Decades ago, Cuba suffered through a violent revolution. Overnight, the communists seized control, killed large swaths of people (including many in the cigar industry), drove others to escape, and set up a country that was, as so many communist nations are, oppressive.
Whether for right or wrong, the United States responded to various sleights from the Cuban government and their treatment of their people by banning the import of products and the free movement of Cuban peoples within the United States. The Embargo looked to be done under the Obama Administration, but it seems like Trump is not ready for that quite yet.
The only people that an embargo REALLY punishes are the citizens of both countries, and in no way has this been more felt than the fact that importing Cuban cigars has become a real hassle. The Alec Bradley Post Embargo Toro has a label proudly featuring the flags of both the United States and Cuba. This cigar was designed with an eye toward the future, toward the day when the US realizes that the best way to stop communism is to show the people suffering under it that there is a better way, and toward the day when Cuba is allowed to trade with the States again.
The filler of this cigar is a mixture of long leaves from Nicaragua and Honduras, with a vibrant and flavorful wrapper from Honduras to seal the deal. A flavorful and medium-full bodied cigar, it has flavors of spice, nuts, cedar, cocoa, and of course the notes of earthiness that a cigar so dark should have. An affordable blend and one that celebrates a day that most cigar smokers are longing for, and one that you’ll be happy to enjoy over and over again.