Cohiba is an interesting brand of cigar being made in Cuba these days. You see, when the Cuban Revolution came about, there were many great cigar brands being made in Cuba, and the government either took them over at gunpoint, or the cigar brand was just destroyed or dismantled. They kept about a dozen cigar brands that were the best-known, and the rest were undone. Most of the cigars that you can get in Cuba today, or that you can ship to yourself if you’re willing to go through a great hassle, are brands that are old, most formed in the 1800s, and they are just cashing in on the success of old names. Cohiba is the first real post-Castro cigar brand in Cuba to have any success.
Because of that, it was reformed outside of Cuba, meaning that you can actually buy these without an immense hassle and a lot of added cost. The Blue Classico line from Cohiba is meant to be their affordable option, but it does not cheap out on the flavor or the tobacco. It starts with a Olancha San Augustin wrapper, into which are placed the finest of tobaccos from Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. This creates a cigar that is sweet, with hints of leather, spice, and earth to accompany it, a cigar that you will be happy to have again and again (at least until we can get real Cuban cigars again).