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September 10, 2012 — Cohiba is the Habanos flagship, and the most prestigious brand in the tobacco world. The brand was created in 1966, and was solely available as gifts for heads of state and visiting diplomats, and of course, for President Fidel Castro for many years. Since then, its production has taken place in the prestigious “El Laguito” factory, in Havana, Cuba.

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Beginning in 1982, the year in which the brand was introduced abroad, Cohiba has been available in limited quantities for connoisseurs worldwide to enjoy.

The name “Cohiba” is an old word used by the Taíno Indians, the original inhabitants of the island, to describe the rolled tobacco leaves they smoked, which Christopher Columbus saw for the first time in Cuba in 1492. Cohiba is, subsequently considered, the first name for tobacco.

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Cohiba has 4 different Lines: The Línea Clásica, composed of 6 vitolas developed between 1966 and 1989. The Línea 1492 was launched in 1992 to commemorate the 5th Centenary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival on the island. The Maduro 5 line was introduced in 2007 with 3 new vitolas. In 2010 Cohiba Behike, the most exclusive Cohiba line, was introduced.


The introduction of Cohiba Pirámides Extra is designed to complete the range within the Línea Clásica, the first line created in the Cohiba brand. Pirámides Extra introduces the characteristic Línea Clásica´s medium to full flavor, produced as Totalmente a mano Tripa larga- totally handmade with long filler-, using the “selection of the selection” from the best tobacco plantations in San Juan y Martínez* (D.O.P.) and San Luis* (D.O.P.), in the Vuelta Abajo* zone (D.O.P.) within the Pinar del Río region* (D.O.P.) in Cuba. Made with the Línea Clásica blend, compriseng Volado, Seco and Ligero, these two last types of leaves have had the additional fermentation which is unique of Cohiba.

Although in the past various figurados- cigars tapered at one end- , such as the Pirámides vitola, have been created for specific occasions in limited numbers, such as the Reserva del Milenio and the Edición Limitada 2001 and 2006, Pirámides Extra is the first figurado that will become a part of the permanent Cohiba collection, as a part of the Línea Clásica.


The factory name Pirámides Extra (ring gauge 54 x 160 mm in length) will be produced exclusively in Cohiba. This vitola will allow the complete essence Cohiba Línea Clasíca´s unique flavor to be enjoyed in a format that lends itself to special occasions due to its magnificent size.

One of the essential visual characteristics of this new Cohiba is its image, which includes an innovative band with holographic elements, making identification easy for Habanos lovers and enhancing the exclusivity of the Cohiba brand.

The new Cohiba Pirámides Extra will exist as well soon in an innovative tube that incorporates new design elements and additional security measures.

  • Brand: Cohiba
  • Commercial name: Pirámides Extra
  • Factory name: Pirámides Extra
  • Measures: 54 ring gauge (21,43 mm) x 160 mm in length.
  • Presentations: Boite nature (BN) of 10 units
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I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.