Cohiba Cuban Cigar

In 1492, during Columbus’ first journey to the “new world”, he visited the island of Cuba. His men were introduced to “Cohiba” by the island inhabitants, a pile of dried leaves that were smoked in a pipe called “Tabaco” aka Cohiba Cuban Cigars.


In 1982, three types of Cuban Cohiba cigars were introduced to non-diplomats: the Lanceros, the Coronas Especiales, and the Panetelas. Three additional vitolas were added to the brand in 1989: the Splendid, the Robust and the Exquisite, completing what is known as “The Classic Line”.

Five more vitolas were added in 1992, creating the “1492 Line”: the I, II, III, IV, and V Century. Cohiba remains the “King of the Cubans”. Only the best tobacco leaves are used to create various types of Cohiba cigars. A distinctive flavor has been attributed to Cohiba beans, however, I would say that the common factor among the Cohiba family is the strong nature of all cigars. This is not a brand for beginners.


An attractive little panetela among a very dark-skinned wrapper. The draw is thick. The cigar has tones of leather, coffee, and cream, with a black cherry ending. Full-bodied.
A wonderful if veiny wrapper. It produces a perfect draw and burn, bestowing rich, toasty notes of leather, earth, and cedar. It’s a slightly sweet, with a medium body.