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Rafael González

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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.

Full Band Gallery
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
Panetelas Extra
Ring gaugerg36 x LengthC45127 (5″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade, short filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard band A, B.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Current.
History:
Until c2002 was a machine-made Vegueritos Mano (37 x 127) vitola.
Brown Rafael González Panetelas Extra Cuban cigar.
Petit Coronas
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45129 (5⅛″)
459
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A, B.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Current.
Brown Rafael González Petit Coronas Cuban cigar.
Perlas
Ring gaugerg40 x LengthC45102 (4″)
3.88548
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band B.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars (discontinued 2017).
Status:
A 2012 release. 2012-01-01Current.
Brown Rafael González Perlas Cuban cigar.
Discontinued Production Cigars
Cigarritos
Ring gaugerg26 x LengthC45115 (4½″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Semi Boite Nature Box of 50 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2010.
Brown Rafael González Cigarritos Cuban cigar.
Coronas Extra
Ring gaugerg46 x LengthC45143 (5⅝″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2010.
History:
Before the 1970s, the size was reportedly 48 x 140.
Brown Rafael González Coronas Extra Cuban cigar.
Lonsdales
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45165 (6½″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2006.
Brown Rafael González Lonsdales Cuban cigar.
Panetelas
Ring gaugerg34 x LengthC45117 (4⅝″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2006.
Brown Rafael González Panetelas Cuban cigar.
Slenderellas
Ring gaugerg28 x LengthC45175 (6⅞″)
2.550
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. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2006.
Brown Rafael González Slenderellas Cuban cigar.
Très Petit Lonsdales
Ring gaugerg40 x LengthC45116 (4⅝″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2002.
Brown Rafael González Très Petit Lonsdales Cuban cigar.
Demi Tasse
Ring gaugerg30 x LengthC45100 (3⅞″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1996.
Brown Rafael González Demi Tasse Cuban cigar.
Petit Lonsdales
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45129 (5⅛″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1980s.
Brown Rafael González Petit Lonsdales Cuban cigar.
Conicales
Ring gaugerg52 x LengthC45156 (6⅛″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1970s.
Brown Rafael González Conicales Cuban cigar.
Coronas Chicas
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45129 (5⅛″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1970s.
Brown Rafael González Coronas Chicas Cuban cigar.
Coronas Lonsdales
Ring gaugerg44 x LengthC45127 (5″)
2.550
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1970s.
Brown Rafael González Coronas Lonsdales Cuban cigar.
Special Release Cigars
Cigarritos (10)
Ring gaugerg26 x LengthC45115 (4½″)
Conicales (10)
Ring gaugerg52 x LengthC45156 (6⅛″)
Coronas Extra (10)
Ring gaugerg46 x LengthC45143 (5⅝″)
Coronas Lonsdales (10)
Ring gaugerg44 x LengthC45127 (5″)
Lonsdales (10)
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45165 (6½″)
Panetelas (10)
Ring gaugerg34 x LengthC45117 (4⅝″)
Panetelas Extra (10)
Ring gaugerg37 x LengthC45127 (5″)
Petit Coronas (10)
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45129 (5⅛″)
Slenderellas (10)
Ring gaugerg28 x LengthC45175 (6⅞″)
Très Petit Lonsdales (10)
Ring gaugerg40 x LengthC45116 (4⅝″)
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 Très Petit Lonsdales Conicales
Cigars:
Handmade & machine-made.
Bands:
Standard bands.
Packaging:
Numbered Special Humidor of 2000 cigars comprising 20 brands (21 made).
Status:
A 1999 release. 1999-01-01
History:
Free-standing electronic (temperature & humidity controlled) humidor made to commemorate the Millennium. It contains 20 brands and 2,000 cigars.
Brown Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor release of Cuban cigars.
Petit Piramides
Ring gaugerg50 x LengthC45127 (5″)
Rafael González Petit Piramides Petit Piramides - a new special release size
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. 2013-01-01
History:
Released early 2014.
Brown Edición Regional Alemania release of Cuban cigars.
88
Ring gaugerg48 x LengthC45137 (5⅜″)
Rafael González 88 Británicas Extra - a new special release size.
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band B, with Region Edition band for Asia Pacific (Asia Pacifico).
Packaging:
Numbered Dress Box of 10 cigars (8,888 made).
Status:
A 2016 release. 2016-01-01Released mid-2017.
Brown Edición Regional Asia Pacifico release of Cuban cigars.
North Star
Ring gaugerg50 x LengthC45102 (4″)
Rafael González North Star Petite Robustos - a new special release size.
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band B, with Regional Edition band for Nothern and Baltic (Nordico - Baltico).
Packaging:
Numbered Semi Boite Nature Box of 10 cigars (6,000 made).
Status:
A 2017 release. 2017-01-01Released October 2018.
Brown Edición Regional Nordico-Baltico release of Cuban cigars.

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