José L. Piedra

José L. Piedra is a particularly noteworthy Habano not only because its blend is composed of filler tobaccos grown exclusively in the Remedios tobacco region, but also because it is made using the Totalmente a Mano, Tripa Corta, or ‘totally hand made, short filler’technique.
The Piedra family came to Cuba in the 1880’s from the Spanish province of Asturias. They settled near the town of Santa Clara, which lies at the heart of the Remedios region where tobacco has been grown since the 16th Century, and
started to make cigars.
The family’s second generation led by José Lamadrid Piedra, whose name is commemorated today, founded and developed the brand.


All seven of the José L. Piedra sizes are made from Remedios tobaccos using the traditional Tripa Corta,Totalmente a Mano – short filler, totally hand made – technique with a blend that provides a medium to full flavour.

  • Medium to Full

Brevas Vitola de Galera: Brevas JLP
Length: 133 mm (5 1/4″)
Ring Gauge: 42 (16.67 mm)
Cazadores Vitola de Galera: Cazadores JLP
Length: 152 mm (6″)
Ring Gauge: 43 (17.07 mm)
Conservas Vitola de Galera: Conservas JLP
Length: 140 mm (5 1/2″)
Ring Gauge: 44 (17.46 mm)
Cremas Vitola de Galera: Cremas JLP
Length: 136 mm (5 3/8″)
Ring Gauge: 40 (15.88 mm)
Nacionales Vitola de Galera: Nacionales JLP
Length: 134 mm (5 1/4″)
Ring Gauge: 42 (16.67 mm)
Petit Cazadores Vitola de Galera: Petit Cazadores
Length: 105 mm (4 1/8″)
Ring Gauge: 43 (17.07 mm)
Petit Cetros Vitola de Galera: Petit Cetros JLP
Length: 127 mm (5″)
Ring Gauge: 38 (15.08 mm)