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

Senadores

Senadores

  • Brand: Quai d'Orsay
  • Year: 2019
  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.2
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 157mm
  • This is the first time that Quai d'Orsay has been selected to provide a Limited Edition for Habanos and, coming just two years after its relaunch, it is another clear sign that this is a brand on the up. Presented in dapper yellow boxes of 25.
Allones No.2

Allones No.2

  • Brand: Ramón Allones
  • Year: 2019
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Campana
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • This full-bodied figurado is the same size and brand as the UK's first ever Regional Edition. It was launched in 2020 at a series of simultaneous virtual events held across the UK with around 600 participants. A worthy introduction for a fantastic addition to the Limited Edition canon.
Supremos

Supremos

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2019
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Montesco
  • Ring gauge: 55
  • Length: 5 ¼ Inches / 130mm
  • This well-balanced, flavoursome cigar shares its dimensions with the celebrated Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill. The wide ring gauge, the oily, maduro wrapper, and the extra-aged tobacco used to make Habanos limited editions, provide the perfect foil for Montecristo's tangy, medium-full flavoured blend.
Propios

Propios

  • Brand: H. Upmann
  • Year: 2018
  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Mareva Gruesa
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 4 ¾ Inches / 120mm
  • This relatively small Limited Edition cigar is the 5th time H. Upmann brand been selected to be part of this prestigious series, dating back to the launch of the concept in the year 2000. Light to Medium in body and full of elegance and charm, most smokers agree that this is a cigar that will continue to improve over the years.
Tacos

Tacos

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2018
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Tacos Imperiales
  • Ring gauge: 49
  • Length: 6 ⅝ Inches / 168mm
  • The Tacos represents the 9th occasion that the Romeo y Julieta brand has been selected to be part of these prestigious and highly sought-after series of cigars. With the same ring gauge as a Double Corona but measuring an inch shorter this extremely rare size offers over an hour of rich and well-rounded, medium-bodied smoking.
Soberano

Soberano

  • Brand: Bolívar
  • Year: 2018
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Duke
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • The Duke vitola (size) was first made famous by the R&J Duke from 2009 but is perhaps best known as the format of the Partagas Serie E No.2. This is just the second time that Bolivar has been selected to produce a Limited Edition and has proved very popular with lovers of full flavoured Havanas.
Talisman

Talisman

  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Year: 2017
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Sublimes No.1
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 154mm
  • Launched at the Corinthia hotel, London the Talisman was one of the fastest selling Limited Editions since the launch of the concept in 2000. Already spoken about as a classic cigar and one that seems sure to increase in value over time. A powerhouse of rich and complex aromas.
Regios de Punch

Regios de Punch

  • Brand: Punch
  • Year: 2017
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Hermoso Especial
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 4 ¾ Inches / 120mm
  • Only the second time that Punch has been chosen for a Limited Edition. This relatively short cigar is presented in SLB boxes of 25 and delivers the classic medium-bodied aromas loved by fans of the brand.
Serie No.1

Serie No.1

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2017
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Nobleza
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 138mm
  • Rich, powerful, earthy, robust and full flavoured. Everything that a Partagas should be. They can be enjoyed now, but they can also wait.
Dantes

Dantes

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2016
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.1
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 6 ⅝ Inches / 167mm
  • A marked difference in shape from recent Limited Editions from Montecristo and, although it still has a ring gauge of 48, it has a decidedly slender feel to it. Nonetheless, all of the peppery tang associated with the brand very much remain in place.
Capuleto

Capuleto

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2016
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Sobresalientes
  • Ring gauge: 53
  • Length: 6 Inches / 153mm
  • Fittingly launched in Verona, Italy, the setting of Shakespeare’s tragic play which inspired the brand’s name back in 1875. The Capuleto is a sweet, refined and delicate medium bodied cigar. Named after Juliet’s surname (Capulet), it is an easy cigar to fall in love with.
Topes

