1 Year of Cigar Aficionado for $10 PLUS a Free Gift!

Cigars

Cuba's Latest Smokes: More Cohiba Behikes

Feb 24, 2010 | By James Suckling
Cuba's Latest Smokes: More Cohiba Behikes

The Cuban cigar industry is expanding its Cohiba Behike line. The original Cohiba Behike, released in 2006 to celebrate Cohiba's 40th anniversary, was a one-size smoke that was virtually unobtainable: production was limited to a mere 4,000 cigars. The new Behikes, which will be on sale soon, will be more plentiful. The cigars will have an estimated production run of around 5,000 boxes.

The line is made from a blend of tobaccos that includes a large percentage of tobacco from the medio tiempo of plants grown on farms near the towns of San Juan y Martínez and San Luis. These are upper primings, thus they should be stronger and more flavorful cigars.

Rolled exclusively at El Laguito, the mother factory of Cohiba, the names of the three cigars refer to their thickness: The BHK 52 is 4 11/16 inches long by 52 ring; BHK 54 is 5 2/3 inches by 54; and BHK 56 is 6 1/2 inches by 56.

I also found out the factory names for each smoke: The BHK 52 is called a Laguito No. 4; the BHK 54 is known as Laguito No. 5, and the fat BHK 56 is called a Laguito No. 6.

All of the cigars are made with pigtails, and will come in lacquered boxes of ten. Prices are expected to be 40 percent higher than traditional Cohibas.

Cuban

More in Cigars

See all
The Top 25 Cigars of 2020 Reveal Schedule

The Top 25 Cigars of 2020 Reveal Schedule

Get your cutter, lighter and ashtray ready because the Top 25 Cigars of 2020 are almost here. Since …

Dec 1, 2020
A 100-Count Cab of Warped Maestro Del Tiempos

A 100-Count Cab of Warped Maestro Del Tiempos

Warped is bringing back its limited-edition Maestro Del Tiempo 6102R and the cigars are shipping this …

Nov 30, 2020
J.C. Newman Revamps Perla del Mar, Introduces New Corojo Line

J.C. Newman Revamps Perla del Mar, Introduces New Corojo Line

The Perla del Mar brand from J.C. Newman has received a makeover, and the new cigars are shipping on …

Nov 25, 2020
Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro Shipping This Week

Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro Shipping This Week

Just in time for Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro line has begun …

Nov 24, 2020
Cuba’s San Cristobal 20 Aniversario Starting to Appear

Cuba’s San Cristobal 20 Aniversario Starting to Appear

While it was expected to debut in 2019, and the year 2020 is nearly complete, the San Cristobal de la …

Nov 23, 2020
Room101 Releasing 11th Anniversary Cigar, and Resurrecting Big Payback Connecticut

Room101 Releasing 11th Anniversary Cigar, and Resurrecting Big Payback Connecticut

Eleven years might seem like an odd anniversary to celebrate, but Room101 brand owner Matt Booth has …

Nov 19, 2020