Whenever there is a post online featuring a Cuban cigar, for better or worse, people tend to go crazy.
Is the hype justified?
Don’t get us wrong, some great cigars come out of Cuba. They have great strains of tobacco, and the right growing conditions to yield a premium tobacco product.
BUT, much of the appeal of smoking a Cuban cigar comes down to the fact that, for decades, at least in America, you weren’t allowed to have a Cuban cigar.
The fact of the matter is, there is great tobacco being grown all over the world. Some of it even originating from Cuban tobacco seed, eliminating the need to travel to Cuba to sample some of their native tobacco strains.
Furthermore, when the sanctions were put on Cuba by the US, some amazing growers and blenders took their operations to neighboring countries so they could continue to supply great cigars to America.
Smoke what you like.
As with any cigar, the way your palate reacts to a smoke is going to be different than the next guy or gal.
Instead of leaning on hype to figure out what you like, we encourage people to try anything, and everything until you figure out your preferred flavor profile.
Every cigar-producing country has great cigars being blended, and contrarily, they all have some dogs too. So, keep your options open, and your humidor full.