Cohiba cigars are among the newest Cuban Cigars. A brand the can be traced back to 1960. It was then that Fidel Castro's Body guard introduced the Leader of Cuba's Government to his own personal Cigars rolled by a friend Eduardo Ribera.
The name is ancient Taino Indian word for the bunches of tobacco leaves that Columbus first saw being smoked by the original inhabitants of Cuba. The leaves for Cohiba are the "selection of the selection"form the five finest plantations in the San Juan y Martinez and San Luis district of the Vuelta Abajo zone. Uniquely among Havanas three of Cohibas filler leaves, the seco, ligero and the rare medio tempo, undergo an extra fermentation in barrels which adds smoothness to the blend.
Cohiba comprises of four different lines:
- La Line Classica - Lancero / Esplendido / Corona Especial / Panatela / Robusto / Exquizito / Piramides Extra /
- La Linea 1492 - Siglo I / Siglo II / Siglo III / Siglo IV / Siglo V / Siglo VI /
- La Linea Maduro - Genios / Magicos / Secretos /
- Linea Behike - BHK 52 / BHK 54 / BHK 56 /