Cohiba is the flagship brand of Habanos.
It was created in 1966 for President Fidel Castro himself and was made at the then-top secret, but now world-famous, El Laguito factory. At first, it was only seen outside Cuba as a gift for heads of state and visiting diplomats.
Since 1982, Cohiba has been available in limited quantities on the open market.
The name is an ancient Taino Indian word for the bunches of tobacco leaves that Columbus first saw being smoked by the original inhabitants of Cuba—the earliest known form of a Habano.
Cuban cigars, Cohiba
The leaves for Cohiba are the “selection of selection” from the 5 finest Vegas de Primera in the San Juan y Martinez and San Luis districts of the Vuelta Abajo zone.
Uniquely amongst Habanos, up to three of Cohiba’s filler leaves, the seco, ligero, and the rare medio tiempo, undergo additional fermentation in barrels. This unique process produces a special aroma and flavor you will only find in Cohiba.
The Linea Maduro 5 series consists of three sizes, each wrapped in a dark Maduro leaf that has been specially aged for five years, this line by Cohiba was launched in 2007.