Cigar Glossary

Cuban Cigars Glossary

Cuban Cigars Glossary

Cuban cigar glossary and cigar classification from A to Z and comprehensive information about cigars and the full process  to make the best cuban cigars.

For the passed 20 years Habanos has been changing the cigar presentation and has improved on the quality of the finished product. Cuban cigars are one the world best cigars, h Habanos is considered a luxury products. The main Habanos brands are Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas ,H.Upmann, Hoyo de Monterrey, Romeo y Julieta , Trinidad.

Cuban Classifieds Cigar Information: 

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  • 8-9-08
    8-9-8’ (10 or 25 habanos). Boxes with telltale curved sides. The origin of these boxes was based on the number and arrangement of the cigars inside; 8 on the top row, 9 in the middle and 8 on the bottom making 25. It even gave its name to the first vitola to use it, the Dalia. Today the same(...)
  • 898 Boxes
    898 Boxes A cedar timber box with the longer sides being curved, normally containing 25 round cigars, arranged in 3 layers. They are fitted with metal hinges and a brooch clasp. The original boxes of 25 cigars have layers of 8, 9 and 8 cigars; smaller boxes of 10 cigars have layers of 3, 4(...)
  • ACOPIO Y BENEFICO
    The process of gathering and improving tobacco leaves after they are harvested up to the point when they are placed in bales to mature to achieve the perfect cuban cigars.
  • ACOPIO Y BENEFICO
    The process of gathering and improving tobacco leaves after they are harvested up to the point when they are placed in bales to mature to achieve the perfect cuban cigars.
  • Aged Habanos
    In late 2014, Habanos announced the release of the Aged Habanos (Habanos Añejados) series. These cigars are aged in their boxes for five to eight years before release. The boxes are stamped with the original roll date, along with a Revisado stamp to indicate that the cigars have been(...)
  • Air curing wrappers
    The first process for the newly harvested wrapper leaf, on which the success of the whole crop depends, is a slow and careful period of air curing which removes moisture and turns the leaf by stages from bright green to golden brown.
  • ALMUERZOS
    ALMUERZOS SHAPE: P ( PAREJO )            LENGTH:130                                  RING GAUGE: 40 BRAND POPULAR NAME PACKING CAT HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DU PRINCE SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 7ma
  • Aluminium Foil Wrapped
    Aluminium Foil Wrapped The use of true aluminium foil (for wrapping cigars) started in the 1920s but because of the high cost to hand-wrap the cigars, its general use was replaced with cellophane sleeves (except for premium or special cigars) by the 1940s. Current aluminium foil is actually(...)
  • Aluminium Packs
    Aluminium Packs Aluminium flat pocket-sized pack or case, either a hinged or slide unit, usually containing 5 cigars. This style of packaging was discontinued in the mid-1980s. There are references to packs of 50 and 100 in some old catalogues: these likely refer to boxes containing 10 or 20(...)
  • Aluminium tubes 
    Created for railway companies in the 1930’s, cedar-lined aluminium tubes help preserve cigars from damage and drying out. Ideal for outdoor pursuits like yachting or mountaineering. Decant the cigars from the tubes when placing them in a humidor.  
  • Aluminium Tubes
    Aluminium Tubes Aluminium tubes first appeared in the mid-1940s and were quite common by the 1950s. Some cigar releases are available exclusively in aluminium tubes, while other releases are available either with or without tubes. Tubes help to preserve cigars from physical damage and(...)
  • ANAP
    AsociaciÑn Nacional de Agricultores PequeÐos, or National Association of Small Farmers, represented on the Regulatory Council for the Protected Denomination of Origin (D.O.P.) Habanos Cuban Cigars from Cuba.
  • ANILLA
    The Cuban word for a cuban cigar band or ring.
  • Aporque
    Action of piling up earth around the tobacco plant in order to help the roots to grow the tobacco plant.
  • Baling and ageing of wrappers
    After the wrappers have been sorted into classes, they are once again tied into gavillas  (sheaves). The gavillas are then packed in bales known as tercios , made from yagua , which is the loose bark of the Royal Palm tree, a material used for many purposes in Cuba. Every bale carries a label(...)
  • Bands
    Cigar bands were introduced in the 1860’s by Don Gustavo Bock, a European who had arrived in Havana to make his fortune in cigars. Legend has it that the idea sprang from a desire to protect the white-gloved fingers of his more refined customers from staining. Other explanations suggest that(...)
  • BARAJITA
    Literally ïa pack of cardsÍ. The nickname given to the Blending Cuban Cigars Department in a factory because the process of assembling leaves for a blend resembles shuffling cards as in the poker game.
  • Binder
    The tobacco leaf which holds the filler leaves together.
  • Bloom
    Bloom This white powdery substance occasionally forms on the outside of cigars. It occurs naturally and is encouraged by any sudden increase in humidity. Simply brush it off and place the cigar back on sale. Although it can look quite unpleasant to the untrained eye it is, if anything, the(...)
  • BN
    Cabinet Boîte Nature or BN (10 or 25 habanos) 
Varnished natural wood boxes with fully formed lids sometimes bearing the brand emblem in gold foil. Others are left plain. A presentation reserved for very special cigars that are always round. 
  • Boîte Nature
    A natural cedar box holding 25 cigars in 2 rows.
  • Boîte Nature
    A natural cedar box holding 25 cigars in 2 rows.
  • Bolivar
    BOLIVAR CUBAN CIGARS Simón Bolívar was one of the great historic figures of the 19th Century who liberated much of South America from Spanish rule.
The Bolívar brand was created in 1902 and is based today at the Partagas factory in the heart of Havana. It is perhaps not surprising that a(...)
  • BOLIVAR BELICOSOS FINOS
    BOLIVAR BELICOSOS FINOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CAMPANAS | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 12.45 | MASTER CASE: 800
  • BOLIVAR BOLIVAR TUBOS No.2
    BOLIVAR BOLIVAR TUBOS No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-9,9,7-A/T-25 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • BOLIVAR BOLIVAR TUBOS No.3
    BOLIVAR BOLIVAR TUBOS No.3 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-9,9,7-A/T-25 | VITOLA: PLACERAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 125 |RING GAUGE: 34 |WEIGHT: 5.27 | MASTER CASE: 850
  • BOLIVAR CORONAS JUNIOR
    BOLIVAR CORONAS JUNIOR CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MINUTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 7.46 | MASTER CASE: 1400
  • BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR (CDH)
    BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: SUBLIMES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 164 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 16.65 | MASTER CASE: 400
  • BOLIVAR MUNDIALES - 2017 (CDH)
    BOLIVAR MUNDIALES - 2017 (CDH)   BOLIVAR MUNDIALES - 2017 (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-115 | VITOLA: O' REILLY | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 160 |RING GAUGE: 56 |WEIGHT: 16.84 | MASTER CASE:
  • BOLIVAR PETIT CORONAS
    BOLIVAR PETIT CORONAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • BOLIVAR ROYAL CORONAS
    BOLIVAR ROYAL CORONAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE: 900
  • BOLIVAR SOBERANO - 2018
    BOLIVAR SOBERANO - 2018 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-C/L-5-n-10 | VITOLA: DUKE | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 14.21 | MASTER CASE: 510
  • BONCHE
    The cylindrical bunch formed when the filler leaves are wrapped in the binder leaf gaving form to a cuban cigars.
  • boquilla
    The foot of the cigar.
  • Box date
    They are: ▪ ENE (Enero) January ▪ FEB (Febrero) Frebruary ▪ MAR (Marzo) March ▪ ABR (Abril) April ▪ MAY (Mayo) May ▪ JUN (Junio) June ▪ JUL (Julio) July ▪ AGO (Agosto) August ▪ SEP (Septiembre) September ▪ OCT (Octubre) October ▪ NOV (Noviembre) November ▪ DIC (Diciembre) December
  • Box Seals
    Box Seals This section covers box seals that are applied by Habanos before the boxes leave the factory. This Habanos seal has been used since 1994. The seals are typically affixed to the top right-hand corner of the box. The seals fluoresce under ultra-violet black light.
  • Box Stamps
    Box Stamps In addition to the box date codes and factory codes, Cuban cigar boxes have other box stamps. These are hot-ink impact stamped onto the box. Some indentation should be evident, although the depth of this can vary.
  • BRASCUBA
    ABOUT: BRASCUBA BRASCUBA Cigarrillos S.A. is an accountable company that has become, in just a few years, the driving engine of the cigarette industry in Cuba and has contributed to the transformation of the cigarette market in Cuba with a portfolio aimed to satisfy the consumers(...)
  • Bundles
    Bundles A cellophane wrapped bundle of cigars, with no other outer packaging. Bundles (Mazos) normally contain 25 round cigars, with cigar bands since mid-2006. Either wrapped in cellophane or silver paper foil. May be presented in a cardboard outer box, a tin can, or a standard dress box.(...)
  • CAJUELA
    Mini-Rodero where the roller put the cuban cigars by sizes.
  • CAJUELA CUBAN
    a.k.a. cajuela. The open-fronted, lidless box into which the torcedor  places finished cigars so that they can be put in and transported safely to quality control department and subsequent processes in the factory.
  • CAJUELA CUBAN
    a.k.a. cajuela. The open-fronted, lidless box into which the torcedor  places finished cigars so that they can be put in and transported safely to quality control department and subsequent processes in the factory.
  • CAÑONAZO 
    Popular Name: Siglo VI 
Dimensions: 5 7/8 ins x 52 ring gauge, or 150 mm x 20.64 mm diameter.  Many consider this to be the ultímate shape and size for a Habano. Today it is acknowledged for its excellent combustion that releases the full flavour of its filler blend during the hour or so it(...)
  • Capa
    Another name for "Warpper".
  • CAPOTE
    The binder leaf. Selected from the largest and finest premium cuban tobacco.
  • Cardboard Boxes
    Cardboard Boxes A "soft-pack" cardboard box, printed to look like a dress box, containing either a cellophane or aluminium paper foil wrapped bundle of cigars.
  • CASA DE TOBACCO
    Tobacco House or Curing Barn on a plantation where the leaf is cured and the first fermentation of fillers and binders takes place. This is a traditional way of farming cuban tobacco in Cuba.
  • CASA DE TOBACCO
    Tobacco House or Curing Barn on a plantation where the leaf is cured and the first fermentation of fillers and binders takes place. This is a traditional way of farming cuban tobacco in Cuba.
  • Casa de Tobaco
    Tobacco House or Curing Barn on a plantation where the leaf is cured and the first fermentation of fillers and binders takes place.
  • CASQUILLO
    Literally a ïcartridgeÍ. The cylindrical punch used to cut a small section from the wrapper to complete the cap finishing the cuban cigars.
  • Cedar Tubes
    Cedar Tubes The cedar timber tube was a special release tube once used by the discontinued Davidoff brand, and in a small number of pre-Revolution cigars.
  • Cedar-wrap (cedros)  
    The subtle aroma of cedar imparts a delicacy to the flavour and some brands wrap each cigar accordingly. The wood is porous so the cigars can be kept like this in a humidor. 
  • CEDROS
    Cedars used to wrap cuban cigars and as dividers between rows in boxes and also used for dressing some of the cuban cigars found in Romeo y Julieta cigar brand.
  • Cellophane Bundles
    Cellophane Bundles Cigars packed in cellophane wrapped bundles are now restricted to cheaper short-filler cigars. Bundles normally consist of 25 cigars.
  • Cellophane Sleeved
    Cellophane Sleeved Cellophane sleeving of cigars commenced in Cuba in the mid-1930s and until c1992, most Cuban cigars (even Cohibas) were available in cellophane sleeves. Since c1992 the use of cellophane sleeving has been restricted to machine-made cigars, which were discontinued by(...)
  • Cellophane-wrap 
    In the past most Habano brands were from time to time wrapped in cellophane sleeves for some countries. Today cellophane is used only for machine made cigars
  • CEPO
    The template used to check the ring gauge and length of a finished and quality control in the cuban cigars factory.
  • CHAVETA
    The semi-circular blade used by the torcedores to cut tobacco leaves in the factory in the making of Cuba best cuban cigars.
  • Cienfuegos Factory
    The Cienfuegos factory, established circa 1925, still produces the Quintero brand.
  • Cigarettes
    Cigarettes made from Cuban tobacco are available in some Cuban cigar brand names. Cigarettes are not listed in this website.
  • CIGARRILLOS
    ABOUT: BRASCUBA BRASCUBA Cigarrillos S.A. is an accountable company that has become, in just a few years, the driving engine of the cigarette industry in Cuba and has contributed to the transformation of the cigarette market in Cuba with a portfolio aimed to satisfy the consumers(...)
  • Claro
    A gold wrapper.
  • classification of wrappers
    Size, colour and texture are the three criteria that guide the sorters. Precious wrappers, as you might expect, are the subject of very close attention. First they are moistened and aired to prepare them for handling. Then they are classified into a bewildering array of some 50 different(...)
  • Cohiba
    Cohiba is the flagship brand of Habanos. 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(...)
