Cohiba is a company with an interesting history to the brand. There’s a Cohiba cigar company operating in Cuba, and there has been since shortly after the Cuban Revolution; until the early 80’s, you couldn’t smoke a Cuban Cohiba no matter how much you wanted to. The brand wasn’t for sale, it was given to government employees and to people who came into the country from foreign nations to discuss policy, foreign dignitaries and the like. They wouldn’t become commonly available until the quality control issues began to hit the communist-made cigars, and if you’re American, you can only legally get them by going to Cuba yourself and picking up the cigars you want.
However, there is a second Cohiba company, one operating out of the Dominican Republic, and they are more than happy to sell you a great cigar. The Cohiba Toro En Tubo is a popular cigar for anyone who has to travel, or who wants to smoke a nice cigar on the go, like at a golf course, because the tube protects them from being damaged. The cigar begins with a West African Cameroon wrapper, into which is put the finest blend of tobaccos available, creating a cigar that is medium-bodied and with a sweet and rich aroma to it. A great cigar, and one that you will want to enjoy over and over again, every bit as good as the Cohiba cigars made in Cuba.