Year: 2004

Three moments in a Festival

May 20, 2004. A blue smoky cloud filled the room where the preliminary to the Whisky and Cigar Challenge Contest was developing. Meanwhile, in the anteroom to the International Habanosommelier Contest, reporters were seeking the flavour of an exclusive for their newspapers. Somebody had to go to the [...]

Hoyo de Monterrey Case

May 20, 2004. Habanos S.A. is proud to present the Hoyo de Monterrey Case. Another beautiful new jewel within the Habanos Collection. Leaves used in the blend of this brand comes from the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation which is located on the fertile banks of San Juan y Martinez River, right in the heart of [...]

Edmundo, New Cigar of Montecristo Brand

May 17, 2004. For more than thirty years, no new format has been created in its size range, but it was worthwhile waiting. The name EDMUNDO, the main character of the novel after which the brand was named, is chosen for the cigar that Habanos S.A. hopes will shortly play the lead within the brand. An [...]

New San Cristóbal de La Habana Case

Apr 22, 2004. Habanos S.A. presents three new vitolas within the San Cristóbal de la Habana usual size range which will undoubtedly please the customer’s wishes all in a beautiful case made to commemorate the Fifth anniversary of the brand. San Cristóbal de la Habana was the original name of Havana, Cuba’s [...]

New Humidor H. Upmann Humidor

Apr 21, 2004. Habanos S.A. presents the H. Upmann Humidor which is the result of the skilled hands of Cuban craftsmen to commemorate the 160 anniversary of the brand. Herman Upmann was a banker from Germany who so loved Cuban cigars that he moved to Havana in 1844 and set up as both banker and cigar maker. [...]

Awards Cohiba Rights to Cuban Cigar Company

Apr 2, 2004. A federal judge has ruled in favor of Cubatabaco, the Cuban cigar company, in a trademark dispute over the US rights to Cohiba, the cigar brand that obtained international fame as the favorite of Cuban President Fidel Castro. In New York, the judge Robert W. Sweet Jr., of the United States [...]

Humidors Auction 2004

Feb 27, 2004. Lot No. I SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA HUMIDOR San Cristóbal de La Habana brand was introduced into the market for the first time on November 16, 1999. In spite of its recent history and due to the importance of its name and the quality of its sizes, both Habanos, SA Corporation and La Corona [...]

Awards of the Commercial Fair Conferred

Feb 27, 2004. Ritos, Brascuba, and Comercial Cubacafé were awarded for the Best Modular Stand Design, the Free Stand Free Design, and the Most Visited Stand, respectively, as we learned on Friday at the VI Habanos Festival Closing. The rewards were conferred upon the decision made by a jury composed of [...]

Glamour, Cinema and Habanos

Feb 27, 2004. “El laguito” dressed in its best garment. Guests to the Gala Supper were welcomed by the sonorities of a Big Band that played outstanding melodies. Right were the announcers when saying: the supper predicted a true party to the senses. Taking the menu on one’s hands. Lingering at the extremely [...]

Closing Afternoon Crowned

Feb 27, 2004. An afternoon full of surprises crowned the VI Habanos Festival closing, when the awards of the International Habanosommelier Contest and the Commercial Fair were conferred. Presided by Oscar Basulto Torres, Co-president, and Habanos S.A. vice-presidents, the event had Simon Chase, of Hunters [...]