Founded in 1995, GR Tabacaleras Unidas, or Gran Habano, was the creation of Guillermo Rico and his son George. Guillermo is a third generation leaf grower, and understands and appreciates the tobacco process. Even though his company is relatively new, Gran Habano cigars are quickly gaining the respect and recognition among smokers. The Gran Habano 3 Siglos Gran Corona was ranked number twenty in Cigar Aficionado’s top twenty-five cigars of 2007. In a little over ten years, Guillermo has certainly made his mark, as all of Gran Habano’s cigars have their own unique qualities.
Using their famous Habano and Corojo seeds to grow the tobacco, Gran Habano cigars are given the proper attention from the start. These seeds are grown on company owned farms in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and in the Jalapa Valley in Nicaragua. At the Gran Habano quality control factory, the tobacco is inspected and tested with the latest equipment to ensure that every cigar you smoke maintains consistency. Gran Habano sympathizes with those smokers that are tired of opening their favorite box of smokes and hoping that each cigar is as good as the last. Gran Habano cigars are then finished with a triple cap head.
The Gran Habano cigar is offered as either the #1, #3, or #5. All these cigars were introduced in 2003. The Gran Habano #1 Cigar uses a mild and smooth Connecticut wrapper, while still utilizing Nicaraguan Habano tobacco for the binder and filler. The Gran Habano #1 Cigar is a mild to medium bodied cigar, and it comes in a variety of sizes to suit any type of smoker. For a nice mild smoke in the morning, try a Gran Habano #1 Cigar.
The Gran Habano #3 Cigar is a bit more powerful than the #1, being a medium to full bodied cigar. The Gran Habano #1 Cigar maintains its power with a smooth balanced taste which has to do with the wonderful blend this cigar uses. Having a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, as well as a binder gives it a unique taste. The filler that the Gran Habano #3 Cigar uses is Nicaraguan Habano, Mexican, as well as Costa Rican tobacco. For a classic styled smoke, pick up a box of Gran Habano #3.
The Gran Habano #5 Cigar is the most powerful of the Gran Habano series. This cigar is for the aficionado that enjoys deep taste and rich tobacco. The Gran Habano #5 Cigar is a full bodied cigar that has a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper, as well as a Nicaraguan Habano binder. The filler for the Gran Habano #5 Cigar is Nicaraguan Habano, as well as Costa Rican tobacco. These cigars have gotten rave reviews from our customers who are veteran smokers, and we think by picking up a box you’ll surely agree.
The latest, and most critically acclaimed Gran Habano cigar, is the 3 Siglos series. The Gran Habano 3 Siglos cigar is a full bodied, Triple Ligero cigar. After debuting in December, 2006, these cigars have only gotten better with time. After receiving a 92 rating in Cigar Aficionado, and being one of the top twenty five cigars of the year in 2007, this cigar’s popularity has been steadily increasing. 3 Siglos means three centuries, and not only does the Gran Habano 3 Siglos cigar live up to that name, but it is comprised of tobacco from three countries as well. The wrapper is a Nicaraguan Shade Grown Corojo wrapper, and the Gran Habano 3 Siglos cigar also has their famous Nicaraguan Habano tobacco for the binder. The filler is made up of tobacco from Costa Rica, Columbia, as well as Nicaragua. For a full bodied smoke, full of hints of coffee and spice, try the Gran Habano 3 Siglos cigar today!