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News: Habanos, S.A. & S.T. Dupont, celebrating with this new collection a shared passion for craftsmanship and heritage.

Habanos, S.A. & S.T. Dupont, celebrating with this new collection a shared passion for craftsmanship and heritage.

When something is exceptional, you value the time it has taken to come to life. It is a philosophy and approach that has always been at the heart of S.T. Dupont, where timeless tradition and technical excellence combine to create superbly crafted cigar accessories, designed for the true connoisseur

Cohiba is the most prestigious Habanos brand in the world and is as well the first name given to tobacco. When Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba in 1492, he saw that the Taino Indians, inhabitants of these lands, used to light some rolled leaves which they called “Cohiba” and which they later smoked following a ritual. As registered in the chronicles and travel diaries, that ceremony was conducted by a highly respected person called “Behike”.

After many years of work Cohiba Behike is finally in the markets starting April 2010. Considered “Cohiba’s best kept secret” Cohiba Behike will be produced each year with the best Cuban tobacco coming from San Juan y Martínez and San Luis inside the Vuelta Abajo* Region in extremely limited quantities in the prestigious “El Laguito” factory. Its blend incorporates for the first time the “Medio Tiempo”, a leaf that attributes to the Habano exceptional character and flavor.

The Cohiba and Behike limited edition a unique reference for premium cigar aficionados

Following a past collaboration with Cohiba in 2003, S.T. Dupont is proud to sign a new one with the brand.This unique limited Edition celebrates what is probably the most famous and exclusive premium cigar brand in the world, Cohiba. Cohiba is the first name given by Cuban Aboriginal people to the lit tobacco leaves. In 1966, exquisite Habanos, originally reserved for Fidel Castro, were named Cohiba. At the beginning Cohiba cigars were only seen outside Cuba as gifts for heads of states and visiting diplomats.

Since 1982 Cohiba has been available in limited quantities to the open market.Nowadays, Cohiba offers 4 different lines, such as Línea Clasica, Línea 1492, Maduro 5 and the most exclusive Cohiba Behike. They all have one thing in common: Uniquely amongst Habanos up to three of Cohiba’s filler leaves, the seco, ligero and the rare medio tiempo, undergo an additional fermentation in barrels. This unique process produces a special aroma and flavour you will only find in Cohiba.

The mysticism around the brand, the high quality in every process, the yearly launches and innovation make of Cohiba the brand that leads trends in the world of Habanos. All the collection adorns the Cohiba pattern in black and white and yellow colors. On lighters and smoking accessories, the black lacquer is adorned with white squares and the yellow lacquer has been carefully studied to match perfectly with Cohiba cigars boxes. On cigar case, the squares are delicately embossed on black leather. The Indian head and S.T. Dupont brand are both signed on each product. S.T. Dupont Cohiba Limited Edition consists of two lighters: The new Le Grand S.T. Dupont and the traditional Line 2 lighter .

The owner can choose, according to their preferences, either a lighter combining an innovative dual ignition with the largest capacity ever seen in an S.T. Dupont lighter or the soft double flame with the Line 2 lighter. The limited edition is completed by a Maxi jet cutter, a humidor for 50 cigars, and to carry them, S.T. Dupont provides a double cigar case. Each piece is finished in shiny yellow and black lacquer with the famous Cohiba Indian head in gold on the front and the S.T. Dupont logo proudly engraved on all the collection.

HABANOS, S.A
Centro de Negocios Miramar. Ave. 3ra esq. 78 Edificio Habana 3er piso. – La Habana – – 11300
Telephone: 565 / Mobile Phone: / Ext:
http://www.habanos.com; http://www.lacasadelhabano.com

About Corporación Habanos, S.A.
Corporación Habanos, S.A. is the world leader in the commercialisation of premium cigars both in Cuba and the rest of the
world. It has a network of exclusive distributors present in five continents and in over 150 countries.
Habanos, S.A. commercialises 27 Premium brands made Totalmente a Mano-Totally by Hand- under the Protected
Denomination of Origin (D.O.P.), including important brands such as Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagás, Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo
de Monterrey and H. Upmann, among others. After over 200 years, Habanos continue to be made Totalmente a Mano- Totally
by Hand and have been a benchmark for the entire world ever since.

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