Each year Habanos S.A. in Cuba releases a number of exceptional cigars known as Ediciónes Limitadas, or Limited Editions.
Since 2000 when the first series of four Limited Edition cigars was presented, a further three to five releases have been made annually, except in 2002. The year of release is identified on a second band.
The characteristics of Limited Editions are that they are made by the most celebrated cigar houses in Havana, in rare sizes, using dark coloured wrapper leaves and extra aged tobaccos.
The production run for each cigar takes place within a limited period, usually during the year for which it is designated.