  • COHIBA BHK 52
    COHIBA BHK 52 COHIBA BHK 52 COHIBA BHK 52 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-10 | VITOLA: LAGUITO No.4 | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 119 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 12.84 | MASTER CASE: 240 Cohiba Behike(...)
  • COHIBA BHK 54
    COHIBA BHK 54 COHIBA BHK 54 COHIBA BHK 54 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-10 | VITOLA: LAGUITO No.5 | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 144 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 17.47 | MASTER CASE: 200 Cohiba Behike(...)
  • Specification: COHIBA BHK 56 BOX 10COHIBA BHK 56
    COHIBA BHK 56 COHIBA BHK 56HABANOS EAN: 8500001391043 SKU: 10.9142.02.1040  COHIBA BHK 56 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-10 | VITOLA: LAGUITO No.6 | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 166 |RING GAUGE: 56 |WEIGHT:(...)
  • COHIBA CORONAS ESPECIALES
    COHIBA CORONAS ESPECIALES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: BN-VW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: LAGUITO No.2 | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 152 |RING GAUGE: 38 |WEIGHT: 8.15 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • COHIBA ESPLENDIDOS
    COHIBA ESPLENDIDOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: BN-VW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: JULIETA No.2 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 178 |RING GAUGE: 47 |WEIGHT: 15.07 | MASTER CASE: 450
  • COHIBA EXQUISITOS
    COHIBA EXQUISITOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: BN-VW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: SEOANE | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 126 |RING GAUGE: 33 |WEIGHT: 5.01 | MASTER CASE: 1050
  • Cohiba Factory
    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(...)
  • COHIBA GENIOS
    COHIBA GENIOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: BN-VW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: GENIOS 5 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 15.8 | MASTER CASE: 450
  • COHIBA HUMIDOR COHIBA 50 ANIVERSARIO - 2016
    COHIBA HUMIDOR COHIBA 50 ANIVERSARIO - 2016 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-50 | VITOLA: GRANDIOSOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 178 |RING GAUGE: 60 |WEIGHT: 24.48 | MASTER CASE:
  • COHIBA HUMIDOR COHIBA MAJESTUOSOS 1966 - 2016
    COHIBA HUMIDOR COHIBA MAJESTUOSOS 1966 - 2016 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-20 | VITOLA: MAJESTUOSOS 58 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 150 |RING GAUGE: 58 |WEIGHT: 21 | MASTER CASE: 40
  • COHIBA LANCEROS
    COHIBA LANCEROS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: BN-VW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: LAGUITO No.1 | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 192 |RING GAUGE: 38 |WEIGHT: 10.29 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • Cohiba Línea 1492
    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.
  •  Cohiba Línea Clásica
    Línea Clásica whose six sizes were introduced between 1966 and 1989. 
  • Cohiba Línea Maduro 5
    The Línea Maduro 5 consisting of three sizes each wrapped in dark maduro leaves specially aged for five years was launched in 2007.  
  • COHIBA MEDIO SIGLO
    COHIBA MEDIO SIGLO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: MEDIO SIGLO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 102 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 11.42 | MASTER CASE: 720
  • COHIBA PANETELAS
    COHIBA PANETELAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: BN-VW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: LAGUITO No.3 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 115 |RING GAUGE: 26 |WEIGHT: 2.81 | MASTER CASE: 1450
  • COHIBA PIRAMIDES EXTRA
    COHIBA PIRAMIDES EXTRA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: PIRAMIDES EXTRA | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 160 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 15.1 | MASTER CASE: 360
  • COHIBA ROBUSTOS
    COHIBA ROBUSTOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE: 630
  • COHIBA ROBUSTOS RESERVA COSECHA 2014 - 2018
    COHIBA ROBUSTOS RESERVA COSECHA 2014 - 2018 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-20 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE:
  • COHIBA SECRETOS
    COHIBA SECRETOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: BN-VW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: SECRETOS 5 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 7.5 | MASTER CASE: 775
  • COHIBA SIGLO I
    COHIBA SIGLO I CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: PERLAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 102 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 5.91 | MASTER CASE: 960
  • COHIBA SIGLO I
    COHIBA SIGLO I CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-VW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: PERLAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 102 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 5.91 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • COHIBA SIGLO I
    COHIBA SIGLO I CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-5-C/B-25 | VITOLA: PERLAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 102 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 5.91 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • COHIBA SIGLO II
    COHIBA SIGLO II COHIBA SIGLO II CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-5-C/B-25 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 900 Cohiba Siglo II (25) Cohiba is the flagship of the Habanos portfolio, today being the most known and(...)
  • COHIBA SIGLO III
    COHIBA SIGLO III CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-VW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: CORONAS GRANDES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 155 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 10.14 | MASTER CASE: 675
  • COHIBA SIGLO III
    COHIBA SIGLO III CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-5-C/B-25 | VITOLA: CORONAS GRANDES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 155 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 10.14 | MASTER CASE: 800
  • COHIBA SIGLO III
    COHIBA SIGLO III CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: CORONAS GRANDES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 155 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 10.14 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • COHIBA SIGLO IV
    COHIBA SIGLO IV CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: CORONAS GORDAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 143 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 11.41 | MASTER CASE: 540
  • COHIBA SIGLO V
    COHIBA SIGLO V CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: DALIAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 170 |RING GAUGE: 43 |WEIGHT: 11.86 | MASTER CASE: 525
  • COHIBA SIGLO V
    COHIBA SIGLO V CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-VW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: DALIAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 170 |RING GAUGE: 43 |WEIGHT: 11.86 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • COHIBA TALISMAN - 2017
    COHIBA TALISMAN - 2017 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-VW-C/L-5-n-10 | VITOLA: SUBLIME No.1 | SHAPE: PT | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 154 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 15.6361333333333 | MASTER CASE: 450
  • Colorado
    A reddish-brown wrapper.
  • Colorado Claro
    A brown wrapper.
  • Colorado Maduro
    A dark brown wrapper.
  • Colorado Claro
    A brown wrapper.
  • Colorado Maduro
    A dark brown wrapper.
  • COMBINACIONES SELECCION PIRAMIDES
    COMBINACIONES SELECCION PIRAMIDES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-6 | VITOLA: PIRAMIDES | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 156 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 14.26 | MASTER CASE: 444
  • Controlled Air Curing 
    The 1990’s saw a major investment in temperature and humidity control for the curing of wrapper leaves, to overcome the unpredictable conditions in a conventional barn. This is air curing at its most refined, with optimum conditions replicated around the clock. The time it takes is naturally(...)
  • CORONA
    Popular Name: Corona 
Dimensions: 5 5/8 ins x 42 ring gauge, or 142 mm x 16.67 mm diameter.  A Corona is the size to crown a memorable dinner, or perhaps to give you time for contemplation on a busy day. With the same girth as the Mareva, it offers over half an hour of essential relaxation. 
  • Cuaba
    Every Cuaba is made in the distinctive shape known as double figurado, the style that at the end of the 19th Century was all the rage for Habanos. A century later, in 1996, this rich tradition was revived at the Romeo y Julieta factory. Double figurados are at the pinnacle of the cigar maker’s(...)
  • CUABA 20 ANIVERSARIO - 2016 (CDH)
    CUABA 20 ANIVERSARIO - 2016 (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-50 | VITOLA: JOFFRES GRANDES | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 170 |RING GAUGE: 56 |WEIGHT: 17.88 | MASTER CASE:
  • CUABA DISTINGUIDOS
    CUABA DISTINGUIDOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: ROMEO | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 162 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 13.22 | MASTER CASE: 460
  • CUABA DIVINOS
    CUABA DIVINOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PETIT BOUQUET | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 101 |RING GAUGE: 43 |WEIGHT: 6.06 | MASTER CASE: 1250
  • CUABA EXCLUSIVOS
    CUABA EXCLUSIVOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: EXQUISITOS | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 145 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 11.9 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • CUABA SALOMON
    CUABA SALOMON CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: SALOMON | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 184 |RING GAUGE: 57 |WEIGHT: 16.97 | MASTER CASE: 420
  • CUABA TRADICIONALES
    CUABA TRADICIONALES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: FAVORITOS | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 120 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 7.64 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • CUBAN CIGAR
    The tasters who daily test cuban cigars at the factories to find the perfect cuban cigar blend for all the cuban cigars brands.
  • CUBAN CIGARS TERMS
    Literally ïripeÍ. The description of a very dark brown, almost black, wrapper on a finished cigar, used in the well known Cohiba Maduro 5 Line Secretos, Genios and Magicos.
  • CUBAN CIGAR
    The tasters who daily test cuban cigars at the factories to find the perfect cuban cigar blend for all the cuban cigars brands.
  • CUBAN CIGARS TERMS
    Literally ïripeÍ. The description of a very dark brown, almost black, wrapper on a finished cigar, used in the well known Cohiba Maduro 5 Line Secretos, Genios and Magicos.
  • Cuban seed
    From the 16th Century onwards, the tobacco that grew naturally in Cuba proved good enough to establish an unrivalled reputation throughout the world. Then, at the start of the 20th Century as a new age of botanical research dawned, science was brought to bear on the many different seed(...)
  • Cuban Tobacco Industry Factory (ICT)
    The Internacional Cubana de Tabacos, S.A. (ICT) was formed in 2001 and is now the only manufacturer of fully machine-made Cuban cigars. They produce the Belinda, Guantanamera, and Troya brands plus some Cuban brand-name small cigars (cigars less than 3 grams) comprising the Mini, Club, and(...)
  • CUJE
    A pole over which the leaves sewn in pairs are hung in the Casa de Tabaco
  • CURACION
    Curing, the drying process that the leaves undergo in the Casa de Tabaco
  • Current Production Cigars
    Current production cigars are standard cigars that are in regular factory production and are commercially available on a continuing basis.
  • DESBOTONAR
    Action of removing the top bud from tobacco plants to concentrate growth on the development of additional leaves.
  • DESHIJE
    Removing the side shoots after the Desbotonar
  • DESPALILLADORAS
    The women who strip the binders and fillers at the stripping houses and the wrappers in the cuban cigars factories.
  • DESPALILLO
    The Stripping House where selected binder and filler leaves have their stems part-stripped and where second fermentation of the and binder leaves and the second and third fermentations of the seco ,ligero,medio tiempo  leaves take place. The name also describes the process in the factory where(...)
  • Diplomaticos
    Diplomáticos is a comparatively recent brand dating from the 1960’s. It bears a marked resemblance to Montecristo, using numbers not names to describe its sizes.
All sizes are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Manolong filler, totally hand made – using a blend of filler and binder tobaccos from the(...)
  • DIPLOMATICOS DIPLOMATICOS No.2
    DIPLOMATICOS DIPLOMATICOS No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PIRAMIDES | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 156 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 14.26 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • Discontinued
    Discontinued Production Cigars Discontinued production cigars are standard cigars that have been officially confirmed by Habanos SA as discontinued. For older cigars, the date shown as discontinued does not necessarily indicate commercial availability up to that time, as many of these cigars(...)
  • DOP HABANOS
    The Regulatory Council for the Protected Denomination of Origin (D.O.P.) for Habanos and other Cuban tobacco denominations is the body that unifies all the organisations in Cuba that have the responsibility for the standards of production applied throughout the tobacco industry from the farms(...)
  • DOP HABANOS
    The Regulatory Council for the Protected Denomination of Origin (D.O.P.) for Habanos and other Cuban tobacco denominations is the body that unifies all the organisations in Cuba that have the responsibility for the standards of production applied throughout the tobacco industry from the farms(...)
  • Double Claro
    A greenish-brown wrapper.
  • Double Corona 
    Popular Name: Double Corona Dimensions: 7 5/8 ins x 49 ring gauge, or 194 mm x 19.45 mm diameter. When time allows, there are few experiences for the taste buds to match the steady revelations of a Double Corona. Its colossal leaves may surprise you at first with their delicacy before they(...)
  • Double Claro
    A greenish-brown wrapper.
  • Dress Boxes
    Dress Boxes The Dress Box is the most common cigar box and normally contains 25 box pressed cigars. Also known as a standard box, current box, labelled box or semi-plain box. The box is "dressed" with specific paper labels and trimmings. Semi-plain more correctly applies to pre-WW2 boxes,(...)
  • EAN-13 Product Code
    EAN-13 Product Code Since circa late-2010, a EAN-13 European standard product code (and the description of the product) is being added to the rear edge of dress boxes. This number is different from the unique warranty seal number.
  • EDICIONES LIMITADAS LIMITES EDITION
    Limited Edition. Special productions of cuban cigars from Habanos made annually using fillers, binders and wrappers aged at least 2 years before the cigars are made. The wrappers come from the top leaves of the shade-grown tapado tobacco plant, which are darker in color. An extra black and(...)
  • Ediciones Limitadas 
    Limited Editions in the leading brands of Habanos have been produced since 2000. They are distinguished not so much by their boxes, but more by the exclusivity of the cigars contained in them of which only small quantities are made in sizes not normally found in the brands in question. They(...)
