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La Corona Factory

The old La Corona factory was built in 1904 specifically for the (now discontinued) La Corona brand. The new La Corona factory was commissioned in 2005, replacing the original factory.  The new factory can produce 12 million cigars annually, producing Hoyo de Monterrey, La Flor de Cano, Por Larrañaga, Punch, …

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La Escepcion Factory – Closed

The La Escepcion factory was established circa 1865 specifically for the (now discontinued) La Escepcion brand. The factory moved location in 1882, and later introduced the Hoyo de Monterrey brand.  In 1960, the factory was taken over by the State and the brands transferred to the old La Corona factory.

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Cuban Tobacco Industry Factory (ICT)

The Internacional Cubana de Tabacos, S.A. (ICT) was formed in 2001 and is now the only manufacturer of fully machine-made Cuban cigars. They produce the Belinda, Guantanamera, and Troya brands plus some Cuban brand-name small cigars (cigars less than 3 grams) comprising the Mini, Club, and Puritos sizes.

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Habanos Specialist

The Habanos Specialist project was developed by Habanos, S.A. and implemented by its Exclusive Distributors in their respective markets. It is a category bestowed by the Distributor to the retailers to help promote the culture of the Habano as well as the prestige of Habanos brands and product. As of …

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Replica Antique Humidor 

In 2006, Habanos S.A. introduced the Replica Antique Humidor (Réplica de Humidor Antiguo) Series.  This series comprises premium quality replicas of antique humidors, issued in very limited quantities, at a substantial price premium.  The old El Ray del Mundo factory was converted to produce these special humidors.

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Travel Retail

In 2006 Habanos S.A. introduced the Duty Free and Travel Retail Series.  These are quality items, of various types and sizes, released primarily for sale in Duty Free and Travel Retail stores, at a premium price.  They contain either single-brand or multi-brand standard production or special release cigars.

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Small Cigars

Small cigars are classified as machine-made cigars that weigh less than 3 grams and use short filler tobacco.  They are available in some Cuban cigar brand names.  This range includes the Mini, Club, and Puritos. Before circa 2001, they were produced outside Cuba using 100% Cuban Tobacco.  Since then they …

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