What’s So Special About Cuban Cigars?
Cuban cigars are world famous. They are known to be the very best cigars on the market. The fact is that tobacco has been grown in Cuba for hundreds of years, and manufacturers have been producing cigars in that country since the time of King Phillip II of Spain (1527-1598). At present, Cuba's cigar industry is under direct government regulation. This governmental supervision serves as a product quality control, in place to ensure that every cigar leaving the factory is well made, properly rolled, and does not contain flaws or imperfections.
These cigars stand out because they are made from high quality materials and a lot of care and attention goes into the making of every single cigar. In fact, it has been estimated that it takes over one hundred steps to properly produce a single Cuban cigar. The industry follows a detailed cigar creation ritual that has not changed much over the last hundred years or so. This dedicated care and attention is another thing that sets these cigars apart from cigars made in other countries.
Unfortunately, these cigars are not easily available. While there are a lot of fakes on the market that can be purchased quite easily, genuine Cuban cigars are hard to come by outside of Cuba. However, the fact that these cigars are not easy to buy has only made them all the more desirable worldwide. Cuban cigars were already popular in the United States when John F. Kennedy created the economic embargo against Cuba in the early 1960's. However, after the embargo was in place, these cigars became even more popular. While it is now possible to visit Cuba and bring a limited amount of these cigars back home, U.S. legislation still blocks the commercial import of Cuban cigars.
Something else that sets these cigars apart from other cigars around the world is the fact that they are made using only Cuban tobacco. Many smokers do not realize that most other cigars are made from a blend of various types of tobacco. This is not bad in itself, and many smokers find the blend of various types of tobacco quite appealing. However, a hardcore smoker realizes that the strongest, most authentic smoke always comes from a Cuban cigar and only a Cuban cigar. It should be noted that smoking one of these cigars should not be done lightheartedly. These cigars have a strong aroma and taste; in fact, many inexperienced smokers do not like them much for this very reason.
Shopping Tips - How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off
Cuban cigars do not necessarily have to be bought in Cuba, as they are also sold in Mexico, Canada, and other countries. It is also possible to buy them online. However, it is important to be on the lookout for fakes. Unfortunately, there are a lot of individuals and even whole companies that dedicate themselves to making sub-par fake cigars. It is difficult to tell whether or not these cigars are fake just by looking at them, but once a person has tried out the cigar, it is clear whether or not it is a genuine Cuban cigar. Genuine Cuban cigars have an unmistakable aroma that can only come from high quality tobacco that has been properly harvested, dried, cut, and wrapped.
Instead of shopping for a Cuban cigar box on the black market, it is best to shop from reputable dealers. Take the time to make sure the dealer is honest and look over the box of cigars carefully before purchasing them. If there are any imperfections, then most likely the cigar box is not genuine.
There are several reasons why Cuban cigars are considered to be some of the best cigars on the market. For one, they are made in precisely the same way for the last several hundred years. The government controls the industry and is very interested in maintaining its high reputation. For this reason, every single Cuban cigar leaving the island has been made perfectly in every way and will not contain a single flaw. The fact that each cigar contains only high grade Cuban tobacco ensures that a smoker will get an excellent smoke out of every single cigar he or she chooses. Finally, the fact that these cigars are not easy to purchase has only made them more desirable.