The Complete Guide for Habanos' EnthusiastsHabanos s.a - April 2003
A publication released April 2003 as a joint venture between Habanos s.a and Hunters & Frankau UK. It is still available in some parts of the world.
The publication comprises a stiff cardboard folder containing loose-leaf pages. It comes complete with a 57 page booklet "Cultivating a Tradition of Perfection", a cardboard ring gauge, and a poster entitled "The Guide to Habanos Sizes". There is an unofficial soft cover US reprint of this publication, that (apparently) contain no new information.
There is one loose-leaf page for each of the (then) current 33 brands, showing full size colour images of each cigar with their bands. The pages are 165mm x 240mm which fold out to a width necessary to accommodate the full range of cigars in each brand. Within each brand, the cigars are grouped into handmade long-filler, handmade short-filler, and machine made.
This publication is a great snap-shot of the current status of the Habanos range at the start of 2003. It does not included any of the Special Releases.
Since publication, all of the machine-made cigars have either been discontinued or are now handmade; and the six fully machine-made brands have been discontinued.