Habanos
English Market Selection

EMS

EMS stands for English Market Selection, a description used in Cuba for over a century to identify the quality of cigars designated for the British market. It is the cornerstone of the UK’s long established reputation as the world centre for the finest Havana cigars.

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UK Havana Cigar Portfolio

BHK 56

BHK 56

  • Line: La Linea BHK
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Laguito No.6
  • Ring gauge: 56
  • Length: 6 ½ Inches / 166mm
  • One of the widest girths to be found within the entire Havana cigar portfolio, allowing for a magnificent array of flavours to drench the palate. The ultimate expression of luxury and indulgence.
BHK 54

BHK 54

  • Line: La Linea BHK
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Laguito No.5
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 144mm
  • The number of a BHK stands for its ring gauge, so this stout model boasts a diameter of 54/64ths of an inch, which leaves plenty of room for the fourth component in the filler – the Medio Tiempo – that brings a startling intensity to the flavour.
BHK 52

BHK 52

  • Line: La Linea BHK
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Laguito No.4
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 4 ¾ Inches / 119mm
  • The Linea BHK swept all before it when the three sizes were launched in 2010, and yet it was the smallest, the BHK 52, that was awarded the prestigious Cigar Aficionado ‘Cigar of the Year’ in the same year. A stunning and unique taste from Havana.
Siglo I

Siglo I

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Perla
  • Ring gauge: 40
  • Length: 4 Inches / 102mm
  • Modest in stature yet rewarding in taste, the Siglo I fits perfectly before a meal or serves as a pleasurable travelling companion.
Siglo I

Siglo I

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Perla
  • Ring gauge: 40
  • Length: 4 Inches / 102mm
Siglo II

Siglo II

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Mareva
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 ⅛ Inches / 129mm
  • This Mareva or Petit Corona size provides the ideal introduction to the taste, quality and style of Cohiba. Start here, then explore.
Siglo II

Siglo II

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Mareva
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 ⅛ Inches / 129mm
Siglo III

Siglo III

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Corona Grande
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 155mm
  • Often underestimated, the Siglo III can be depended upon to deliver perfectly balanced, elegant medium bodied flavours and aromas.
Siglo III

Siglo III

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Corona Grande
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 155mm
Siglo IV

Siglo IV

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
  • The extra girth of this Corona Gorda size allows the signature taste of La Línea 1492 (the Siglos) to show from the start and to develop richly on the palate.
Siglo IV

Siglo IV

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
Siglo V

Siglo V

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Dalia
  • Ring gauge: 43
  • Length: 6 ¾ Inches / 170mm
  • Perhaps a size that is not at the height of fashion these days, nevertheless the 8-9-8, as it is often known, is one of Cuba’s definitive models. Fulfilling in 
every way.
Siglo V

Siglo V

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Dalia
  • Ring gauge: 43
  • Length: 6 ¾ Inches / 170mm
Siglo VI

Siglo VI

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Cañonazo
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ⅞ Inches / 150mm
  • The lord of La Línea 1492 despite arriving ten years after the first five, in 2002. Magnificent, uniform wrappers, sensuous to the touch, great construction - this is the best of Cuba!
Siglo VI

Siglo VI

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Cañonazo
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ⅞ Inches / 150mm
Lancero

Lancero

  • Line: La Linea Classica
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Laguito No.1
  • Ring gauge: 38
  • Length: 7 ½ Inches / 192mm
  • The longest of Cohiba’s original three sizes created in 1966 and once the cigar of choice for Cuba’s late President, Fidel Castro who also used to give them as personal gifts.
Espléndido

Espléndido

  • Line: La Linea Classica
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Julieta No.2
  • Ring gauge: 47
  • Length: 7 Inches / 178mm
  • Cohiba’s brilliant Churchill size, first seen in 1989. Beautifully presented in mid-tone wrappers. Make time for this stately cigar, the king of the Línea Clásica.
Pirámide Extra

Pirámide Extra

  • Line: La Linea Classica
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Pirámides Extra
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 6 ¼ Inches / 160mm
  • In 2012 the Pirámide Extra became the first addition to the Línea Clásica since 1989. The vitola is unique to Cohiba. It is also the only figurado shape to be found within the portfolio of Cuba’s premier cigar brand.
Pirámide Extra

