If there is one particularly famous cigar factory in Havana, it is Partagas. The company started in 1845 by Don Jaime Partagas and it has been making cigars that bare his name ever since. A Partagas is immediately recognized by it's deep, earthy flavour. The character of it's blend springs from a selection of filler and binder tobaccos grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone and chosen for their unmistakable richness of flavor and aroma.
Partagas come in wide array of shapes and sizes notably the Lusitania and the 8-9-8, a cigar that is named after the cigars are arranged in it's box. Perhabs the best known Partagas are the Series D No.4, the robusto size that that formed part of the legendary Partagas alphabet sizes that dates back to the 1930. In 2005 a piramide Partagas Serie P No.2 was added to the range and in 2011 the Serie D No. 5 alonf the heavy ring gauge Serie E No. 2.