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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Cuaba

Distinguido

Distinguido

  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Romeo
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 ⅜ Inches / 162mm
  • A size that first appeared in the Millennium ceramic jar series – many felt it was the best – before being added to the Cuaba portfolio in 2003. Usefully available in boxes of 10.
Read About Cuaba

Every Cuaba is made in the distinctive shape known as double figurado, the style that at the end of the 19th Century was all the rage for Havanas. A century later, in 1996, this rich tradition was revived at the Romeo y Julieta factory.

Double figurados are at the pinnacle of the cigar maker’s art and for this alone they merit a place in every cigar enthusiast’s collection.

Cuaba, like Cohiba, is a Taino Indian word dating back to the time of Columbus. It was their name for a highly combustible bush, which the Indians used to light their ‘cohibas’.

All sizes contain a medium to full flavoured blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone and are ‘tripa larga totalmente a mano’ – long filler, totally handmade.

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