Topes

  • Brand: Trinidad
  • Year: 2016
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Topes
  • Ring gauge: 56
  • Length: 5 Inches / 125mm
  • Medium bodied, approachable, fragrant and aromatic – just as the original, commercially produced Trinidads were intended to be. A modern Havana cigar.
Club Allones

Club Allones

  • Brand: Ramón Allones
  • Year: 2015
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Club Allones
  • Ring gauge: 47
  • Length: 5 ⅜ Inches / 135mm
  • A toothsome yet also somewhat rustic cigar, the Club Allones has its bold, full-flavoured blend expertly tempered by the bitter-sweet wrapper. It is also adorned with a specially created second band bearing the name of the cigar.
Magnum 56

Magnum 56

  • Brand: H. Upmann
  • Year: 2015
  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Magnum 56
  • Ring gauge: 56
  • Length: 5 ⅞ Inches / 150mm
  • Only one Limited edition has ever had a wider ring gauge than this impressive vitola. Its balanced and elegant light to medium bodied blend ensures there is no chance of being weighed down during the hour or so it will take to enjoy. Hard to find but worth the time to look for.
Super Corona

Super Corona

  • Brand: Bolívar
  • Year: 2014
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.3
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • Only the second time that Bolivar has been called upon to produce a Limited Edition. The cigar shares its name, although not its dimensions, with a previous Super Corona produced by H. Upmann. Although two millimetres shorter than a standard Corona, it boasts a heavier ring gauge than the standard vitola. A Super Corona indeed.
Selección Privada

Selección Privada

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2014
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Magnum 50
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 6 ¼ Inches / 161mm
  • Sharing its dimensions with the H. Upmann Magnum 50 the dimensions of the Selección Privada provides ample time to enjoy the full flavours and rich aromas that Havana’s bestselling full flavoured cigar brand has to offer. The cigars are presented in dressed boxes of 10.
Robusto Supremos

Robusto Supremos

  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Year: 2014
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Magnifico
  • Ring gauge: 58
  • Length: 5 Inches / 127mm
  • An eye-catching, blockbuster of a cigar that has a subtlety and nuance in the blend that belies its shape. A hugely popular cigar from the minute it arrived in the UK and with a 58 ring gauge, remains the widest Limited Edition ever produced.
Grand Epicure

Grand Epicure

  • Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
  • Year: 2013
  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Montesco
  • Ring gauge: 55
  • Length: 5 ¼ Inches / 130mm
  • Sharing its size with the instantly popular Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill, it came as no surprise that the Grand Epicure quickly acquired a large and committed set of admirers. A charming cigar presented in SLB boxes of ten and dressed in a special band with “Grand Epicure” printed under the main logo.
Romeo de Luxe

Romeo de Luxe

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2013
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Capuleto
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅜ Inches / 162mm
  • Presented in varnished boxes of 10 cigars the Romeo de Luxe projects a feeling of luxury from the moment you pick a box up to the time you place the finished stub of your cigar in an ashtray. A class act from start to finish.
Serie d’Oro No.2

Serie d’Oro No.2

  • Brand: Punch
  • Year: 2013
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Campana
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • The wide girth of the Serie D’Oro No. 2, combined with the tapered end of this “Campana” sized cigar creates the ideal foil for the clear and distinguished “woody” Punch taste. This then helps to reveal some of the more robust aspects of the brand that are often overlooked.
520

520

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2012
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Maravillas No.3
  • Ring gauge: 55
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 155mm
  • This was an entirely new size within the Habanos portfolio and was created to commemorate the 520th anniversary of the arrival of the Habano in Europe following Christopher Columbus’s discovery of Cuba in 1492. Montecristo was a fitting brand to choose given that it was and still is the best selling premium cigar brand today.
Robusto

Robusto

  • Brand: H. Upmann
  • Year: 2012
  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
  • An elegant and subtle Robusto with all of the characteristic Light to Medium flavours associated with the Upmann brand. Presented in labelled boxes of 25 cigars, something of a rarity since 2009.
Serie C No.3

Serie C No.3

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2012
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: C No.3
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • Reminiscent of the 2010 Partagas Serie D Especial this was a very full-flavoured cigar when first released. It has had the benefit of a few years maturation and has settled down somewhat. However, it remains a robust, spicy and earthy smoke.
1966

