If you like smoking tobacco and want to delight in the best tobacco in the world you can not help but taste a Habano cigar, famous in the world. A perfect combination of soil, climate and humidity result in a product that is described by connoisseurs unique in the globe for its aroma, color, texture and flavor, all essential to the preparation of the famous Havana cigars of the island They face such demand among the most select clientele in the world.
Habanos is the designation of origin reserved for the selection of the most prominent brands whose cigars are made following the highest standards and using the leaves harvested in areas of the island called the Vegas Finas de Primera, a group of land which, by their nature natural and style of those who live culture, are intended for the production of leaves with the Habanos be developed. All are Cuban Habanos but not all cigars made in Cuba are Habanos.
In the distant year of 1492 to the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the island of Cuba it was received by Aboriginal carrying rolled leaves on the lips, which ignited at one end and adsorbed smoke at the other end. Columbus laid bare one of the greatest riches of Cuba and even several of his companions became addicted to the consumption of the aromatic leaf, which the word tobacco was incorporated into the language of the inhabitants of the old continent.
The tobacco grower with his special talent, guarantees quality from the plantations, beginning a process that will culminate in the factory tobacco. It is grown throughout the island and the best land for activity are located in Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Rio, your product being considered as the best tobacco in the world. Its cultivation has several stages, preparing the ground for remaining labeling them light and moisture needed. The seed is the best book. The culture that will give the land kept free of weeds and prevent the deterioration of the leaves. It applies irrigation and protect from sun and excessive rain.
Harvesting is done with care, at this stage depends on the effort that the tobacco grower hands become twister in an aromatic and competitive product.
One of the glories of Habanos is the wide choice: 33 marks with 204 vitolas. Each marks has its own style of taste, but in turn, different vitolas can provide different flavors. Of, the thicker is generally pure, more flavor and will provide a cooler smoke.
Thicker cigars burn more slowly and produce a greater amount of smoke, with a great intensity of aromas and flavors, the Figurados Double offer a peculiar taste in home or dominated by the taste of the sheet layer and binder. The real taste is revealed when wound to the wide part of the cigar. The finest cigars are smoked faster and concentrate the flavors on the tongue, providing a more pungent flavor.
All brands of Habanos
Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey, Vegas Robaina, Quintero and Bro., Bolivar, Cuaba, Belinda, Diplomats, Juan Lopez, Status of Luxe, Troy, Gisper, Vegueros, Cabañas, El Rey del Mundo, Fonseca, H. Upmann, La Flor del Cano, La Gloria Cubana, Por Larranaga, Punch, Quai d´ Orsay, Ramon Allanes, Saint Luis Rey, Sancho Panza, Trinidad, San Cristobal de La Habana, Jose L. Piedra.
Habanos S.A. is a mixed enterprise between Cuba and Altadis, property of the Imperial Briton Tobacco.
Tobacco Museum, founded on February 26, 1993, is located in an XVIII century building, located in Mercaderes street number 120, which belonged to the family of Bartolome Luque. Later it passed to different owners to be operated by the comprehensive restoration process that takes place in the historic center of Havana.
It is the only institution in Cuba intended to preserve and display collections linked to culture generated by the tobacco, and sets instruments to process sheet, pipes, lighters and other items of art of smoking, as well as a vast collection of lithographic stones and marquillas of prestigious brands of cigars.
The house museum has three exhibition halls, two receivers and Casa del Habano, inaugurated in May 1994, whose peculiarity is on file with the museum, which distinguishes between the 92 existing cigar distributors in the world.