Partagas 1845 is named for the year that the world-renowned Partagás brand (along with the La Flor de Tabacas de Partagás factory) was established in Havana, Cuba. Due to the nationalization of private industry by communist Cuban government, the Partagás brand and factory were seized in 1960, resulting in the emigration of brand owner Ramón Cifuentes Toriello, whom later re-launched Partagas under Dominican production to be sold to the American market.
Now, Partagas celebrates its rich history with Partagas 1845, a special series of cigar blends that offer fuller flavor experiences than the traditional Partagas cigars. The striking appearance of Partagas 1845 is a reimagination of an early 20th century Partagas band (circa 1900). This look is displayed in gold (Partagas 1845), purple (Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro), and silver (Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte) to easily distinguish between the full Partagas 1845 series.
The original Partagas 1845 blend was developed by legendary Master Blender Benji Menendez, showcasing Dominican Piloto Cubano and Nicaraguan tobaccos of three distinct regions for the filler blend; a portion of these leaves are then aged in Dominican rum barrels to develop further complexities. The cigars are then bound in a proprietary Connecticut Habano leaf (9 years in development) to impart sweetness. Finally, Partagas 1845 is wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano Viso wrapper. The resulting blend is full-flavored and medium-bodied, showing notes of coffee, cocoa, leather, and oak.
Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro
Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro is a dark, robust, and oily beast! The cigar incorporates some of the most intense ligero tobaccos of Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic for the filler blend. Partagas then uses a proprietary Dominican binder and finishes the cigar in on of the darkest wrappers in the entire Partagas lineup—an oily, Connecticut Havano Oscuro that is near-black in appearance. Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro is the most full-flavored cigar from Partagas to date, offering notes of prune, espresso, black pepper, and earth.
Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte
Those that know their Spanish know this smoke is a high-octane monster, with Fuerte translating to “STRONG.” Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte makes good use of the ligero priming (the highest and strongest priming on a tobacco plant) to offer balance between strength and flavor. The cigar’s filler originates from the Dominican Republic and multiple areas of Nicaragua (Gurdian, Esteli and ASP); this is balanced by a Connecticut Habano binder and a dark, Ecuadorian Habano ligero wrapper. The resulting experience is full-flavored and brimming with strength. Flavors abound with notes of crushed peppercorns, earth, raw vegetation, wheat, and a touch of citrus.