The name of the brand is taken from its founder, Don Jaime Partagas, who registered it in the year 1845, although he started making the cigars a few years earlier. Partagas is one of the oldest and most famous Cuban cigars brand around the world. The word that could better characterize this trademark is strength. These are very strong Habanos, very attentively created, of a great intensity of tastes and flavors and a very big probability of shaking to the core someone who adventures into smoking a Partagas without knowing it first, for these really are powerful rolls of tobacco. They are recommended to really experienced smokers, who have handled a strong Cuban cigar before, rather than to first- timers. In spite of its impressive strength, there many size and intensity ranges that everyone can choose from, so if someone really wants to try Partagas, all they have to do is look for the one that suits them best. The flavors are dominated by the earthy overtones, and the construction is very full and rich. Partagas is a widely appreciated brand, which has won a lot of awards and distinctions, a symbol of their quality as well as of the professionalism they are manufactured with. The most renowned of all Partagas is the 8-9-8 cigar, but what aficionados must be very aware of is the fact that the selections vary in sizes and strength level, so they have to look very attentively in order to know what they are buying.