Partagas is a name that has a long history in the cigar world. They’ve been operating for a hundred and seventy years in Cuba, and after the Cuban revolution, they were one of the dozen or so cigar brands that the Cubans decide to continue to allow to produce cigars. At this point, the only way you can get a Cuban cigar is to (illegally) import some for yourself, or to go to Cuba and buy as many as you can carry.
However, in the 90s, Partagas’ name was registered in the Dominican Republic to a new company, and they began production there after a brief stint in Jamaica. They produce millions of cigars annually at their location in the Dominican Republic, even crafting lines for Macanudo there.
The Partagas Heritage Gigante really showcases the knowledge that has been collected in the centuries of cigar making. The blend for the tobaccos took ten years to perfect, and was the result of the expertise of dozens of workers from all over the Americas. They came together and perfected that blend, and then they wrapped it in a beautiful Honduran wrapper, creating a cigar that reminds one of Cuban blends of tobacco, and has notes of pepper, wood, and earth, and that you can enjoy over and over again. Because you’re not going to find legal Cubans in your local humidor or online at your favorite internet cigar shop, this is a great smoke to hold you over, and a great smoke on its own.