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Gran Habano Cigars
Average Customer Rating:
4.00
29 reviews

Gran Habano Cigars

Gran Habano cigars are blended by George Rico and handcrafted in Honduras with the determined agenda of marrying rich flavors and marvelous construction with approachable prices. Gran Habano offers a steady and consistent variety of blends that true cigar nuts purchase by the box on a routine basis. Medium to full-bodied profiles that feature premium tobaccos with just the right amount of earthy spices are Gran Habano’s specialty.

CIGARS

  • Gran Habano American Puro

    Gran Habano American Puro

    Price Per Cigar:
    $7.19 - $9.50
    6 options available
    Strength: Medium
    Country: USA
    Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
    1 Review
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  • Gran Habano Connecticut #1

    Gran Habano Connecticut #1

    Price Per Cigar:
    $2.79 - $7.10
    7 options available
    Strength: Mild-Medium
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
    10 Reviews
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  • Gran Habano Corojo #5

    Gran Habano Corojo #5

    Price Per Cigar:
    $2.79 - $8.40
    13 options available
    Strength: Full
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Corojo
    4 Reviews
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  • Gran Habano G.A.R.

    Gran Habano G.A.R.

    Price Per Cigar:
    $2.24 - $2.74
    3 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
    5 Reviews
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  • Gran Habano G.A.R. Opium

    Gran Habano G.A.R. Opium

    Price Per Cigar:
    $2.49 - $2.74
    3 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Nicaraguan
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  • Gran Habano Habano #3

    Gran Habano Habano #3

    Price Per Cigar:
    $2.79 - $7.10
    7 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Habano
    5 Reviews
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  • Gran Habano Vintage 2002

    Gran Habano Vintage 2002

    Price Per Cigar:
    $2.49 - $3.49
    3 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Nicaraguan
    4 Reviews
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  • Gran Habano Vintage 2004

    Gran Habano Vintage 2004

    Price Per Cigar:
    $2.49 - $3.49
    3 options available
    Strength: Mild-Medium
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
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  • Gran Habano Vintage 2006

    Gran Habano Vintage 2006

    Price Per Cigar:
    $2.49 - $3.49
    3 options available
    Strength: Mild-Medium
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
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GRAN HABANO BRAND HISTORY

Gran Habano is a boutique value brand began by father-and-son cigar-makers Guillermo and George Rico. The pair pays homage to Guillermo Rico’s grandfather who was a tobacco grower in the 1920s. Guillermo fondly remembers his childhood, following his father around the family’s tobacco fields while his mother rolled cigars at home. Gran Habano officially launched in 2003. The company’s portfolio is produced in Danlí, Honduras.

Today, George A. Rico is the face of the brand and the driving force behind its appeal to value-conscious cigar lovers. Gran Habano is best-known for its portfolio of Honduran-crafted cigars that display medium to full-bodied profiles with hearty spices, especially in the original Corojo wrapper varietal. George Rico is considered an out-of-the-box thinker who isn’t afraid to test edgier themes in his cigar releases. His G.A.R. Opium brand may be considered a case in point. His creative approach has led to collaborations with skateboarding, humanitarian artist MasPaz, a Columbian orphan who was adopted and raised by an American family in Washington D.C. Rico has utilized the artist’s work for the boxes and cigar bands in a handful of releases.

Beyond George Rico’s less-traditional marketing strategies, Gran Habano’s core portfolio thrives on its cornerstone blends, such as Corojo #5, Habano #3, Connecticut #1 and its Vintage series. Deep discounts and everyday rock-bottom prices continue to keep Gran Habano on the radar for cigar enthusiasts who love handcrafted cigars at reliable, budget-friendly prices.

GRAN HABANO BRAND OVERVIEW

The bright-red boxes with rounded corners and deep dimensions make it easy to spot Gran Habano Corojo #5 on any store shelf or in an online image. Corojo #5 is perhaps the brand’s most popular release thanks to its everyday low price point and an earthy profile of cedar, spice and leather. A lustrous Nicaraguan Cojoro wrapper hugs a beefy blend of Nicaraguan and Costa Rican long-filler tobaccos.

Gran Habano Habano #3 delivers a similar zest with a Cuban-seed wrapper and a meaty core of tobaccos from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and San Andrés. Woody notes of oak and leather dominate the medium to full-bodied profile with a perceivable dose of Rico’s signature spiciness. Gran Habano Connecticut #1 heads in a milder direction with an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper leaf over an all-Nicaraguan interior. Toasted notes of nuts and coffee beans accompany a slightly subdued zest for Gran Habano fans who desire a more approachable blend.

Gran Habano is equally regarded for the budget-loving bundles in its Vintage series. Gran Habano Vintage 2002 is drafted from a cocoa-hued wrapper leaf over the brand’s steady recipe of Nicaraguan and Costa Rican tobaccos. Flavors of coffee and cashews are followed by a chewy finish and deep aromas. Gran Habano Vintage 2004 delivers a mild to medium-bodied, creamy texture with a gingerbread-hued Connecticut wrapper leaf. Gran Habano Vintage 2006 is characterized by a profile of blond-roast coffee beans and leather notes with a honey-like sweetness around the edges. Vintage 2006 is also crafted with a Connecticut Shade wrapper, light-brown in color, over long-filler leaves from Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

In recent years, George Rico blended Gran Habano American Puro, a cigar handcrafted entirely from U.S.-grown tobaccos. A smoky interior of long-fillers from Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Kentucky rests beneath a Connecticut Shade wrapper. Additionally, the brand is handmade in Miami, although its prices are a bit steeper than the company’s standard fare, starting out around $8. The medium-bodied profile displays notes of molasses, leather, wood and hickory.

Rico has even blended a few smokes that bear his initials, Gran Habano G.A.R. and Gran Habano G.A.R. Opium. Despite the latter’s illicit naming convention, both blends enjoy some traction with diehard Gran Habano smokers. The original G.A.R. is constructed with a Cuban-seed wrapper that furnishes notes of leather, peppers, and coffee beans. G.A.R. Opium is all-Nicaraguan concoction with a reddish-colored Corojo wrapper leaf that shows off flavors of cedar and oak with a peppery finish.

Whether or not you’re into George Rico’s less-traditional branding tactics, Gran Habano puts out some tasty smokes for folks who are on a strict cigar allowance. Cigar bargain hunters love Gran Habano for a core portfolio that seamlessly occupies the $2-4-per-cigar price range on a consistent basis. When you need basic, inexpensive cigars for a golf outing or backyard shindig, Gran Habano could be just the ticket. Take a look at the Gran Habano reviews some of the brand’s biggest devotees have left if you’re unsure what blend to splurge on first. Once you try one, you may be tempted to invest in a coolerdor.