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.





  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Year: 2003
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Julieta No.2
  • Ring gauge: 47
  • Length: 7 Inches / 178mm
  • For many years the Cohiba Espledido was the epitome of ebullience and luxury. Although modern tastes for cigar shapes may not regularly include Cohiba’s Churchill sized offering, there is no doubt that this regal cigar is still an enthralling hour and a half spent in the company of one of Cuba’s finest. From the very top draw.
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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