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José L. Piedra

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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.
Full Band Gallery
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
Brevas
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45133mm (5¼″)
Cigars:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars (released 1996).
Cardboard Box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009).
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.
Cazadores
Ring gaugerg43 x LengthC45152mm (6″)
Cigars:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars (released 1996).
Cardboard Box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009).
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.
Conservas
Ring gaugerg44 x LengthC45140mm (5½″)
Cigars:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars (released 1996).
Cardboard Box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009).
Cellophane Wrapped Bundle of 25 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2009).
Status:
A 1996 release. 1996-01-01Current.
Brown José L. Piedra Conservas Cuban cigar.
Petit Cazadores
Ring gaugerg43 x LengthC45105mm (4⅛″)
Cigars:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard band C.
Packaging:
Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars (released 2007).
Cardboard Box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009).
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.
Discontinued Production Cigars
Cremas
Ring gaugerg40 x LengthC45136mm (5⅜″)
Cigars:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cellophane Wrapped Bundle of 25 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2009).
Cardboard Box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009, discontinued 2017).
Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2017).
Status:
A 1996 release. 1996-01-01Discontinued 2017.
Brown José L. Piedra Cremas Cuban cigar.
Petit Cetros
Ring gaugerg38 x LengthC45127mm (5″)
Cigars:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cellophane Wrapped Bundle of 25 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2009).
Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars (released 1996, discontinued 2017).
Cardboard Box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009, discontinued 2017).
Status:
A 1996 release. 1996-01-01Discontinued 2017.
History:
Until c2002 was machine-made.
Brown José L. Piedra Petit Cetros Cuban cigar.
Nacionales
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45134mm (5¼″)
Cigars:
Handmade, using short-filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard bands A, B, C.
Packaging:
Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars (released 1996).
Cardboard Box of 25 cellophane bundled cigars (released 2009).
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.
Superiors
Ring gaugerg40 x LengthC45146mm (5¾″)
Cigars:
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.
Panetelitas de Hebra
Ring gaugerg30 x LengthC45111mm (4⅜″)
Cigars:
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.
Royal Palms
Ring gaugerg30 x LengthC45140mm (5½″)
Cigars:
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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