Cohiba is a name that you will know if you know anything about cigars or anything about Cuba. A cigar company originally formed shortly after the communist uprising, this cigar was a favorite of the Dictator himself, mister Fidel Castro, and the government of Cuba didn’t sell these cigars until 1982. Up until then, they were basically used as gift for dignitaries and political friends, as well as the personal cigar of the more well-connected members of the government. Interestingly, these are still illegal for you to import into the United States, unless you’re carrying them onto a plane with you as you leave Cuba.
The Cohiba brand that you likely know is one that is in the Dominican Republic, where they produce some great cigars that can be as good, if not better, than the Cuban ones, and they do so without the quality control issues that plagued Cuba in the eighties and nineties, where upwards of half of the cigars in any given box might not be smokeable.
The Cohiba Pequenos Natural cigar is the cigarillo-sized Cohiba, one that is made to be consumed when you’re in a hurry. It’s a smaller cigar that you can enjoy on the run, one that you can easily smoke in a few minutes, rather than over the course of an hour. This cigar mixes the finest tobaccos with a West African Cameroon wrapper, creating a cigarillo that you can enjoy again and again. Truly worth the try, especially if you need a quick cigar to smoke during breaks.