  • EDICIONES LIMITADAS LIMITES EDITION
    Limited Edition. Special productions of cuban cigars from Habanos made annually using fillers, binders and wrappers aged at least 2 years before the cigars are made. The wrappers come from the top leaves of the shade-grown tapado tobacco plant, which are darker in color. An extra black and(...)
  • EDMUNDO 
    Popular Name: Edmundo 
Dimensions: 5 1/3 ins x 52 ring gauge, or 135 mm x 20.64 mm diameter.   The Edmundo is part of a group of heavy girth sizes that have grown in popularity in recent years. Halfway between a robusto and a Cañonazo, it commands a loyal following for its good draw and(...)
  • EL BOFETÓN 
    The protective leaf of paper inside the box, decorated to complement the Vista.
  • EL COSTERO 
    The coloured strip on the short sides of the box, often showing the size name.
  •  EL FILETE 
    The decorative strip that seals the the lid’s hinge.
  • El Laguito Factory
    El Laguito, established in 1966, is Cuba's most exclusive cigar factory producing the premium Cohiba brand.  Up until circa 1998 it also produced the Trinidad diplomatic range.
  • EL LARGUERO
    The coloured strip on the long sides, often showing the brand.
  • El Rey del Mundo
    In 1882 the Antonio Allones factory, which had been making Habanos for over 30 years, decided to launch a new brand of premium quality and price. With great confidence but little modesty it was named El Rey del Mundo – The King of the World. It proved a winner. This success lives on to this(...)
  • EL REY DEL MUNDO CHOIX SUPREME
    EL REY DEL MUNDO CHOIX SUPREME CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: HERMOSOS No.4 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 127 |RING GAUGE: 48 |WEIGHT: 10.86 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • EL REY DEL MUNDO DEMI TASSE
    EL REY DEL MUNDO DEMI TASSE CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: ENTREACTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 100 |RING GAUGE: 30 |WEIGHT: 3.27 | MASTER CASE: 2750
  • El Rey del Mundo Factory
    The old El Rey del Mundo factory was established in its present location some time after the 1930s. It produced the El Rey del Mundo brand and the (now discontinued) machine-made Status de Luxe, Troya, and Gispert brands. In 2005 the El Rey del Mundo brand was transferred to the Romeo y(...)
  • EL REY DEL MUNDO IMPERIO - 2017 (CDH)
    EL REY DEL MUNDO IMPERIO - 2017 (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-50 | VITOLA: RODOLFO | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 180 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 17.08 | MASTER CASE:
  • EL TAPACLAVO
    A seal fixed over the nail that secures the lid of some boxes.
  • ENSARTE
    The sewing of leaves together in pairs prior to placing them on cujesin the traditional curing barn. Also used as an alternative word to describe the leaf-by-leaf harvesting method.
  • Epicure Especial
     Epicure Especial was added in 2008.
  • ESCAPARATE
    The conditioning room where Cuban Cigars (Habanos) are stored at 16 to 18ÁC and between 65 and 70 percent humidity to recover from the rigors of the making process.
  • ESCOGEDORES
    colour graders _ who work in pairs at the factory to color-match the wrappers in any cuban cigars box or bundle of Habanos.
  • ESCOGIDA
    The Sorting House where the classification of all leaves - wrappers, fillers and binders _ takes place and also the site of the fermentation for the wrapper leaves. The name also describes the process in the factory where the finished Habanos are graded into different colors and shades for boxing.
  • EXQUISITO
    Popular Name: Double Figurado 
Dimensions: 5 3/4 ins x 46 ring gauge, or 145 mm x 18.26 mm diameter.  Pointed at both ends, this Double Figurado shape is perhaps a better candidate for the title of ‘torpedo’. A century ago most Habanos looked like this but today the shape is rare except in one(...)
  • Factory code
    There are two ink-stamps on the bottoms of Habanos boxes. One is a secret code that tells the industry which factory made the cigars. The other is the month and year when they were boxed.
  • Fermentation of wrappers
    Once the wrapper leaves are fully cured, they are removed from the poles and tied in sheaves called gavillas . This concludes the work of the farmer and the task passes into the hands of the  Empresa de Acopio y Beneficio del Tabaco  – the ‘organization for the gathering and improvement of(...)
  • FIGURADO
    A cigar with an irregular shape pointed at one end or double-figurado pointed at both ends.
  • Filler
    The cigar’s core made of tobaccos leaves.
  • Flag Leaves
    Some cigars have a twisted extension of the wrapper leaf at their head instead of the traditional cap. See also "Twist".
  • Flag Leaves
    Some cigars have a twisted extension of the wrapper leaf at their head instead of the traditional cap. See also "Twist".
  • Fonseca
    Don Francisco Fonseca founded his brand in the 1890’s. A handsome man, who cared deeply for appearances, he passed his sartorial precision on to his cigars, which he dressed in silky tissue paper – a tradition that continues to this day on all the Habanos that bear his name. Fonseca’s delicate(...)
  • FONSECA COSACOS
    FONSECA COSACOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-S/F-25 | VITOLA: COSACOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 135 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.84 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • FONSECA DELICIAS
    FONSECA DELICIAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-S/F-25 | VITOLA: STANDARD | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 123 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 6.9 | MASTER CASE: 1350
  • FONSECA FONSECA No.1
    FONSECA FONSECA No.1 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-S/F-25 | VITOLA: CAZADORES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 162 |RING GAUGE: 43 |WEIGHT: 11.27 | MASTER CASE: 800
  • FONSECA KDT CADETES
    FONSECA KDT CADETES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-S/F-25 | VITOLA: CADETES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 115 |RING GAUGE: 36 |WEIGHT: 5.43 | MASTER CASE: 1800
  • Foot
    The usually (not always) pre-cut end of the cigar. That’s the end you light.
  • FORTALEZA
    Literally strength. Fortaleza 1, 2, 3 and 4 are synonyms for volado ,seco ,ligero and medio tiempo known amount cuban cigars rollers.
  • Freezing
    In addition to fumigation, freezing of the finished cigars is used to kill the tobacco beetle Lasioderma serricorne. Freezing of cigars commenced around early 2005.  It is carried out in the Habanos main temperature and humidity controlled storage and distribution building.  This, combined(...)
  • GALERA
    The factory workshop where cuban cigars are made by hand. Literally the galley.
  • GAVILLA
    A bunch of graded tobacco leaves tied by their stems for handling.
  • Gold Foil Wrapped
    Gold Foil Wrapped As above but a gold coloured aluminium paper foil is used. The foil is either plain or patterned.
  • GOMA
    Tasteless and odorless vegetable gum, usually used by
  • GRAN RESERVA
    Special productions of Habanos that are released very occasionally in small quantities. The term applies only to Habanos whose fillers, binders and wrappers have all been aged for at least 5 years before being rolled at the factory. A second band on the cigars in black and gold colors(...)
  • GRAN RESERVA
    Special productions of Habanos that are released very occasionally in small quantities. The term applies only to Habanos whose fillers, binders and wrappers have all been aged for at least 5 years before being rolled at the factory. A second band on the cigars in black and gold colors(...)
  • Grand Reserve
    In 2009, Habanos S.A. introduced the Grand Reserve (Gran Reserva) Series for their premium brands. This series comprises specially selected tobacco, aged a minimum of five years before rolling the cigars.  The cigars have special Gran Reserva bands, are in special cases, and sell at a(...)
  • Green Patches
    Green Patches These can form if the leaf is folded in on itself, or pressed too closely to its neighbouring leaf during the curing process. This prevents oxidation and so stops parts of the leaf from assuming a golden brown colour. However, as they have been cured, fermented and aged their(...)
  • H. Upmann
    Herman Upmann was a banker from Germany who so loved Cuban cigars that he moved to  Havana 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(...)
  • H. UPMANN CONNOISSEUR No.1
    H. UPMANN CONNOISSEUR No.1 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: HERMOSOS No.4 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 127 |RING GAUGE: 48 |WEIGHT: 10.86 | MASTER CASE: 675
  • H. UPMANN CONNOSSIEUR A (CDH + HS)
    H. UPMANN CONNOSSIEUR A (CDH + HS) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: GENIOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 13.69 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • H. UPMANN CONNOSSIEUR B (CDH + HS)
    H. UPMANN CONNOSSIEUR B (CDH + HS) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: GENIALES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 150 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 15.23 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • H. UPMANN CORONAS JUNIOR
    H. UPMANN CORONAS JUNIOR CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-9,9,7-A/T-25 | VITOLA: CADETES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 115 |RING GAUGE: 36 |WEIGHT: 5.43 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • H. UPMANN CORONAS MAJOR
    H. UPMANN CORONAS MAJOR CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-9,9,7-A/T-25 | VITOLA: EMINENTES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 132 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.66 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • H. UPMANN CORONAS MINOR
    H. UPMANN CORONAS MINOR CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-9,9,7-A/T-25 | VITOLA: CORONITAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 117 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 6.78 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • H. UPMANN EPICURES
    H. UPMANN EPICURES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: EPICURES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 35 |WEIGHT: 4.81 | MASTER CASE: 2000
  • H. Upmann Factory
    The H. Upmann factory was commissioned in 1844 specifically for the H. Upmann brand.  Later the Montecristo and Diplomaticos brands were also produced.  In circa 2002, H. Upmann moved to new (renovated) premises.
  • H. UPMANN HALF CORONA
    H. UPMANN HALF CORONA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-A/P-5-n-25 | VITOLA: HALF CORONA | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 90 |RING GAUGE: 44 |WEIGHT: 7.11 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • H. UPMANN HUMIDOR REPLICA ANTIGUA - 2014 (CDH)
    H. UPMANN HUMIDOR REPLICA ANTIGUA - 2014 (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-50 | VITOLA: BUTIFARRA No.2 | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 180 |RING GAUGE: 58 |WEIGHT: 18.57 | MASTER CASE: 50
  • H. UPMANN MAGNUM 46
    H. UPMANN MAGNUM 46 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: CORONAS GORDAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 143 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 11.41 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • H. UPMANN MAGNUM 50
    H. UPMANN MAGNUM 50 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: MAGNUM 50 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 160 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 15.05 | MASTER CASE: 495
  • H. UPMANN MAGNUM 54
    H. UPMANN MAGNUM 54 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: MAGNUM 54 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 120 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 12.69 | MASTER CASE: 540
  • H. UPMANN MAJESTIC
    H. UPMANN MAJESTIC CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CREMAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 8.11 | MASTER CASE: 1250
  • H. UPMANN NOELLAS (CDH)
    H. UPMANN NOELLAS (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: JAR-G-C/L-M-n-25 | VITOLA: COSACOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 135 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.84 | MASTER CASE: 225
  • H. UPMANN PROPIOS - 2018
    H. UPMANN PROPIOS - 2018 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-25 | VITOLA: MAREVA GRUESA | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 120 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 9.57 | MASTER CASE:
  • H. UPMANN REGALIAS
    H. UPMANN REGALIAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PETIT CORONAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • H. UPMANN ROYAL ROBUSTO (CDH)
    H. UPMANN ROYAL ROBUSTO (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: EDMUNDO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 135 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 13.2 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • H. UPMANN SIR WINSTON
    H. UPMANN SIR WINSTON CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CAB-VW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: JULIETA No.2 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 178 |RING GAUGE: 47 |WEIGHT: 15.07 | MASTER CASE: 525
  • H. UPMANN SIR WINSTON GRAN RESERVA COSECHA 2011 - 2017
    H. UPMANN SIR WINSTON GRAN RESERVA COSECHA 2011 - 2017 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-15 | VITOLA: JULIETA No.2 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 178 |RING GAUGE: 47 |WEIGHT: 15.07 | MASTER CASE: 240
  • H. UPMANN UPMANN No.2
    H. UPMANN UPMANN No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PIRAMIDES | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 156 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 14.26 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • HABANOS
    The official Denomination de Origen Protegida (D.O.P.), or Protected Denomination of Origin used only to describe the most outstanding brands of cigars, which are manufactured in Cuba to the most exacting standards established by the Regulatory Council, from tobaccos grown only in particular(...)
  • HABANOS S.A., CORPORACION
    The Havana-based company, jointly owned by the Cuban industry and the British Imperial Tobacco Group, which markets all 27 Habanos brands worldwide.
  • HABANOS S.A., CORPORACION
    The Havana-based company, jointly owned by the Cuban industry and the British Imperial Tobacco Group, which markets all 27 Habanos brands worldwide.
  • Habanos Selection
    In 2003, Habanos S.A. introduced a Habanos Selection (Selección Habanos) release, which (as of 2010) are still produced annually. In the early 1960s there were other selection releases, but these basically a repackaging of current cigars
  • HABANOS SOMMELIER
    The waiter in a bar or restaurant skilled in the art of selecting and serving Habanos as well as recommending matches with drinks or other products like coffee, tea or even chocolate. A contest to find the worldÍs best Habano Sommelier is staged as part of the Festival del Habano each year.
  • Habanos Specialist
    The Habanos Specialist project was developed by Habanos, S.A. and implemented by its Exclusive Distributors in their respective markets. It is a category bestowed by the Distributor to the retailers to help promote the culture of the Habano as well as the prestige of Habanos brands and(...)
