Habanos S.A. produces a total of 22 cigar brands, which are divided in Global Brands, such as the world famous Cohiba or Montecristo, and the Regional Brands. Regional brands are niche brands that may only be distributed in a region or country depending on the deals with the distributors, these include Quai D’Orsay and Vegueros for example.
Here at Montefortuna we had a long debate while we smoked a cigar and after a couple of days we came up with a list, almost, all of us agreed with. So without further ado, here is Montefortuna’s Top 5 Cuban cigar brands!
As in any serious list of best cigars, Cohiba has to be mentioned. For us this is the number one Habanos brand, for its brand and for its quality. It is the most famous casa from Habanos and every limited cigar they launch becomes an instant success. Our favorite cigar from this brand would be the legendary Cohiba Siglo VI.
Again one of the most well known Habanos brand is Montecristo. They are well known for they medium to full strength and have iconic vitolas as the N2 or the “A”. They have also added the 1935 line which adds to the strong line of cigars, with full bodied cigars like the Montecristo 1935 Dumas.
HOYO DE MONTERREY
Again another classic on our list, which will be no surprise to any cigar aficionado. This is a mild to medium brand that has a great imagery and reminds us of the golden ages of cigar smoking. Among its most famous vitolas are the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure N2, for some the perfect Robusto, or the Le Hoyo de San Juan.
A less well know brand, has become quite the cult brand, with loads of followers who only smoke this specific Habanos brand. Initially this brand was not available to the general public, and was used for official gifts from the government. After the brand was released for the general public it rapidly grew in popularity. The most well known cigars from the Trinidad brand are the Robusto T and the recently turned into regular production Topes.
Initially a regional brand produced just for the French market, this brand we released a couple of years ago. Their catalogue is composed of only three vitolas which are the Quai D’Orsay n50 and n54 as well as the Quai D’Orsay Coronas Claro. Recently for the year 2019 Quai D’Orsay was chosen by Habanos to be one of the brands to have a limited edition. The Quai D’Orsay Senadores limited edition 2019, are sure to be a very popular limitada with the characteristic Quai D’Orsay mild strength.
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