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

Double Corona

Double Corona

  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Prominente
  • Ring gauge: 49
  • Length: 7 ⅝ Inches / 194mm
  • A majestic Double Corona that is as close to an iconic size as you will find. It’s made alongside Hoyo’s version of the same size at Havana’s La Corona factory, but with a distinctly different taste. Develops beautifully as you smoke it.
Short de Punch

Short de Punch

  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Paraisos
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ¾ Inches / 120mm
  • This is first new addition to the brand’s standard portfolio for over 20 years and a fine example of the modern Havana cigar. It also displays the well-balanced and uncomplicated refinement that has made Punch such a popular brand in the UK for over 150 years.
Punch Punch

Punch Punch

  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
  • The signature Corona Gorda size that has been a big player amongst heavy girth Havanas for five decades. You can depend upon it to deliver the vivacious notes that separate Cubans from the rest.
Punch Punch

Punch Punch

  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
Coronation

Coronation

  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Mareva
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 ⅛ Inches / 129mm
  • An honest, medium bodied Mareva in a British racing green tube. An ideal accompaniment for outdoor pursuits – shooting and fishing expeditions for example.
Petit Coronation

Petit Coronation

  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Coronitas
  • Ring gauge: 40
  • Length: 4 ⅝ Inches / 117mm
  • A decent sized small cigar with a slightly rustic edge to it. Lively and rewarding wherever you choose to light it up.
Punch 48

Punch 48

  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.3
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 5 ½ Inches / 140mm
  • Introduced in 2017 the second band on this cigar indicates they can only be found in La Casas del Habanos or Havana Cigar Specialists. A fraction shorter than the more famous Punch Punch, but with slightly more width. Well worth seeking out.
Read About Punch

Punch is one of the very oldest Havana brands. Don Manuel Lopez of Juan Valle & Co founded it in the mid 19th Century with an eye to the booming British market where a humorous magazine of the same name was much in vogue.

A contented Mr Punch, the clown who personified the magazine, is still featured on every box, cigar in hand and surrounded by 19th Century images of cigar making that remain virtually unchanged over a century and a half later.

In 1931 Punch became associated with Hoyo de Monterrey and the two brands have been made at the same factory ever since. Today the factory is La Corona.

Punch’s distinct medium flavour is created with a blend of filler and binder tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo zone and all of the sizes are ‘tripa larga, totalmente a mano’ – long filler, totally handmade.

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