Reservas and Gran Reservas offered by Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor for Cuban cigars, are the crème de la crème of all cigars in the world, offering premium smokes with vintage-specific tobaccos.
Reservas contain tobacco aged for three years. Gran Reservas contain tobaccos aged for five years. Aside from the vintage tobacco, a few things make Reservas and Gran Reservas stand out on the shelf. Firstly, these cigars come packaged in hinged wooden boxes finished with a thick, luxurious, black piano-lacquer finish—similar to the Cohiba Behike boxes in the market today.
Secondly, the Reserva band is very distinct. The flashier Reserva band was created by Dennis Hernandez and is still used today.