A new Warranty Seal has been gradually introduced in all the packaging where two new elements are to be added. On the right hand, a hologram as a security item will be added and on the left hand, next to the Cote d´ Arms, a bar code will personalize every package.  This label will always […]


“Organoleptic” are the cigar characteristics that can be perceived by our senses. The gustatory and retro-olfactory aspects being the most important in the tasting of a cigar, we are mostly talking here about the parameters connected to aromas, tastes (or palate perceptions) and nicotine strength. You cannot take an isolated characteristic at the time. Tasting and enjoying […]

Habanos News World

There are in the world just a few things that are known without question to be the best of their kind. A Habano  or Havana cigar  is one of them. In Cuba in 1492 the Spanish expedition commanded by Christopher Columbus saw tobacco for the first time in the New World. The Taino Indians rolled […]


The Raw Cigar” is the fifth of a series of articles aiming to share knowledge on how to smoke, taste a cigar and enjoy it better. The art of cigar tasting continues with the appreciation of the raw cigar by means of observing it before we light it. I will also address a common belief that […]


The Lit Cigar” addresses the key phase in our appreciation of the cigar, where most of the aromas  and certainly its tastes are perceived. If you light your cigar and focus on this part of the tasting you will be able to support or deny the statement, this is up to you and I look forward to […]


    “Of Cigar Tasting – The Nicotine Strength” addresses a very important element of cigar tasting. It contributes to the backbone of the tasting and needs to be complemented by adequate flavors richness. The Short History The term nicotine as active ingredient in tobacco was first isolated from the plant’s leaves in 1828. The name immortalizes the […]

Montecristo Brand

Montecristo is the best known and probably the most appreciated brand of Habanos throughout the world. It forms the benchmark for many Habanos smokers against which other brands are judged. The name comes from the hero of Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel ‘The Count of Montecristo’, which was a firm favourite when read by the Lector […]


Por Larrañaga is a brand with a long history. Founded in 1834 it enjoys a well-earned reputation for its consistency and good presentation. All the filler and binder tobaccos in Por Larrañaga come from the Vuelta Abajo zone. The range includes cigars made using both the Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally […]


San Cristóbal de la Habana was the original name of Havana, Cuba’s capital city, when it was founded in 1519; San Cristóbal (St Christoper) in honour of the Saint of the day where the city was founded, and La Habana after an Indian name for the site. San Cristóbal de la Habana cigars were introduced […]


Ramón Allones is one of the big names in the history of Habanos. Founded in 1837, it is also one of the oldest brands still in production. A Galician by birth Ramón Allones was the first cigar manufacturer to pack his Habanos in boxes decorated with labels and stamped with his brand’s emblem. He was […]