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What is the Appeal of Smoking a Cuban Cigar?

Cuban cigars are widely accepted as and known for being amongst the best cigars available in the world. Even if Cuban cigars aren’t exactly to your taste, you have to admit that there is a sense of romanticism towards these cigars that has been extensively enhanced by the history and high-quality associated with them. So, what else contributes to the overall appeal of Cuban cigars?


Since the 1700s, cigars have been commercially produced in Cuba. With the long history of making cigars, the traditions and expertise have been passed down through the generations, which has led to the cultivation of high-quality cigars. With this passed down knowledge, tobacco farmers and brands have been able to grow tobacco in the best conditions possible, knowing exactly when the right time to pick the leaves is, and how long they will need to dry for. 

Cigar manufacturers are able to create incredible blends, knowing which types of tobacco pair together beautifully. Top cigar brands will employ Torcedor’s, who are specially trained and extremely skilled cigar rollers. The skill and knowledge that is held by these Torcedor’s allows for Cuban cigars to be hand-rolled perfectly. 


With Torcedor’s producing truly exquisite hand-rolled cigars, you can be sure that a Cuban cigar will undoubtedly be extremely aesthetically pleasing. Top Cuban cigar brands will ensure that a cigar looks perfect. The outer wrapper will be smooth and a little glossy, with no cracks, bumps or uneven colour. The cigar will be even throughout; being well-packed with filler tobacco, ensuring the cigar offers a steady burn. A Cuban cigar’s perfect appearance certainly contributes to its appeal.


Combining the high-level knowledge and appearance of Cuban cigar brands contributes to an excellent smoking experience. Quality Cuban cigars should be free from any burn issues, making for a nice and easy, enjoyable smoke. The smoke will be smooth, flavourful and perfectly balanced. Top brand Cuban cigars are often (although definitely not always), medium to full-bodied and on the larger side in terms of length and ring gauge, offering an extended smoking experience. The better quality of smoking experience offered by a Cuban cigar is clearly another factor in what makes these cigars so appealing.


Cuba’s Carribean location and tropical climate add a hint of exoticism to the smoke. Cigars are a big aspect of Cuban culture and heritage, and this is reflected in the cigars produced here. The deep, complex aromas present in Cuban cigars are shaped by the environment in Cuba – both geographically and culturally. A great deal of passion has gone into the production of these cigars, and it certainly shows. The US trade embargo on Cuba has also helped to add a feeling of exoticism to Cuban cigars. Unable to be accessed easily, or bought into the country legally, the forbidden nature of Cuban cigars in America has contributed to romanticism, making the smokes more alluring!

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