Cohiba, Fidel Castros preferred brand, was created in 1966 as Havanas premier brand for diplomatic purposes.
Since 1982, it was offered to the public in three sizes: Lanceros, Coronas Especiales and Panetelas. In 1989, three more sizes were added to complete the classic line namely: Esplendidos, Robustos and Exquisitos.
In 1992, the following five sizes were further made in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Cuba in 1492: Siglo I, II, III, IV and V.
COHIBA MEDIO SIGLO
Length: 4" Ring Gauge: 52
Now also inTubes !
As part of Cohiba's 50th anniversary celebrations last year, a new vitola or size was
Introduced to their "La Linea 1492" or Siglo range called the Medio Siglo.
Translating to "half century" the new cigar is the first new vitola to be added to the
Siglo range of cigars since the Siglo VI back in 2002 and is destined to become as iconic.
I believe this small, compact and chunky little cigar will have a huge impact and become a favourite of those who enjoy the brand.
Why you may ask ? Well the Medio Siglo carries the girth of a Siglo VI ( 52 RING GAUGE ) and the length of a Siglo I ( 4 inches ). It's a hybrid of two hugely popular vitolas and epitomises the current fashion for short, fat cigars which can be consumed in a relatively short time frame.
More importantly the blend of tobaccos is instantly recognisable as Cohiba at its best.
They taste as good as they smoke. Enjoy!