Habanos S.A. announced that it would be releasing a new collection called Linea Retro that would feature some of the company’s marquee brands in a petit corona vitola that comes packaged in retro-inspired tins.
This petit coronas has been available for decades, initially as a machine-made cigar before becoming handmade in 2002.
The Partagas Culebras Cigar LCDHis a completely unique cuban cigar produced exclusively for Habanos as part of their La Casa Del Habano Editions. It comes in a twisted shape – making it a peculiar looking smoke.
Culebras is the Spanish word for snake – looking at the appearance of this smoke, the name is fitting! The story goes that they formed this shape to prevent employees from selling to the black market – however, this is hearsay! We’ll never know the true story behind this shape, it makes a great story to tell the friends your smoking with nonetheless.
Generally free of combustion or draw issues, this cigar will provide a smooth, full-flavoured smoke.
These mareva sized cigars – 5 1/8″ (129mm) x 42 ring gauge – are presented in tins of five and are the second of two products to be released by Habanos S.A under the ‘Linea Retro’ title, following on from the Romeo y Julieta Club Kings earlier in the year.
The retro metal tin, inspired by pocket cigar cases that were much in vogue in the 1970s, makes these new additions eminently portable and quite stylish. The original 1970’s cases are now much sought after by collectors around the world, fetching high prices at auction.
These cigars have been rolled to the distinct full-flavoured blend that has made Partagas such a favourite over the years and have been made “totalmente a mano con tripa larga”- totally handmade with long filler. All of the filler, binder and wrapper leaves used in making these cigars are harvested from the best tobacco-growing plantation in the Vuelta Abajo area in Pinar del Río, Cuba.