Havana’s flagship brand was created for the late President Fidel Castro. Production began in 1966, but the cigars were not released to the public until sixteen years later. Cohiba is an ancient Taino Indian word for the bunches of tobacco leaves that Columbus first saw being smoked by Cuba’s original inhabitants. So it was the first name for a cigar – in Cuba at any rate.
There are three distinct Lineas (Lines) of Cohiba: Linea Clasica introduced between 1966 and 1989; the Linea 1492 brought out in 1992 to mark the 500th Anniversary of Columbus’s epic voyage of discovery. The final lineis the Maduro 5 Linea. All sizes of Cohiba are ‘totalmente a mano, tripa larga’, totally hand made, long filler.
|Linea Clasica||Linea 1492||Linea BHK||Linea Maduro|