Cohiba Cigars were introduced in 1968, and quickly became the flagship brand of the Cuban cigar industry. Developed initially as a medium bodied protocol cigar for presentation only by officials of the Cuban government, Cohiba cigars were marketed widely beginning in 1982. Originally 3 cigars were introduced in 1982 and amalgamated into the Classic range introduced in 1989. The initial sizes were the Cohiba Lancero, the Corona Especial and the Panetela, with the Esplendido, Robusto and Exquisito added in 1989. In 1992, Siglo series salute the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the Caribbean. Maduro 5 range introduced in 2007. Linea Classics are Medium to Full flavour cigars. Linea 1492's & Maduro 5's are Medium flavour.