1966

  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Year: 2011
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Cañonazo Especial
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ½ Inches / 166mm
  • Cohiba’s first Limited Edition for five years. Named after the year the brand was originally established for Cuba’s late President, Fidel Castro, the cigars are presented with a distinctive pig-tail cap, like the original Cohibas and the new BHK Linea. Well worth setting aside an hour and a half of your day to enjoy one of these.
Allones Extra

Allones Extra

  • Brand: Ramón Allones
  • Year: 2011
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Franciscos
  • Ring gauge: 44
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
  • The first outing for Ramon Allones as a Limited Edition which delivered a powerful and hearty reminder as to why the brand is such a firm favourite among connoisseurs of full flavoured blends. Best enjoyed after a good meal.
Short Hoyo Pirámide

Short Hoyo Pirámide

  • Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
  • Year: 2011
  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Forum
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 135mm
  • With the same dimensions as the Montecristo Open Regata, this slender figurado is a light and aromatic addition to the Limited Edition family. Serves particularly well as a post-lunch companion during the summer months with a glass of white wine or champagne.
Short Robusto T

Short Robusto T

  • Brand: Trinidad
  • Year: 2010
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Short Del Valle
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 Inches / 102mm
  • A delicious, elegant little cigar ideally suited for late morning or early afternoon. However, not too many of these little treats were made, so snap them up if you get the chance.
Serie D Especial

Serie D Especial

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2010
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Gordito
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 141mm
  • The Especial packed a serious punch when it was first launched in the UK with many early smokers noting a potential for long term ageing. The power will have somewhat rounded and mellowed over the years but there is still plenty of rich aromas left in the blend. It will continue to develop for many years to come
Grand Edmundo

Grand Edmundo

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2010
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Cañonazo
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ⅞ Inches / 150mm
  • Sharing its dimensions with the iconic Cohiba Siglo VI, this cigar is known as a Cañonazo in the factories of Cuba, which translates into English as “canon shot”. Light one up and find out why.
Magnum 48

Magnum 48

  • Brand: H. Upmann
  • Year: 2009
  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Magnum 48
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 4 ⅜ Inches / 110mm
  • At just under 4 ½ in length this diminutive cigar still managed to deliver plenty of character and flavour over the course of the 25 minutes or so it took to smoke. The number in the name is in reference to the ring gauge.
Petit Belicoso

Petit Belicoso

  • Brand: Bolívar
  • Year: 2009
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Petit Belicoso
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 Inches / 125mm
  • This cigar marks Bolivar’s debut on the Limited Edition stage and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. A rich and heavy but well-balanced cigar with a shape that pleasingly honours the iconic Bolivar Belicoso Fino.
Duke

Duke

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2009
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Duke
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • The same size as the Partagas Serie E No.2 the impressive Duke was well placed to deliver the rounded, subtle aroma of the R&J blend. It may have initially taken a little while to capture the imagination of UK cigar smokers but it became a highly sought-after and well respected cigar. The price has already doubled according to some sources.
Serie D No.5

Serie D No.5

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2008
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: D No.5
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅜ Inches / 110mm
  • This is another of the rare Limited Editions to have made the transition into the standard portfolio, just three years after its original release. The wide gauge and relatively short length makes this diminutive cigar a sketch in modernity and reflects the taste for wider cigars, even when time is restricted.
Sublimes

Sublimes

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2008
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Sublimes
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 6 ½ Inches / 164mm
  • A stunning cigar inspired by the legendary Cohiba Sublimes of 2004. It is often seen as the first in a triumvirate of heavy ring gauge Limited Editions to come from Montecristo over the next four years. For many connoisseurs this is the stand out cigar of the three.
Pirámide

Pirámide

  • Brand: Cuaba
  • Year: 2008
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Pirámide
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 156mm
  • The first and so far only time that Cuaba has been selected to produce a Limited Edition and, in a move that surprised many, the first time a Cuaba was produced that was not in the double figurado shape. A collectors idem for sure.
Escudos

