Cohiba Siglo III is an elegant and complex, a medium bodied Coronas Grandes. This is a cigar in the Linea 1492 with a 42 ring gauge, 155mm long and 16,67mm diameter. A very complex cigar that has nice savor. The Siglo III is remarkably balanced and full of amazing flavors, aroma and finishes in a twang. This sweet and spicy cigar will ravish your palate and will leave you long lasting flavors.
Cuban Cohiba’s origins trace back to the middle 1960’s, when a bodyguard of Fidel Castro shared some of his private supply of cigars made by a local artisan named Eduardo Ribera. These cigars pleased Castro so much that a special production of the unbranded blend, produced under tight security, was made for Fidel Castro and high-level officials in the Communist Party of Cuba and Cuban government. Often given as diplomatic gifts, the Cohiba brand gradually developed a “cult” status. It was first released commercially for sale to the public in 1982.
The Cohiba series was initially made in the El Laguito factory, a mansion located on the outskirts of Havana converted into a cigar-rolling school for women in 1961. Their production is now also in the Partagas Factory, the renamed Fernando Perez German factory after nationalization.
The Cuban brand is filled with tobacco that comes from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba which has undergone an extra fermentation process. The initial sizes were Lancero, Corona Especiale and Panetela with the Esplendido, Robusto and Exquisito added in 1989. In 1992, in salute to the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the Caribbean, the Siglo series was introduced. The Siglo VI was added in 2002.
Besides regular production, Habanos SA regularly releases limited release Cohiba cigars for such events as the annual Habanos Festival, brand anniversaries, and their annual Edicion Limitada (limited edition) release of special sizes of their various cigar brands wrapped in a darker vintage leaf. In 2007, Habanos released a new line of maduro-wrapped Cohibas, called “Maduro 5,” in three sizes.
Year of Foundation: 1927
Tobacco Country: Cuba
Tobacco Procedence: Vuelta Abajo
Factory: El Laguito