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A Brief History of Discontinued Cuban Cigar Brands, Vitolas, and Finishes

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Dimmers   

very informative thanks Trevor!!

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garbandz   

This should be pinned and saved forever.........

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dangolf18, on 23 Sept 2015 - 1:27 PM, said:dangolf18, on 23 Sept 2015 - 1:27 PM, said:

27 brands?!?!?!?! Wow I only know of about 10.

The current brands are:

(The links are clickable and will take you to the CubanCigarWebsite.com page for each brand)

Global Brands - Worldwide Availability

Cohiba

H. Upmann

Hoyo de Monterrey

José L. Piedra

Montecristo

Partagás

Romeo y Julieta

Current Niche Brands - General Availability

Cuaba

San Cristóbal

Trinidad

Multi-Local Brands - General Availability

Bolívar

Fonseca

Punch

Quintero

Vegas Robaina

Local Brands - Limited Availability

Diplomáticos

El Rey del Mundo

Juan López

La Flor de Cano

La Gloria Cubana

Por Larrañaga

Quai d'Orsay

Rafael González

Ramón Allones

Saint Luis Rey

Sancho Panza

Vegueros

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dangolf18, on 23 Sept 2015 - 1:45 PM, said:

Well that's embarassing. I've heard of all of those, but's that's still only 21.

opps......I did say the brain cells were going innocent.gif

Quai d'Orsay

Rafael González

Ramón Allones

Saint Luis Rey

Sancho Panza

Vegueros

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dicko   

I wonder if anyone on FOH has tried all 181 standard production? I would guess yes!

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Thanks Trevor........ Enjoyedclap.gif

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JohnS   

Trevor, thank you for this timely article, it helps to put into concrete terms the changes you and I have discussed recently among Habanos brands over time. I found it interesting to note that the 7 Global brands (out of 27) have a total of 114 standard cigars out of a total of 181 (or 63%, almost two-thirds, a significant total, in my opinion).

Cohiba - 19
H. Upmann -13
Hoyo de Monterrey - 13
José L. Piedra - 7
Montecristo - 20
Partagás - 19
Romeo y Julieta - 23

In my mind, this leads me to conclude that if you are a cigar enthusiast who, for example, may enjoy the chocolate flavour profile of a Vegas Robaina cigar now and again, then possibly you should not take for granted the changes that have been occurring.

Thank you also for quantifying the ring gauges of recent deletions.

39 and under - 37 (or 32%)

40 to 45 - 61 (or 52%)

46 and over - 18 (or 16%).

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I worry about the continued shrinking of brands and vitolas. Already I can't find cigars that I remember buying a decade ago when I had my first Cubans. Now that I am diving in and really starting to explore CCs, there are so many that people speak highly of but that are no longer made. I wonder what the option will be in another decade.

Thank you for the extensive list and history! Well made post :)

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Scrubber   

I worry about the continued shrinking of brands and vitolas. Already I can't find cigars that I remember buying a decade ago when I had my first Cubans. Now that I am diving in and really starting to explore CCs, there are so many that people speak highly of but that are no longer made. I wonder what the option will be in another decade.

Thank you for the extensive list and history! Well made post :)

I think Ken mentioned it in a video review...Habanos SA seem to be slowly discontinuing everything so that there is one cigar for all!

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dt2   

This is a really wonderful post, thank you for the information!

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