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José L. Piedra

Brand Notes

Status
José L. Piedra is a current pre-Revolution brand, established in the 1880s.
It was popular prior to the revolution, but fell from favour afterwards, and its cigars were gradually removed until the brand was discontinued in the early 1990s. It was relaunched as a low priced brand in 1996.
It is classified by Habanos SA as a Volume brand for marketing purposes. Under the pre-2019 classification system it was considered a Multi-local brand until 2007, and a Global brand thereafter.

Generally
The José L. Piedra range comprises medium to full strength cigars, using short-filler tobacco from the lesser Vuelta Arriba region.

Standard Band A Image Standard Band A
1996 to c2002 -- Discontinued
Not embossed
Standard Band B Image Standard Band B
c2002 to c2007 -- Discontinued
Not embossed
Standard Band C Image Standard Band C
c2007 on -- Current
Not embossed

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Standard Production Packaging
Typical José L. Piedra packaging Brevas
Bun25 - c1996
Typical José L. Piedra packaging Cazadores
Bun25 - 2003
Typical José L. Piedra packaging Panetelitas de Hebra
B25 - 1970s
Typical José L. Piedra packaging Petit Cazadores
Bun25 - 2007
Typical José L. Piedra packaging Petit Cazadores
P5 - 2007
Typical José L. Piedra packaging Petit Cazadores
CB25bun - 2009
Typical José L. Piedra packaging Royal Palms
B25 - 1970s
Typical José L. Piedra packaging Superiors
B25 - 1970s
Current Production Cigars
José L. Piedra Brevas
Ring gaugerg 42 × LengthMMT133 mm (5¼″)
Construction:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard box of 12 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2020).
Display box of 25 cigars in 5 cardboard packs of 5 (released 1996).
Cardboard box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009, discontinued 2020).
Cellophane wrapped bundle of 25 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2009).
Status:
A 1996 release. 1996-01-01Current.
History:
Until c2002 was machine-made.
Brown José L. Piedra Brevas Cuban cigar.
José L. Piedra Cazadores
Ring gaugerg 43 × LengthMMT152 mm (6″)
Construction:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard box of 12 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2020).
Cardboard box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009).
Display box of 25 cigars in 5 cardboard packs of 5 (released 1996).
Cellophane wrapped bundle of 25 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2009).
Status:
A 1996 release. 1996-01-01Current.
History:
Until c2002 was machine-made.
Brown José L. Piedra Cazadores Cuban cigar.
José L. Piedra Conservas
Ring gaugerg 44 × LengthMMT140 mm (5½″)
Construction:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard box of 12 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2020).
Display box of 25 cigars in 5 cardboard packs of 5 (released 1996).
Cardboard box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009, discontinued 2019).
Cellophane wrapped bundle of 25 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2009).
Status:
A 1996 release. 1996-01-01Current.
Brown José L. Piedra Conservas Cuban cigar.
José L. Piedra Petit Cazadores
Ring gaugerg 43 × LengthMMT105 mm (4⅛″)
Construction:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard band C.
Packaging:
Cardboard box of 12 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2020).
Cardboard box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009).
Display box of 25 cigars in 5 cardboard packs of 5 (released 2007).
Cellophane wrapped bundle of 25 cigars (released 2007, discontinued 2009).
Status:
A 2007 release. 2007-01-01Current.
Brown José L. Piedra Petit Cazadores Cuban cigar.
José L. Piedra Petit Caballeros
Ring gaugerg 48 × LengthMMT120 mm (4¾″)
Construction:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard band C.
Packaging:
Cardboard box of 12 cellophane bundled cigars.
Display box of 15 cigars in 5 cardboard packs of 3.
Status:
A 2019 release. 2019-01-01Current.
Brown José L. Piedra Petit Caballeros Cuban cigar.
Discontinued Production Cigars
José L. Piedra Cremas
Ring gaugerg 40 × LengthMMT136 mm (5⅜″)
Construction:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009, discontinued 2017).
Cardboard pack of 5 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2017).
Cellophane wrapped bundle of 25 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2009).
Status:
A 1996 release. 1996-01-01Discontinued 2017.
Brown José L. Piedra Cremas Cuban cigar.
José L. Piedra Petit Cetros
Ring gaugerg 38 × LengthMMT127 mm (5″)
Construction:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009, discontinued 2017).
Cardboard pack of 5 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2017).
Cellophane wrapped bundle of 25 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2009).
Status:
A 1996 release. 1996-01-01Discontinued 2017.
History:
Until c2002 was machine-made.
Brown José L. Piedra Petit Cetros Cuban cigar.
José L. Piedra Nacionales
Ring gaugerg 42 × LengthMMT134 mm (5¼″)
Construction:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009).
Display box of 25 cigars in 5 cardboard packs of 5 (released 1996).
Cellophane wrapped bundle of 25 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2009).
Status:
A 1996 release. 1996-01-01Discontinued 2013.
History:
Until c2002 was machine-made.
Brown José L. Piedra Nacionales Cuban cigar.
José L. Piedra Superiors
Ring gaugerg 40 × LengthMMT146 mm (5¾″)
Construction:
Handmade.
Bands:
An early type 6 band.
Packaging:
Dress box of 25 cigars.
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued early-1990s.
Brown José L. Piedra Superiors Cuban cigar.
José L. Piedra Panetelitas de Hebra
Ring gaugerg 30 × LengthMMT111 mm (4⅜″)
Construction:
Handmade.
Bands:
An early type 4 band.
Packaging:
Dress box of 25 cigars.
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1970s.
Brown José L. Piedra Panetelitas de Hebra Cuban cigar.
José L. Piedra Royal Palms
Ring gaugerg 30 × LengthMMT140 mm (5½″)
Construction:
Handmade.
Bands:
An early type 5 band.
Packaging:
Dress box of 25 cigars.
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1970s.
Brown José L. Piedra Royal Palms Cuban cigar.
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