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Don Jaime Partagas started manufacturing cigars in 1827 and established this brand in 1845. When he died the brand passed to Ramon Cifuentes in 1889, being owned prior to nationalisation by Cifuentes y Cia. Evelyn Waugh mentioned this cigar in Brideshead Revisited and Partagas cigars won gold medals in at least three international exhibitions between 1867 and 1884. They are still produced in the Partagas factory, renamed Fernando Perez after nationalisation.
Partagas cigars are strong, well balanced and rich in flavour. Unusually intense and quite commanding. The best quality are undoubtedly the larger in the range. These cigars improve even more with aging.