Cohiba Cigars have been in distribution for nearly 50 years. However, when first made they were Fidel Castro’s personal gift to chosen diplomats. These Cuban cigars weren’t made available to the general public until the early 1980s. The brand name itself stems from the ancient Taino Indian word for tobacco. Legend has it that when Christopher Columbus first landed on Cuba, he saw the local inhabitants inhaling tightly bound leaves.
Initially the range consisted of only three sizes, the Panatela, the Lanceros and the Corona Especial; this was expanded by three in 1989, the Espléndido the Exquisito and the now legendary Robustos . Today the range is known as the Línea Clásica. In 1992, to commemorate the first sailing of Christopher Columbus, the Línea 1492 was created. Siglo (Spanish for Century) I, II, III, IV,V and now VI are enjoyed by the true connoisseur of the finer things in life. In addition, Cohiba fans can enjoy a range of Maduro cigars and recently the exquisite Cohiba Behike has been created. Cohiba have recently launched the ultimate cigar for any aficionado – The Cohiba Talisman. The largest ring gauge (54) Cuban ever constructed this ‘pigtail’ finished cigar is only available in tiny quantities. All the tobacco has been aged and cured for a minimum of two years. To this day Cohiba production is tightly controlled and only 5% of cigars made from Cuba bear the Cohiba marque.
When you buy a cigar from The Cigar Club you are buying into over 50 years of trading experience. Everything we despatch is checked for quality. All our Havana cigar bear the EMS (English Market Selection) Stamp of excellence. This guarantees both provenance and quality.