Cohiba 1966..New Release For 2011


My last mention of the new cigars released by Habanos for 2011 is the Cohiba 1966, aptly named for the anniversary of Cohiba cigars.  This Edicion Limitada was the belle of the ball this past February when it was showcased at the Habanos Festival in Havana.  Aficionados from around the world all agreed that this new cigar for 2011 won in taste and performance when compared to the other releases introduced this year.  Does this mean that the new cigars from H. Upmann, Partagas and Hoyo de Monterrey were not met with enthusiasm?  No, not at all, its just that when stacked up against the other brands, Cohiba was a shining star, plain and simple.

Each year when tobacco leaves are chosen for Cohiba, this brand gets first pick of the finest leaves harvested and aged, it has been that way since the brand was introduced.  These cigars are totally made by hand using tobacco leaves from the plantations of San Juan y Martinez and San Luis in the Vuelta Abajo area of Cuba and aged for a minimum of 2 years.  I’m guessing that the finest rollers were asked to roll this Edicion and small quantities were produced, making this release an exciting prospect considering it’s rarity and quality.

This cigar, having the commercial name of Cohiba 1966 has the factory name Canonazo Especial and measures at a 46 ring gauge and a length of 6.5 inches which is a bit smaller in diameter and length than the Cohiba Esplendidos but I feel that the smoking experience should easily be as elegant. This new Edicion will come, once again like the other new releases this year, in boxes of 10 which will make it affordable and available to more lovers of Cuban cigars world wide.