are Totalmente a Mano – totally hand made – with three being Tripa Larga or long filler and one Tripa Corta or short filler.
Guantanamera is a United States cigar brand started in Miami, Florida, in 1997. Years later, Corporacion Habanos launched its own version of the brand. Since 2001, the Guantanamera Cigar Company (“GCC”) the exclusive trademark owner of the brand in the United States has litigated with Corporacion Habanos over the rights to register the trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In early 2008, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of Corporacion Habanos. Immediately thereafter, GCC filed an appeal with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. GCC was forced to appeal in this forum because Corporacion Habanos is a foreign entity
Hoyo De Monterrey
Hoyo 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.
Jose L. Piedra
José L. Piedra is a particularly noteworthy Habano not only because its blend is composed of filler tobaccos grown exclusively in the Remedios tobacco region, but also because it is made using the Totalmente a Mano, Tripa Corta, or ‘totally hand made, short filler’technique.
The Piedra family came to Cuba in the 1880’s from the Spanish province of Asturias. They settled near the town of Santa Clara, which lies at the heart of the Remedios region where tobacco has been grown since the 16th Century, and
started to make cigars.
The family’s second generation led by José Lamadrid Piedra, whose name is commemorated today, founded and developed the brand.
All seven of the José L. Piedra sizes are made from Remedios tobaccos using the traditional Tripa Corta,Totalmente a Mano – short filler, totally hand made – technique with a blend that provides a medium to full flavour.
The Juan López brand was created by a Spaniard of the same name in the 1870s.
It is a brand known mainly in small circles of smokers, but they have a great deal of loyalty to this brand. The Selección No.1 and especially the Selección No.2 basically make up the brand’s vitolario.
La Flor De Cano
La Flor de Cano Habanos are characterized by a good balance between flavour and aroma. They are at a medium price level.
The Flor de Cano vitolario is made up of Habanos made Totally by Hand with Short Tripe from the Vuelta Abajo area of the Pinar del Río region, Cuba.
Montecristo 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.
The original Montecristo range of sizes was composed of a narrow assortment numbered from 1 to 5. Today it consists of a wide variety of vitolas to cover every level of the cigar enthusiast’s needs. In 2004 the 52 ring gauge Edmundo size was introduced in recognition of the trend for heavy gauge sizes, and a shorter version, the Petit Edmundo, followed two years later. Why Edmundo? It is the first name of Edmundo Dantes, the hero of Dumas’ novel.
2009 saw the introduction of a new Series, Montecristo Open, consisting of four sizes blended to a lighter flavour than other sizes in Montecristo’s range and aimed at a new generation of smokers, who enjoy the pleasures of outdoor pursuits.
Montecristo’s perfectly balanced blends are created exclusively with selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone, home of the finest tobaccos in the world. Both its original medium to full taste and medium flavour found in the Open Series offer a distinguished aroma and appeal equally to new and experienced smokers.
All sizes are Tripa larga , Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made.
If 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.
parta-tubosBut 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.
All sizes are Tripa Larga , Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made.
Por 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.
Punch 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.
This 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.
Quintero’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 was created in the 1930’s.
It was in this brand that the 61⁄2 inch (165mm) by 42 gauge cigar, which has the factory name of Cervantes, was first called a Lonsdale after Lord Lonsdale, the famous English sporting Earl and cigar aficionado of that period. Now many other brands use the name as well.
On its lid label each box carries a curious inscription written in English to the effect that the cigars should be smoked within one month of the date of shipment from Havana or otherwise they should be carefully matured for about one year.
Rafael 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.
Ramón Allones is one of the big names in the history of Habanos.
Founded in 1837, it is also one of the oldest brands still in production.
A Galician by birth Ramón Allones was the first cigar manufacturer to pack his Habanos in boxes decorated with labels and stamped with his brand’s emblem. He was the pioneer of the packaging tradition that we know today.
All the sizes are filled with a blend of filler and binder tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo zone, characterised by their intense and complex taste.
Amongst the best known sizes are the Gigantes and the Specially Selected.
The whole range is composed of Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made Habanos.
Romeo y Julieta
The name Romeo y Julieta, created as a Habanos brand in 1875, has its roots in the literary tragedy of the same name by the English writer William Shakespeare.
The brand achieved international renown in the early years of the 20th century, after Don “Pepín” Rodríguez, one of the first to recognize the importance of rings as a factor for success.
