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The Cuban Cigars Have Arrived!

Whoa there! We don't have Cuban cigars, but what makes them so special?

Cuba has very rich tobacco-growing soil and produces some excellent cigars. Cigar Aficionado awarded Cuban cigars as ‘Cigar of the Year’ in 2006 and describe Cuban cigars as, “sophisticated flavors with an array of savory character, including touches of chocolate, coffee, and leather.” Then the magazine called in 2010 the “year of the Cuban cigar” giving the top award to the Cohiba Behike BHK 52.

Premium cigars originated in Cuba and had a monopoly until 1960. After 1960, when many Cubans left the country, including the respected tobacco growers and cigar masters, and lived in other nations like Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Honduras. It was then premium cigars are also cultivated in those countries and always compared with the original premium cigar - the Cuban cigar.

Cuban cigars remained banned in the US for more than five decades, but the Obama administration lifted the Cold War-era embargo allowing Americans to bring home Cuban products like the cigar from their travel abroad while the commercial import is still in work. From what we have heard, you should be able to bring upwards of $800 worth of cigar products back to the state.

Because of Cuban cigar’s popularity, fake Cuban cigars are available in the market thus it is best to shop for Cuban cigars through only reputable cigar shops. There are many reasons why these cigars are considered "the best," and one of those reasons is the government itself controlled the cigar industry and aimed to maintain the high reputation.

Haven't tried one yet? Travel to Cuba and let us know how your experience was!

Feel free to ask questions and make a comment below, we'd love to hear from you! Want to learn more tips, tricks & ideas? Visit us at the Tobacco Pouch at 61st & Yale in the Kingspointe Village; we're eager to lend a helping hand!

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