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.



Corona Especial

Corona Especial

  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Year: 2003
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Laguito No.2
  • Ring gauge: 38
  • Length: 6 Inches / 152mm
  • One of the original sizes of Cohibas that were launched in 1982, it is perhaps sometimes overshadowed by some of the newer and larger format cigars within the range. However, this slender and elegant looking cigar has enough power and depth to capture the attention of any cigar smoker. A cigar with the well-earned status of classic.
Read About Reservas

The Reserva classification signifies that all the tobacco used has been aged in bales for a minimum of three years before the cigars were made.

There are generally presented in the “flagship” sizes for specific Global Brands and are released in limited numbers.

Each Reserva is made available in 5000 numbered lacquered boxes each containing 20 cigars. 100,000 cigars are produced for each release in total for the world market.

Each cigar  bears a second “Reserva” band on it and its box includes a leaflet describing the date of the “cosecha” (harvest), from which all of the leaves used have been taken.

Since 2012 a Reserva cigar has been released by Habanos S.A. biennially.

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