Bolívar is one of the strongest and full-bodied cigars, with an earthy/soily undertone on all its lines, primarily due to the incorporation of Ligero; the top leaves of the tobacco plant. Ligero possesses many different qualities to the leaves further down the tobacco plant, and takes much longer to mature. One Ligero has matured, the coarse leaf is used as a filler in the middle of the Bolívar cigars for a potent and spicy taste that adds to the cigar’s complexity and ensures a slow burn. All sizes of Bolivar are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made. It is the brand of choice for enthusiasts, who like strong flavours.
The famous Cohiba brand was actually only introduced in 1968, but quickly became the flagship brand of the Cuban Cigars industry. Developed initially as a medium bodied protocol cigar for presentation only by officials of the Cuban government, Cohiba was marketed widely beginning in 1982.
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 art and for this alone they merit a place in every cigar enthusiast’s collection.
Diplomáticos is a current post-revolution brand, established in 1966.
In the 1800s, the Antonio Allones factory launched a new brand of premium quality cigars at higher prices, which they named "The King of the World". It gained much success and soon thereafter the company and brand was renamed "El Rey del Mundo Cigar Co."
Its cigars are characterized by a blend of lighter but rich tobaccos.
The taste associated with a Fonseca Cuban cigar is a mild sweetness and aromatic herbal flavors. Hand rolled with long filler Cuban tobacco leaves.
Guantanamera cigars are a relatively new cigar having been created and released in 2002, this cigar is now one of our most popular budget priced Cuban cigars. The brand was named after perhaps Cubas' most well known song "Guajira Guantanamera" (Spanish for peasant girl from Guantánamo") by Joseito Fernández.which can be heard in just about every bar in Cuba every evening!
Established in 1865, the name roughly means "valley of Monterrey," a particularly fertile site in the Vuelta Abajo.
The brand offers a lighter flavour and a range of sizes, the largest of which are much celebrated. The Le Hoyo series cigars was introduced about 1970 and presents a stronger flavour.
The H. Upmann brand dates back to 1844, when Herman Upmann, began using specially imprinted boxes of cigars as promotional items for his banking firm.
The H Upmann brand offers a mild to medium strength.
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.
A Spanish businessman named Juan López Díaz founded the brand back in the 1870’s. Often overlooked by the masses, Juan López has a cult following for its popular Selección No.2 vitola. The brand offers a consistent medium to full flavour based on a rich blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo region and all cigars are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made.
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.
The La Gloria Cubana brand was created in 1885 by the Sociedad Cabañas y Castro, then bought twenty years later in 1905 by José F. Rocha, who manufactured the brand from his factory at 364 Miguel Street in Havana.
The most famous Havana brand started only in 1935 as a new brand from Menendez, Garcia y Cia., then the owners of the H. Upmann brand. The name is reported to have been inspired by Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel Le Comte de Montecristo.
All the range is hand-made and the strength is medium.
This brand is named for it's founder, Don Jaime Partagas, who began manufacturing cigars in 1827, but put his own name on his line of cigars in 1845.
Partagas features strong, intense flavours and it is still produced in the Partagas factory.
Por Larranga was created in 1834 by Ignacio Larranaga, likely making it the oldest continuously-produced Havana brand still in existence.
The range comprises light to medium strength cigars, using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region.
Created in 1840 by Manuel Lopez, this line takes its name from the popular character of Punch so widely seen in English puppetry in the 19th century.
This full flavoured brand was made by Corujo y Cia. after 1859 and prior to nationalization, was owned by F. Palicio y Cia.
The brand was created in 1970 with the French market in mind.
Quai D'Orsay was named after the famous street, part of the left bank of the Seine in Paris.
The range is made of light (Claro) to mid brown (Colorado Claro) wrappers as preferred by the French and the flavor is smooth and light.
Quintero is a current pre-revolution brand, introduced circa 1924. The brand's full name is Quintero y Hno (Quintero and brother).
The range comprises medium strength cigars, using short-filler tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo and Semi Vuelta regions.
Dating from approximately 1928, this brand was initially developed as La Flor de Marquez, with trademark registration in 1936 by the Sociedad El Rey del Mundo. Trademark records show that the current name dates from 1945. Considered medium in body.
There actually was a Ramon Allones, who developed this brand way back in 1837. Originally from Spain, Allones (owner of the La Eminencia factory) was reportedly the first to employ bright, lithographed labels on his boxes, to help set his brand apart. Prior to nationalization, this lighter-bodied brand was owned by Cifuentes, Pego y Cia., also the owners of Partagas.
Developed in 1875, this brand immediately showed its quality by winning gold medals in four universal expositions between 1885 and 1900.
The full-flavoured Romeo y Julieta brand is one of the most widely known and appreciated in the world today.