  • HABILITACIONES
    The colorful dressings used to decorate the cuban cigars traditional labeled boxes of Habanos
  • Half-wheel
    A pack of 50 cigars tied with a ribbon.
  • Head
    The top of the cigar (the end you smoke).
  • Hecho en Cuba
    Made in Cuba
  • Hecho en Cuba
    Made in Cuba
  • Hoyo de Monterrey
    Hoyo de Monterrey owes its origin to the town of San Juan y Martínez , which lies at the heart of the Vuelta Abajo  tobacco zone. Here the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation, one of the great Vegas de Primera , can be reached through a gate on the town’s main square inscribed ‘Hoyo de Monterrey.(...)
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY CORONATIONS
    HOYO DE MONTERREY CORONATIONS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-8,9,8-A/T-25 | VITOLA: PETIT CORONAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY DOUBLE CORONAS
    HOYO DE MONTERREY DOUBLE CORONAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-50 | VITOLA: PROMINENTES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 194 |RING GAUGE: 49 |WEIGHT: 17.86 | MASTER CASE: 400
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY ELEGANTES (CDH)
    HOYO DE MONTERREY ELEGANTES (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: TACOS | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 158 |RING GAUGE: 47 |WEIGHT: 10.79 | MASTER CASE: 560
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE DE LUXE (CDH)
    HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE DE LUXE (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: MAGICOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 115 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 11.24 | MASTER CASE: 680
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE ESPECIAL
    HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE ESPECIAL CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: GORDITO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 141 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 13.3 | MASTER CASE: 540
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE No.1
    HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE No.1 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: CORONAS GORDAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 143 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 11.41 | MASTER CASE: 540
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE No.2
    HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE: 630
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE No.2 RESERVA COSECHA 2012 - 2016
    HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE No.2 RESERVA COSECHA 2012 - 2016 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-20 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE: 400
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY ESCOGIDOS (CDH)
    HOYO DE MONTERREY ESCOGIDOS (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-10 | VITOLA: PACO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 180 |RING GAUGE: 49 |WEIGHT: 15.84 | MASTER CASE:
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DE RIO SECO
    HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DE RIO SECO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: AROMOSOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 56 |WEIGHT: 16.09 | MASTER CASE:
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DE SAN JUAN
    HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DE SAN JUAN CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: GENIALES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 150 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 15.23 | MASTER CASE: 450
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DU DEPUTE
    HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DU DEPUTE CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: TRABUCOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 38 |WEIGHT: 5.8 | MASTER CASE: 1500
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DU MAIRE
    HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DU MAIRE CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: ENTREACTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 100 |RING GAUGE: 30 |WEIGHT: 3.27 | MASTER CASE: 2500
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY MARAVILLAS - 2015 (CDH)
    HOYO DE MONTERREY MARAVILLAS - 2015 (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-20 | VITOLA: MARAVILLAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 230 |RING GAUGE: 55 |WEIGHT: 24.2234549081602 | MASTER CASE: 100
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY PALMAS EXTRA
    HOYO DE MONTERREY PALMAS EXTRA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CREMAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 8.11 | MASTER CASE: 1250
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY PETIT BELICOSOS - 2017 (TR)
    HOYO DE MONTERREY PETIT BELICOSOS - 2017 (TR) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-15 | VITOLA: PETIT BELICOSOS | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 125 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 11.43 | MASTER CASE:
  • HOYO DE MONTERREY PETIT ROBUSTOS
    HOYO DE MONTERREY PETIT ROBUSTOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-n-15 | VITOLA: PETIT ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 102 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 9.59 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • Huabao
    Huabao International Holdings Limited Huabao International Holdings Limited was established in 1996 and listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00336.HK) in 2006, with major business in R&D, production and sales of flavours and fragrances (for tobacco, food and personal care), aroma raw(...)
  • Humidified Tubes
    Humidified Tubes In 2008 a super-premium Humidifier Tube was released for the Travel Retail Selection pack. It incorporates a rechargeable humidifier sponge within a double aluminium chamber, a clear plastic upper section and a cap that incorporates a reusable cigar punch.
  • humidor
    Keep the humidor at the correct level of relative humidity (65-70%) and temperature (16-18°C).
  • Humidors
    Humidors Special humidors can take many forms and are usually issued for a special occasion. They are normally limited in quantity, carry a premium price surcharge and may contain vitolas not in normal production. The cigars may have a special or an extra band. The humidors are usually(...)
  • ICT
    Their current use is limited to ICT machine-made cigars.
  • INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES DEL TABACO
    The Tobacco Research Institute, which controls the seeds used by the farmers and conducts research to improve seed strains by using natural methods of crossing and selection. Part of the Regulatory Council for D.O.P. Habanos.
  • INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES DEL TABACO
    The Tobacco Research Institute, which controls the seeds used by the farmers and conducts research to improve seed strains by using natural methods of crossing and selection. Part of the Regulatory Council for D.O.P. Habanos.
  • Jars
    Porcelain and glass jars are produced from time to time as limited editions as they were in 2000 when the Cohiba, Montecristo and Cuaba ceramic jars were produced to mark the new Millennium.These are usually available through Duty Free shops and La Casa del Habano network
  • Jose L. Piedra
    José L. Piedra is a particularly noteworthy Habano not only because its blend is composed of filler tobaccos grown exclusively in the Remedios tobacco region, but also because it is made using the Totalmente a Mano, Tripa Corta, or ‘totally hand made, short filler’technique. The Piedra family(...)
  • JOSE L. PIEDRA BREVAS
    JOSE L. PIEDRA BREVAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: C-C-CEL-M-n-25 | VITOLA: BREVAS JLP | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 133 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.21 | MASTER CASE: 1350
  • JOSE L. PIEDRA CAZADORES
    JOSE L. PIEDRA CAZADORES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: C-C-CEL-M-n-25 | VITOLA: CAZADORES JLP | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 152 |RING GAUGE: 43 |WEIGHT: 10 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • JOSE L. PIEDRA CONSERVAS
    JOSE L. PIEDRA CONSERVAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: C-C-CEL-M-n-25 | VITOLA: CONSERVAS JLP | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 44 |WEIGHT: 9.2 | MASTER CASE: 1375
  • Jose L. Piedra Factory
    The Jose L. Piedra factory moved to its current location circa 1955, and is still producing the Jose L. Piedra brand.
  • JOSE L. PIEDRA PETIT CAZADORES
    JOSE L. PIEDRA PETIT CAZADORES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: C-C-CEL-M-n-25 | VITOLA: PETIT CAZADORES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 105 |RING GAUGE: 43 |WEIGHT: 6.04 | MASTER CASE: 1500
  • Juan Lopez
    A Spanish businessman named Juan López Díaz founded his brand in the 1870’s. Although little known around the world today, Juan López has always attracted a following amongst aficionados of Habanos particularly for the Selección No.1 and, most notably, for the Selección No.2 sizes. The range(...)
  • JUAN LOPEZ SELECCION No.1
    JUAN LOPEZ SELECCION No.1 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: CORONAS GORDAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 143 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 11.41 | MASTER CASE: 675
  • JUAN LOPEZ SELECCION No.2
    JUAN LOPEZ SELECCION No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE: 675
  • JULIETA NO. 2 
    Popular Name: Churchill 
Dimensions: 7 ins x 47 ring gauge, or 178 mm x 18.65mm diameter.   Originally from the Romeo y Julieta factory. It is said that Winston Churchill smoked some 300,000 Habanos during his long life. Not all matched these dimensions but this was his size of choice. Another(...)
  • LA CASA DEL HABANO
    La Casa del Habano is the name of a network of retail cigar stores franchised by Habanos s.a.  There are over 140 La Casa del Habano stores throughout the world on five continents. A full list can be found on the franchiseÍs global website at www.lacasadelhabano.com
  • LA ANILLA
    Cuba’s term for the cigar band. The common term elsewhere is la vitola (hence ‘vitolfilia’ for cigar-band collecting) but this is a word with other meanings in Cuba. A particular size and shape of Habano is also a vitola.
  • LA CASA DEL HABANO
    La Casa del Habano is the name of a network of retail cigar stores franchised by Habanos s.a.  There are over 140 La Casa del Habano stores throughout the world on five continents. A full list can be found on the franchiseÍs global website at www.lacasadelhabano.com
  • La Corona Factory
    The old La Corona factory was built in 1904 specifically for the (now discontinued) La Corona brand. The new La Corona factory was commissioned in 2005, replacing the original factory.  The new factory can produce 12 million cigars annually, producing Hoyo de Monterrey, La Flor de Cano, Por(...)
  • LA CUBIERTA
    The image on the top of the box, often reminiscent of the time when the names were literally branded onto the box with a hot iron. This is where the idea of a ‘brand name’ first came from.
  • La Eminencia Factory - Closed
    The La Eminencia factory was established circa 1848 and had several premises until the 1920s, when its only remaining brand, Ramon Allones, was transferred to the Partagas factory.
  • La Escepcion Factory - Closed
    The La Escepcion factory was established circa 1865 specifically for the (now discontinued) La Escepcion brand. The factory moved location in 1882, and later introduced the Hoyo de Monterrey brand.  In 1960, the factory was taken over by the State and the brands transferred to the old La(...)
  • La Flor de Cano
    At a medium price level, Flor de Cano cigars offer a good balance between flavour and aroma.
Today all Flor de Cano are Tripa Corta, Totalmente a Mano – short filler, totally hand made – Habanos composed of Vuelta Abajo and Semi Vuelta leaf.
  • LA FLOR DE CANO PETIT CORONAS
    LA FLOR DE CANO PETIT CORONAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-12,13-CW-25 | VITOLA: STANDARD | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 123 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 6.9 | MASTER CASE: 1250
  • LA FLOR DE CANO SELECTOS
    LA FLOR DE CANO SELECTOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CRISTALES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 150 |RING GAUGE: 41 |WEIGHT: 8.97 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • La Gloria Cubana
    La Gloria Cubana is a little known jewel amongst Habano brands. Nevertheless it enjoys a long history. Founded in 1885, its name alone clearly defines its origin. For over a century it has attracted a small but loyal following amongst the most knowledgeable smokers. The brand is characterized(...)
  • LA GLORIA CUBANA 25 Aniversario (CDH)
    LA GLORIA CUBANA 25 Aniversario (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-30 | VITOLA: COMBINACIONES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: |RING GAUGE: |WEIGHT: | MASTER CASE: 30
  • LA GLORIA CUBANA MEDAILLE D'OR No.4
    LA GLORIA CUBANA MEDAILLE D'OR No.4 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: 898-VW-SR-8,9,8-n-25 | VITOLA: PALMITAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 152 |RING GAUGE: 32 |WEIGHT: 5.68 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • LA HABANA*
    Havana city, capital of Cuba. Although no tobacco is cultivated in Havana, the city gave its name to Cubas most famous export because its natural harbour provided the port from which Habanos were originally shipped. Also it remains the location of the most famous Habano factories. It is a(...)
  • La Habana Factory
    The La Habana factory makes Fonseca, Sancho Panza, and Juan Lopez.
  • LA PAPELETA 
    A rectangular or oval seal on the short side of the box.
  • LA VISTA 
    A romantic pictorial celebration of the brand, often with much gold and embossing. Vistas typically feature medals that the brand has won, the coats of arms of former royal patrons, historical images and notes about the brand.
  • Labelled Boxes (10, 20 or 25 habanos) 
    This is the most common form of Habano package. All box-pressed habanos come in this type of presentation. 
  • Labels
    Cigar bands were introduced in the 1860’s by Don Gustavo Bock, a European who had arrived in Havana to make his fortune in cigars. Legend has it that the idea sprang from a desire to protect the white-gloved fingers of his more refined customers from staining. Other explanations suggest that(...)
  • LAGUITO NO.1 
    Popular Name: Lancero 
Dimensions: 7 1/2 ins x 38 ring gauge, or 192 mm x 15.08 mm diameter.  When elegance is the order of the day, the slender length of the Lancero is hard to beat. There is a shorter version too, the Coronas Especiales, which measures just 6 inches. Both originated at(...)
  • LAGUITO NO. 3 
    Popular Name: Panetela 
Dimensions: 4 .ins x 26 ring gauge, or 115 mm x 10.32 mm diameter   A quarter of an hour will suffice to smoke this tiny example of the Torcedor’s art. Perfect, for instance, to enjoy during an interval at the theatre. In fact one similar vitola is called the Entreacto,(...)
  • Lasioderma Serricorne
    The lasioderma is also known as tobacco beetle. It can quickly cause damage on cigars. The adult measures 2 mm and is brown-tobacco in color. The larva, the nymph and the adult eat tobacco and dig galleries in cigars. The eggs hatch when the temperature reaches approximately 22°C. In factory,(...)
  • Lasioderma Serricorne
    The lasioderma is also known as tobacco beetle. It can quickly cause damage on cigars. The adult measures 2 mm and is brown-tobacco in color. The larva, the nymph and the adult eat tobacco and dig galleries in cigars. The eggs hatch when the temperature reaches approximately 22°C. In factory,(...)
