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logo Generally

Cigars are grouped into the following categories in this website:

Current Production Cigars

Current production cigars are standard cigars that are in regular factory production and are commercially available on a continuing basis.

Full list of current production cigars.

Discontinued Production Cigars

Discontinued production cigars are standard cigars that have been officially confirmed by Habanos SA as discontinued.

For older cigars, the date shown as discontinued does not necessarily indicate commercial availability up to that time, as many of these cigars ceased being made long before being officially discontinued.

Recently discontinued cigars tend to remain commercially available for only a short time.  Some cigars discontinued around 2002/3 have appeared with a box code a year after the date the cigar was officially cancelled, as the cigars were not boxed until later.

Many discontinued cigars can be obtained (at a premium) in the vintage cigar market.

Full list of discontinued production cigars.


Special Release Cigars

Special Release cigars are special production releases for an annual series or for a once-off commemorative release.  They are usually distinguished by new vitolas, different packaging, different or additional bands, the use of specially aged tobacco, etc.

They are generally available short term, in limited quantities, and at a premium price.

Full list of Special Release cigars.
Unlisted Cigars

As a general rule, non-commercial cigars, pre-production cigars, special commissions (of existing cigars) for a particular dealer, sample packs, regional packaging (jars, travel humidors, etc.), cigarettes, and the like are not listed on this website.


logo Limited Edition Series

In 2000, Habanos S.A. introduced the Limited Edition ( Edición Limitada ) Series for their premium brands.  This series comprises cigar vitolas that were not in current production.

Initially, the cigars were manufactured using two year old aged wrappers from the upper level of the plant, to produce a unique darker colour.  Since 2007 all of the tobacco (wrapper, binder, & filler) is aged for two years.

The 2001 year cigars were not released until early to mid 2002.

There was also a 2001 Limited Edition Vegas Robaina Prominente gifted to attendees at the 2002 Habano Festival, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Vegas Robaina brand.  Only 800 of these cigars were produced.

In 2002 there were no Limited Edition releases.   This was probably due to the late release of the 2001 LE cigars and the lack of suitable two-year old wrapper tobacco, as Habanos SA may have underestimated the success of the Limited Edition concept.

In 2006 (the fifth anniversary of this series) three of the most popular Limited Edition cigars were re-issued.

Limited Edition Bands

Limited Edition cigars have two bands.

The main band is normally a standard production band.

The second band is a special black on gold band.  The band on the 2000 release did not include a date.  Subsequent years have the year below the "Edicion Limitada" text.

Images of the Limited Edition bands.
Limited Edition Releases

Full list of Limited Edition cigars.
 
These lists can be reorganised by clicking the link at the top of each column.




logo Regional Edition Series

In 2005, Habanos S.A. introduced the Regional Edition (Edición Regional) Series.

The ten worldwide premium Global and Niche brands are excluded from this series.  This leaves the seventeen local and multi-local brands for these regional editions.  As these brands are not promoted worldwide, this series was seen as an ideal marketing method to promote them.  Despite this criteria, in 2007 a previously unheard-of brand, Edmundo Dante (a de-facto Montecristo) was released for Mexico.

The series comprises special limited production cigars made exclusively for a regional market, and are available for a one or two year period.  After this, Habanos has the right to add this cigar to the current production range.  The cigars must be selected from current production vitolas that are not already available in that brand.  Some of the newly introduced vitolas from the premium brands are also excluded.

Each release is initiated by the Regional Distributor, who underwrite the setup costs. Some distributors have elected to reissue in the second year.  Reissue cigars are identical but the box leaflet may have a statement "Its great acceptance encourages us to present this edition again..." or similar, depending on the country of distribution. 

Regional Editions currently now have a lifespan of 12 months, and have a minimum run of 25,000 cigars. They are usually released in August, September and October of each year.

From 2012, there will only be one Regional Edition per Distributor.
Regional Edition Bands

Regional Edition cigars normally have two bands.

The main band is normally a standard production band, but can be a modified / enhanced band, or a replica of an old band.

The second band is a special red & silver band.  Earlier releases used a common "Edicion Regional" band that does not include the region name.  Most releases use a standard band type, which states "Exclusivo", followed by the Region Name in Spanish.

Images of the Regional Edition bands.
Regional Edition Releases

Full details of Regional Edition cigars (by date)
 
Full details of Regional Edition cigars (by region)

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Re-Releases

The above listing does not include re-releases.

Re-releases are not shown for two reasons.  Firstly, re-released cigars are (theoretically) identical to the initial releases.  Secondly, official information on re-releases is extremely difficult to obtain and almost impossible to confirm.

