Imperial Tobacco sells the wide range of well-known cigars and cigarillos: Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Partagas and many others. These brands are marketed exclusively on a global basis by Habanos, the joint venture company in which we have a 50 per interest. The brands are sold in more than 150 markets worldwide.

Cohiba is a Cuban Cigar brand created in 1966 after the Cuban revolution. The brand is recognized by its logo with the head of a Tino Indian as Cohiba the name they gave to tobacco leaves. Present in more than 100 countries, it is the selection of the selection and it is considered to be the most prestigious brand in the world.

The name Montecristo was inspired by the hero of the Alexandre Dumas novel 'The Count of Montecristo', popular among cigar rollers at the factory in Havana where it was first produced in 1935.Montecristo is the best known and probably the most appreciated Habanos brand, which represents the classical sweet and spicy flavour of Cuban tobacco.

The brand Romeo y Julieta, created in 1875 , was named for the lovers of famous Shakespeare’s tragedy. Its small cigars offer a balanced and aromatic blend with a complex and rich taste very much appropriate for smokers who love medium bodied cigars.

In 1845 Don Jaime Partagas opened up for the first time his factory in the centre of Havana, being the most famous Cuban cigar factory. All Partagas sizes are recognized by their fragrance and half-strong flavour and their usual light colour wrapper.


Davidoff cigarettes are sold in around 100 markets worldwide in the super-premium segment. We acquired the worldwide Davidoff cigarette trademark in 2006, having been its long-term licensee since 2002.

Gauloises Blondes

Gauloises Blondes is Imperial Tobacco’s largest volume cigarette brand and is available in more than 70 markets worldwide as a mid to high price offering. The iconic brand celebrated its centenary in 2010.


West is our second largest cigarette brand by volume with a significant presence in a number of Central and Eastern European markets.


Classic is a key regional cigarette brand in the value for money segment in a number of Eastern European markets.


Gitanes is a key regional cigarette brand with a significant presence in France and the Middle East.

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