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Cohiba is Still a Legend, But Cohiba is Different Now Than Before

Cohiba is Still a Legend, But Cohiba is Different Now Than Before

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It cannot be denied that Cohiba is still the most well-known brand in the cigar world, and the more people are new to cigars, the more they admire Cohiba. If they are people who have smoked cigars for many years, many of them will have their own preferences and various hobbies. It’s not the same, but basically everyone thinks Cohiba is a good brand, although Cohiba is different now than it was in the past. Cohiba is a brand that can never be avoided in the history of cigars, not only in Cuba, but also in the entire cigar world.

Let me tell you two stories about Cohiba.

The first story: Legend has it that Cohiba was the favorite brand of Cuban revolutionary fighter Che Guevara. This raises the question of what role Che Guevara played in creating the Cohiba brand. At the El Lajito factory, his portrait hung in the president's office for a long time. However, after Che Guevara resigned as a senior government leader in 1965, he left Cuba, was arrested in Bolivia in 1967, and was subsequently killed. The Cohiba brand had not yet been born when he left Cuba, and there seems to be no connection between the two.

Second story: Everything in Cohiba started in the mid-1960s. At that time, a bodyguard of Castro liked to buy cigars from local cigar craftsmen. Unexpectedly, Castro liked it very much after smoking it, so he hired Eduardo Rivera made cigars for him. After that, the craftsman secretly produced three samples of No1, No2, and No3 for Castro in a closely monitored Italian mansion. Castro chose No2, which was later named COHIBA cigars and was founded in 1966. . For more than ten years, Cohiba only existed as a diplomatic gift.

The second story was confirmed by Emilia Tamayo, the president who took office in June 1994 (in fact, this confirmation was because Castro himself recalled a conversation about cigars between him and his bodyguard. Castro himself first admitted discovering the special blend through his bodyguard). From a time point of view, it is not ruled out that the original craftsmen of Che Guevara and Cohiba had an intersection. Whatever the truth, the story makes Cohiba.

So one day in 1966, Cohiba brought a surprise to smokers around the world. After the trademark registration in 1969, Cohiba quickly became famous. When Cohiba finally appeared on the market in 1982, it had become the most famous cigar in the world.

The special thing about Cohiba is that it is a cigar brand endorsed by the Cuban government.
Many cigar smokers say they can definitely identify a Cohiba just by the aroma, and this was certainly true in the past.

In 1968 Avellinono Lara took over Cohiba from Ribera. During his tenure, he established three principles. Principle 1: Select and select again. Under his proposal, 10 top tobacco gardens were established in the Buerta Abajo region. Every year, he selected the 5 best tobacco gardens to plant wrappers, binders, light leaves, dry leaves and light leaves. The second principle is the use of a unique three-stage fermentation, which for a long time was unique among Havana cigars and was applied only to the two types of tobacco, light leaf and dry leaf. The third principle is: the cigarette rolling workers who roll Coiba cigars must be of high quality. The workers at the El Laguito tobacco factory are all experienced female cigarette workers. This makes Cohiba among the best cigars in the world (totally embarrassed to even add one).

So many people think of Cohiba when it comes to the best cigars in the world, and it’s no surprise that you can tell a Cohiba simply by its aroma.

However, this judgment is no longer the same. In the past, Cohiba had designated cigar estates to provide tobacco leaves. At the same time, there were not many models, and the preparation of many models of cigars was extremely stable. Things are a little different now.

Since its establishment in 1966, it has been used as a diplomatic gift for the Cuban head of state (the most gifted one is the Cohiba spear). At that time, the Cohiba did not enter the public market. The only people who can smoke Cohiba's cigars are diplomats and important figures in various countries that have contacts with Cuba. All Cohiba has been shrouded in a veil of mystery for more than ten years. For ordinary people, what is not available is the best.

At the same time, Cohiba as a diplomatic gift is not always sent by Castro or senior officials of the Cuban government. Cohiba is also customized for important government officials and princes and nobles of some countries, such as the Spanish royal family and so on.

Until 1982, Cohiba announced that their market positioning was more inclined to the common people, and the share of supplying the Spanish royal family and the princes and nobles of other countries would gradually decrease. At the same time, Cohiba officially entered the public market for sale, but it was not easy to buy it at first. After that, Cohiba gradually added different categories. The most important cigarette factory in Cohiba is the El Lajito Cigarette Factory. This can be regarded as the base camp of Cohiba, and many cigars are developed here.

Later, in order to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of cigars in Cuba, Cohiba launched 5 new sizes, called Línea 1492, which were publicly unveiled at a celebration in November 1992 and a year later at Claridge's in London. It made a shining debut at the hotel's banquet. Siglo 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (Siglo means century), these cigars were named to commemorate the 5th century when Columbus discovered the New World, and then launched the Century 6th cigar. After this Cohiba is completely market-oriented, and due to the appeal of the Cohiba brand, the production of cigars under the Cohiba brand has actually increased year after year.

The reason why the launch of Cohiba Century VI is regarded as a dividing line between Cohiba is because Cohiba Century VI was launched in 2002. Before that, there were only 9 regular versions of Cohiba, that is, from 1966 to In 2002, only 9 cigars were produced. After the launch of Cohiba Century VI in 2002, a total of 11 new cigar models appeared in Cohiba. Cohiba entered the fast lane of growth in production and sales. The tobacco leaf used in Cohiba before was Pinar del Rio. It is provided by designated estates in San Juan and St. Louis, and all tobacco leaves will be barrel-aged. Now the sources and standards of many tobacco leaves are completely different, and the barrel aging at the Cohiba Lajito factory is only for some specific cigars. So Cohiba now is different from before.


TORCH CIGAR LIGHTER: Adjustable jet flames for an even burn with safety cover cap that automatically opens when lighting.

BUILT IN CIGAR PUNCH: No need to carry around other cigar accessories with our built in cigar punch for a perfect cut and smoke.

REFILLABLE BUTANE: Easy to refill butane lighter with a long lasting capacity when completely filled. (butane refill fuel not included)

WINDPROOF: Strong Single Flame Wind resistant.

BEST GIFT: Packed in gift boxes, which is a great choice for Christmas, New Year, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Birthday, etc.

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