Earlier this month, the pre-eminent cigar maker Habanos SA globally launched its first-ever Habanos Gran Reserva cigars.
The cigars are elaborated with the best Cuban tobacco leaves from San Juan y Martinez and San Luis, harvested in 2003 and carefully aged five years before being painstakingly hand-rolled.
"Those precious leaves are laid in the skillful hands of Cohiba's expert Cuban cigar rollers at our El Laguito factory in order to create this exquisite Habano for the most distinguished smokers," said a Habanos SA statement.
Habanos has described the Gran Reserva as the best cigar it has ever made; electing, fermenting and inspecting the best Cuban tobacco leaves from 2003 over half-a-decade long process.
According to Habanos, the five-year process is meticulous and overseen by 50 expert testers to enhance the already renowned and unique character of the Habanos.
Only 5,000 numbered cases containing 15 Siglo VI each have been released, making this a highly collectible smoke from one of the best cigar makers.
The Gran Reserva of Habanos has reportedly already proved a hit with journalists and smoking experts; ensuring that this collectible cigar remains collectible and extremely difficult to find.
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