Status Diplomáticos is a current post-revolution brand, established in 1966.
Generally It sits in Habanos S.A.'s 'Other' category for portfolio brands, and has a minor market share. Diplomáticos are considered medium to full strength cigars, and are made using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region.
Releases In 1966 five cigars were introduced, identical in size to the Montecristo Nos.1 to 5. In 1976 two further sizes were introduced, corresponding to the Montecristo Especial & Especial No.2. Special releases commenced in 2012.
History Diplomáticos cigars were originally packaged in Semi Boite Nature (SBN) boxes. Standard dress boxes were introduced c1975. It was originally intended to be a cheaper version of the popular Montecristo brand, mainly targeting the French market.
Standard band A with a Regional Edition band for Asia Pacific (Asia Pacifico).
Numbered Varnished Boîte Nature Box of 25 cigars (2,000 made).
A 2014 release. 2014-01-01
Released April 2015. The is named for the Japanese samurai code, and celebrates the 400th anniversary of Hasekura Tsunenaga's visit to Cuba, who stopped there on his way to Europe as part of the Keichō Embassy, and is considered the first Japanese citizen to visit the island.
BrownEdición Regional Asia Pacifico release of Cuban cigars.