Spanish for aged, the Añejados are exactly that—cigars rolled, placed into undecorated boxes for a minimum of five years, then reinspected, packaged with bands while the boxes get their dressing and then released. It’s a particularly interesting concept given the general consensus is that most Cuban cigars benefit with some age because of how cigars are made in Cuba, where most regular production items see far less time in pilones, tobacco storage or aging rooms than their Dominican or Nicaraguan counterparts.
Whether intentionally or not, Habanos S.A. has made some programs that attempt to resolve this trend. The Gran Reserva and Reserva programs use tobaccos aged for a handful of years and the wrappers for Edición Limitadas are said to age for at least two years.
Añejados is another attempt, only the aging is taking place after the cigars are rolled, not in the form of raw tobacco.