Gran Habano has emerged as a top small-production, boutique family of brands. Its recent 90-ratings, 'Best Buy,' and 'Top 25 Cigar' honors have finally caused folks to take notice. Each blend offers bold, extensively aged tobaccos and carefully selected wrappers, creating a full-flavored, smooth, balanced smoke that's heavy in the hand and slow-burning to boot.
The Cabinet Selection is no different, and might be the strongest cigar in the Gran Habano family of robust blends. On the outside, a Cuban-seed Corojo wrapper glistens with oils, complementing its lovely reddish hue. Inside, a bold mixture of Nicaraguan long-fillers resides. The attractive box-press ensures a cool, slow burn, allowing you to truly enjoy the full-flavored, yet balanced nuances each vitola has to offer. Expect flavor in droves, most notable: toast, earth, nuts, and sweet spices.
“The Gran Consul was a fantastic smoke. I wish CI would put these on the Jam or offer a little better deal on a 5 pack though. Very similar profile to the Padron 1964's. Coffee, chocolate, smooth. Not many people are familiar with this smoke, but I guarantee they would be hooked if they tried one! Easy to find in your local shop, but CI still has a better deal on the 5 pack.”
BP of Folsom, CA
“I have yet to try the GHCS; however, I have had the Gran Habano 3 Siglos and they are everything CI says they are; a must have in the ol' Humi !!”
DG of Modesto, CA
“I have smoked four of these in the robusto size (albeit, not from CI), and I can't figure out why they command such a high price. Although this can be a nice sweet, mild to medium smoke, two of them had major construction problems, with the worst being a bunch of stems that ran about a quarter of the length of the cigar, producing a hot mushy stick with a tight, lopsided burn that refused to stay lit, and dry, muted flavors. An aberration, maybe, but 50% isn't a very good average. I'll stick to GH's other cigars, as this one was a big disappointment.”
JO of Seattle, WA
“Absolutely love the Gran Habano Cabinet Selection. This is the best cigar George Rico produces. Thank CI for offering this tremendous cigar at CI prices. I'm a customer forever!”