About Us
Our History

Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe was founded in 1996 with humble beginnings by Scott Bendett. Over the years, Scott grew his business from a tiny mall kiosk to brick and mortar stores in Colonie and East Greenbush, New York. Scotty and Habana Premium have been featured in Pipes & Tobacco MagazineTobacconist MagazineBride’s MagazineNew York SunTimes UnionCapital Region Business Review and more. His dedication to providing  a huge range of quality products with incredibly knowledgeable staff has proven to be a winning combination, having consistently been voted #1 Cigar Shop in both the Times Union and Metroland annual reader polls.

Two Locations With Outstanding Smoking Lounges

Each Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe features large smoking lounges with leather chairs, flat screen televisions and surround sound systems. Private Lockers are available to our customers that provide a humidity-controlled convenience to enjoy your favorite smokes.


Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe in Colonie is a certified Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge, featuring the largest selection of Diamond Crown and Diamond Crown MAXIMUS cigars in the area. We will make sure that your experience a memorable one. Whether you want to unwind, smoke a cigar in comfort or just relax and watch the game, our Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge is sure to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Events & Charity
Every year, Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe hosts,
supports or sponsors dozens of events including:

  • Golf Tournaments
  • Catered Gourmet Dinners
  • Cigar Nights at local bars & restaurants
  • New Product Launch Parties
  • Brand-specific Sale Events
  • Charity Galas


Many of these events directly support local charities including Blessings in a Backpack, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Boy Scouts of America, and many more. If you would like to contact us regarding an event or sponsorship opportunity, please call us at 518-690-2222 or email us today.