Pirámide Extra

  • Line: La Linea Classica
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Pirámides Extra
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 6 ¼ Inches / 160mm
Corona Especial

Corona Especial

  • Line: La Linea Classica
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Laguito No.2
  • Ring gauge: 38
  • Length: 6 Inches / 152mm
  • Another of Cohiba’s originals; slender, elegant, cultivated and an intense smoke.
Exquisito

Exquisito

  • Line: La Linea Classica
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Seoane
  • Ring gauge: 33
  • Length: 5 Inches / 125mm
  • A cigar for the morning, with plenty of taste to sharpen the palate. The favourite size of former El Laguito (the home factory for Cohiba) Director, Emilia Tamayo, the first woman ever to manage a Havana factory.
Robusto

Robusto

  • Line: La Linea Classica
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
  • The cigar that sparked the Robusto revolution from 1989 onwards and remains firmly in the vanguard of this important vitola. Rich, deep, spicy and not to be missed.
Robusto

Robusto

  • Line: La Linea Classica
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
Panetela

Panetela

  • Line: La Linea Classica
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Laguito No.3
  • Ring gauge: 26
  • Length: 4 ½ Inches / 115mm
  • The smallest of the three Cohiba originals. The true taste of Cuba’s most prestigious brand for a few precious minutes.
Medio Siglo

Medio Siglo

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Medio Siglo
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 4 Inches / 102mm
  • Released in 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cohiba, the name literally translates into English as "Half Century" and its dimensions are inspired by the shortest (Siglo I) and the widest (Siglo VI) cigars from La Linea 1492.
Medio Siglo

Medio Siglo

  • Line: La Linea 1492
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Medio Siglo
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 4 Inches / 102mm
Genios

Genios

  • Line: La Linea Maduro 5
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Genios 5
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • The most substantial of the Maduro 5 line. The dark wrapper, specially aged for five years, brings a touch of sweetness to its medium to full blend. Great personality for seasoned smokers.
Magicos

Magicos

  • Line: La Linea Maduro 5
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Magico 5
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 4 ½ Inches / 115mm
  • A stocky cigar with a dark countenance added by its aged wrapper taken from the upper leaves of shade-grown plants. Rich, spicy and with a great draw. Suits aficionados with limited time.
Secretos

Secretos

  • Line: La Linea Maduro 5
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Secretos 5
  • Ring gauge: 40
  • Length: 4 ⅜ Inches / 110mm
  • The rich, sweetish Maduro 5 flavour in a compact size, which burns well and delivers an intense aromatic taste. A little jewel.
Read About Cohiba

Cohiba is the flagship brand of Habanos S.A. and was originally created in 1966 for the late President of Cuba, Fidel Castro. They were 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 and it was not until 1982 that Cohiba was made available in limited quantities to the open market.

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 the cigar.

The leaves for Cohiba are the “selection of the selection” from the five finest plantations in the San Juan y Martinez and San Luis districts of the Vuelta Abajo zone.

Uniquely amongst Havanas up to three of Cohiba’s filler leaves, the seco, ligero and the rare medio tiempo, undergo an extra fermentation in barrels, which adds smoothness to the blend.

Cohiba encompasses four different ‘Líneas’ or Lines. First there is the Línea Clásica. Six sizes were introduced between 1966 and 1989 and the most recent addition to the range is the Pirámides Extra released in 2012. Then there is the Línea 1492, five sizes of which were launched in 1992 to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in Cuba. The iconic Siglo VI was added in 2002 and then in 2016 the Medio Siglo was launched to commemorate the brand’s half century. The Línea Maduro 5 consisting of three sizes each wrapped in dark maduro leaves specially aged for five years was launched in 2007. Finally 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 of the cigars.

Through such constant innovation, Cohiba has held its position at the leading edge of the cigar world. It was also the first Havana brand to offer a Reserva cigar in 2002 and a Gran Reserva in 2009 made with tobaccos specially aged for a minimum of three and five years respectively.

All Cohiba sizes are ‘totalmente a mano, tripa larga’, – long filler, totally handmade.

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