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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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Other handmade cigars

Robusto

Robusto

  • Brand: Nicaraguan
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 5 Inches / 127mm
Canon

Canon

  • Line: Nicaraguan
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ⅞ Inches / 150mm
  • One of the most recent additions to the range the Canon is a fantastic example of why Nicaraguan tobacco has a growing reputation for delivering great taste. Sharing its size with the Cohiba Siglo VI the Canon delivers plenty of satisfying flavoursome smoke during the 40 or 50 minutes or so it takes to enjoy.
Panatela

Panatela

  • Line: Nicaraguan
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Ring gauge: 29
  • Length: 5 ¼ Inches / 133mm
  • A slim and attractive vitola that delivers plenty of taste. A perfect smoke for when time is limited. A cigar to be sipped not gulped.
Robusto

Robusto

  • Line: Nicaraguan
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 5 Inches / 127mm
  • These days no cigar range would be complete without the inclusion of a robusto size. By today’s standard the 50 ring gauge is somewhat modest, but it remains the vitola of choice for many smokers.
Petit Corona

Petit Corona

  • Line: Nicaraguan
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 Inches / 127mm
  • Worth a place in any cigar smoker’s humidor and perfect to enjoy after a light lunch or dinner. Consistent quality and a well-balanced blend are the secrets to this cigar’s popularity.
Petit Corona

Petit Corona

  • Line: Nicaraguan
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 Inches / 127mm
Shorts

Shorts

  • Line: Nicaraguan
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Ring gauge: 30
  • Length: 4 Inches / 100mm
  • Unlike every other La Invicta in the range, the Short is machine-made and pre-cut. However the robust yet mellow aromas associated with the brand remains consistent and the cigar can be enjoyed in around 10-15 minutes – when time is “short".
58

58

  • Line: Nicaraguan
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Ring gauge: 58
  • Length: 3 ½ Inches / 90mm
  • The name ‘58’ is inspired by this cigar's ring gauge. It has a diameter of 58/64ths of an inch despite only measuring 3 ½” long. This concentration of flavours drenches the palate over the course of the 20 to 25 minutes it takes to enjoy and provides a very 'open' draw. A double espresso of a cigar.
Read About La Invicta Nicaragua

The birth of the La Invicta brand dates back to the 1940’s. At this time, various trade sanctions and currency restrictions were imposed globally due to the Second World War, with one being the use of the American dollar. This made it difficult to purchase Cuban cigars and so to maintain a supply of war time smokes for the UK, La Invicta (translating to “The Undefeated”) was created by cigar importer Hunters & Frankau. Using tobaccos grown in Jamaica and other regions, the cigars were blended specifically for the taste preference of the British smoker at the time.

La Invicta remains a firm favourite today with a new blend and range to reflect the needs and palate of the modern day cigar smoker. La Invicta Honduran cigars are hand rolled at the Tabacos De Oriente Factory in Honduras using a blend of the finest leaves sourced locally from Talanga and Jamastran. They offer subtle, delicate flavours ideal for new or casual cigar smokers. The La Invicta Nicaraguan range is produced in the Placencia cigar factory in Nicaragua, again using only the best locally grown tobaccos from Esteli, Jalapa and Condega. The cigars deliver rich, robust flavours and aromas, synonymous with the tobaccos grown in the region.  Ideal for the regular cigar smoker or trained palate.

Both ranges are made totally by hand using long-filler tobacco leaves and the brand is still under the stewardship of Hunters & Frankau, the UK’s leading importer of premium cigars.

The Honduran cigars are made at the Tabacos De Oriente Factory using tobaccos taken from Talanga and Jamastran.

The Nicaraguan cigars use tobacco from Esteli, Jalapa and Condega, and are made at Plasencia Cigar Factory.

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