  • Le Hoyo Series
    There is also a range of standard and slender gauge vitolas known as the Le Hoyo Series. Hoyo de Monterrey was the first brand to introduce a Petit Robusto in 2005, the 50 ring gauge size with a shorter length to suit those who like thicker formats, but do not always have the time to enjoy them.
  • LECTOR
    Reader who entertains the Torcedores (Cuban Cigars Rollers )  while they work.
  • LIGADOR
    The Master Cuban Cigar Blender in a Habanos factory.
  • LIGERO
    One of the tiempos or families of filler leaves. The word translates as ïlightÍ although it is used to describe the leaves taken from the top of the plant that are rich in flavor and usually dark in color. Fortaleza 3 that provide the cuban cigars with strength full boddy flavours.
  • Limited Editions
    Limited Editions in the leading brands of Habanos have been produced since 2000. They are distinguished not so much by their boxes, but more by the exclusivity of the cigars contained in them of which only small quantities are made in sizes not normally found in the brands in question. They(...)
  • Limited Edition Bands
    Limited Edition Bands Limited Edition cigars have two bands. The main band is normally a standard production band. The second band is a special black on gold band.  The band on the 2000 release did not include a date.  Subsequent years have the year below the "Edicion Limitada" text.
  • Limited Edition Series
    In 2000, Habanos S.A. introduced the Limited Edition ( Edición Limitada ) Series for their premium brands.  This series comprises cigar vitolas that were not in current production. Initially, the cigars were manufactured using two year old aged wrappers from the upper level of the plant, to(...)
  • Línea Behike
    The Línea Behike, whose three sizes made their debut in 2010, was added as the most exclusive line of all. In its filler blend it uses the rare medio tiempo leaf, which is found only amongst some of the top two leaves of sun-grown tobacco plants and brings an exceptional richness to the taste(...)
  • Long filler
    Cigars made with whole leaves (usually hand-rolled).
  • Long filler
    Cigars made with whole leaves (usually hand-rolled).
  • Machine made cigars
    Machine made cigars, “Tabaco Mecanizado” Since the 1950’s some cigars have been made in Cuba by machines. At times in the past machine made cigars were also referred to as Habanos. But now the Habanos title is awarded solely to cigars Totalmente a Mano – made totally by hand – in Cuba(...)
  • Machine-made Cigars
    Fully Machine-made Cigars Fully machine made (Mecanizado) cigars usually have no third inscription, except that an inscription "Envuelto a Mano" has been reported, meaning that the cigars were placed, packed and wrapped by hand. No longer produced by Habanos.
  • Mañanita leaves 
    The Mañanita leaves that are picked first are too small for Habanos, but they are the perfect size for Cuban mini cigars (Minis Cubanos).
  • Mancuerna
    The method of harvesting tobacco leaves using a knife to cut the stems in sections with two leaves attached as opposed to the leaf-by-leaf or ensarte method.
  • MAREVA
    Popular Name: Petit Corona 
Dimensions: 5 1/8 ins x 42 ring gauge, or 129 mm x 16.67 mm diameter.  The Mareva is by far the most popular of all the sizes. Its 42 ring gauge allows three filler leaves to be used to their full in the blend and it is as near as you get to a ‘standard’ girth for(...)
  • MEDIA RUEDA
    Literally ñHalf wheelî, the description of 50 Habanos tied into a bundle of finest cuban cigars before labeling.
  • MEDIA RUEDA
    Literally ñHalf wheelî, the description of 50 Habanos tied into a bundle of finest cuban cigars before labeling.
  • MEDIO TIEMPO
    One of the tiempos or families of filler leaves. This one describes the fullest flavoured leaves found only amongst the top two leaves on a sun-grown plant. Very rear. Fortaleza 4, this leaves is used in the must exclusive Cuban Cigars Cohiba Behike 52, Cohiba Behike 54 and Cohiba Behike 56.
  • MEDIO TIEMPO
    One of the tiempos or families of filler leaves. This one describes the fullest flavoured leaves found only amongst the top two leaves on a sun-grown plant. Very rear. Fortaleza 4, this leaves is used in the must exclusive Cuban Cigars Cohiba Behike 52, Cohiba Behike 54 and Cohiba Behike 56.
  • Metal Packs
    Metal Packs A metal, flat, pocket-sized pack or case, usually hinged and typically containing 5 cigars.
  • Metal Tins
    Metal Tins Metal Tins are either circular or square with push-on lids, with plain or cellophane cigars packed upright or laid flat. This packaging was discontinued in the mid-1960s but reintroduced in 2013 for the new Vegueros packaging.
  • Millennium Reserve
    In February 1999, Habanos S.A. released the Millennium Reserve (Reserva del Milenio) Series to commemorate the Millennium. They were issued in ceramic jars of 25 cigars, with special "Millennium 2000" bands.  This series involved 10,000 Cohiba jars, 10,000 Montecristo jars, and 4,000 Cuaba(...)
  • Module
    Every cigar is part of a category depending on its shape (ring gauge and lenght). Every module has a generic name (Robusto, Corona, etc.).
  • MOJA CUBAN
    The process of moistening tobacco leaves.
  • MOJA CUBAN
    The process of moistening tobacco leaves.
  • Montecristo
    Montecristo is the best known and probably the most appreciated brand of Habanos throughout the world. It forms the benchmark for many Habanos smokers against which other brands are judged. The name comes from the hero of Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel ‘The Count of Montecristo’, which was a(...)
  • MONTECRISTO 80 ANIVERSARIO - 2015
    MONTECRISTO 80 ANIVERSARIO - 2015 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-20 | VITOLA: 80 ANIVERSARIO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 165 |RING GAUGE: 55 |WEIGHT: 17.38 | MASTER CASE: 400
  • MONTECRISTO DANTES - 2016
    MONTECRISTO DANTES - 2016 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-10 | VITOLA: HERMOSOS No.1 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 167 |RING GAUGE: 48 |WEIGHT: 14.28 | MASTER CASE: 400
  • MONTECRISTO DOUBLE EDMUNDO
    MONTECRISTO DOUBLE EDMUNDO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: DOBLES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 155 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 14.58 | MASTER CASE: 575
  • MONTECRISTO DOUBLE EDMUNDO
    MONTECRISTO DOUBLE EDMUNDO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: DOBLES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 155 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 14.58 | MASTER CASE: 500
  • MONTECRISTO DOUBLE EDMUNDO - 2018 (TR)
    MONTECRISTO DOUBLE EDMUNDO - 2018 (TR) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: TH-L-n-n-n-10 | VITOLA: DOBLES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 155 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 14.58 | MASTER CASE:
  • MONTECRISTO DOUBLE EDMUNDO
    MONTECRISTO DOUBLE EDMUNDO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-n-15 | VITOLA: DOBLES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 155 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 14.58 | MASTER CASE: 825
  • MONTECRISTO DUMAS
    MONTECRISTO DUMAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-20 | VITOLA: PROMINENTE CORTO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 130 |RING GAUGE: 49 |WEIGHT: 11.58294921875 | MASTER CASE: 520
  • MONTECRISTO EAGLE
    MONTECRISTO EAGLE CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-10-n-20 | VITOLA: GENIALES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 150 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 15.23 | MASTER CASE: 640
  • MONTECRISTO EDMUNDO
    MONTECRISTO EDMUNDO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: EDMUNDO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 135 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 13.2 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • MONTECRISTO EDMUNDO
    MONTECRISTO EDMUNDO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-n-15 | VITOLA: EDMUNDO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 135 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 13.2 | MASTER CASE: 765
  • MONTECRISTO EDMUNDO
    MONTECRISTO EDMUNDO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: EDMUNDO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 135 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 13.2 | MASTER CASE: 510
  • MONTECRISTO GRAN PIRAMIDES - 2018 (CDH)
    MONTECRISTO GRAN PIRAMIDES - 2018 (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-20 | VITOLA: GRAN PIRAMIDES | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 160 |RING GAUGE: 57 |WEIGHT: 21.62 | MASTER CASE:
  • MONTECRISTO JOYITAS
    MONTECRISTO JOYITAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: LAGUITO No.3 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 115 |RING GAUGE: 26 |WEIGHT: 2.81 | MASTER CASE: 2450
  • MONTECRISTO JUNIOR
    MONTECRISTO JUNIOR CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-10-n-20 | VITOLA: TRABUCOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 38 |WEIGHT: 5.8 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • MONTECRISTO LEYENDA
    MONTECRISTO LEYENDA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-20 | VITOLA: MARAVILLAS No.2 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 165 |RING GAUGE: 55 |WEIGHT: 17.38 | MASTER CASE: 400
  • MONTECRISTO MALTES
    MONTECRISTO MALTES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-20 | VITOLA: SOBRESALIENTES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 153 |RING GAUGE: 53 |WEIGHT: 15 | MASTER CASE: 400
  • MONTECRISTO MASTER
    MONTECRISTO MASTER CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-10-n-20 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE: 800
  • MONTECRISTO MEDIA CORONA
    MONTECRISTO MEDIA CORONA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-A/P-5-n-25 | VITOLA: HALF CORONA | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 90 |RING GAUGE: 44 |WEIGHT: 7.11 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO A
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO A CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-1-W/B-5 | VITOLA: GRAN CORONA | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 235 |RING GAUGE: 47 |WEIGHT: 18.79 | MASTER CASE: 135
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO ESPECIAL
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO ESPECIAL CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: LAGUITO No.1 | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 192 |RING GAUGE: 38 |WEIGHT: 10.29 | MASTER CASE: 800
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO ESPECIAL No.2
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO ESPECIAL No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: LAGUITO No.2 | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 152 |RING GAUGE: 38 |WEIGHT: 8.15 | MASTER CASE: 950
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.1
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.1 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CERVANTES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 165 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 10.8 | MASTER CASE: 900
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.2
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PIRAMIDES | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 156 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 14.26 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.3
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.3 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CORONAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 142 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 9.29 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.4
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.4 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.5
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO No.5 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PERLAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 102 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 5.91 | MASTER CASE: 1700
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO PETIT No.2
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO PETIT No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: PETIT No. 2 | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 120 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 10.76 | MASTER CASE: 540
  • MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO TUBOS
    MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO TUBOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-12,13-A/T-25 | VITOLA: CORONAS GRANDES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 155 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 10.14 | MASTER CASE: 450
  • Montecristo Petit Edmundo
    Montecristo’s perfectly balanced blends are created exclusively with selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone, home of the finest tobaccos in the world. Both its original medium to full taste and medium flavour found in the Open Series offer a distinguished aroma and appeal(...)
  • MONTECRISTO PETIT EDMUNDO
    MONTECRISTO PETIT EDMUNDO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: PETIT EDMUNDO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 10.76 | MASTER CASE: 720
  • MONTECRISTO PETIT TUBOS
    MONTECRISTO PETIT TUBOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-12,13-A/T-25 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 550
  • MONTECRISTO REGATA
    MONTECRISTO REGATA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-10-n-20 | VITOLA: FORUM | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 135 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 9.2 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • Natural blemishes
    Natural blemishes With a product as natural as a Cuban Cigar it is not surprising that occasionally blemishes show up on the wrapper. It is important that these blemishes are fully understood as none of them affect anything other than the appearance of the cigar
  • Oscuro
    An almost black wrapper.
  • PACAS CUBAN
    Hessian bales in which binder and filler leaves are aged.
  • PACAS CUBAN
    Hessian bales in which binder and filler leaves are aged.
  • PAREJO
    A cigar with straight, parallel sides, one of cuban cigars popular shapes.
  • Partagás
    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(...)
