Cohiba cigars have an interesting history, as do many of the cigar companies that are available in the US under names of cigar companies still operating in Cuba. Founded shortly after the Cuban Revolution, they were not sold to the people of Cuba until 1982. Up till that time, they were basically used as gifts by the government, and were among the favorite cigars of Fidel Castro. Unless you go to Cuba or order through another country, you can’t currently get a Cuban Cohiba cigar.
The Cohiba you will get is made in the Dominican Republic, by a company that may be named ‘Cohiba’, but which is, in reality, a company under the ownership and management of General Cigar Company. Don’t let this dissuade you, though; they’re still making a fantastic product, and an affordable one, and if you’re looking for a great new cigar line from a company with some history, you’ll find that the Cohiba Blue line is a great choice for you and for your tastebuds.
Starting with a Olancho San Augustin wrapper, with fillers from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, this cigar is flavorful and medium-bodied, with a sweetness that is just barely detectable and with notes of earth, cream, cinnamon, and leather, and perhaps just a hint of spice. A great cigar, and one that you are sure to enjoy again and again. Be sure to get one while you still can, before the shelves of your local humidor are empty and the warehouse of your favorite online cigar shop is bare.