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 Regional Editions



  • Year: 2014
  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Sobresalientes
  • Ring gauge: 53
  • Length: 6 Inches / 153mm
  • The Spanish word “Sobresaliente” translates to “Outstanding” and is also the vitola de galera (factory name) for the size. It was first seen in 2007 as the Partagas Sobresaliente in the Replica de Humidor Antiguo. Only 200 humidors containing 50 cigars were made and the size remains extremely rare.


  • Year: 2007
  • Flavour: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Partagas 16
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 6 ¾ Inches / 170mm
  • The iconic gold band on this cigar was re-created from an original version dating back over a century. It is also the first UK Regional Edition to be adorned with the instantly recognisable silver and red second band denoting the regional market it is destined to be sold in. A much sought after cigar today.

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