Escudos

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2007
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Gordito
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 141mm
  • This cigar is the same size as the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial. The “Escudos” was the name of the Portuguese currency prior to joining the Euro. Could this be a hint that these cigars originally had one eye on the Portuguese market? Regardless, a cigar enjoyed all over the world.
Regalos

Regalos

  • Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
  • Year: 2007
  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Regalos
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅜ Inches / 137mm
  • The Spanish word “regalos” translates to English as “gifts” and these cigars, a unique size within the Havana cigar portfolio, would certainly make a wonderful gift today for the discerning cigar smoker as they are now quite hard to find. The dark sweet wrapper was a hallmark of this cigar.
Ingenios

Ingenios

  • Brand: Trinidad
  • Year: 2007
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Cervantes Especiale
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 6 ½ Inches / 165mm
  • The first time Trinidad had been selected to make a Limited Edition and, in fact, the first non-Global brand to be given the honour. This thin and elegant medium-bodied smoke encapsulates the approachable yet sophisticated style of the Trinidad brand. A favourite among many aficionados.
Pirámide

Pirámide

  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Year: 2006
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Pirámide
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 156mm
  • This classy medium to full Pirámides is everything that a Cohiba Limited Edition should be. Although a re-release of the 2001 original, it is a superb cigar in its own right. The 2006 versions are available in more friendly and portable boxes of ten.
Robusto

Robusto

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2006
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
  • This is a remaking of one of the original Limited Editions from 2000. Full of ‘tangy’ Montecristo flavour in what has become the World’s most popular Havana cigar size. In 2009 the Montecristo Robusto was revisited once again when the lighter styled Montecristo Open Master was introduced to the standard portfolio.
Serie D No.3

Serie D No.3

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2006
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
  • In 2006 Habanos s.a decided to commemorate three of the most popular previous releases since the launch of the Limited Edition concept in 2000. This cigar was an extremely popular offering from Partagas in 2003 and many jumped at the chance to enjoy it for the second time along with those who missed out first time round.
Petit Pirámide

Petit Pirámide

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2005
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Petit Pirámide
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 5 Inches / 127mm
  • The Petit Pirámides maintained Romeo y Julieta’s perfect record of releasing a Limited Edition cigar every year since the concept was launched in 2000. The only brand to achieve it. A delicious, medium-sized figurado that, when first realised, some people found a little fuller-flavoured than expected.
Magnum 50

Magnum 50

  • Brand: H. Upmann
  • Year: 2005
  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Magnum 50
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 6 ¼ Inches / 161mm
  • Such a stir was created by this cigar that plans were quickly put in place to introduce it to the standard H. Upmann range. Just three years after its original introduction the Magnum 50 joined the Magnum 46 in the standard portfolio. The heavy girth adds a rich texture to the classic H. Upmann taste.
D

D

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2005
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Dalia
  • Ring gauge: 43
  • Length: 6 ¾ Inches / 170mm
  • This is a classic Dalias size and so shares its dimensions with the Cohiba Siglo V and the Partagas 8-9-8. It is presented in neat 3-4-3 varnished SBN boxes of 10 cigars and has gained a reputation of being one of the best ageing Limited Editions. Hard to find now but well worth a try.
Serie D No.1

Serie D No.1

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2004
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Partagas 16
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 6 ¾ Inches / 170mm
  • Big, bold and full flavoured. Not a cigar for the faint-hearted or to be attempted on an empty stomach. Ideally suited for following a hearty meal and as a companion to a powerful drink or as the last cigar of the day.
Epicure Especial

Epicure Especial

  • Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
  • Year: 2004
  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Gordito
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 141mm
  • One of the few Limited Editions to go on to be introduced to the standard range, albeit not as a Limited Edition when it was added in 2008. A mellow, easy-going, light flavoured cigar.
Sublimes

