The Definitive Guide to Ediciones Limitadas

Browsing on Instagram, it is uncomfortably common to find people that got scammed with their cigars. That is simply the cold hard truth. This article is our contribution to better and more educated buys for all the community.

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  • Must be built in a size that doesn’t exist in the brand’s actual portfolio or feature vitolas that are not in production for many years;
  • Produced only in the year that they are limited to;
  • Darker and thicker wrappers than other regular production cigars;
  • Usage of premium tobacco that is aged for a minimum of 2 years;
  • The leaves come exclusively from Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Rio;
  • Presence of a second band featuring a black and gold coloring.
  • From 2000 to 2006, the filler and binder were fermented and aged in the same way as the standard production cigars. From 2006 until today, all leaves are at least 2 years old before being rolled.
  • The first Ediciones Limitadas, launched in 2000, are the only ones where no date is featured on the second band.
  • There is a very rare Vegas Robaina EL 2001 called the Prominente that was gifted to the audience of the famous 2002 Habanos Festival. Only 800 units were made.
  • The Cohiba Talisman EL 2017 has been appearing in the market with box dates from 2017, 2018, and 2019. By no means are the 2018 and 2019 fake boxes, they are just an exception to the rule “Produced only in the year that they are limited to”.

These are very special, unique, and highly collectible cigars and therefore very attractive for counterfeiters. In the next lines, we embark on a journey of every Edicion Limitada cigar produced in its specific year. We wanted to show you the photos of the cigars so you can see all the nuances on every cigar band.

The first year: 2000

In the year 2000, Habanos launched the first Edicion Limitadas cigars and until now, they are the only ones with no date on the second band.

Size: 9.25" x 47 | Vitola: Gran Corona

Size: 4.88" x 50 | Vitola: Robusto

Size: 6.15" x 52 | Vitola: Piramide

Size: 7.63" x 49 | Vitola: Prominente

2001

Size: 6.14" x 52 | Vitola: Piramide

Size: 9.25" x 47 | Vitola: Gran Corona

Size: 7.63" x 49 | Vitola: Prominente

Size: 5.63" x 46 | Vitola: Corona Gorda

Size: 4.88" x 50 | Vitola: Robusto

2002

There were no Edicion Limitadas released in this specific year.

2003

Size: 7.63" x 49 | Vitola: Prominente

Size: 6.14" x 52 | Vitola: Piramide

Size: 5.63" x 46 | Vitola: Corona Gorda

Size: 6.14" x 50 | Vitola: Robusto №2

Size: 6.57" x 48 | Vitola: Hermoso №1

2004

Size: 6.45" x 54 | Vitola: Sublimes

Size: 5.55" x 50 | Vitola: Gordito

Size: 6.70" x 50 | Vitola: Partagas 16

Size: 6.18" x 48 | Vitola: Hermoso №2

2005

This was the first year that a Limited Edition from H. Upmann was introduced in the market.

Size: 6.33" x 50 | Vitola: Magnum 50

Size: 6.70" x 43 | Vitola: Dalia

Size: 5.00" x 50 | Vitola: Petit Piramide

2006

Size: 6.14" x 52 | Vitola: Piramide

Size: 4.88" x 50 | Vitola: Robusto

Size: 5.63" x 46 | Vitola: Corona Gorda

2007

This was the first year that a Limited Edition from Trinidad was introduced in the market.

Size: 5.40" x 46 | Vitola: Regalos

Size: 5.55" x 50 | Vitola: Gordito

Size: 6.50" x 42 | Vitola: Cervantes Especiale

2008

This was the first year that a Limited Edition from Cuaba was introduced in the market.

Size: 6.14" x 52 | Vitola: Piramide

Size: 6.45" x 54 | Vitola: Sublimes

Size: 4.33" x 50 | Vitola: D №5

2009

This was the first year that a Limited Edition from Bolivar was introduced in the market.

Size: 4.92" x 52 | Vitola: Petit Belicoso

Size: 4.33" x 48 | Vitola: Magnum 48

Size: 5.51" x 54 | Vitola: Duke

2010

Size: 5.90" x 52 | Vitola: Canonazo

Size: 5.55" x 50 | Vitola: Gordito

Size: 4.00" x 50 | Vitola: Short del Valle

2011

This was the first year that a Limited Edition from Ramon Allones was introduced in the market.

Size: 6.53" x 52 | Vitola: Canonazo Especial

Size: 5.31" x 46 | Vitola: Forum

Size: 5.62" x 44 | Vitola: Franciscos

2012

Size: 4.88" x 50 | Vitola: Robusto

Size: 6.10" x 55 | Vitola: Robusto

Size: 5.51" x 48 | Vitola: C №3

2013

This was the first year that a Limited Edition from Punch was introduced in the market.

Size: 5.11" x 55 | Vitola: Montesco

Size: 5.51" x 52 | Vitola: Campana

Size: 6.37" x 52 | Vitola: Capuleto

2014

Size: 5.51" x 48 | Vitola: Hermoso №3

Size: 5.00" x 58 | Vitola: Magnifico

Size: 6.33" x 50 | Vitola: Magnum 50

2015

Size: 5.90" x 56 | Vitola: Magnum 56

Size: 5.31" x 47 | Vitola: Club Allones

2016

Size: 6.57" x 48 | Vitola: Hermoso №1

Size: 6.00" x 53 | Vitola: Sobresalientes

Size: 4.92" x 56 | Vitola: Topes

2017

The Cohiba Talisman EL 2017 has been appearing in the market with box dates from 2017, 2018, and 2019. By no means are the 2018 and 2019 fake boxes, they are just an exception to the rule “Produced only in the year that they are limited to”.

Size: 6.00" x 54 | Vitola: Sublimes №1

Size: 5.43" x 52 | Vitola: Nobleza

Size: 4.72" x 48| Vitola: Hermoso Especial

2018

Size: 5.51" x 54 | Vitola: Duke

Size: 4.72" x 46 | Vitola: Mareva Gruesa

Size: 6.61" x 49 | Vitola: Tacos Imperiales

2019

This was the first year that a Limited Edition from Quai d’Orsay was introduced in the market.

Size: 5.11" x 55 | Vitola: Montesco

Size: 6.18" x 48 | Vitola: Senadores

Size: 5.50" x 52| Vitola: Campana

2020

Size: 6.18" x 48| Vitola: Hermosos №2

Remember, when in doubt, please ask us whatever you need. We believe in sharing knowledge and, more importantly, we want you to have the best possible experience with your cigars. It was a pleasure to write this article and we hope that it brought value to you. Have a great day!

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