Cigar Brand: Cohiba

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The Cohiba Cuban cigars are best full-bodied, robust handmade cigars on the market, which are produced from the tobacco blend cultivated in the Veulta Abajo region, in the San Luis and San Juan Martinez zone in Cuba. They have a premium blend tobacco. The prominent aromas and flavors found in the Cohiba Cuban cigars is cedar wood and honey with hints of spice, chocolate and vanilla. Some of the brands have a dark wrapper, whereas others have a caramel to dark-brown wrapper. The authentic Cohiba Cuban cigars are by far the most sought after, with an incomparable to any other on the market. A variety of lines were launched during the years, including the Linea 1492, that consisted of the Siglo series, in honor of the “King of Exploration Christopher Columbus , a brand centenary, the Edicion Limitada and the Linea Clasica. The Cohiba Cuban cigar band is known globally.  
The Cohiba Cuban cigars are best full-bodied, robust handmade cigars on the market, which are produced from the tobacco blend cultivated in the Veulta Abajo region, in the San Luis and San Juan Martinez zone in Cuba. They have a premium blend tobacco. The prominent aromas and flavors found in the Cohiba Cuban cigars is cedar wood and honey with hints of spice, chocolate and vanilla. Some of the brands have a dark wrapper, whereas others have a caramel to dark-brown wrapper. The authentic Cohiba Cuban cigars are by far the most sought after, with an incomparable to any other on the market. A variety of lines were launched during the years, including the Linea 1492, that consisted of the Siglo series, in honor of the “King of Exploration Christopher Columbus, a brand centenary, the Edicion Limitada and the Linea Clasica. The Cohiba Cuban cigar band is known globally. The Cohiba brand has two lines; one produced in Cuba at the Habanos factory and the other in the Dominican Republic at the General Cigar Company. The brand was officially launched in 1968 under the leadership of Cubatabaco, the government-owned tobacco market organization. The director, Avelino Lara, of the El Laguisto factory was approached by the director of Cubatabaco to produce and superior premium cigar tobacco blend, which surpassed any other found elsewhere. Only a few thousand boxes were produced annually for the exclusive use of the top-ranking government officials and presented as gifts to diplomatic leaders. The launch of the Linea 1492, by Habanos SA, in honor of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus was in 1992 and consisted of the Siglo I, Siglo II, Siglo III, Siglo V and later on in 2002 the Siglo VI. Apart from the regular production, cigar lines were released for special annual events, i.e. the Habonas Festival, the Edicion Limitada, which was a line of special size Cohiba cigars, wrapped in a Madura-wrapper. This led to the so-called Madura 5 with 3 vitolas. The machine-rolled brand the cigarillo was produced in two other brands: the Mini and the Club. An astounding amount of approximately 60 million export cigar was produced in 1992, of which 3.4 million were the Cohiba brand. The American brand cigar we registered by the General Cigar Company in 1978, and manufacturing and sales started in the early 1980s. The first foreign market launch was during the World Cup in 1982, hosted by Spain. At that stage, there were only three lines available, which was the Panetela, the Corona Especiales and the Lancero. The Exquisito, the Robusto and the Esplendido were launched five years later. The collection of these six lines is known today at the Linea Clasica. In the 1990s the American Cohiba cigar industry sky-rocketed as a result of the production of the formally known: Red Dot Cohiba online. It was so called due to the red dot in the center of the in Cohiba on the cigar bans and boxes, designed by the General Cigar Company. After the Cuban Revolution, nationalization in the cigar tobacco industry and other companies forced the cigar makers to leave the island and re-established themselves in Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. On leaving they took the brand name with them with which Cuban tobacco industry objected. After discussions, it was decided to use it concurrently. In addition to this, the post-revolutionary issued and the American trade embargo in 1962, the potential existed that the brand could be re-launched by other companies. Cubatabaco, Habanos SA and Altadis SA lodged a drawn-out legal petition against the General Cigar Company contesting the use of the Cohiba brand name. On June 19, 2006, the battle was resolved by the US Supreme Court, who denied the petition. This was as a result of the decision taken in February 2005 in which the US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal, confirming the sole rights to the Cohiba brand name to the General Cigar Company. This matter was then treated as finalized.