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

Clasico

Clasico

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Cervantes
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 6 ½ Inches / 165mm
  • A true Lonsdale made from a medium to full blend of Vuelta Abajo filler leaves. Now discontinued, but some stocks remain in the UK.
Unico

Unico

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Pirámide
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 156mm
  • There is no better shape than this piramide or torpedo to deliver the richness of Vegas Robaina’s medium to full blend. A tribute to all the farmers of Vuelta Abajo.
Familiar

Familiar

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Corona
  • Ring gauge: 42
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 142mm
  • All the expertise of the greatest tobacco farmer of his generation, Alejandro Robaina, can be found in this classic Corona size. Sadly now discontinued in Cuba but some stocks remain in the UK.
Famoso

Famoso

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.4
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 5 Inches / 127mm
  • A sturdy shape, a shade longer yet slightly thinner than a robusto, that draws well. It is considered by many to be the brand’s outstanding vitola.
Read About Vegas Robaina

Since 1845 the Robaina family has farmed tobacco continuously on its precious vegas (fields) at Cuchillas de Barbacoa situated in the San Luis district of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone.

Vegas Robaina cigars were introduced in 1997 as a tribute to Cuban tobacco farmers through the figurehead of Don Alejandro Robaina whose reputation in his day for producing the finest wrapper leaves was legendary. In effect the brand honours all the anonymous tobacco growers whose knowledge and skill make Havanas what they are today.

All of the medium to full flavoured Vegas Robaina vitolas are ‘tripa larga, totalmente a mano’ – long filler, totally handmade.

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