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All About Cuban Cigars

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All About Cuban Cigars – Cuban cigars have always been incredibly sought-after and today, with these cigars in even shorter supply, demand has never been greater. In order to determine what makes these cigars so iconic, it’s important to take a look back at their rich history. 

Although the origin of the cigar as we know it today is often associated with Christopher Columbus and his exploits in the Americas, it can be traced back much earlier — to the Mayan era, in fact.

All About Cuban Cigars – As with most herbal commodities, the initial cigar was supposed to contain medicinal qualities which the ancient Aztecs and Mayans would utilize for mental and spiritual well-being and betterment.

The ‘sikar’, as it was referred to those thousands of years ago, would also be used as an offering to the Gods in addition to recreational and leisurely pursuits.

All About Cuban Cigars – While it wouldn’t take very long for modern man to realize there were no true medicinal benefits, the practice of smoking cigars would continue on for centuries, eventually leading to its discovery by Columbus and subsequent introduction into Spain, Europe and the rest of the world.

Hispaniola (present day Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba) was where the explorer discovered the sikar in the 15th century, after he witnessed locals smoking dried tobacco leaves that were wrapped in plantain leaves.

All About Cuban Cigars – The Spanish Conquistadors became used to this local custom and began exporting the dried leaves to the Old World.

It was only a little while later when they realized there was significant benefit to rolling the tobacco locally before it travelled overseas: this process ensured the quality would remain for much longer compared to transporting the leaves first and then rolling in Spain.

All About Cuban Cigars – As with the majority of exotic ‘imports’ in those days, the Europeans deemed cigars as a status symbol associated with the upper echelons of high society luxury.

They represented worldliness and above all else, wealth.

All About Cuban Cigars – There was also a certain prestige and artisanship with smoking a Havana cigar, as opposed to a locally-rolled one.

Cuba in particular was best placed to reap the biggest benefits of exportation, as the land was already ripe with the best quality tobacco leaves.

All About Cuban Cigars – It kickstarted the island’s long-standing love affair, with a host of cigar-making factories and manufacturing plants erected to facilitate local and international demand.

By the 1700s, tobacco overtook sugar as the country’s biggest export, and by the mid-1800s, Cuba had entered the golden era of tobacco making — birthing over 10,000 plantations and seeing the emergence of some of the most famous cigar brands in the world.

All About Cuban Cigars- This boom in manufacture resulted in cigar production becoming an essential livelihood for the local communities, providing income and revolutionizing the country’s lifestyle and international status.


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All About Cuban Cigars – Partagas Presidentes Cigars – Box of 25


Tabacalera’s tribute to Cohiba on their anniversary was the release of the Special Edition Magicos Maduro 5.

This cigar is aged by at least five years, giving it a slightly darker layer.

It is a unique cigar for collectors with a unique taste and smell.


Length: 6 1/4″ / 158
Ring Gauge: 47
Flavour: Full
Packaging: 25s


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PARTAGAS SERIE P NO. 2


Tabacalera’s tribute to Cohiba on their anniversary was the release of the Special Edition Magicos Maduro 5.

This cigar is aged by at least five years, giving it a slightly darker layer.

It is a unique cigar for collectors with a unique taste and smell.


Length 6 1/8
Ring Gauge 52
Shape Torpedo
Taste Spicy
Strength Full


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All About Cuban Cigars – Cohiba Magicos Cigars – Dark Varnished Box of 10


Tabacalera’s tribute to Cohiba on their anniversary was the release of the Special Edition Magicos Maduro 5.

This cigar is aged by at least five years, giving it a slightly darker layer.

It is a unique cigar for collectors with a unique taste and smell.


Length: 4 1/2″ / 115mm
Ring Gauge: 52
Flavour: Medium – Full
Packaging: 10s


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Cohiba Genios Cigars – Dark Varnished Box of 10


The Robusto Extra size maduro cigar from Cohiba is a masterclass in tobacco blending.


Length: 5 1/2″ / 140mm
Ring Gauge: 52
Flavour: Medium – Full
Packaging: 10s


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All About Cuban Cigars – Cohiba Siglo II Cigars – Varnished SLB of 25


​The Cohiba Siglo II has a strong pre-light cedar aroma and, as it burns, it generates flavors of dark chocolate, spice and coffee.


