Gran Habano cigars have come a long way since the 1920's when Guillermo Rico's grandfather began growing black tobacco in Cuba. In 1946 Guillermo's father took the reigns and he remembers following his dad through the tobacco fields as a child, and his mother rolling cigars at their home. Now in its fourth generation, George A. Rico has continued the Gran Habano family tradition, embedding it into every cigar made in Danlí, Honduras where, in 1998, the factory was established and became the birthplace of their premium Honduran cigar brands and their quintessential image and flavor.
In 2012 their G.R. Tabacaleras Co. factory opened in Miami, in Florida's famed "Little Havana" neighborhood on Calle Ocho (8th Street), serving as a base of operations for their Gran Habano Miami and Opium Miami cigars.
The company has secured their place in premium cigar history with three distinctive core brands: Gran Habano #1 Connecticut cigars offer a mild, yet rich-tasting smoke with a very delicate and ultra-silky U.S. Connecticut shade wrapper and an all-Nicaraguan leaf core; Gran Habano #3 Habano cigars are medium-bodied with a blend of Nicaragua, Mexican, and Costa Rican tobaccos rolled in a savory Nicaraguan Habano wrapper; and the full-bodied Gran Habano #5 Corojo cigars, arguably their most popular edition, which boasts a Nicaraguan-Costa Rican blend draped in a dark Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. Consistency through the years has been the secret to these expertly handcrafted selections, and they continue to be Gran Habano's bestselling cigars. These three core brands offer something to satisfy every cigar smoker, regardless of their experience. Moreover, they're not expensive cigars, so you're also getting an excellent value.
Opium cigars represent a totally unique smoking experience made in limited edition. Created by George A. Rico, who spent years experimenting with myriad wrappers, fillers, blends, and prototypes, the end result is a full-bodied Nicaraguan puro crafted with undisclosed, proprietary long-fillers and a Nicaraguan Habano Corojo hybrid wrapper. Due to the rare source of these tobaccos, Opium are limited edition cigars.
Opium Miami Special Edition cigars are made in Gran Habano's Little Havana factory. Made with Nicaraguan filler, binder, and Nicaraguan Habano Corojo hybrid wrappers, they were made more as a spin-off to the Honduran-made Corojo #5 line in an all-wide-ring selection. Both Opium blends offer a robust smoke that's smooth, creamy and so complex, you almost need a map just to see what flavors are going to pop-up next.
Azteca cigars are another fine example of Gran Habano's blending prowess. For these cigars, they've taken Nicaraguan and Panamanian long-fillers, then bound and rolled them in a naturally sweet Mexican San Andres maduro leaf. The smoke is exceptionally creamy, medium-bodied, and offers a satisfying sweetness that prevails throughout the entire smoke. Ideal for both new and experienced cigar smokers, especially in the morning with coffee, or as an after-dinner dessert cigar.
George Rico S.T.K. American Puro cigars are an ambitious blend of all-American-grown tobaccos that dovetail into a rich-tasting and complex masterpiece; they're even made in the USA at Gran Habano's Miami factory. Three long-filler tobaccos from Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Kentucky are rolled in a golden, silky U.S. Connecticut wrapper. The smoky, honey-molasses taste of Kentucky fired-cured tobacco gets this cigar off to a luscious start, then builds to a ballsy, perfectly-balanced gem of a cigar that shifts gears with ease.
If you like to buy cigars that will pamper your palate, while taking it easy on your wallet, Gran Habano cigars have a blend that's tailor-made for you. Browse through the many selections and order some today!