Diplomáticos Cuban Cigars - Models, Tasting Notes & Ratings

Name: Diplomáticos
Year Founded: 1966
Strength: Light to Medium
Filler Used: Long
Flavour Profile: Vegetal
Information last updated on Wednesday, 1st March 2017.

Brand History

The Diplomaticos brand was introduced in 1966 to the French market, as a cheaper alternative to the Montecristo brand. The vitolas present in the Diplomaticos roster mirror the ones available in the Montecristo lineup. For example, the Diplomaticos No. 2 is a Piramide, the same size and length as the Montecristo No. 2.

Flavour Profile

Diplomaticos, whilst originally conceived as an alternative to Montecristo, share little in terms of flavour profile. Diplomaticos are found to be milder both in flavour and body than it's Montecristo cousins.

Recent Diplomaticos History

Whilst the range of sizes available in the Montecristo lineup has expanded in the last ten years, many of the vitolas within the Diplomaticos marque have been discontinued, due to mostly poor sales. The only Diplomaticos available currently in regular production is the No. 2, however there have been repeated rumours of it's discontinuation in the past three years.

Regional & Limited Editions

Diplomatios has been poorly represented in both Limited and Regional edition releases. As of September 2013, we have yet seen a Limited Edition Diplomaticos, and there has only one Regional Edition release, the Colleccion Privada, produced specifically for the Spanish market.

Regular Production

Discontinued

Regional Edition

Current Production

Diplomáticos No. 2

The No. 2 as of 2013, is the only Diplomaticos currently under regular production. Habanos SA have been slowly discontinuing the Diplomaticos year over and No. 5 in 2010.

Diplomaticos No. 2

Keeping with the Diplomaticos brand, generally the No. 2 wrapper has a rustic, somewhat veiny look to it.

Cigar Name: No. 2
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Pirámides
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 156mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 1966
Information last updated on Thursday, 30th October 2014.
Diplomaticos No. 2

Discontinued

Diplomáticos No. 1

Cigar Name: No. 1
Size: Lonsdale
Factory Vitola: Cervantes
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 165mm

Status: Officially Discontinued.
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Diplomáticos No. 3

Cigar Name: No. 3
Size: Corona
Factory Vitola: Coronas
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 142mm

Status: Officially Discontinued.
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Diplomáticos No. 4

Cigar Name: No. 4
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Marevas
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 129mm

Status: Officially Discontinued.
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Diplomáticos No. 5

Cigar Name: No. 5
Size: Tres Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Perlas
Ring Gauge: 40
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 1966
Status: Officially Discontinued.
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Regional Edition

Diplomáticos Colleccion Privada - Spanish flag Spanish Regional Edition

I'm not exactly sure when did the Diplomaticos Colleccion Privada become available to the Spanish Market, but reports indicate it was either November or December 2012.

The Colleccion Privada is the first Edition Regional that has been released under the Diplomaticos brand. Exclusive to Spain, this Petit Robustos will no doubt become a collectors item.

Cigar Name: Colleccion Privada
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2012
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Diplomáticos Bushido - Asia Pacific flag Asia Pacific Regional Edition

The Diplomáticos Bushido was created by PCC to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first Japanese citizen to visit Cuba. During the Keicho mission, samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga stopped in Cuba (then part of New Spain) on his way to the Vatican in Rome.

Translated from Japanese as ‘Way of the Warrior’, the Diplomáticos Bushido comes in boxes of twenty five and housed in intricate black lacquered boxes. A collectors item.

One of the scarcest regional editions in recent years. Due for release in 2014, limited boxes were made available to the Asia Pacific markets in early 2015. However, as of March 2016, the full allocation of the Diplomáticos Bushido has yet to been made public. As late as September 2015 it was alleged supplies were being boxed.

Pricing (on release - May 2015):
International $700 USD
$1725 AUD.
338 Hong Kong dollars a box.

Cigar Name: Bushido
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Nro. 109
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 184mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 25
Launch Year: 2014
Number Produced: 2000
Information last updated on Tuesday, 15th March 2016.

Edición Regional 2015

Diplomáticos Excelencias - Cuban flag Cuban Regional Edition

Released on the 24th of October 2015, at the Club Havana in Havana, Cuba.

Cigar Name: Excelencias
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 124mm
Year Released: 2015
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2015
Number Produced: 7000
Information last updated on Friday, 17th June 2016.
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Edición Regional 2016

Diplomáticos El Ambajador - Dutch flag Dutch Regional Edition

Diplomáticos El Ambajador .

Released in March 2016.

Cigar Name: El Ambajador
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Edmundo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 135mm
Year Released: 2015
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature of 10
Launch Year: 2016
Information last updated on Wednesday, 1st March 2017.

Box Purchase - February 2017

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Misc Box

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Diplomáticos El Ambajador Smoking Pictures

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