Like other great Habano brands such as Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta, Sancho Panza takes it name from a masterpiece of world literature. In Don Quixote, the famous 17th Century Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes, it was Sancho Panza who served the errant knight as his faithful squire. His name was first used for a Habano in 1848 and since then it has enjoyed a reputation for quality amongst discerning smokers.
San Cristobal was the original name given to Cuba's capital city today known as Havana. When the city was founded in 1519 the name was given in honor of Christopher Columbus hence San Cristobal (St Christopher).
The brand was launched in 1999 with just a handful of sizes- all of which offering light to medium flavors.
Among the best brands coming out of Cuba, since 1980 the Trinidad Fundadores has been produced exclusively for Fidel Castro. The only boxes that left Cuba were gifts to foreign diplomats. On February of 1998, the brand was officially launched as an export in Trinidad, Cuba.
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 Don Alejandro Robaina whose reputation in his day for producing the finest wrapper leaves was legendary. In effect the brand honours all the anonymous tobacco growers whose knowledge and skill make Habanos what they are today.
Vegueros was introduced to the market in 1996 as a tribute to the countless generations that have cultivated tobacco in Pinar del Rio. It has a special intensity in its blend that reflects the tastes of the local people. It is made at the “Francisco Donatien” factory in a building located in the town centre that was built as a prison in 1868 and converted into a cigar factory in 1961. All sizes are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally handmade.
Limited Edition & Regional Edition cigars are always limited in their production and offer some of the best quality smokes on the planet. Grab them now and age them for the ultimate smoking pleasure. Don't see the cigars you're looking for? Send us a message and we'll get them for you!
It's widely agreed that cigars, like many things, age better with time. This section of our shop is full of stock which is at least 5 years old. They are generally more refined, subtle and elegant than a fresh cigar, especially Cubans.
This cigar has a complex, spicy and woody taste with subtle hints of vanilla and herbal flavours. Smooth and strong.
An exception to the usual Upmann flavour, this Robusto is an excellent cigar. Fresh, herby and mild in taste, its charm is further accentuated through its even burn and highly floral notes. This cigar has two different faces.....
As this cigar is produced in very small quantities, it becomes a bit difficult to find some of them. Anyway, if you are lucky enough, you will be able to try one of the best "small" cigars. Similar taste to "Gigantes" and that is why they call it "Mini Gigantes".
The world's best selling cigar, and the preferred cigar of Che Guevara. Coffee, cocoa and vanilla flavours dominate the No.4.
Classic robusto with an excellent burn. With a smooth strength, it has an intense tobacco taste, blended with cocoa, cinnamon and dried fruits.
Superb 1 hour smoke. The medium tobacco taste is now blended with subtle earthy and peppery flavours. Great value for money.
The Petit Edmundo is the little brother of the Montecristo Edmundo, shorter but with the same ring gauge. Probably the most flavoursome of the cigars of this size.
The Cohiba Siglo series are a bit milder than their Cohiba counterparts. Creamy but with hints of dark coffee, medium strength.
The Quintero y Hermano Petit Quinteros is a great medium bodied Petit Corona, of 43 ring gauge, 4’1” (105mm) long and comes in a box of 25 cigars. Medium bodied cigar offering some delicious flavors of tobacco, nuts, coffee and hay with some wood notes.
A fantastic cigar, and very different to the Epicure No.2. Mild and earthy beginning. Evolves progressively into cream, wood, bit of spice and a hint of mushroom.
The best cigar in the world 2013 according to Cigar Aficionado, who gave it a score of 96%, the highest rating they've ever bestowed on a blind taste test.
Classic robusto by the top brand Romeo y Julieta. This cigar gets better the longer you smoke it. Sweet, rich, creamy flavour with hints of pepper and cocoa.
Handmade since 2002, the Mille Fleurs is another decent Cuban cheapie. Satisfying aesthetically-wise, these cigars provide a consistent construction. Upon lighting, one can find typical R&J flavors, which are floral and cedary. The smoke is medium-bodied and never aggressive.
Tubed. Medium in strength and a characteristic Romeo y Julieta style. Robust and complex flavours such as floral, nutty, herbal or woody among others with none of them standing out in particular. The minimum recommended ageing for this cigar is at least three years.
Superb everyday smoke, ideal for both beginners and the time-pressed experienced smokers alike.
Superb 1 hour smoke. The Partagas De Luxe A/T is a tubed version of the popular Super Partagas. Great value for money.
Smooth robusto with balanced earthy and peppery flavours. Smooth tobacco taste is also present.
Well-made and also very good in the draw, this cigar carries rich, earthy aromas with rougher undertones; spicy, rustic, full taste with notes of tender sharpness; a mouth full of Cuban aromas and terroir-expression for little money; it is not a cajoling cigar but an indigenous, medium Puro.
One of the best 30 minute cigars. A medium-full cigar with good burn and draw. Perfect for those with limited time.