English Market Selection


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.


UK Havana Cigar Portfolio



  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Pirámide
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 156mm
  • Still produced in Cuba, this well-tailored torpedo with its distinct taste offers all the excellent smoking characteristics of its shape.
Read About Diplomáticos

Diplomaticos is a comparatively recent brand dating from the 1960s. Its original line up bore a marked resemblance to Montecristo, using numbers not names to describe its sizes.

The remaining No.2 size is a medium to full flavoured blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone and is ‘tripa larga totalmente a mano’ – long filler, totally handmade.

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