The Cuban Cohiba brand of cigars, established in 1968, is regarded as one of the best cigar brands in the world producing some of the highest quality cigars from the highest quality tobacco. The name ‘Cohiba’ comes from the Taino (pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Bahamas) word meaning tobacco and true to the word the cigars are just tobacco. The Tobacco used in Cohiba cigars is from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba which has gone through an extra fermentation process unique to Cohiba which gives them that smooth and distinctive taste.
The brand was started, so the story goes, when a body guard to Fidel Castro shared some of his private, un-banded cigars made by Eduardo Ribera. Castro liked them so much that he found the man responsible for them, got a team of rollers and set up the El Laguito factory to create cigar spurred on by the assassination attempts, exclusively for Fidel Castro and other high-level officials. The Cohiba brand wasn’t released to the public until 1982. When they were released they consisted of just three vitolas the Panetela, the Corona Especial, and the Lancero but in 1989 another three were added; the Robusto, the Exquisito, and the Espléndido. These six vitolas are now known as Cohiba’s Línea Clásica (classic line). In 1992 the five sizes of La Linea 1492 were announced; Siglo (meaning century) I, II, III, IV and V, these cigars are now some of the finest and most popular cigars available. All of the Cuban Cohiba cigars are hand rolled except from the two cigarillo sizes that they produce; the Mini and the Club.
The newest addition to the Cohiba family is the Cohiba Piramides Extra. The most prestigious Habano brand exclusively unveiled the new Cohiba Pirámides Extra, during the 14th Habano Festival in February 2012. This is the first figurado that is now here to stay within the Cohiba brand’s Linea Clasica niche.
The Pirámides Extra features new safety measures on the band and on the new tube. The new band features a multitude of holographic elements, both visible and invisible, for heightened safety.
Buy your cigars from C.Gars Ltd and you can be assured you are receiving the finest grade of tobacco as your cigars will be personally checked and packed by one of our Hunters & Frankau trained sales team. We check top and bottom layers of cigars for wrapper colour, cigar condition and of course any signs of infestation. Rest assured when you buy Havana cigars from C.Gars Ltd... you are buying the finest quality cigars available anywhere in the world!