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



  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Centrofinos
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 5 ⅛ Inches / 130mm
  • The ‘Centrofinos’ or ‘Centro Fino’ is a classification for the leaves of the sun-grown tobacco plant harvested from around mid-way up the plant. The Centrofinos is a unique size within the Habanos portfolio, the largest of the three Vegueros cigars. It is presented in a tin of 16 cigars.


  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Petit Edmundo
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 4 ⅜ Inches / 110mm
  • This stout cigar delivers the intense and unique Vegueros taste in a format made famous by the Montecrsito Petit Edmundo, released in 2006. Available in smart tins of 16 cigars.


  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Mananitas
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 4 Inches / 100mm
  • This unique size is named after the small leaves, and the first ones to be picked, found at the foot of Cuban tobacco plants. An affordable way to enjoy some of Cuba's finest tobacco.
Read About Vegueros

Originally introduced to the market in 1996 as a full-flavoured tribute to the countless generations of men and women that have cultivated tobacco in the world famous plantations of Pinar del Rio, the brand was relaunched in 2013 with a new medium-to-full bodied blend, new sizes and presented in unique tins of 16 cigars.

Vegueros translates into English as ‘Farmers’ and these cigars have happily maintained their rustic edge. The names of each the new vitolas have also taken inspiration from the Cuban farmers’ vocabulary.

All sizes of Vegueros are ‘tripa larga, totalmente a mano,’ – long filler, totally handmade.

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