Where re-release information is available, it is noted in the status section for each cigar.



logo Habanos Collection Series

In 2001, Habanos S.A. introduced the Habanos Collection (Colección Habanos) Series for their premium brands.

This series are special releases in numbered boite nature boxes in the form of a book.

The 2001 release contained 10 cigars, but since then each release contained 20 cigars.

In 2011, the release comprises three cigars from each of the first ten releases.

Releases

Full list of Habanos Collection cigars .


logo Habanos Selection Releases

In 2003, Habanos S.A. introduced a Habanos Selection (Selección Habanos) release, which (as of 2010) are still produced annually.

In the early 1960s there were other selection releases, but these basically a repackaging of current cigars
Releases
Full list of Habanos Selection cigars.
 

2003 Selección Pirámide
Selección Robusto
Humidified Tubos Selection
2009 - X Festival del Habanos Replica Box
2012 - Petit Robustos Selection



logo Reserve Series

In 2003, Habanos S.A. introduced the Reserve (Reserva) Series for their major brands.

This series comprises specially selected tobacco, aged a minimum of three years before rolling the cigars. 

The cigars have special Reserva bands, are in special cases, and sell at a premium cost.

They are only released when sufficient suitable quality tobacco is available.
Releases

Full list of Reserve cigars .


logo Grand Reserve Series

In 2009, Habanos S.A. introduced the Grand Reserve (Gran Reserva) Series for their premium brands.

This series comprises specially selected tobacco, aged a minimum of five years before rolling the cigars. 

The cigars have special Gran Reserva bands, are in special cases, and sell at a premium cost.

They are only released when sufficient suitable quality tobacco is available.
Releases
Full list of Grand Reserve cigars .


logo Millennium Reserve Series

band In February 1999, Habanos S.A. released the Millennium Reserve (Reserva del Milenio) Series to commemorate the Millennium.

They were issued in ceramic jars of 25 cigars, with special "Millennium 2000" bands.  This series involved 10,000 Cohiba jars, 10,000 Montecristo jars, and 4,000 Cuaba jars; a total of 24,000 jars.  The initial release was approximately 17,000 jars, with the balance released in 2002.

The final released in late 2002 was due to a quantity of the original jars being rejected (mainly) due to lid imperfections.  These boxes bear a OSU Nov 2002 release code.  These jars contain the 1999 production cigars, which were stored until replacement jars became available.
Releases
Full list of Reserve cigars .


logo Aged Habanos Series

In late 2014, Habanos announced the release of the Aged Habanos (Habanos Añejados) series.

These cigars are aged in their boxes for five to eight years before release. The boxes are stamped with the original roll date, along with a Revisado stamp to indicate that the cigars have been inspected. They wear a special Habanos Añejados band in addition to their regular one.

At least initially, the cigars in this series seem to consist of unique and discontinued vitolas in global brands.
Releases

Full list of Aged Habanos Series cigars .


logo La Casa del Habanos Exclusives

La Casa del Habano is an internationally registered trademark, property of the Corporation Habano S.A.; to development an International Chain of Franchises.

La Casa del Habano are models for new or rebuilt stores around the world, to a standard set by Habanos S.A., while still maintaining the capacity to adapt itself to the characteristics and culture of the country in which it functions.

The first international La Casa Del Habano began operating in Cancun, Mexico in 1990.

Initially the releases were standard productions cigars produced in unlimited numbers.

Since 2011 a new policy of releasing special La Casa Del Habano Exclusives ( La Casa Del Habano Exclusivo ) in limited numbers was established.
Releases

Full list of La Casa del Habano Exclusive cigars .


logo Habanos Specialist Releases

Habanos Specialist Logo The Habanos Specialist project was developed by Habanos, S.A. and implemented by its Exclusive Distributors in their respective markets.

It is a category bestowed by the Distributor to the retailers to help promote the culture of the Habano as well as the prestige of Habanos brands and product.

As of mid-2011, there are more than 500 Habanos Specialists outlets worldwide.
Releases

Full list of Habanos Specialist cigars .





logo Replica Antique Humidor Series

In 2006, Habanos S.A. introduced the Replica Antique Humidor (Réplica de Humidor Antiguo) Series. 

This series comprises premium quality replicas of antique humidors, issued in very limited quantities, at a substantial price premium. 

The old El Ray del Mundo factory was converted to produce these special humidors.
Releases
Full list of Replica Antique Humidor cigars .


logo Duty Free & Travel Retail Series

In 2006 Habanos S.A. introduced the Duty Free and Travel Retail Series. 

