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

Cazadores

Cazadores

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Cazadores JLP
  • Ring gauge: 43
  • Length: 6 Inches / 152mm
  • Immediately you will notice the distinct, somewhat rustic, medium to full taste of the Remedios tobaccos in these cigars. A cigar for the great outdoors.
Conservas

Conservas

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Conservas JLP
  • Ring gauge: 44
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • Another country-style cigar offering excellent value for what is virtually a Corona.
Brevas

Brevas

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Brevas
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 ¼ Inches / 133mm
  • The latest addition to José L. Piedra’s range and made with brand’s signature medium to full blend of short filler tobaccos.
Petit Caballero

Petit Caballero

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Hermoso Especial
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 4 ¾ Inches / 120mm
  • The widest ring gauge within the range, this stout cigar provides around half an hour of smoking enjoyment. It is available in Mazos of twelve or small packs of three. A contemporary vitola with an agrarian heart.
Petit Cazadores

Petit Cazadores

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Petit Cazadores
  • Ring gauge: 43
  • Length: 4 ⅛ Inches / 105mm
  • The diminutive Petit Cazadores is an ideal way to sample what the distinct flavours of Remedios tobacco has to offer.
Read About José L. Piedra

José L. Piedra is a particularly noteworthy Havana not only because its blend is composed of filler tobaccos grown exclusively in the Remedios tobacco region (formerly called VueltaArriba), but also because it is made using the ‘totalmente a mano, tripacorta’, or ‘totally hand made, short filler’ technique.

The Piedra family came to Cuba in the 1880s from the Spanish province of Asturias. They settled near the town of Santa Clara, which lies at the heart of the Remedios region where tobacco has been grown since the 16th Century, and started to make cigars.

The family’s second generation led by José Lamadrid Piedra, whose name is commemorated today, founded and developed the brand.

All of the José L. Piedra sizes are made from Remedios tobaccos using the traditional ‘tripa corta, totalmente a mano’ – short filler, totally handmade technique.

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