The Cohiba Cuban Cigar
the Cohiba is still considered as one of the finest cigars
The original cigars were not for sale but only fabricated as a gift for diplomats and foreign visitors.
The brand name was an idea of Celia Sanchez one of the revolutionaries who fought on the side of Fidel Castro.
"Cohiba" means in the ancient Taino language : 'bundle of tobacco leaves'.
The famous cigars are made in the "Villa El Laguito" factory in Havana Miramar under the supervision of Rafael Collazo Cabrera, director of the cigar production.
From the start these cigars were of top quality and are distinguished from the other Cuban quality cigars by their three fermentations.
The price of the Cohiba cigars is 40-50% higher than other premium Havana brands, despite this the Cohiba is still a best seller and at the
"El Laguito" factory alone the daily production exceed 10,000 units. In 1982 these cigars were presented to the public for consumption.
Quality control at the Cigar Factory
Fake cohibaThe expensive high quality Cohiba cigars are a popular target for counterfeiting both in Cuba and abroad.
Many of these cigars that are sold are Dominican Cohiba's this are not bad cigars but are no real Cuban Cohiba cigars. The tobacco leaves for the real cigars are mainly cultivated in the Pinar del Rio province this tobacco is considered by cigar experts as the best tobacco in the world.
When buying this cigars watch for:
Making Cigars in Cuba
Cuban Cohiba Siglo VIIs the newest line in the Cohiba brand, with a Vitola de Galera –format – known as Cañonazo, with base measurements of 52 x 6” in length.
Made in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the Línea 1492, the Siglo VI became available in 2003. Its large format makes it possible to completely appreciate the aroma and taste of the Línea 1492 with total intensity.
The cigars can sell for as much as $50 on the black market in the United States. The company that manufactures them is locked in a dispute with an American competitor that sells a cigar with the same name and a similar logo.
Product OverviewThe Classic Series
Corona Especial - 6" x 38 Laguito No. 2,
The 1492 Series
Siglo I - 4" x 40 Perla
The Maduro 5 Series
Genios - 5 1/2" x 52 Estupendos
Edición Limitada Releases
Double Corona (2003) - 7 5/8" x 49 Prominente
Millennium Reserve Pirámide - 6 1/8" x 52 Pirámide
Cohiba Behike Cigar
Entrance at the factory
The Cohiba Behike cigar (limited edition) is one of the world's most expensive cigars named to the tribal chief of the Taino Indians. The cigar (192mm lenght - ring 52) is handmade by Norma Fernandez torcedora (roller) at the Havana located "El Laguito" factory. She has develloped her own secret blends of the best Cuban tobacco from the Pinar del Rio, Vuelto Abajo.
There are only 40,000 "Behikes" for sale,sold in 1,000 humidors of forty pieces, exclusively in the official 'Casa del Habano' stores.
New Cohiba Behike Series
BHK 52 price: 32$
The villa was the property of a former Sugar Baron