Introduced in 1968 Cohíba cigars were meant only as protocol cigars made
solely for Cuban officials and diplomats. Cohíba was not widely
distributed until 1982 when 3 sizes were launched: Lanceros, Coronas
Especiales and Panetelas. Then, 3 more vitolas were added to the brand
in 1989: Espléndidos, Robustos and Exquisitos, completing what is known
as "La Línea Clásica". In 1992, 5 more vitolas were added creating the
"Linea 1492": the Siglo I, II, III, IV and V and recently the long
awaited Siglo VI was released. Cohíba remains the "King of the Cubans"
as well as Castro’s favourite smoke, before he gave up smoking.