Winston Churchill is well-known for his love of cigars. If you look through pictures of his time in power, he is rarely seen without one nearby, and more often than not there’s one in his hands or in his mouth. Believe it or not, at the time, one of his favorite cigars was ‘La Aroma De Cuba’, a cigar being made in Cuba at the time.
If this cigar is still made in Cuba is uncertain, although it seems unlikely. However, Robert Levin wanted to revive the brand, and to do this, he turned to one of the few men who it seemed could do the name justice; Don Pepin Garcia. To revitalize this brand, Don Pepin Garcia put together a cigar for the basic line that remained true to the brand, while also sourcing tobacco from his Esteli, Nicaragua facility just right.
Much of the tobacco used in the La Aroma De Cuba Rothschild is sourced from plants that are grown in Nicaragua with Cuban seed. These cigars are handmade in Nicaragua, and the only thing about them that isn’t Nicaraguan is the wrapper, which is made USA Connecticut Broadleaf. The cigar gives off, as you would expect from a darker cigar with more flavor to it, hints of chocolate, cream, and coffee, and is an enjoyable smoke from start to finish.
It’s not for me to say if the cigar was a crutch for Churchill, but it cannot be argued that Churchill did not know his cigars. The Rothschild is the Robusto-sized cigar of the line, and it is a five inch by fifty ring gauge cigar that is fantastic for an hour-long smoke.