Sublimes

  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Year: 2004
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Sublimes
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 6 ½ Inches / 164mm
  • The 54 ring gauge of the Sublimes was remarkable at the time of its release and it became an instant favourite among cigar smokers. However, its reputation has continued to grow with each passing year and it is now rightly considered a classic. Author and journalist Nicholas Foulkes described it as “the best cigar of the century thus far” in his 2017 book “Cigars: a Guide”. An époque defining Havana cigar.
Hermoso No.2

Hermoso No.2

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2004
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.2
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 157mm
  • Occasionally overlooked due to some of the large characters released alongside it in 2004, the Hermosos No.2 is nonetheless a fine cigar in its own right. It remains faithful to the medium-bodied Romeo blend and has, by many accounts, aged very well indeed.
Hermoso No.1

Hermoso No.1

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2003
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.1
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 6 ⅝ Inches / 167mm
  • Hermosos translates into English as ‘beautiful’ and these cigars certainly caught the eye when they were released in 2003. The sweetness of the dark wrapper combines with the classic Romeo y Julieta blend to create a beautiful hour or so of smoking enjoyment.
Serie D No.2

Serie D No.2

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2003
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Robusto No.2
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 156mm
  • A rare size known as a Robusto No.2 in the factories of Cuba. One millimetre shorter and it would be known as the more pervasive Doble. Still a fine cigar after nearly a decade and a half in its box.
Double Corona

Double Corona

  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Year: 2003
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Prominente
  • Ring gauge: 49
  • Length: 7 ⅝ Inches / 194mm
  • An exceptionally well-balanced and rewarding cigar that delivers the medium to full bodied flavour associated with the Linea Classica, but is framed with a sweet top-taste from the aged wrapper. A delicious hour and a quarter of smoking pleasure.
C

C

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2003
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
  • A wonderful medium to full bodied Corona Gorda packed full of classic Montecristo taste. The cigar was released in Cabinet Boîte Nature boxes of 25 and is remembered fondly by all those lucky enough to have smoked them at the time.
Pirámide

Pirámide

  • Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
  • Year: 2003
  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Pirámide
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 156mm
  • A much-admired production from Hoyo de Monterrey. Without question one of the early highlights from the Limited Edition program and one which still commands a high price whenever they appear on the market.
Double Corona

Double Corona

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2001
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Prominente
  • Ring gauge: 49
  • Length: 7 ⅝ Inches / 194mm
  • Although there are four ‘2001’ releases none of them actually made it to market until the middle of 2002. Consequently there are no Limited Edition Havanas with a 2002 dated band and these are still referred to by most people as 2001 releases.
Particulares

Particulares

  • Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
  • Year: 2001
  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Gran Corona
  • Ring gauge: 47
  • Length: 9 ¼ Inches / 235mm
  • The only one of the original releases to be remade and released. However, telling the two releases apart is straightforward enough as the 2001 editions include the date on the second ‘Edicion Limitada’ band. All Limited Editions from this point onward carry the date on this second band.
Robusto

Robusto

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2001
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
  • It could be said that this cigar is an antecedent to the Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill, a 2006 release and fellow Robusto size. From the Short Churchill came the Wide Churchill and then followed the Petit Churchill. An interesting footnote in the emergence of the Churchill linea.
Serie D No.3

Serie D No.3

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2001
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
  • It is very unusual for a Partagas within the ‘Serie D’ range to have anything other than a 50 ring gauge. The original Serie D No.3, from the 1930’s, would have been 5 ½” x 50. However, whatever the name, the second Limited Edition release from Partagas was a feisty, full flavoured and intense smoke.
Pirámide

Pirámide

  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Year: 2001
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Pirámide
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 156mm
  • This is the first Cohiba Limited Edition to be produced and set the benchmark for all subsequent Limited Edition Cohibas that followed. Today it has become a much sought after and highly prized cigar. It was reproduced as a Limited Edition in 2006, although in boxes of ten rather than 25.
Pirámide

Pirámide

  • Brand: Partagás
  • Year: 2000
  • Flavour: Full
  • Vitola: Pirámide
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 156mm
  • The classic Pirámides shape delivers rich, full bodied Partagas flavour, a popular combination upon its release. The vitola was later revived in 2005 with the introduction of the Serie P No.2 to the classic range of the brand.
Exhibition No.2