Length: 5 1/8″ / 129mm
Ring Gauge: 42
Flavour: Medium
Packaging: 25s


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H. Upmann Magnum 54 Cigars – Box of 10


​The Cohiba Siglo II has a strong pre-light cedar aroma and, as it burns, it generates flavors of dark chocolate, spice and coffee.

Measuring 43⁄4” (120mm) in length and boasting an impressive 54 ring gauge, the Magnum 54 is the latest introduction to the H.Upmann range.

The cigar immediately claims the crown of the widest girth to be found within the brand’s standard portfolio and is presented in SLB boxes of 25 and 10.

The 54 joins the H.Upmann Magnum family alongside the current Magnum 46 and Magnum 50 and like them, proudly displays its name on a second band.

H.Upmann cigars are light to medium in flavor, totally handmade using long filler with all leaves sourced from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba, widely regarded as the best tobacco growing land in the world.


Length: 4 3/4″ / 120mm
Ring Gauge: 54
Flavour: Light to Medium
Packaging: 10s


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All About Cuban Cigars – MONTECRISTO PETIT NO. 2 CIGAR


The Montecristo No.2 Petit Cigar is loved by many aficionados and is considered to be the quintessential Montecristo cigar.

It sports a Petit No.2 vitola and measures 120mm by a 52 ring gauge.

This cigar is bursting with rich and bold flavours. Significantly spicy, with strong notes of cinnamon, it is balanced by its deep and smooth woody tones – providing an excellent medium-full bodied smoke.


Origin: Cuban
Manufactured: Handmade
Flavour:
Medium to full
Length: 120mm
Vitola de galera: Petit No.2
Ring: 52



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PUNCH DUKE REGIONAL EDITION MEXICO


The Punch Duke Cigar (Ex. Mexico 2018) is the latest Cuban Cigars release to come from Punch Cigars – exclusively handmade for Mexico.

The regional edition cigar features a Duke vitola – measuring at 140mm by a 54 ring gauge.

Expect a medium-bodied smoke, which is full of smooth and well-balanced aromas – just as you’d expect from the brand.

With only 6,000 boxes made, this smoke is a unique addition to any aficionados cigar humidor.

Length 5 1/2
Ring Gauge 54
Shape Robusto
Extra



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All About Cuban Cigars – PUNCH REGIOS DE PUNCH EDICIÓN LIMITADA 2017 CIGAR


The Punch Regios de Punch Edición Limitada 2017 Cigar after much anticipation, has finally hit our shelves.

It was first presented in 2017 at the 19th Habanos Festival and is the second Limited Editions Cigar released by Punch Cigars.

Measuring at 120mm by a 48 ring gauge – this is one of the shorter but thicket smokes in the brand’s portfolio.

It provides a light to medium-bodied smoke with flavours that you would expect from Punch Cuban cigars. They say it gets even better with age.

Every cigar features two bands, one Logo band and one additional Limited Edition 2017 band. 


Origin: Cuban
Manufactured: Hand Made
Flavour: Light-Medium
Length: 120mm
Vitola de Galera: Hermoso Especial
Ring: 48



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Bolivar Belicosos Finos SLB Cigars – Box of 25


One of the most seductive Belicosos coming out of Havana.

A dark chocolate oily wrapper encases a complex blend.

This powerful Belicosos gives off earthy and exotic dried fruit flavours.

This rich blend and full body makes for a cigar that ages well.

The Belicoso Fino is the only figurado in the Bolivar line, which is likely why it registers as the strongest smoke across the brand.


Length: 5 1/2″ / 140mm
Ring Gauge: 52
Flavour: Full
Packaging: 25s



Cuban Cigars

All About Cuban Cigars – CASC Nation are a Gold standard Havana Cuban Cigar Specialist, a title awarded by the UK’s sole importer of Havana cigars, Hunters & Frankau, who have been importing Habanos to the UK for over 225 years.

All About Cuban Cigars – CASC Nation Cuban Cigars are always EMS guaranteed: the EMS stamp is an important safeguard against the growing tide of shoddy counterfeit Havanas that find their way into the UK.

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