Indulge me for a moment. Close your eyes and imagine a room full of men and women dressed to the nines and the soft but rhythmic pulse of Cuban jazz reverberating around the room. The sea air outside of the plush hotel convention space and glasses of Cuban rum gleaming in the dim light. Now imagine every premium cigar maker passing out their newest cigars. Imagine the aged Cubans being passed out like candy on Halloween. Well there are a few people that will experience this event on February 29th 2016 at the Annual Habanos Festival in Cuba. It must be nice.
Havana will host the XVIII edition of the Habanos Festival, from February 29 to March 4, and present the most important launches for 2016. This year, Cohiba, the most exclusive Habanos brand, will play a special role because of its 50th Anniversary. The Hoyo de Monterrey brand will also have a significant presence with the presentation of Reserva Cosecha 2012. The Cuaba brand, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, will be launching an exclusive special edition for La Casa del Habano and the H. Upmann brand will introduce a significant addition to its regular line.