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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.
- Linea Clasica- Medium to Full
Edmundo, Edmundo tubos Joyitas, Montecristo A, Montecristo Special,Montecristo Special 2, Montecristo Tubos, Petit Edmundo, Petit Edmundo tubos, Petit Tubos.
- Linea Open Medium
Open Eagle-Tubo,Open Junior-Tubo,Open Master-Tubo,Open Master
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.
- Línea Clásica (Medium to Full): Coronas
- Linea Maduro5 was launched 2007 (Medium to Full ): Magicos,Secretos, Genios.
- Linea Behike was launched 2010 (Full) : Behike 52,54,56
- Linea Siglo (Medium to Full) Siglo I-tubo, Siglo II-tubo, Siglo III-tubo,Siglo IV-tubo,Siglo V-tubo Siglo VI-tubo
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.
- Churchills de Luxe
- Coronas Junior
- Coronas Senior
- Mille Fleurs
- Partagas De Luxe
- Partagas No.1
- Petit Coronas Especiales
- Serie Connoisseur No.1,No.2,No.3
- Serie D No.4-Tubos
- Serie D No.5
- Serie E No.2
- Serie P No. 2
- Super Partagas
Romeo Y Julieta
Named after William Shakespeare’s tragic lovers, the origins of Romeo y Julieta as a Habano date back to 1875.
The brand rose to international fame during the early years of the 20th Century under the direction of Don ‘Pepin’ Rodríguez, a talented promoter, who was amongst the first to recognise the power of the cigar band. During his hey day no less than 20,000 different bands were used in production.
Winston Churchill became a devotee of the brand. Following his visit to Havana in 1946, his name has not only been commemorated on a band but it has also served to describe the marque’s most famous size – Romeo y Julieta Churchills.
The 21st century has seen the arrival of two additional sizes using the name . The first called Short Churchills, a robusto size that had been missing from the range, was added in 2006. And the second, launched at the12th Festival del Habano in 2010, was Wide Churchills, which boast a 55 ring gauge to mark the trend amongst enthusiasts for stouter girth vitolas .
Romeo y Julieta’s balanced and aromatic blend of selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone make it the classic medium bodied Habano.
Today Romeo y Julieta is as well known around the world as ever and offers the widest range of Tripa Larga , Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made – sizes available in any Habano brand.
- Cedros de Luxe No.1,No.2,No2.
- Coronitas en Cedro
- Exhibición No. 3 ,No. 4
- Miller Fleurs
- Petit Churchills
- Petit Coronas
- Petit Julietas
- Petit Princess
- Regalias de Londres
- Romeo No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 Tubos
- Short Churchills-Tubos
- Sports Largos
- Wide Churchill
- Short Churhill
Herman Upmann was a banker from Germany who so loved Cuban cigars that he moved to vista-hupmannHavana 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
H.Upmann Cigars- Light:
- Magnum 46-50
- Connossieur No.1
- Coronas Minor
- Coronas Junior
- Coronas Major
- Half Coronas
- Petit coronas
- Sir Winston
- Upmann No.2
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.
Punch Cigar- Medium
- Double Coronas
- Petit Coronas Del Punch
- Petit Coronations
- Punch Punch (tubos)
- Royal Coronations
- Royal Select No.11
- Royal Select No.12
- Super Selection No.1