Winston Churchill was one of the brand’s most devoted smokers. Since his visit to Havana in 1946, his name was used on some rings and gave name to the brand’s best known vitola: Churchills of Romeo y Julieta.
Saint Luis Rey
Saint Luis Rey was founded just before the Second World War.
Some say that its name was taken from a Thornton Wilder play “The Bridge of San Luis Rey”, which was popular at the time. However it is more likely that it refers to the town of San Luis in the heart of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone, which is particularly famous for the superb wrapper leaves produced there.
Whatever the truth may be, Saint Luis Rey enjoy a reputation among Habanos lovers for the intensity of their flavour throughout the range.They are made with filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone.All sizes are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made.
Sancho Panza, like other great Habanos brands such as Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta, the brand’s name was inspired by one of the main works of universal literature and the most prominent in Spanish literature, Don Quixote de la mancha, written by Miguel de Cervantes in the seventeenth century. Sancho Panza gives its name to this brand as Don Quixote’s faithful squire.
Perfectly balanced with Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican Piloto Cubano tobaccos, Connecticut broadleaf binder and a dusky Connecticut Shade wrapper, these highly-rated cigars (with some sizes rated 91 to 93 in Cigar Insider), have become one of the best-tasting best-sellers in the industry.
San Cristóbal de la Habana
The original name of the San Cristóbal de la Habana brand was the name given to the city of Havana in 1519. This brand was launched in 1999 as a tribute to the city’s long history at the dawn of the new millennium.
The brand placed on the market for the first time with a range of four vitolas, whose names correspond to the fortresses located in the city, built between the 16th and 18th centuries by the Spaniards to defend the city from possible aggressions: El Morro, La Fuerza, La Punta and El Príncipe.
El Morro and La Fuerza correspond to factory sizes that are only present in this brand.
In 2004, the brand’s chart size was expanded with Mercaderes, Oficios and Murallas, which are the names of well-known streets in the historic center of the city, Old Havana.
Trinidad is named after the beautiful 16th Century city of La Santísima Trinidad (The Holy Trinity), listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which is situated on Cuba’s south coast.
Trinidad, as a Habano brand, dates back to 1969 but for many years, like Cohiba, it was made only for gifts to foreign diplomats. Not until 1998 was it released for general sale and then only in small quantities. At the start there was only one size of Trinidad: Fundadores. In 2003 three more sizes, the Reyes, the Coloniales and the Robusto Extra, were added to the range.
At the same time Trinidad’s livery and its cigar band were updated to recognise the prestige that the brand commanded. Most recently, in 2009, the Trinidad Robustos T was introduced to complement the brand’s range.
For several years Trinidad was made at El Laguito, the Cohiba factory, where its uniquely fragrant and aromatic, medium flavoured blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone was developed.By the end of 2004 demand for Trinidad had outstripped the production capacity at El Laguito and it was decided that the manufacture of all the brand’s sizes should be transferred to Pinar del Rio City, the most important city of Vuelta Abajo.
All sizes are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made vitolas.
Since 1845 the Robaina family has farmed tobacco continuously on its precious vegas (fields) at Cuchillas de Barbacoa situated in the San Luis district of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone.
Vegas Robaina cigars were introduced in 1997 as a tribute to Cuban tobacco farmers through the figurehead of Don Alejandro Robaina whose reputation in his day for producing the finest wrapper leaves was legendary. In effect the brand honours all the anonymous tobacco growers whose knowledge and skill make Habanos what they are today.
All five of the medium to full flavoured Vegas Robaina vitolas and are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made.
The Vegueros brand was born to pay homage to all Cuban farmers who, from generation to generation have grown tobacco mainly in Pinar del Río . It is at Francisco Donatién Factory located in Pinar del Río where the Habanos of this brand are produced.
Vegueros brand was completely updated by incorporating new formats into its portfolio: Tapados (46 x 120 mm length), Entretiempos (52 x 110 mm length), Mañanitas (46 x 100 mm length) and is now being enriched with a new ring gauge vitola Centrofinos (50 ring gauge x 130 mm length).
Vegueros Centrofinos is an attractive option for those looking for with a medium to full strength flavour blend that are accessible and modern.
Vegueros Centrofinos will be arriving to all points of sales around the world with the brand´s new image in a metallic 16 unit tin next weeks. Centrofinos is an on- trend format, much appreciated by smokers in these times and is accessible to a wider range of smokers.