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If you follow such things, you’re likely to know that the Americans outlaws Cuban cigars for a long time, though it seems the ban is now over. Many countries consider it to be contraband and illegal, making everyone scramble to get their hands on them. The UK doesn’t hold such notions about banning particular name brands or items, but many people still flock toward “the real thing.” However, it is important to note that a non-Cuban cigar is just as bold and full of flavour as their counterparts.

Cuba Options

oil, which is perfect for growing tobacco. However, they often have quality-co
Cuba has a very fertile sntrol problems and sometimes the land may be spoilt. Many times, the cigar is rolled too tight, not aged properly and other similar challenges, making them substandard products to the masses.

A Little History With Your Puff

Up until the 1960s, Cuba was the only country growing premium tobacco for cigars, meaning they had the monopoly and that’s all anyone could find. Therefore, people who loved a cigar had to smoke them from Cuba. After 1960, many Cubans left the area and started growing tobacco elsewhere, breaking up the monopoly and allowing other brands to filter through.

Flavour Options

Primarily, the flavour from the cigar is derived from the climate of the location and its soil while it is growing. It is possible to add flavour, and blending of tobaccos is still prevalent. However, the original taste and body from the tobacco will be based on where it came from, which is of some importance to avid cigar smokers.

However, many Central American and Caribbean countries have similar soil to that of Cuba, making non-Cuban cigars almost as rich and flavourful as traditional Cubans. There is no right or wrong answer here. You wouldn’t compare US and French wines or claim that one was better than another, so choose which brand you prefer to smoke and smoke it.