  • PARTAGAS 8--9--8
    PARTAGAS 8--9--8 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: 898-VW-SR-8,9,8-n-25 | VITOLA: DALIAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 170 |RING GAUGE: 43 |WEIGHT: 11.86 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • PARTAGAS ARISTOCRATS
    PARTAGAS ARISTOCRATS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PETIT CETROS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 7.75 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • PARTAGAS CAPITOLS
    PARTAGAS CAPITOLS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-A/P-5-n-50 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE:
  • PARTAGAS CORONAS JUNIOR
    PARTAGAS CORONAS JUNIOR CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-9,9,7-A/T-25 | VITOLA: CORONITAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 117 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 6.78 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • PARTAGAS CORONAS SENIOR
    PARTAGAS CORONAS SENIOR CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-9,9,7-A/T-25 | VITOLA: EMINENTES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 132 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.66 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • PARTAGAS CULEBRAS (CDH)
    PARTAGAS CULEBRAS (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-SLB-3-n-9 | VITOLA: CULEBRAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 146 |RING GAUGE: 39 |WEIGHT: 6.67 | MASTER CASE: 252
  • PARTAGAS HABANEROS
    PARTAGAS HABANEROS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: BELVEDERES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 125 |RING GAUGE: 39 |WEIGHT: 6.43 | MASTER CASE: 1500
  • PARTAGAS LUSITANIAS
    PARTAGAS LUSITANIAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PROMINENTES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 194 |RING GAUGE: 49 |WEIGHT: 17.86 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • PARTAGAS MADURO No.1
    PARTAGAS MADURO No.1 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: DISCRETOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 130 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 12.71 | MASTER CASE:
  • PARTAGAS MADURO No.1 (CDH + HS)
    PARTAGAS MADURO No.1 (CDH + HS) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: DISCRETOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 130 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 12.71 | MASTER CASE: 675
  • PARTAGAS MADURO No.2
    PARTAGAS MADURO No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: SHORT PIRAMIDES | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 120 |RING GAUGE: 55 |WEIGHT: 12.76 | MASTER CASE:
  • PARTAGAS MADURO No.3
    PARTAGAS MADURO No.3 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MADURO No.3 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 145 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 13.68 | MASTER CASE:
  • PARTAGAS MILLE FLEURS
    PARTAGAS MILLE FLEURS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PETIT CORONAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • PARTAGAS PARTAGAS 170 ANIVERSARIO - 2015 (CDH)
    PARTAGAS PARTAGAS 170 ANIVERSARIO - 2015 (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-50 | VITOLA: PARTAGAS 170 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 170 |RING GAUGE: 56 |WEIGHT: 20.47 | MASTER CASE: 50
  • PARTAGAS PARTAGAS DE LUXE
    PARTAGAS PARTAGAS DE LUXE CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-10-A/T-10 | VITOLA: CREMAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 8.11 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • PARTAGAS PETIT CORONAS ESPECIALES
    PARTAGAS PETIT CORONAS ESPECIALES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: EMINENTES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 132 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.66 | MASTER CASE: 1200
  • PARTAGAS PRESIDENTES
    PARTAGAS PRESIDENTES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: TACOS | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 158 |RING GAUGE: 47 |WEIGHT: 10.79 | MASTER CASE: 850
  • PARTAGAS SALOMONES (CDH)
    PARTAGAS SALOMONES (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: SALOMON | SHAPE: DF | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 184 |RING GAUGE: 57 |WEIGHT: 16.97 | MASTER CASE: 420
  • PARTAGAS SERIE D No.4
    PARTAGAS SERIE D No.4 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE: 630
  • PARTAGAS SERIE D No.5
    PARTAGAS SERIE D No.5 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: D No.5 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 10.34 | MASTER CASE: 720
  • PARTAGAS SERIE D No.6
    PARTAGAS SERIE D No.6 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: C-C-CAJ/C-5-n-25 | VITOLA: D No.6 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 90 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 900
  • PARTAGAS SERIE E No.2
    PARTAGAS SERIE E No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: DUKE | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 14.21 | MASTER CASE: 495
  • PARTAGAS SERIE E No.2 - 2015 (TR)
    PARTAGAS SERIE E No.2 - 2015 (TR) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: TH-L-n-n-n-10 | VITOLA: DUKE | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 14.21 | MASTER CASE: 100
  • PARTAGAS SERIE P No.2
    PARTAGAS SERIE P No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: PIRAMIDES | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 156 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 14.26 | MASTER CASE: 510
  • PARTAGAS SERIES No.1 - 2017
    PARTAGAS SERIES No.1 - 2017 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: NOBLEZAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 138 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 13.4944285714286 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • PARTAGAS SHORTS
    PARTAGAS SHORTS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MINUTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 7.46 | MASTER CASE: 1400
  • PARTAGAS SUPER PARTAGAS
    PARTAGAS SUPER PARTAGAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CREMAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 8.11 | MASTER CASE: 1250
  • PARTIDO
    Founded during the early 17th Century, Partido* is a historic tobacco region incorporating a number of tobacco-growing zones traditionally located to the south west and more recently to the south east of Havana City. Partido*, which is protected as a Denomination of Origin, specialises in the(...)
  • PERILLA
    The head of the cuban cigar.
  • PERLA 
    Popular Name: Tres Petit Corona (TPC) 
Dimensions: 4 ins x 40 ring gauge, or 102 mm x 15.87 mm diameter.   The Perla is one of a group of smaller vitolas, some a little longer, others a little fatter than this one. They share the ability to deliver the true taste of a Habano in 20 minutes or so. 
  • PETIT EDMUNDO 
    Popular Name: Petit Edmundo 
Dimensions: 4 3/8 ins x 52 ring gauge, or 110 mm x 20.64 mm diameter.   The trend for heavy gauge cigars combined with a reduction in the amount of time available these days to enjoy them has seen the popularity of the Petit Edmundo – as well as similar sizes(...)
  • PINAR DEL RIO
    Name of the province that embraces all of the important growing zones in the west of Cuba, and the name of the provincial capital. It also gives its name to a tobacco region that is protected as a Denomination of Origin, and in which there are several tobacco zones such as Vuelta(...)
  • PINAR DEL RIO
    Name of the province that embraces all of the important growing zones in the west of Cuba, and the name of the provincial capital. It also gives its name to a tobacco region that is protected as a Denomination of Origin, and in which there are several tobacco zones such as Vuelta(...)
  • PIRÁMIDE
    Popular Name: Torpedo 
Dimensions: 61⁄8 ins x 52 ring gauge, or 156 mm x 20.64 mm diameter.  The sizes shown so far are what is called parejo or straight-sided. This is a figurado. Many believe that the Piramide or Torpedo, with its tapered head and shoulders, has special advantages when it(...)
  • Plastic Cans
    Plastic Cans Plastic Cans containing cellophane sleeved cigars were available in the 1970s.
  • Plastic Tubes
    Plastic Tubes Plastic Tubes can be either clear or opaque, with push-top caps. Their current use is limited to ICT machine-made cigars.
  • Por Larrañaga
    Por Larrañaga is a brand with a long history. Founded in 1834 it enjoys a well-earned reputation for its consistency and good presentation.
All the filler and binder tobaccos in Por Larrañaga come from the Vuelta Abajo zone. The range includes cigars made using both the Tripa Larga, Totalmente(...)
  • Producer's Name
    Producer's Name Between 1985 and 1994, Cubatobaco was the authority responsible for the production and marketing of Cuban cigars. Boxes were stamped with their name and stylised tobacco leaf logo. This leaf symbol was later incorporated into the Habanos box sticker (see below). From 1994(...)
  • PROMINENTE 
    Popular Name: Double Corona Dimensions: 7 5/8 ins x 49 ring gauge, or 194 mm x 19.45 mm diameter. When time allows, there are few experiences for the taste buds to match the steady revelations of a Double Corona. Its colossal leaves may surprise you at first with their delicacy before they(...)
  • Punch
    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(...)
  • PUNCH CORONATIONS
    PUNCH CORONATIONS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-9,9,7-A/T-25 | VITOLA: PETIT CORONAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • PUNCH DOUBLE CORONAS
    PUNCH DOUBLE CORONAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PROMINENTES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 194 |RING GAUGE: 49 |WEIGHT: 17.86 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • PUNCH PETIT CORONATIONS
    PUNCH PETIT CORONATIONS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-9,9,7-A/T-25 | VITOLA: CORONITAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 117 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 6.78 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • PUNCH PUNCH 48 (CDH + HS)
    PUNCH PUNCH 48 (CDH + HS) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-10 | VITOLA: HERMOSOS No.3 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 48 |WEIGHT: 11.97 | MASTER CASE: 430
  • PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH
    PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CORONAS GORDAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 143 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 11.41 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • PUNCH REGIOS DE PUNCH - 2017
    PUNCH REGIOS DE PUNCH - 2017 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 | VITOLA: HERMOSO ESPECIAL | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 120 |RING GAUGE: 48 |WEIGHT: 10.3968 | MASTER CASE: 675
  • Puro
    This Spanish word is used for cigars made with tobacco from a same origin (filler, binder and wrapper from the same country).
  • Quai d’Orsay
    This brand owes its origin to the refined taste of the French market. Created in the 1970’s, the name is taken from a well-known street in Paris beside the River Seine. All Quai d’Orsay sizes are made with a light tasting blend of filler and binder leaves from the VueltamAbajo zone and its(...)
  • QUAI D'ORSAY CORONAS CLARO
    QUAI D'ORSAY CORONAS CLARO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CORONAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 142 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 9.29 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • QUAI D'ORSAY No.50
    QUAI D'ORSAY No.50 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: D No.5 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 10.34 | MASTER CASE: 680
  • QUAI D'ORSAY No.54
    QUAI D'ORSAY No.54 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: EDMUNDO GRUESO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 135 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 13.9 | MASTER CASE: 480
  • Quality control
    Quality control is provided by testing and supervision during the rolling, and later by both non-destructive and destructive testing. The supervisors are expert rollers, who are mainly involved in checking technique, construction and physical cigar sizes at the rolling tables.  Each cigar(...)
  • Quater-wheel
    A pack of 25 cigars tied with a ribbon
  • Quintero
    Quintero’s smooth, medium bodied taste makes it ideal for those seeking to experience the flavour of Habanos at an affordable price. It is one of the few Habanos brands not born in Cuba’s capital city, Havana. Instead its founder Agustin Quintero with his four brothers set up shop in the south(...)
  • QUINTERO BREVAS
    QUINTERO BREVAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-C-A/F-M-n-25 | VITOLA: NACIONALES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 8.28 | MASTER CASE: 1350
  • QUINTERO FAVORITOS
    QUINTERO FAVORITOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: CONCHAS No.2 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 115 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.13 | MASTER CASE:
  • QUINTERO LONDRES EXTRA
    QUINTERO LONDRES EXTRA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: STANDARD | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 123 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 6.9 | MASTER CASE: 1425
  • QUINTERO NACIONALES
    QUINTERO NACIONALES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: NACIONALES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 8.28 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • QUINTERO PANETELAS
    QUINTERO PANETELAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: VEGUERITOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 127 |RING GAUGE: 37 |WEIGHT: 6.1 | MASTER CASE: 1650
  • QUINTERO PETIT QUINTERO
    QUINTERO PETIT QUINTERO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: C-C-CEL-M-n-25 | VITOLA: PETIT CAZADORES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 105 |RING GAUGE: 43 |WEIGHT: 6.04 | MASTER CASE: 1500
  • QUINTERO TUBULARES
    QUINTERO TUBULARES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: BREVAS JLP | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 133 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.21 | MASTER CASE: 630
  • Rafael González
    Rafael González was created in the 1930’s. It was in this brand that the 61⁄2 inch (165mm) by 42 gauge cigar, which has the factory name of Cervantes, was first called a Lonsdale after Lord Lonsdale, the famous English sporting Earl and cigar aficionado of that period. Now many other brands(...)
  • RAFAEL GONZALEZ PANETELAS EXTRA
    RAFAEL GONZALEZ PANETELAS EXTRA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: VEGUERITOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 6ta | LENGTH: 127 |RING GAUGE: 37 |WEIGHT: 6.1 | MASTER CASE: 1650
  • RAFAEL GONZALEZ PERLAS
    RAFAEL GONZALEZ PERLAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PERLAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 102 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 5.91 | MASTER CASE: 1700
  • RAFAEL GONZALEZ PETIT CORONAS
    RAFAEL GONZALEZ PETIT CORONAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • Ramon Allones
    Ramón Allones is one of the big names in the history of Habanos.
Founded in 1837, it is also one of the oldest brands still in production.
A Galician by birth Ramón Allones was the first cigar manufacturer to pack his Habanos in boxes decorated with labels and stamped with his brand’s emblem.(...)
  • RAMON ALLONES ALLONES SPECIALLY SELECTED
    RAMON ALLONES ALLONES SPECIALLY SELECTED CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE: 900
  • RAMON ALLONES ALLONES SUPERIORES (CDH)
    RAMON ALLONES ALLONES SUPERIORES (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: CORONAS GORDAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 143 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 11.41 | MASTER CASE: 740
  • RAMON ALLONES EMPERADORES EXTRA - 2018 (CDH)
    RAMON ALLONES EMPERADORES EXTRA - 2018 (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-50 | VITOLA: 109 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 184 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 17.3 | MASTER CASE:
  • RAMON ALLONES GIGANTES
    RAMON ALLONES GIGANTES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PROMINENTES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 194 |RING GAUGE: 49 |WEIGHT: 17.86 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • RAMON ALLONES SMALL CLUB CORONAS
    RAMON ALLONES SMALL CLUB CORONAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MINUTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 7.46 | MASTER CASE: 1400
  • Re-Releases
    Re-releases are not shown for two reasons.  Firstly, re-released cigars are (theoretically) identical to the initial releases.  Secondly, official information on re-releases is extremely difficult to obtain and almost impossible to confirm. Where re-release information is available, it is(...)
  • Regional Edition
    In 2005, Habanos S.A. introduced the Regional Edition (Edición Regional) Series. The ten worldwide premium Global and Niche brands are excluded from this series.  This leaves the seventeen local and multi-local brands for these regional editions.  As these brands are not promoted worldwide,(...)
  • Regional Editions  
    Regional Editions of Habanos are only distributed in certain parts of the world. Usually they are made in the less well-known of the 27 Habanos brands, which have particular associations with different countries.  While they are made from the standard tobaccos and blends for the brands in(...)
