El Laguito is the most elite cigar factory in Cuba, known for producing Cohiba and Trinidad cigars since 1966. The facility is located in Havana’s Cubanacán district and was once a mansion (constructed in the 1920s), owned by Alberto Casimiro Fowler Perilliat. Following the Cuban Revolution, it was converted to produce cigars for the government, with Cohiba and Trinidad famously being smoked by Fidel Castro and offered as diplomatic gifts.
The factory is famous for its opulence and yellow design, made to mimic the color palette of the Cohiba cigars it manufactures. Producing the country's most elite brands, El Laguito is acclaimed for sourcing only the top grade tobaccos from the country's Vuelta Abajo growing region; in addition, the factory employs only the best-trained torcedores, once classified as category 9 rollers.