Cuban cigars are rich and flavorful, in both their craftsmanship and history.Some of the most famous cigar brands in the world originated in Cuba. The Caribbean island nation was the largest producer and exporter of premium cigars, though it’s since been surpassed by other countries like Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Honduras. Though many smokers have enjoyed Cuban cigars, few know of the fascinating history of this particular brand of cigar—from its origins, to its evolution over time, to its unique place in culture and politics today. Read on for more information about the iconic Cuban cigar.
The Origin of Cuban Cigars
What Makes Cuban Cigars Unique?
Different Types of Cuban Cigars
Cohiba cigars were specially made for Fidel Castro. He would also offer them as gifts to visiting heads of state and dignitaries. It is among the most expensive brands on the market. Though it is now available to the public, its production is highly controlled.
Romeo y Julieta
The brand is popular with people starting out and old smokers who love how the medium tobacco tastes when blended with flavors such as cocoa, coffee, and vanilla.
Hoyo De Monterrey
An aromatic, subtly flavored cigar popular with those who prefer a milder taste, the double Corona is considered one of the best Cuban cigars. But they are no longer as popular as they used to be.