  • Regionales
    Regional Editions of Habanos are only distributed in certain parts of the world. Usually they are made in the less well-known of the 27 Habanos brands, which have particular associations with different countries.  While they are made from the standard tobaccos and blends for the brands in(...)
  • REMEDIOS
    CubaÍs oldest tobacco producing region and a protected Denomination of Origin. It is the source of the leaf for one particular Habano brand: Jos_ L Piedra.
  • REMEDIOS
    Cubas oldest tobacco producing region and a protected Denomination of Origin. It is the source of the leaf for one particular Habano brand: Jose L Piedra. The soil and climate have their own distinctive character.
  • Replica Antique Humidor 
    In 2006, Habanos S.A. introduced the Replica Antique Humidor (Réplica de Humidor Antiguo) Series.  This series comprises premium quality replicas of antique humidors, issued in very limited quantities, at a substantial price premium.  The old El Ray del Mundo factory was converted to produce(...)
  • RESERVA
    Special productions of Habanos that are released from time to time in small quantities. The term applies only to Habanos  whose fillers, binders and wrappers have all been aged for at least 3 years before being rolled at the factory. They are identified by a second band on the cigars in black(...)
  • Reserve
    In 2003, Habanos S.A. introduced the Reserve (Reserva) Series for their major brands. This series comprises specially selected tobacco, aged a minimum of three years before rolling the cigars.  The cigars have special Reserva bands, are in special cases, and sell at a premium cost. They are(...)
  • REZAGADO
    Grading and final classification of the wrapper.
  • ROBUSTO
    Popular Name: Robusto 
Dimensions: 4 7/8 ins x 50 ring gauge, or 124 mm x 19.84 mm diameter.  Modern constraints on time have made this stocky shape the first choice for many experienced smokers. Slow burning and packed with flavour, most of the joys of a really large cigar can be savoured in(...)
  • Rodero
    Big wooden receptacle which contains the mini-roderos or cajuelas full of freshly made cigars for transportation inside the factory to quality control and subsequent processes.
  • 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(...)
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA BELICOSOS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA BELICOSOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CAMPANAS | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 12.45 | MASTER CASE: 800
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA BELVEDERES
    ROMEO Y JULIETA BELVEDERES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: BELVEDERES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 125 |RING GAUGE: 39 |WEIGHT: 6.43 | MASTER CASE: 1500
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA CAZADORES
    ROMEO Y JULIETA CAZADORES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-A/F-M-n-25 | VITOLA: CAZADORES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 162 |RING GAUGE: 43 |WEIGHT: 11.27 | MASTER CASE: 850
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA CEDROS DE LUXE (CDH)
    ROMEO Y JULIETA CEDROS DE LUXE (CDH) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-UW-n-10-n-10 | VITOLA: GORDITO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 141 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 13.3 | MASTER CASE: 560
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA CEDROS DE LUXE No.2
    ROMEO Y JULIETA CEDROS DE LUXE No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-12,13-CW-25 | VITOLA: CORONAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 142 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 9.29 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA CEDROS DE LUXE No.3
    ROMEO Y JULIETA CEDROS DE LUXE No.3 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-12,13-CW-25 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA CHURCHILLS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA CHURCHILLS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: JULIETA No.2 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 178 |RING GAUGE: 47 |WEIGHT: 15.07 | MASTER CASE: 700
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA CLUB KINGS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA CLUB KINGS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-A/P-5-n-50 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE:
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA CORONITAS EN CEDRO
    ROMEO Y JULIETA CORONITAS EN CEDRO CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-n-12,13-CW-25 | VITOLA: PETIT CETROS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 7.75 | MASTER CASE: 1100
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA EXHIBICION No.4
    ROMEO Y JULIETA EXHIBICION No.4 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: HERMOSOS No.4 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 127 |RING GAUGE: 48 |WEIGHT: 10.86 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA GRAND CHURCHILLS - 2018
    ROMEO Y JULIETA GRAND CHURCHILLS - 2018 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-100 | VITOLA: JULIETAS GRANDES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 190 |RING GAUGE: 56 |WEIGHT: 22.88 | MASTER CASE:
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA JULIETA
    ROMEO Y JULIETA JULIETA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-A/P-5-n-25 | VITOLA: JULIETA No.6 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 120 |RING GAUGE: 33 |WEIGHT: 4.77 | MASTER CASE: 1175
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA MILLE FLEURS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA MILLE FLEURS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PETIT CORONAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT CHURCHILLS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT CHURCHILLS ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT CHURCHILLS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: PETIT ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 102 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 9.59 | MASTER CASE: 720   ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT CHURCHILLS PACK 3 CIGARS 
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT CORONAS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT CORONAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT JULIETAS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT JULIETAS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: ENTREACTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 100 |RING GAUGE: 30 |WEIGHT: 3.27 | MASTER CASE: 2750
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT ROYALES
    ROMEO Y JULIETA PETIT ROYALES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: CAPRICHOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 95 |RING GAUGE: 47 |WEIGHT: 8.04 | MASTER CASE:
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA REGALIAS DE LONDRES
    ROMEO Y JULIETA REGALIAS DE LONDRES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CORONITAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 117 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 6.78 | MASTER CASE: 1350
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA ROMEO No.1
    ROMEO Y JULIETA ROMEO No.1 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-10-A/T-10 | VITOLA: CREMAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 8.11 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA ROMEO No.2
    ROMEO Y JULIETA ROMEO No.2 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/P-5-A/T-50 | VITOLA: PETIT CORONAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA ROMEO No.3
    ROMEO Y JULIETA ROMEO No.3 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/S-10-A/T-10 | VITOLA: CORONITAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 117 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 6.78 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA SHORT CHURCHILLS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA SHORT CHURCHILLS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: ROBUSTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 124 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.66 | MASTER CASE: 900
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA SPORTS LARGOS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA SPORTS LARGOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: SPORTS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 117 |RING GAUGE: 35 |WEIGHT: 5.12 | MASTER CASE: 1900
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA TACOS - 2018
    ROMEO Y JULIETA TACOS - 2018 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: TACOS IMPERIALES | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 168 |RING GAUGE: 49 |WEIGHT: 12.88 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA WIDE CHURCHILLS
    ROMEO Y JULIETA WIDE CHURCHILLS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-3-A/T-15 | VITOLA: MONTESCO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 130 |RING GAUGE: 55 |WEIGHT: 16 | MASTER CASE: 405
  • ROMEO Y JULIETA WIDE CHURCHILLS GRAN RESERVA COSECHA 2009 - 2015
    ROMEO Y JULIETA WIDE CHURCHILLS GRAN RESERVA COSECHA 2009 - 2015 CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-15 | VITOLA: MONTESCO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 130 |RING GAUGE: 55 |WEIGHT: 16 | MASTER CASE: 150
  • Round versus box-pressed Habanos 
    All Habanos are round when they leave the Torcedor’s bench. However when they are placed in labelled boxes the cigars are pressed into a square shape because the box is deliberately made too small. Why? At first perhaps it was to prevent damage during shipping but, as with many aspects of the(...)
  • Saint Luis Rey
    Saint Luis Rey was founded just before the Second World War. Some say that its name was taken from a Thornton Wilder play “The Bridge of San Luis Rey”, which was popular at the time. However it is more likely that it refers to the town of San Luis in the heart of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone,(...)
  • SAINT LUIS REY REGIOS
    SAINT LUIS REY REGIOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: HERMOSOS No.4 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 127 |RING GAUGE: 48 |WEIGHT: 10.86 | MASTER CASE: 1000
  • SAN JUAN Y MARTINEZ
    The other famous small town in Vuelta Abajo* which gives its name to a district that is protected as a Denomination of Origin. It has a particular reputation for the cultivation of fillers and binders, and the famous Hoyo de Monterrey plantation is located here. It is the other district where(...)
  • SAN LUIS
    The other small town at the epicenter of Cuban tobacco culture, known above all for the cultivation of wrapper leaves. As a district located in the Vuelta Abajo zone, its name is protected as a Denomination of Origin.
  • San Cristobal de la Habana
    San Cristóbal de la Habana was the original name of Havana, Cuba’s capital city, when it was founded in 1519; San Cristóbal (St Christoper) in honour of the Saint of the day where the city was founded, and La Habana after an Indian name for the site. San Cristóbal de la Habana cigars were(...)
  • SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA EL PRINCIPE
    SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA EL PRINCIPE CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MINUTOS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 7.46 | MASTER CASE: 1500
  • SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA LA FUERZA
    SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA LA FUERZA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: GORDITO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 141 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 13.3 | MASTER CASE: 900
  • SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA LA PUNTA
    SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA LA PUNTA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CAMPANAS | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 12.45 | MASTER CASE: 800
  • SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA PRADO (CDH + HS)
    SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA PRADO (CDH + HS) CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SPB-S-n-n-n-10 | VITOLA: PETIT PIRAMIDES | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 127 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 11.16 | MASTER CASE:
  • San Juan y Martínez
    The other famous small town in Vuelta Abajo* which gives its name to a district that is protected as a Denomination of Origin. It has a particular reputation for the cultivation of fillers and binders, and the famous Hoyo de Monterrey plantation is located here. It is the other district where(...)
  • SAN LUIS
    The other small town at the epicenter of Cuban tobacco culture, known above all for the cultivation of wrapper leaves. As a district located in the Vuelta Abajo zone, its name is protected as a Denomination of Origin.
  • San Luis*
    Small town at the epicentre of Cuban tobacco culture, known above all for the cultivation of wrapper leaves. As a district located in the Vuelta Abajo* zone, its name is protected as a Denomination of Origin. Here you find the world-famous El Corojo Vega as well as the Cuchillas de(...)
  • SANCHO PANZA BELICOSOS
    SANCHO PANZA BELICOSOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: CAMPANAS | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 140 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 12.45 | MASTER CASE: 800
  • SANCHO PANZA NON PLUS
    SANCHO PANZA NON PLUS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: MAREVAS | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 129 |RING GAUGE: 42 |WEIGHT: 8.46 | MASTER CASE: 1300
  • SBN 
    Semi Boîte Nature or SBN (5, 10, 12, 24 or 25 habanos) The French name for this box confirms its Gallic origin. Some boxes are plain wood, others are varnished. The brand marks are hot-stamped into the wood. The cigars are always round.
  • SECO
    One of the tiempos or families of filler leaves. This one describes the leaves of medium flavour taken from the middle of the plant, which contribute much to the
  • SEMI VUELTA
    The other tobacco zone situated in the Pinar del Río region known mainly for its cultivation of binder and filler leaves for Tripa Corta -Short Filler- Habanos. Traditionally the part of the Pinar del Rio* tobacco region not included in Vuelta Abajo* has been called Semi Vuelta. However the(...)
  • SEMI VUELTA
    The other tobacco zone situated in the Pinar del Río region known mainly for its cultivation of binder and filler leaves for Tripa Corta -Short Filler- Habanos. Traditionally the part of the Pinar del Rio* tobacco region not included in Vuelta Abajo* has been called Semi Vuelta. However the(...)
  • Serie D No. 4
    Partagas is the Serie D No. 4, the robusto size that formed part of the legendary Partagas alphabet series that dates back to the 1930’s.
  • Serie D No.5
    In 2011 the Serie D No.5 and the heavy ring gauge Serie E No. 2 extended the alphabet series once again.
  • Serie P No. 2
    In 2005 a Pirámide, the Partagas Serie P No. 2, was added to the range, which has fast become a cigar of choice amongst lovers of full-flavoured Habanos.
  • Shade Grown
    The muslin cover filters the sunlight and traps the heat so the leaves grow larger and finer – perfect conditions for growing the perfect wrapper leaf. Only the largest and finest leaves are selected to make wrappers for Habanos. No surprise that the wrapper is the most expensive leaf to produce.
  • Shade-grown leaf for wrappers
    The processing of the tobacco leaves used to make a Habano differs according to their method of cultivation and their final function in the cigar. Below is a brief description of the processes used for the leaves that are destined to become wrappers.
  • Short filler
    Cigars made with fragments of tobacco leaves (usually machine made).
  • Short filler
    Cigars made with fragments of tobacco leaves (usually machine made).
  • Short filler
    The “Totalmente a Mano, Tripa Corta” – totally by hand, short filler technique.The trimmings from the bunches of long-filler cigars are combined with other selected chopped tobaccos to create the blends for short-filler Habanos. The Torcedor rolls the filler into full-length binder leaves with(...)
  • Short Filler Cigars
    Short Filler Cigars Since circa 2002, boxes of handmade short filler (Tripa Corta) cigars are identified by TC being ink printed below the Totalmente a mano inscription. Boxes of short filler cigars have been found without this stamp (either old box stock or manufacturing error).
  • Silver or gold paper wrapping 
    Some Habanos are wrapped in metallic silver or gold paper according to the traditions of certain high quality sizes.  
  • SLB
    Cabinet Selection – SLB (10, 25 or 50 habanos).‘SLB’ stands for ‘Slide Lid Box’, a presentation created for the British at the start of the 20th Century for selected ‘Cabinet Quality’ Habanos. Plain wood and varnished versions. The cigars are always round and tied in a silk ribbon. 
