The Diplomatico brand of cigars was launched as a new brand after the revolution in 1966 as a lesser priced variety of the Montecristo brand of cigars. This was produced in five sizes like the Montecristo brand of cigars but with a milder taste especially for the market in France. The Diplomatico brand of cigars costs less than the Montecristo brand of cigars and is noted for its medium size, sweet taste of earth and cedar and the natural flavor of espresso and coffee.
The Diplomatico brand of cigars had the same five sizes as the Montecristo brand of cigars. The sixth and the seventh sizes corresponding to the sizes of Montecristo specials 1 and 2 were launched in 1976 but were discontinued in 1980 for some unknown reasons. To this day the Diplomatico brand of cigars is famous for its rich flavor and its construction done excellently by hand which gives a slow burn rate and allows the smoker an even draw.
The Diplomatico brand of cigars were launched as a low priced variety of the Montecristo brand of cigar aimed specially for the cigar buffs in France. This brand was the only one of the brands made in Havana which has the reputation of being made entirely by hand with the different sizes corresponding to the sizes of the Montecristo brand of cigars. The Diplomatico brand of cigars was produced in a factory in Marti where the Montecristo brand of cigars was made also.
The company known as Habanos SA which was owned by the government of Cuba made this classical and premium Diplomatico brand of cigars and has the monopoly on producing, distributing and exporting all the brands of cigars made in Cuba including this brand also. The Diplomatico brand of cigars are manufactured in a factory in Jose Marti situated in the Vuelta Arrribo region. This region is the home of the finest tobacco leaves available in the world which are used to make all the five sizes of the Diplomatico brand of cigars from the Diplomatico 1 variety to the Diplomatico 5 variety. All these varieties are still made today with the exception of the varieties of Diplomatico 1 and Diplomatico 2 which were not produced for an intermittent period during 1970. During that period the varieties of Diplomatico 6 and Diplomatico 7 were launched in their place.
The Diplomatico brand of cigars is a medium or fully shaped cigar rolled and made by hand with gives an aroma which is very delicate and is a combination of the flavors given off by spices and wood. It is built with long fillers and is declared by the cigar connoisseurs all over the world to be the best of all brands that are made in Cuba.
The Diplomatico brand of cigars was the first brand to be launched for the consumption of the public at large after the revolution in Cuba by Habanos SA which was taken over by the state, and was said to be the first genuine tobacco product to be launched by the company. The Diplomatico brand of cigars was similar but cheaper than the Montecristo brand of cigars when it was officially launched in 1968. Soon it was able to come out of this state of comparison and was able to build a niche for itself as an independent brand which gained a lot of appreciation all over the world. The brand had become a favorite with high level and middle level officials in the government during the revolution along with the personal bodyguards of Fidel Castro.
The Diplomatico brand of cigars also became a favorite with the communist revolutionaries of South and Central America at some point of time. One of these revolutionaries was Che Guevara himself who, as the saying goes, liked this brand of cigars very much. Whenever he visited Fidel Castro to discuss any revolutionary matter related to Latin America, he would bring back with him his favorite cigars of the Diplomatico brand. The story goes that during the battles which were quite bloody, Comrade Che as he was known during those days would discard his food and medical supplies to take up a box of ammunition and the Diplomatico cigars thrown to him by a passing comrade.
Che Guevara compared his love for a Diplomatico cigar to the love for a beautiful woman. During a lull in the fighting in Guatemala in 1965, he was heard as saying that both the cigar and the beautiful woman would come to him and then would leave him without a trace.
In a very rare interview which was taken after a year, he talked about what started his passion for cigars made in Cuba. During time he was in Argentina, he used to meet a comrade from Cuba who smoked a very well constructed and highly aromatic cigar. On being asked by Guevara about the cigar the comrade from Cuba said that it was a cigar made in Cuba called Diplomatico. Since that time he would carry back with him the Diplomatico brand of cigars every time he visited Cuba and he confessed that he had never smoked a better cigar than the Diplomatico.
The Diplomatico brand of cigars became an instant hit in the world market especially in France, when it was exported after being introduced to the general public in Cuba. This may be due to the mild blend and aroma of the tobacco used to make the Diplomatico brand of cigars which appealed to the French smokers. The brand also became a success in other European and Mediterranean countries especially in Spain.
The character, class and pleasure shown by the Diplomatico brand of cigars are no more restricted to revolutionaries like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara but have captured the imagination of both the old and the young in societies all over the world.
The Diplomatico brand of cigars enhance your living standards by providing the pleasure required from a smoke after dinner, or relaxation after an otherwise boring business meet, or simply light entertainment during a drink at the bar you regularly visit. The Diplomatico brand of cigars welcomes you to a good and refined lifestyle.
The Diplomatico brand of cigars is a success story of a famous brand of cigar from Cuba which had been achieved by the combination of good and hard work and a quality which is inherent to the brand. This is the kind of success which is possible to be achieved by anybody who longs for it.
The Diplomatico brand of cigars brings an end to the story by welcoming you to world of great lifestyles.