These are quality items, of various types and sizes, released primarily for sale in Duty Free and Travel Retail stores, at a premium price.  They contain either single-brand or multi-brand standard production or special release cigars.
Releases
Full list of Replica Antique Humidor cigars .

 
logo Commemorative Humidors

Commemorative Humidors are released to commemorate special occasions or anniversaries.

They are commercially available to the general public, in limited quantities, and at a premium price.

When using the advanced search page, the extremely rare Siglo XXI Commemorative Humidor may be optionally included or excluded from the search.
Releases
Full list of Commemorative Releases cigars .
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logo Other Special Releases

This category includes all other official and commercially available special releases that are not Commemorative Humidors or do not form part of any special release series. 

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Full list of other special release cigars .


logo Multi Brand Releases

Details of the individual cigars can be found in the main data section, by clicking on the links provided.
1999 - Siglo XXI Humidor

Siglo XXI These are very special handmade humidors released by Habanos S.A. in 1999, to commemorate the Millennium.

Only 21 were produced and each contained an inbuilt electronic temperature and humidification system.  There were 20 separate draws, each containing separate boxes for each group of cigars.

It contained a total of 2,000 cigars, with 100 cigars each from Habanos' top 20 brands.

Each brand included at least one new vitola or a previously discontinued vitola.

Humidor No.1 was placed in a raffle to raise funds for the Cuban Public Health Service.  There were 4,000 tickets available at US$100 each.  The draw took place during the Dinner of the Millennium in February 1999.

The remaining 20 humidors were place on sale, on a first come first served basis, for a fixed price of US$100,000 each.  The price included all delivery costs, including freight, insurance, duties and taxes to an address of the buyers choice, anywhere in the world, except the USA.

The brands are:

Full list of Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor cigars .
Images of the Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor .
2003 - Habanos 510 Aniversario Humidor

510Hum A series of 510 numbered humidors were released in 2003, to celebrate the 510th anniversary of the arrival of tobacco to the old world, when Christopher Columbus took tobacco plants back to Europe after landing on the island of Cuba.

Humidor No. 510 was sold for US15,000 by auction during the Habano festival.  The proceeds of the raffle went to the Cuban Public Health system.

Each humidor contains 100 cigars, 20 of each of the cigars listed below.  The cigars had standard bands and a second special band. In (some) humidors, the bands of the Partagas and Romeo y Julieta cigars were inadvertently swapped.

The cigars are:
2003 - Selección Pirámide
First released in 2003, the Selección Pirámide is a multi-brand collection of the Vitola de Galera Piramides

There is one each of the five major Habanos Global brands, packed in special mini boite nature humidified box.  The Montecristo was a standard production cigar.  The other cigars were special releases.

This release continues to be on sale worldwide.

The cigars are:
2003 - Selección Robusto

First released in 2003, the Selección Robusto is a multi-brand collection of the Vitola de Galera Robusto

There is one each of the five major Habanos Global brands, packed in special mini boite nature humidified box.  The Cohiba, Hoyo de Monterrey, and Partagas were standard production cigars.  The other cigars were special releases.  The Hoyo de Monterrey had a new style band.

This release continues to be on sale worldwide.

The cigars are:
2008 - Humidified Tubos Selection

image This is the third release of the Travel Retail Series.  Previous releases were single-brand releases.

It comprises a multi-brand collection of standard production cigars in super-premium double-chamber humidifier tubes.  The cigars consist of three different Habanos SA global brands, based on the Robusto and the Petit Robusto sizes.

The cigars are:
2009 - X Festival del Habanos Replica Box
open_box This release is a replica of the special presentation box gifted to attendees at the 10th Anniversary of the Habanos Festivals.

It is a selection of the vitolas released by Habanos within the last ten years.

These cigars are packaged in black-lacquered, cabinet-shaped case, with a selection of 10 different cigars, each having a special second (or in some cases a third) commemorative band.

Production is 20,000 boxes and is primarily available in Las Casas del Habano and Habanos Specialists stores.

The cigars are:

2012 - Petit Robustos Selection

image This is the sixth release of the Travel Retail Series.  It comprises a multi-brand collection of standard production cigars.  5,000 un-numbered cases will be produced.

The release consists of two cigars from five Habanos SA global brands, based on the Petit Robusto sizes.

The cigars are: 

logo Special Events

This category covers rare special event cigars deemed significant enough to be included in the website.

Releases

Full list of other special release cigars .

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