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Rafael González

Rafael González



Brand Notes

Status
Rafael Gonzalez is a current pre-revolution brand, introduced in circa 1928. Production ceased in the early 1960s but recommenced in 1965.
It is classified by Habanos SA as a local brand, and has a minor market share.

Generally
The range comprises mild strength cigars using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region.

Releases
Current production consists of three handmade cigars (one being a short-filler handmade).
Rafael Gonzalez cigars were included in the 1999 release of the Siglo XXI Humidor.

History
Around c1985 Joseph Samuel & Sons of the UK reparked several cigars and sold them as Vitolas: B, C, E, G, & H.

Standard Cigar Bands
Full band gallary

Standard Production Packaging

Typical Rafael González packaging
Cigarritos
SBN50 - late 1980s
Typical Rafael González packaging
Coronas Chicas
B50 - early 1970s
Typical Rafael González packaging
Coronas Lonsdales
B25 - early 1970s
Typical Rafael González packaging
Slenderellas
B50 - early 1970s
Typical Rafael González packaging
Vitola C
B25 (Corona Extras)

Current Production Cigars
Rafael González
Panetelas ExtraVegueritos36 x 127 (5.0")Short Panetela
Cigars:Handmade, short filler tobacco.
Bands:Standard band A, B.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Current.
History:Until c2002 was a machine-made Vegueritos Mano (37 x 127) vitola.
Rafael González
Petit CoronasMarevas42 x 129 (5.1")Petit Corona
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Current.
Rafael González
PerlasPerlas40 x 102 (4.0")Petit Corona
Rafael González Perlas
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars.
Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A 2012 release. Current.  
Discontinued Production Cigars
Rafael González
CigarritosLaguito No.326 x 115 (4.5")Small Panetela
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Semi Boite Nature Box of 50 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 2010.
Rafael González
ConicalesPirámides52 x 156 (6.1")Pyramid
Rafael González Conicales
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 1970s.
Rafael González
Coronas ChicasMarevas42 x 129 (5.1")Petit Corona
Rafael González Coronas Chicas
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 1970s.
Rafael González
Coronas ExtraCoronas Gordas46 x 143 (5.6")Grand Corona
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 2010.
History:Before the 1970s, the size was reportedly 48 x 140.
Rafael González
Coronas LonsdalesUnknown44 x 127 (5.0")Petit Corona
Rafael González Coronas Lonsdales
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 1970s.
Rafael González
Demi TasseEntreactos30 x 100 (3.9")Small Panetela
Rafael González Demi Tasse
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 1996.
Rafael González
LonsdalesCervantes42 x 165 (6.5")Lonsdale
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 2006.
Rafael González
PanetelasPanetelas34 x 117 (4.6")Small Panetela
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 2006.
Rafael González
Petit LonsdalesMarevas42 x 129 (5.1")Petit Corona
Rafael González Petit Lonsdales
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 1980s.
Rafael González
SlenderellasPanetelas Largas28 x 175 (6.9")Slim Panetela
Rafael González Slenderellas
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars (discontinued 2006).
Dress Box of 50 cigars (discontinued pre-2003).
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 2006.
Rafael González
Très Petit LonsdalesFranciscanos40 x 116 (4.6")Petit Corona
Rafael González Très Petit Lonsdales
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band A.
Packaging:Dress Box of 25 cigars.
Status:A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 2002.
Special Releases
Rafael González
1999 - Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor
Cigarritos  (10)Laguito No.326 x 115 (4.5")Small Panetela
Conicales  (10)Pirámides52 x 156 (6.1")Pyramid
Coronas Extra  (10)Coronas Gordas46 x 143 (5.6")Grand Corona
Coronas Lonsdales  (10)Unknown44 x 127 (5.0")Petit Corona
Lonsdales  (10)Cervantes42 x 165 (6.5")Lonsdale
Panetelas  (10)Panetelas34 x 117 (4.6")Small Panetela
Panetelas Extra  (10)Vegueritos Mano37 x 127 (5.0")Short Panetela
Petit Coronas  (10)Marevas42 x 129 (5.1")Petit Corona
Slenderellas  (10)Panetelas Largas28 x 175 (6.9")Slim Panetela
Très Petit Lonsdales  (10)Franciscanos40 x 116 (4.6")Petit Corona
Rafael González Cigarritos Cigarritos - a current production size

Rafael González Conicales Conicales - a discontinued production size

Rafael González Coronas Extra Coronas Extra - a current production size

Rafael González Coronas Lonsdales Coronas Lonsdales - a discontinued production size

Rafael González Lonsdales Lonsdales - a current production size

Rafael González Panetelas Panetelas - a current production size

Rafael González Panetelas Extra Panetelas Extra - a current production size

Rafael González Petit Coronas Petit Coronas - a current production size

Rafael González Slenderellas Slenderellas - a current production size

Rafael González Très Petit Lonsdales Très Petit Lonsdales - a current production size

Rafael González Conicales Conicales

Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor
Cigars:Handmade & machine-made.
Bands:Standard bands.
Packaging:Numbered Special Humidor of 2000 cigars comprising 20 brands (21 made).
Status:A 1999 release.
History:Free-standing electronic (temperature & humidity controlled) humidor made to commemorate the Millennium. It contains 20 brands and 2,000 cigars.
Rafael González
2013 - Edición Regional Alemania Regional Edition Series
Petit PiramidesPetit Pirámides50 x 127 (5.0")Petit Pyramid
Rafael González Petit Piramides Petit Piramides - a new special release size


Regional Edition Germany
Cigars:Handmade.
Bands:Standard band B, with Regional Edition band for Germany (Alemania).
Packaging:Numbered Dress Box of 10 cigars (6,000 made).
Status:A 2013 release.
History:Released early 2014.

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