  • Slide Lid Boxes
    Slide Lid Boxes This is a timber box normally containing 25 or 50 round cigars, packed in a bundle and tied with a silk ribbon. Around 1997, the timber changed from solid cedar to cedar veneered plywood. These boxes can be varnished or unvarnished. Commonly referred to as a "Cab" (short for(...)
  • Small Cigars
    Small cigars are classified as machine-made cigars that weigh less than 3 grams and use short filler tobacco.  They are available in some Cuban cigar brand names.  This range includes the Mini, Club, and Puritos. Before circa 2001, they were produced outside Cuba using 100% Cuban Tobacco. (...)
  • Small Packs 
    Small Packs (1, 3 or 5 habanos). Smaller packs allow you to carry a few of your favourite Habanos or make ideal gifts. They come in cardboard, aluminium or wood. . 
  • Special boxes 
    Within the wide range of Habanos there are other types of packs with special characteristics which are not found in any of the categories described above although they form part of the standard Habanos portfolio.   
  • Special Boxes
    Special Boxes A custom-made, cedar timber box for a particular (usually minor) release, typically containing a selection of cigars taken from several brands.
  • Special Release
    Special Release Cigars Special Release cigars are special production releases for an annual series or for a once-off commemorative release.  They are usually distinguished by new vitolas, different packaging, different or additional bands, the use of specially aged tobacco, etc. They are(...)
  • Sun-grown
    The full force of Cuban sunlight develops the glorious variety of flavours that are blended to form the rich and complex taste of a Habano.
  • Tabac Cuba
    The Cuban corporation that manages the agricultural and manufacturing functions of the Cuban tobacco industry.
  • Tabac Cuba
    The Cuban corporation that manages the agricultural and manufacturing functions of the Cuban tobacco industry.
  • TABACO
    Spanish for tobacco, but in Cuba it also means a cigar.
  • TABACO DE SOL
    Sun-Grown tobacco. The term is used to describe the method of growing tobacco in open air for fillers and binders.
  • Tabaco Mecanizado
    Machine made cigars, “Tabaco Mecanizado” Since the 1950’s some cigars have been made in Cuba by machines. At times in the past machine made cigars were also referred to as Habanos. But now the Habanos title is awarded solely to cigars Totalmente a Mano – made totally by hand – in Cuba(...)
  • TABACO NEGRO CUBANO
    Cuban Black Tobacco. The indigenous tobacco plant discovered on the island by Christopher Columbus.
  • TABACO DE SOL
    Sun-Grown tobacco. The term is used to describe the method of growing tobacco in open air for fillers and binders.
  • TABACO MECANIZADO
    Machine made cigars. These are not Habanos. But also have the trade mark of the cuban cigars Cohiba, Partagas, H.Upmann, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Quintero, etc.
  • TABACO NEGRO CUBANO
    Cuban Black Tobacco. The indigenous tobacco plant discovered on the island by Christopher Columbus.
  • TABLA
    The wooden board on which torcedores make cuban cigars.
  • TAPADO
    Literally ïcoveredÍ. The term is used to describe the method of growing tobacco for wrappers in the shade under muslin cloth.
  • TERCIO
    A bale made from yagua in which wrapper leaves are aged.
  • TIEMPOS
    The same as. Different grades of filler leaves needed for various purposes required in blending the Habano.
  • Tissue-wrap

    Employed by just one Habano brand at present – Fonseca. The tissue offers a modicum of protection for the wrapper. 
  • Tissue Wrapped
    Tissue Wrapped Only one brand is currently available tissue-paper wrapped, the Fonseca. The wrapping adds nothing and provides negligible protection. The tissue may be left on the cigars in a humidor, but must be removed before smoking.
  • Tobacco Weevil
    Green Patches These can form if the leaf is folded in on itself, or pressed too closely to its neighbouring leaf during the curing process. This prevents oxidation and so stops parts of the leaf from assuming a golden brown colour. However, as they have been cured, fermented and aged their(...)
  • Tobacco Negro Cubano
    Cuban Black Tobacco. The indigenous tobacco plant discovered on the island by Christopher Columbus.
  • Tobacco Weevil
    One threat to the condition of cigars stands above all others in its severity 
  • TOBACO MECANIZADO
  • TOBACO MECANIZADO
    See tabaco mecanizado.
  • TORCEDORAS
    Cigar roller. The word translates as ïtwisterÍ, but that is the last thing a cigar roller should do when making a cuban cigar.
  • TOTALMENTE A MANO
    Totally by hand. A description created in Havana to differentiate between Cuban methods of making cigars by hand from the semi-mechanized methods used elsewhere that can legally be described as ïHecho a ManoÍ or ïHand MadeÍ.
  • TOTALMENTE A MANO
    Totally by hand. A description created in Havana to differentiate between Cuban methods of making cigars by hand from the semi-mechanized methods used elsewhere that can legally be described as ïHecho a ManoÍ or ïHand MadeÍ.
  •  Totalmente a Mano 
    Totally by hand. A description created in Havana to differentiate between Cuban methods of making cigars by hand from the semi-mechanised metods used elsewhere that can legally be described as "Hecho a Mano" or "Hand Made".
  • Traditional box
    A paper-covered box decorated with vistas, holding 25 cigars in 2 rows.
  • Traditional box
    A paper-covered box decorated with vistas, holding 25 cigars in 2 rows.
  • Travel Humidors
    Travel Humidors The first Habanos Travel Humidor was released in 2006 with the introduction of the Duty Free and Travel Retail series. Releases have included small leather, timber, and plastic humidors. They usually contain ten regular production cigars.
  • Travel Retail
    In 2006 Habanos S.A. introduced the Duty Free and Travel Retail Series.  These are quality items, of various types and sizes, released primarily for sale in Duty Free and Travel Retail stores, at a premium price.  They contain either single-brand or multi-brand standard production or special(...)
  • TRINIDAD COLONIALES
    TRINIDAD COLONIALES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-VW-n-6-n-24 | VITOLA: COLONIALES | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 132 |RING GAUGE: 44 |WEIGHT: 9.18 | MASTER CASE: 744
  • TRINIDAD FUNDADORES
    TRINIDAD FUNDADORES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-VW-n-6-n-24 | VITOLA: LAGUITO ESPECIAL | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 192 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 10.56 | MASTER CASE: 768
  • TRINIDAD REYES
    TRINIDAD REYES CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-VW-n-6-n-12 | VITOLA: REYES | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 40 |WEIGHT: 6.37 | MASTER CASE: 1104
  • TRINIDAD VIGIA
    TRINIDAD VIGIA CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: SBN-VW-n-6-n-12 | VITOLA: TORRES | SHAPE: Pt | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 54 |WEIGHT: 11.52 | MASTER CASE: 612
  • TRIPA
    Filler, the blend of two, three or four different types of tobacco leaves that form the heart of a Habano and dictate its flavor.
  • Tripa Corta
    The “Totalmente a Mano, Tripa Corta” – totally by hand, short filler technique.The trimmings from the bunches of long-filler cigars are combined with other selected chopped tobaccos to create the blends for short-filler Habanos. The Torcedor rolls the filler into full-length binder leaves with(...)
  • TRIPA CORTA CUBAN
    Short filler. Filler that is made from pieces of chopped up tobacco leaves sometimes known as picadura.
  • TRIPA LARGA
    Long filler. Filler that is made from full-length tobacco leaves.
  • TRIPA CORTA CUBAN
    Short filler. Filler that is made from pieces of chopped up tobacco leaves sometimes known as picadura.
  • TRIPA LARGA
    Long filler. Filler that is made from full-length tobacco leaves.
  • Twist
    The top (head) of the cigar is not closed with a piece of tobacco leaf, but finished with a twist (Cf. Cohiba Lanceros, Trinidad Fundadores, Montecristo Especials, etc.).
  • Unlisted Cigars
    As a general rule, non-commercial cigars, pre-production cigars, special commissions (of existing cigars) for a particular dealer, sample packs, regional packaging (jars, travel humidors, etc.), cigarettes, and the like are not listed on this website
  • Varnished box
    A varnished cedar box holding 25 cigars, usually in 3 rows of 8-9-8 vitolas.
  • Varnished box
    A varnished cedar box holding 25 cigars, usually in 3 rows of 8-9-8 vitolas.
  • VEGAS PRIMERAS
    Individual first class fields on plantations in registered Cuban tobacco regions that are approved by the Tobacco Research Institute and the Regulatory Council to grow leaf for Habanos.
  • VEGAS PRIMERAS
    Individual first class fields on plantations in registered Cuban tobacco regions that are approved by the Tobacco Research Institute and the Regulatory Council to grow leaf for Habanos.
  • Vegas Robaina
    Since 1845 the Robaina family has farmed tobacco continuously on its precious vegas (fields) at Cuchillas de Barbacoa situated in the San Luis district of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone. Vegas Robaina cigars were introduced in 1997 as a tribute to Cuban tobacco farmers through the figurehead of(...)
  • VEGAS ROBAINA FAMOSOS
    VEGAS ROBAINA FAMOSOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: HERMOSOS No.4 | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 127 |RING GAUGE: 48 |WEIGHT: 10.86 | MASTER CASE: 900
  • VEGAS ROBAINA UNICOS
    VEGAS ROBAINA UNICOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25 | VITOLA: PIRAMIDES | SHAPE: F | CATEGORY: 9na | LENGTH: 156 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 14.26 | MASTER CASE: 600
  • VEGUERO
    Cuban Cigars tobacco farmer.
  • Vegueros
    The Vegueros brand was born to pay homage to all Cuban farmers who, from generation to generation have grown tobacco mainly in Pinar del Rio.It is at Francisco Donatién Factory located in Pinar del Río where the Habanos of this brand are produced. Vegueros brand was completely updated by(...)
  • VEGUEROS CENTROFINOS
    VEGUEROS CENTROFINOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-4-n-16 | VITOLA: CENTRO FINO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 130 |RING GAUGE: 50 |WEIGHT: 12.0574760516451 | MASTER CASE:
  • VEGUEROS ENTRETIEMPOS
    VEGUEROS ENTRETIEMPOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-4-n-16 | VITOLA: PETIT EDMUNDO | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 8va | LENGTH: 110 |RING GAUGE: 52 |WEIGHT: 10.76 | MASTER CASE: 640
  • VEGUEROS TAPADOS
    VEGUEROS TAPADOS CUBAN CIGARS | PACK: D-C-C/P-4-n-16 | VITOLA: MAREVA GRUESA | SHAPE: P | CATEGORY: 7ma | LENGTH: 120 |RING GAUGE: 46 |WEIGHT: 9.57 | MASTER CASE: 912
  • Vista
    Illustrations placed on the tradional boxes (and the sheet between the cover and the cigars).
  • Vitola
    From a same factory (even between different brands), this word indicates the various types of cigars produced.
  • VOLADO
    One of the tempos or families of filler leaves. This one describes the light flavored leaves taken from the bottom of the plant, which help the cigar to burn.
  • VUELTA ABAJO
    The finest tobacco-growing land in the world, Vuelta Abajo is the main source of tobacco for Habanos, and the only zone that grows all types of leaf: wrappers, fillers and binders. A Protected Denomination of Origin.
  • VUELTA ARRIBA
    A tobacco region in the eastern part of Cuba including Bariay where Columbus landed in 1492 and discovered Cuban tobacco. Consequently it is protected as a Denomination of Origin. Tobacco is still grown here, but not for Habanos.
  • VUELTA ABAJO
    The finest tobacco-growing land in the world, Vuelta Abajo is the main source of tobacco for Habanos, and the only zone that grows all types of leaf: wrappers, fillers and binders. A Protected Denomination of Origin.
  • VUELTA ARRIBA
    A tobacco region in the eastern part of Cuba including Bariay where Columbus landed in 1492 and discovered Cuban tobacco. Consequently it is protected as a Denomination of Origin. Tobacco is still grown here, but not for Habanos.
  • VUELTA ARRIBA
    It was at Bariay in the extreme eastern part of this region that Columbus landed in 1492 and discovered Cuban tobacco. Consequently it is protected as a Denomination of Origin. Tobacco is still grown here, but not for Habanos.
  • White Spots
    White Spots These can appear if there is a tiny hole in the cheesecloth which covers the shade grown wrapper plants. When the sun passes through the hole onto a dew covered leaf it can bleach a tiny white mark. In Cuba it is said that cigars marked this way are ‘lucky’ or ‘blessed’ because(...)
  • With a band
    The classic Habano: fully-dressed with a band to identify its brand. .
  • With a double band
    In some cases there can be a second band identifying the vitola, or, where appropriate, a second band featuring a special production.  
  • Without a band
    In specialist cigar shops it is still possible to find Habanos without bands in slide lid boxes or bundles. However these were discontinued in the first years of the 21st century and now all Habanos leave the factories with bands on them.
  • Wrapper
    The high-quality leaf warping the binder.
  • YAGUA
    The loose part of the bark of the Royal Palm, CubaÍs national tree, which is used to make bales tercios in which wrapper leaves are aged.
  • Zafado
    The gentle loosening of tobacco leaves after they have been unpacked in gavillas from bales.