A short history of the Cohiba Cuban cigar brand

Cuban Cohiba Cigars

In 1492, during Columbus’ first voyage to the “new world”, he visited the island of Cuba. His sailors were introduced to “Cohiba” by the island natives, a bunch of dried leaves that were smoked in a pipe called a “Tobacco”.

In 1982, three types of Cohiba Cuban cigars were introduced to non-diplomats: the Lanceros, the Coronas Especiales and the Panatelas. Three more vitolas were added to the brand in 1989: the Esplendidos, the Robustos and the Exquisitos, completing what is known as “La Liํnea Clasica”. Five more vitolas were added in 1992 creating the “Linea 1492”: the Siglo I, II, III, IV and V. Cohiba remains the “King of the Cubans”. Only the finest tobacco leaves are used to create the various types of Cohiba cigars.