Cohiba is the top brand of Habanos.
It was specially created for President Fidel Castro in 1966 and manufactured in the then-secret but now world-famous “El Laguito” factory. In addition to the Cuban leadership’s own consumption, the Cohibas were only intended as representative gifts for heads of state and diplomats.
Cuba was discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus. To celebrate the 500th anniversary since the discovery of Cuba, the new “Cohiba Linea 1492” with Siglo 1-5 was launched in 1992. In 2002 the “Cohiba Linea 1492” was expanded with the Siglo 6.
The leaves of the Cohiba represent the “selection of the selection” from the five best Vegas Finas de Primera in the San Juan y Martinez and San Luis areas of the Vuelta Abajo region.
It is typical of the Cohiba that two of the insert leaf types, Seco and Ligero, are additionally fermented in barrels for a third time, which helps the cigars to achieve an extremely smooth and rounded development of their variety of flavors. No cigar combines strength and finesse in the same way as a Cohiba.
All formats of the Cohiba are ‘totalmente a mano, tripa larga’ – long fillers made entirely by hand.