The brand La Invicta was created by Hunters & Frankau and dates back to the 1940’s.
The name La Invicta (in English, The Undefeated) is particularly apt when considering that the brand was created during the Second World War.
During the war it was not possible for Hunters & Frankau to purchase Cuban cigars using American dollars and so La Invicta was established, using Jamaican tobacco, in order to maintain a supply of war time cigars to the UK.
The cigars are still made using bespoke blend of tobaccos, tailored specifically for the UK smokers’ palate, but they no longer hail from Jamaica. They are now available in two different blends; the lighter styled Honduran and the richer Nicaraguan linea.
With the exception of the Nicaraguan Shorts all of the cigars within each range are made entirely by hand, using long-filler tobacco leaves and are made from 100% tobacco.
The Honduran cigars are made at the Tabacos De Oriente Factory using tobaccos taken from Talanga and Jamastran.
The Nicaraguan cigars use tobacco from Esteli, Jalapa and Condega, and are made at Plasencia Cigar Factory.