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28/02/2010

Cohiba Behike will have an extremely limited production, made up of three thick-ring vitolas –an unprecedented move among habanos- that are designed to clinch excellent burning and intense taste that will forever stay in the minds of those who’ll have the chance to puff on them.

Even though this deluxe habano was the buzzword of the 12th Habano Festival from the opening night, only attendants to the closing gala dinner had the chance to smoke it for the first time. Behike is said to be Cohiba’s best-kept secret and it truly makes good on that assertion because this deluxe habano –which it’s been the talk of the town- will have a very limited production that will make it a valuable possession of only the most exclusive collectors of Cuban premium cigars. This special item should cost some 40 percent more than the price of a Cohiba Siglo VI, one of the most sought-after cigars among smoking connoisseurs, depending on the market.

One of its greatest exclusivities is that the Behike is made with the so-called medio tiempo or Fortaleza 4 leaf, pretty rare because it can only obtained from the two top leaves of the sun-grown tobacco plants. However, not all plants generate those two top leaves. It all depends on the dedication, hard work and painstaking care of growers in each plantation and with every plant.

But that’s not all; it’s also dependant on changing weather conditions, so that’s why the availability of medio tiempo cannot be used for regular productions. Based on its position, the medio tiempo leaves concentrate intense taste and strength to the utmost, something that makes the Cohiba Behike a collectible item and a cult habano. Moreover, its vitolas consist of three thick-ring habanos and a blend of its own, something that no Cohiba or any other habano brand has ever had.

The vitola names will be BHK 52: ring gauge 52 (20,64 mm) X 119 mm long, BHK 54: ring gauge 54 (21,43 mm) x 144 mm long, and BHK 56: ring gauge 56 (22,22 mm) x 166 mm long. To top it all off, their exclusive 10-unit cases –made of precious wood, completely lacquered and in black color- are also newcomers in the large habano family since no Cohiba or habano brand has ever used this format before. The Behike band adds for the first time embossed holographic paper and an exclusive hologram that authenticates these one-and-only habanos. 

These barely revealed details have only whetted the imagination and the desire to puff on a Cohiba Behike, named after the Taino aboriginals sorcerers. There’s no doubt that the Cohiba Behike is right now the most exclusive line in the large portfolio of Habanos S.A., the world’s leading company in the sale of premium cigars both in Cuba and in the rest of the world.

For accomplishing this effort, the company relies on an exclusive distribution network in more than 150 countries around the globe. Habanos S.A. distributes 27 brands under the Habanos Protected Guarantee of Origin, including Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Partagas, Hoyo de Monterrey, H. Upmann, Punch, San Cristóbal de la Habana, Trinidad and Bolivar; among other.

For further information, visit www.habanos.com.

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