Cohiba, the distinguished flagship brand of Habanos, holds a rich history that dates back to 1966 when it was exclusively created for the esteemed President Fidel Castro. Crafted in the renowned El LLaguito factory, which was once a well-kept secret but has now gained worldwide recognition, Cohiba was initially reserved as a gift for heads of state and diplomats visiting Cuba.
Since 1982, Cohiba has expanded its availability to the open market, albeit in limited quantities. The name itself derives from an ancient Taino Indian word, representing the bundles of tobacco leaves that Christopher Columbus witnessed being smoked by the original inhabitants of Cuba – the earliest form of a Habano.
What sets Cohiba apart is its meticulous selection process. The leaves used for Cohiba cigars are hand-picked from the finest Vegas de Primera in the esteemed San Juan y Martinez and San Luis districts of the Vuelta Abajo zone. These leaves represent the epitome of quality and craftsmanship.
In a distinctive and exclusive practice, up to three of Cohiba’s filler leaves – the seco, ligero, and the rare medio tiempo – undergo an additional fermentation process in barrels. This unique method contributes to the creation of a captivating aroma and flavor that can only be found in Cohiba cigars.
Immerse yourself in the tradition and excellence of Cohiba. Experience the allure of its rich heritage, the unparalleled quality of its tobacco, and the unmistakable aroma and flavor that make Cohiba truly exceptional.