In 2000, Habanos S.A. introduced the Limited Edition (Edición Limitada) Series for their premium brands. This series comprises cigar vitolas that were not in current production.
Initially, the cigars were manufactured using two year old aged wrappers from the upper level of the plant, to produce a unique darker colour. Since 2007 all of the tobacco (wrapper, binder, & filler) is aged for two years.
The 2001 year cigars were not released until early to mid 2002.
There was also a 2001 Limited Edition Vegas Robaina Prominente gifted to attendees at the 2002 Habano Festival, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Vegas Robaina brand. Only 800 of these cigars were produced.
In 2002 there were no Limited Edition releases. This was probably due to the late release of the 2001 LE cigars and the lack of suitable two-year old wrapper tobacco, as Habanos SA may have underestimated the success of the Limited Edition concept.
In 2006 (the fifth anniversary of this series) three of the most popular Limited Edition cigars were re-issued.
Limited Edition Bands
Limited Edition cigars have two bands.
The main band is normally a standard production band.
The second band is a special black on gold band. The band on the 2000 release did not include a date. Subsequent years have the year below the "Edicion Limitada" text.
2000 Hoyo de Monterrey - Particulares Montecristo - Robustos Partagás - Pirámides Romeo y Julieta - Exhibición No.2
2001 Cohiba - Piramides Hoyo de Monterrey - Particulares Montecristo - Double Corona Partagás - Serie D No.3 Romeo y Julieta - Robustos
2003 Cohiba - Double Coronas Hoyo de Monterrey - Piramide Montecristo - Montecristo C Partagás - Serie D No.2 Romeo y Julieta - Hermosos No.1
2004 Cohiba - Sublimes Hoyo de Monterrey - Epicure Especial Partagás - Serie D No.1 Romeo y Julieta - Hermosos No.2
2005 H. Upmann - Magnum 50 Montecristo - Montecristo D Romeo y Julieta - Petit Piramides
2006 Cohiba - Pirámides Montecristo - Robusto Partagás - Serie D No.3
2007 Hoyo de Monterrey - Regalos Romeo y Julieta - Escudos Trinidad - Ingenios
2008 Cuaba - Piramides Montecristo - Sublimes Partagás - Serie D No.5
2009 Bolívar - Petit Belicosos H. Upmann - Magnum 48 Romeo y Julieta - Dukes
2010 Montecristo - Grand Edmundo Partagás - Serie D Especial Trinidad - Short Robusto T
2011 Cohiba - Cohiba 1966 Hoyo de Monterrey - Short Hoyo Pirámides Ramón Allones - Allones Extra
2012 H. Upmann - Robustos Montecristo - Montecristo 520 Partagás - Serie C No.3
2013 Hoyo de Monterrey - Grand Epicure Punch - Serie D'Oro No. 2 Romeo y Julieta - De Luxe