Cohiba cigars are the best-selling and most known brands in the world of cigars. This is most likely owed to the fact that they have a delectable and complex flavor. These handmade cigars are manufactured in the Dominican Republic and Cuba for Habanos S.A.

Most cigar smokers cannot really tell the difference without the label on it. However, they would choose a Cuban as their favorite because of the extraordinary taste.

The Cuban cigars come in different shades and great flavors that are especially overwhelming for beginners as the world’s finest cigar rollers construct them. They are referred to as “torcedores” in Spanish and this knowledge is passed from generation to generation. They are much smokier compared to their Dominican counterparts.

Tips on Purchasing Your Cigar

There are several brands and styles of cigars on the market today ad you most likely need help choosing the best for you. Choosing the cigar that best suits your need can be a daunting task, irrespective of whether you are a novice or an experienced cigar smoker. In order to make the perfect choice, it is pertinent to understand the different tips that can guide your buying.

  • Size, Shape and Quality

They come in different sizes- wide and long or thin and short. To choose a size, you have to determine how long you want to smoke. For example, if you want to smoke for a few hours, choose a wider and longer cigar and vice versa.

  • Shape

Cigars come in two major groups of shapes – the Parejos (straight-sided cigars) and Figurados (irregularly shaped).

Others include Pyramid (pointed closed end and widens to an open foot), Torpedo, Perfecto (both heads closed), Culebra and Diademas. You can give both a try to know which is best for you. In addition, it is important to take note of the gauge or diameter before purchasing. This is because a larger gauge will take longer than a smaller gauge.

  • Price

The price of cigars is mostly not a function of quality. Therefore, for a first trial you do not have to spend too much on cigars. Your budget will narrow down your selection.

  • Wrapper

Cigars come in different colors and this corresponds to different flavors and strengths. The colors vary from light dark. These varying colors correspond to depths of flavors.

  • Choose a brand

Cigars come in a range of flavor, style, and country of origin and these are all dependent on the brand that produces them. Just like with pizza, the same flavors do not necessarily mean the same quality. They have different tastes depending on the soil and techniques used. You may decide to go for best-selling cigars for a superb experience. That might be a bit pricey, but also classy, just like cigars are I the hands of a gentleman.

Best Cuban Cigars

This selection has been based on the Cuban cigars because they are the most consumed, and most likely the type you would be willing to go for. They have been chosen with reference to the buying guide provided above.

 

  • Montecristo No2 Torpedo:

This is one of the best cigars in the world. This pointy tip cigar features swords crossed in a triangular pattern, a majestic fleur-de-lis band and a symbol of the French monarchy in its center. They smoke beautifully in their youth and even after stored over years they seem to get better over time.

It is constantly ranked as one of the best-selling cigars in the Cuban cigar portfolio. They are known with the perfect balance of spice and a smooth creamy taste and emit a delicious smoke. Everything about it is exceptional.

Pros

  • good draw
  • well constructed
  • easy to light
  • undamaged wrapper
  • great flavor

Cons

  • quite expensive
  • half of the sticks might have serious construction issues
  • Upmann Petite Corona
  1. Upmann is a very sweet cigar with coffee, cocoa, vanilla and honey notes. It is known for its consistency in flavor and stable, such that you can tell if it is bad at first trial. The taste and aroma is exceptional and tough to beat. This is an excellent choice for a novice and a solid go-to cigar.

Pros

  • well constructed
  • great flavor
  • good draw
  • easy to light
  • undamaged wrapper

 

 

  • Cohiba Esplendidos

The Esplendidos are one of the excellent and exquisite cigars you can taste. It is constructed out of one of the best tobacco leaves, colorado medio. It features a smooth wrapper and with no veins visible o the surface. The cigar has a golden-tan shade with a bunching of leaves at the cigar’s foot, which are dark enough to conceal the veins.

The amazing thing about Esplendidos is you never what flavor comes next (the flavors that are predominant include pepper, chocolate and matured tobacco) and the stick is spicy. It is fairly easy to spot counterfeits because it is almost perfectly assembled. You should put it in mind that to get the intended quality it must be aged (store for at least four or five years old from the date of production)

Pros

  • well constructed
  • flavors are perfectly blended

Cons

  • very expensive

 

  • Montecristo No4 Petit Corona (Mareva)

Montecristo No.4 is one of the best-selling cigars in the world. The wrapper is beautiful, oily and silky. The cigar itself has a reputation for its construction being just firm enough to induce enough satisfaction to smokers. There have been some complaints about a loose foot mostly due to the lengthy transportation before it gets to consumption areas including yours, but even with that, it’s always in a top shape.

This stick with average stylish looks with a Colorado wrapper has very few visible veins. The lack of oils or shines on this brand gives it a more exceptional look than the regular ones with those characteristics.

Pros

  • excellent construction
  • delectable flavour
  • reliable for newbie

Cons

  • relatively expensive

 

  • Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona

The Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona is a bit pricey than the most others, rightly so. This is justified by its size, flavor, and other appearance features. The smooth oily glossy wrapper almost literally calls you out for a smoke and afterwards leaving you with a hint of sweetness that lingers on your palette as well as your lips.

It is perfect for long and tasty smokes as the cocoa/coffee blended flavors help you appreciate your choice leaving you with an excellent burn smell.

Pros

  • long lasting
  • excellent burn and aroma

Cons

  • pricey for its quality

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, it is important to know different parameters that will guide your purchase in order to have a memorable cigar experience. Cuban cigars is no doubt the best-selling cigar but definitely pricey. They have different unique tastes; you should try a few before purchasing in order to determine the cigar of your choice.