The Cohiba Cuban Cigar

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"Once the favorite cigar of Fidel Castro,
the Cohiba is still considered as one of the finest cigars
ever made."

cohiba cigar cuba 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 cohiba

The 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:

  • The original Cohiba box is made of cedar wood and not of cheaper grades of wood.
  • At the bottom of the box you must see the Cuban Governmental stamp with the text 'Habanos SA - Hecho in Cuba'
  • The gold lettering on the cigar band must be in embossed and shiny print, counterfeits have a mat color.

    Making Cigars in Cuba

    Cuban Cohiba Siglo VI

    Is 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 Overview

    The Classic Series

    Corona Especial - 6" x 38 Laguito No. 2,
    Espléndido - 7" x 47 Julieta No. 2,
    Exquisito - 4 7/8" x 33 Seoane
    Lancero - 7 1/2" x 38 Laguito No. 1
    Panetela - 4 1/2" x 26 Laguito No. 3
    Robusto - 4 7/8" x 50 Robusto

    The 1492 Series

    Siglo I - 4" x 40 Perla
    Siglo II - 5 1/8" x 42 Mareva
    Siglo III - 6 1/8" x 42 Corona Grande
    Siglo IV - 5 5/8" x 46 Corona Gorda
    Siglo V - 6 3/4" x 43 Dalia
    Siglo VI - 5 7/8" x 52 Cañonazo

    The Maduro 5 Series

    Genios - 5 1/2" x 52 Estupendos
    Magicos - 4 1/2" x 52 Magicos
    Secretos - 4 3/8" x 40 Reyes

    Edición Limitada Releases

    Double Corona (2003) - 7 5/8" x 49 Prominente
    Sublime (2004) - 6 1/2" x 54 Sublime
    Pirámide - 6 1/8" x 52 Pirámide

    Special Releases

    Millennium Reserve Pirámide - 6 1/8" x 52 Pirámide
    Behike - 7 1/2" x 52 Behike

    Cohiba Behike Cigar

    cohiba Behike factory havana cuba

    Entrance at the factory
    Villa "El Laguito" at Marianao district, Havana

    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
    The factory introduced early this year (2010) an extension of the Behike production. The Behike BHK56 gauge 56 - lenght 166mm price 38 Euro (47 USD) is rated by connoisseurs as the absolute cigar top, with the higest quotation, the best cigar in the world.

    BHK 52 price: 32$
    BHK 54 price: 34$
    BHK 56 price: 47$

    El laguito factory Cohiba Behike Havana Cuba

    The factory in Villa "El Laguito" at Havana Marianao
    The villa was the property of a former Sugar Baron

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