History of COHIBA

In 1492, during Columbus's first voyage to the "new world", he visited the island of Cuba. His sailors were introduced to "Cohíba" by the island natives, a bunch of dried leaves that were smoked in a pipe called a "Tobacco". In 1982, 3 types of Cohíba Cuban cigars were introduced to non-diplomats: the Lanceros, the Coronas Especiales and the Panetelas. 3 more vitolas were added to the brand in 1989: the Espléndidos, the Robustos and the Exquisitos, completing what is known as "La Línea Clásica". 5 more vitolas were added in 1992 creating the "Linea 1492": the Siglo I, II, III, IV and V. Cohíba remains the "King of the Cubans". Only the finest tobacco leaves are used to create the various types of Cohíba cigars. A distinct bean taste has been attributed to Cohíbas, however I would say the common factor amongst the Cohíba family is the strong nature of all the cigars. This is not a beginners brand.

COHIBA Panetelas Box of 5

  • Ring Gauge: 26
  • Cigar length: 115 mm / 4.53'
  • Strength: Medium to Full Body
  • Vitola: Other

Quite remarkable! That is what Rick says anyway, I have not tasted this cigar so I will let Ricks words enlighten and guide you. "I like this stogie because it is light, fresh and fun (like my lady friend! Ha, only kidding! She's not fun at all! She makes me drive to her mother's on a Sunday to mow her lawn)and the overall effect is that your palate is dowsed in smooth wet'n' grassy, chocolaty smoke! Fresh!" I would like to thank Rick for his description of a cigar that was originally developed for the French market. The Panetela have outstanding draw and are gaining popularity amongst contemporary smokers.


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