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Rafael González

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Brand Notes

Status
Rafael González is a current pre-revolution brand, introduced around 1928 and named after its founder. By 1936 it was owned by the Rey del Mundo Company. Production ceased in the early 1960s but recommenced in 1965.

After the 1965 relaunch, Rafael González was produced alongside El Rey Del Mundo, and was considered a sister brand of that marque. Both were high end luxury brands.

Today it is classified by Habanos S.A. in their “Other” category of portfolio brands. It has only a few regular production cigars left, and only occasionally is chosen for a Regional Edition release.

The range comprises mild strength cigars using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region.
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 LengthC45127mm (5″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45129mm (5⅛″)
459
Construction:
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 LengthC45102mm (4″)
3.9549
Construction:
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 LengthC45115mm (4½″)
Construction:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Semi boîte 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 LengthC45143mm (5⅝″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45165mm (6½″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45117mm (4⅝″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45175mm (6⅞″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45116mm (4⅝″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45100mm (3⅞″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45129mm (5⅛″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45156mm (6⅛″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45129mm (5⅛″)
Construction:
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 LengthC45127mm (5″)
Construction:
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 Releases
Petit Piramides
RingGaugerg50 x LengthC45127mm (5″)
Rafael González Petit Piramides Petit Piramides - a new special release size
Construction:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band B, with Regional Edition band for Germany (Alemania).
Packaging:
Numbered dress box of 10 cigars (6,000 produced).
Status:
A 2013 release. 2013-01-01
History:
Released early 2014.
Brown Edición Regional Alemania release of Cuban cigars.
Rafael González 88 Británicas Extra - a new special release size.
Construction:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band B, with Region Edition band for Asia Pacific (Asia Pacifico).
Packaging:
Numbered dress box of 10 cigars (8,888 produced).
Status:
A 2016 release. 2016-01-01Released mid-2017.
Brown Edición Regional Asia Pacifico release of Cuban cigars.
North Star
RingGaugerg50 x LengthC45102mm (4″)
Rafael González North Star Petite Robustos - a new special release size.
Construction:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band B, with Regional Edition band for Nothern and Baltic (Nordico - Baltico).
Packaging:
Numbered semi boîte nature box of 10 cigars (6,000 produced).
Status:
A 2017 release. 2017-01-01Released October 2018.
Brown Edición Regional Nordico-Baltico release of Cuban cigars.

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