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

Coronas de Lonsdale

Coronas de Lonsdale

  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.4
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 5 Inches / 127mm
  • A delicious light flavoured, Hermoso No.4, from an often overlooked brand. This quickly became a quiet triumph in the UK when it was launched in 2024, for those in the know.
Petit Corona

Petit Corona

  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Mareva
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 ⅛ Inches / 129mm
  • A light, elegant Petit Corona with a taste that makes it an ideal way to start the day.


  • Flavour: Light
  • Vitola: Perla
  • Ring gauge: 40
  • Length: 4 Inches / 102mm
  • A welcome new addition to the array of small format, light flavoured Havanas. Well made with a distinctive aperitif taste.
Read About Rafael González

Rafael González was created in the 1930’s and its cigars contain a light tasting blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone.

All sizes are made by the ‘tripa larga, totalmente a mano’ – long filler, totally handmade technique.

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