Cohiba

Cohiba, Fidel Castros preferred brand, was created in 1966 as Havanas premier brand for diplomatic purposes.

Since 1982, it was offered to the public in three sizes: Lanceros, Coronas Especiales and Panetelas. In 1989, three more sizes were added to complete the classic line namely: Esplendidos, Robustos and Exquisitos.

In 1992, the following five sizes were further made in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Cuba in 1492: Siglo I, II, III, IV and V.


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Hoyo De Monterrey

Jose Gener was growing tobacco before creating his brand ‘ Hoyo de Monterrey’ in 1865.

In 1970 the “Le Hoyo” series was launched in response to demands for a richer tasting line of cigars. Indeed. Le Hoyo is known for its distinctive, rich, complex flavor and taste.


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Montecristo

Launched in 1935 by the H. Upmann factory as a tribute to the Count of Monte Cristo – the cigar smoking hero of Alexandre Dumas novel.

Montecristo first just had 5 sizes in its line: I-V. Others were eventually and gradually added from the 1970s. Montecristo’s balanced blend and distinguished aroma appeal to all level smokers making it the most popular brand in the world.


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Partagas

Launched in 1845 by Don Jaime when he opened his Partagas factory, which became the most famous cigar factory of all time. The Partagas cigars are made with rich blends of tobacco contributing to its mark of deep, strong, earthy flavor.


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Romeo Y Julieta

The Romeo y Julieta marque was established in 1875 by Inocencio Alvarez and Manin Garcia. The brand is named for Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

Between 1885 and 1900, the brand won numerous awards at different tasting exhibitions (as still evidenced by the gold medals on the brand’s logo). However, the brand truly bloomed after it was acquired by Jose “Pepin” Rodriguez Fernandez, former head of the Cabañas factory in Havana, and his firm, Rodríguez, Argüelles y Cia, in 1903.

As a result of his salesmanship, the brand became exceptionally popular around the world among wealthy customers, many of whom demanded personalized bands for their cigars. At its height, as many as 2000 personalized cigar bands were produced for customers. The branded was also known at this time for specializing in figurado cigars, such as perfectos and pirámides, with over a thousand such shapes believed to have been in production.

Sir Winston Churchill was perhaps the brand’s most famous devotee. The flagship vitola of the brand is named in his honor, a long 7″ by 47 ring gauge cigar known as the Churchill. Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman to serve as governor of a state in the U.S., also frequently smoked them.


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