Exhibition No.2

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2000
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Prominente
  • Ring gauge: 49
  • Length: 7 ⅝ Inches / 194mm
  • The Double Corona remains one of the largest formats within the Havana cigar portfolio, although today the size is not commonly produced. As with all the Ediciones Limitadas produced before 2007, just the wrappers on these cigars have been aged for 2 years.
Robusto

Robusto

  • Brand: Montecristo
  • Year: 2000
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
  • The most popular brand meets the most popular size of the time and creates an all-time classic. As with all of the 2000 releases this cigar was adorned with a second band bearing the words “Edicion Limitada”. It was not until 2001 that the year of release was added.
Particulares

Particulares

  • Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
  • Year: 2000
  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Gran Corona
  • Ring gauge: 47
  • Length: 9 ¼ Inches / 235mm
  • The same size as the iconic Montecristo ‘A’, this light bodied, delicate cigar offers well over two hours of enjoyment. Presented in individual coffin boxes within a dressed box of five cigars.
Read About Limited Editions

Each year Habanos S.A. in Cuba releases a number of exceptional cigars known as Ediciónes Limitadas, or Limited Editions.

Since 2000 when the first series of four Limited Edition cigars was presented, a further two to five releases have been made annually, except in 2002. Since 2001 the year of release is identified on a second band. The production run for each cigar takes place within a limited period usually during the year for which it is designated.

The exact quantity made of each release is not declared because the Cuban industry cannot tell how many cigars of each size it will be able to make until the bales of specially aged wrapper leaves are opened and graded for quality and colour.

Up until 2005 Limited Editions were only found in five of the most prestigious Habanos brands. These were Partagas, Montecristo, Cohiba, Romeo y Julieta and Hoyo de Monterrey. Since 2005 six more brands have joined this elite group: Ramon Allones, Punch, H.Upmann, Trinidad, Cuaba and Bolivar.

Rare sizes
Limited Edition sizes are rare because they must not replicate any of the sizes normally made by the brands in question.
Sometimes they are entirely new sizes, never produced before in Havana, such as the Sublimes (6½”/164mm x 54 ring gauge) first made for Cohiba in 2004 or the Duke (5½”/140mm x 54 ring gauge) first made for Romeo y Julieta in 2009. They can also be sizes that have not been made for many years like the 2004 Partagas Serie D No. 1 (6¾”/170mm x 50 ring gauge), which had not been seen since the 1950s.
Occasionally a Limited Edition will go on to later be realised as part of a brand’s standard line, such as the 2004 Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial (5 ½”/141mm x 50 ring gauge) or the 2005 H. Upmann Magnum 50 (6 ¼”/161mm x 50 ring gauge).
In 2006, three sizes from previous years were re-released (the Cohiba Pirámide, Montecristo Robusto and Partagas Serie D No. 3) as a celebration of the project. Each release can easily be identified by the year on their second bands.

Dark wrappers
Limited Edition wrappers are darker than those found on standard Habanos. Dark wrappers can only come from the leaves at the top of shade-grown tobacco plants, which are younger, thicker and fuller of natural oils and sugar. Such leaves demand longer periods for fermentation and ageing than normal wrappers – up to nine months for fermentation as opposed to one month, and over a year for ageing compared to six months. All Limited Edition wrappers have been fermented and aged for at least two years before the cigars are made.
Some variation of wrapper colour occurs on Limited Edition cigars from Colorado (dark brown), Colorado Maduro (very dark brown) and Maduro (nearly black). Contrary to popular belief they are not all Maduro, but most are.

Extra aged tobacco
Up until 2006 the filler leaves in Limited Edition cigars were fermented and aged in the same way as for the standard production of the brands. However, from 2007 onwards, all the filler leaves including the binders were subjected to an extra ageing process so that all the leaves are now a minimum of two years old before the cigars are made.
The extra ageing of the filler tobaccos gives a rounded, mellow flavour to which the higher sugar content of the darker wrapper adds a hint of sweetness.

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