José L Piedra Cuban Cigars - Models, Tasting Notes & Ratings

Logo of the José L Piedra Cigar Brand
Name: José L Piedra
Year Founded: 1880
Strength: Medium to Full
Filler Used: Short
Flavour Profile: Earthy
Information last updated on Wednesday, 9th July 2014.

Brand Introduction

José L. Piedra was established in the 1880's by Vicente and Jose Lamadrid Piedra and is today one of the largest selling Cuban cigar brands. Medium in body but with a strong flavour profile, the tobacco used is short filler. All vitolas are all competively priced.

Machine-made and handmade production

In 2002, Habanos S.A. phased out machine made production across all brands, José L. Piedra included. All machine made vitolas, for example the Nacionales, Cazadores & Brevas from 2002 onwards are now handmade.

The tobacco that is used in the brand comes from the Vuelta Arriba region. All vitolas of the José L. Piedra brand are made in the regional factory in Santa Clara, the capital city of the Cuban province of Villa Clara.

Packaging

José L. Piedra is unique in that all sizes come in plastic bundles of twenty five, housed in cardboard packaging reminiscent of budget non-Cuban brands. All vitolas within the brand are also available in cardboard packs containing five cigars.

Regular Production

Current Production

José L Piedra Brevas

Cigar Name: Brevas
Size: Brevas
Factory Vitola: Brevas JLP
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 133mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Cardboard Packs of 5
Launch Year: 1996
Packaging Type: Cardboard box housing bundle of cigars of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Tuesday, 8th July 2014.

José L Piedra Cazadores

Cigar Name: Cazadores
Size: Cazadores
Factory Vitola: Cazadores JLP
Ring Gauge: 43
Length (mm): 153mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Cardboard Packs of 5
Launch Year: 1996
Packaging Type: Cardboard box housing bundle of cigars of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Tuesday, 8th July 2014.

José L Piedra Conservas

Cigar Name: Conservas
Size: Conservas
Factory Vitola: Conservas JLP
Ring Gauge: 44
Length (mm): 140mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Cardboard Packs of 5
Launch Year: 1996
Packaging Type: Cardboard box housing bundle of cigars of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Tuesday, 8th July 2014.

José L Piedra Cremas

Cigar Name: Cremas
Size: Cremas
Factory Vitola: Cremas JLP
Ring Gauge: 39
Length (mm): 134mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Cardboard Packs of 5
Launch Year: 1996
Packaging Type: Cardboard box housing bundle of cigars of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Tuesday, 8th July 2014.

José L Piedra Nacionales

Cigar Name: Nacionales
Size: Nacionales
Factory Vitola: Nacionales JLP
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 134mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Cardboard Packs of 5
Launch Year: 1996
Packaging Type: Cardboard box housing bundle of cigars of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Tuesday, 8th July 2014.

José L Piedra Petit Cazadores

The Petit Cazadores is the shortest of all the José L Piedra vitolas. The Petit Cetros has the thinnest ring gauge of all José L Piedra.

Cigar Name: Petit Cazadores
Size: Petit Cazadores
Factory Vitola: Petit Cazadores JLP
Ring Gauge: 43
Length (mm): 105mm
Year Released: 2007
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Wednesday, 9th July 2014.

José L Piedra Petit Cetros

Cigar Name: Petit Cetros
Size: Petit Cetros
Factory Vitola: Petit Cetros JLP
Ring Gauge: 38
Length (mm): 127mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Cardboard Packs of 5
Launch Year: 1996
Packaging Type: Cardboard box housing bundle of cigars of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Tuesday, 8th July 2014.