Cohiba cigars have quite an interesting history to them. Founded shortly after the Cuban revolution, they were operating in Cuba, making cigars that were only given to members of the government and to foreign dignitaries. Until about 1982, you couldn’t buy a Cuban Cohiba, which made them very famous. To this day, you still can’t get a Cuban Cohiba legally in the USA, unless you fly down to Cuba to get it yourself (stupid embargo, keeping us from enjoying good cigars). But somewhere along the way, the folks at General Cigar Company opened up a shop in the Dominican Republic and began turning out some truly great cigars under the Cohiba name.
Their newest line, the Cohiba blue, with its blue band and box, is one of the best cigars that the Dominican Cohiba has ever produced, bar none. It begins with a beautiful wrapper, an Olancho San Augustin wrapper, into which is placed some of the best tobacco from Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and you have one of the best medium-bodied cigars that I have ever had. I had never even had it until last week, though I had seen it for sale for a few weeks prior to that.
If you have ever thought that you deserved a taste of what Cuba could be making cigar-wise right now, this is a great cigar for that, and if you find it for sale at your local tobacconist or if you find it on sale at your favorite online cigar shop, you owe it to yourself to pick one up and enjoy it.