The New Cohiba Talisman 2017 Limited Edition Launch Event

Last week Hunters & Frankau hosted the global launch of the Cohiba Talisman (2017 Edicion Limitada) in the Garden Lounge of The Corinthia, London. The party had guests arriving from all over the world, including fellow Habanos distributors and Casa del Habanos owners, all there to help celebrate the release of the latest Limited Edition…

What makes Cuban cigars so great?

So what makes Cubans some of the finest cigars in the world? “If you’re interested in cigars, we’re already friends” says James Suckling, Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s Man in Havana. He’s an American based in Italy who has been coming to Cuba since 1992 and agreed to dispense some advice on a recent visit. We’re sitting in…

MONTECRISTO: 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF CUBA’S BEST-SELLING BRAND

Students of the origins of Havana cigar brands will know that one aspect of Montecristo which originally made it stand out from its competitors was that it came in just five sizes named numerically, as opposed to using the customary flowery Spanish titles. These were the No. 1 (a Cervantes), the No. 2 (a Piramide),…

Cohiba Cigars 50th Anniversary

The exact origins of the Cohiba are somewhat obscured by a half century or so of cigar smoke, but this year has been chosen as its 50th anniversary. However, my great discovery (or, rather, rediscovery) has been San Cristóbal, a much less widely known marque – a state of affairs I hope will remain that…

Hoyo de Monterrey Añejado Cuban Havana Cigar Now Available

The new Hoyo de Monterrey Hermosos No.4 Añejado havana cigar have been released by Habanos S.A and is now available in Havana Cigar Specialists and selected catering outlets across the UK. Following on from last year’s successful introduction of the Añejado concept (with the Romeo y Julieta Pirámides and Montecristo Churchill), the Hoyo de Monterrey will…

2016 Rumoured Habanos Cigar Releases

There are plenty of rumoured Habanos cigar releases for 2016. We can’t be specific with full details and many of these releases will not be available in the UK. Remember, not everything gets released and some do, but very late! Regular production Cohiba Media Silo – 52 X 102, SLB 25 and Packs of 3 Tubes…

18th Cigar Festival Del Habano 2016 in Cuba

Havana is preparing to host the 18th edition of the Habanos Cigar Festival, that will be held from February 29 to March 4, and will present the most important launches for 2016. This year, Cohiba, the world’s most distinguished and exclusive Habanos brand, will play a special role because of its 50th Anniversary. To celebrate this…

Habanos Authenticity Check

A new Habanos Warranty Seal has been gradually introduced in all the packaging where two new elements are to be added. On the right hand, a hologram as a security item will be added and on the left hand, next to the Cote d´ Arms, a bar code will personalise every package. This label will…

2016 Cuban Cigar Events

Hotels and bars in London run regular events on their cigar terraces for tastings, new cigar launches and events all year round which allows you to enjoy great cigars but also meet with other cigar smokers. During the summer months (from Mid May to late September) there will usually be an expert Cuban cigar roller in the…