From Havana to Hamburg, Cuban cigars are valued as the absolute best on the planet. Cuba has brilliant conditions for developing tobacco, and a few hundred years of developing experience. The country’s famous cigars are a significant segment of the Cuban social legacy. Regardless of whether you smoke, finding out about the set of experiences and culture of these cigars is totally interesting.
Stogie culture is enormous in Cuba. Stroll down any road in Havana and you will undoubtedly see a small bunch of local people puffing endlessly on puros as they approach their day by day business. Individuals love cigars, as do the voyagers who come here to purchase and smoke them. Because of the U.S. ban on Cuba, Cuban cigars have been difficult to get in the U.S. furthermore, have delighted in a specific persona for the past 50 years. Things are changing nowadays, yet most tobacco devotees actually concur that Cuba creates the best tobacco on earth.
Area, Area, Area
We as a whole realize that area matters, particularly with regards to agribusiness. Cuba is honored to have a portion of world’s best areas for developing tobacco. The whole island, notwithstanding, isn’t fruitful ground for this undertaking—numerous spots are simply excessively hot or cold or rough to develop plants. Notwithstanding, there are a couple of locales that appreciate elite conditions for developing tobacco.
The best tobacco comes from the Vuelta Abajo space of Pinar del Río Province close to the town of San Luis. This spot has wonderful developing conditions—the normal temperature is around 73°F (23°C) and the mugginess is around 65%. Furthermore, the dirt is a rich, ruddy topsoil that is loaded with supplements. Around here, the best fields are exclusively dedicated to creating covering leaves.
Certain specialists guarantee that plants filled in the Vuelta Abajo area have a higher grouping of nitrate. This nitrate makes the tobacco all the more impressive and tasty. The leaves are additionally more grounded and better for rolling. Individuals have attempted to copy the tobacco from this area by utilizing similar seeds and surprisingly the moving the dirt, yet none have had the option to grow an equivalent yield.
Other significant tobacco districts in Cuba incorporate Villa Cara and the Valle de Viñales. Estate Clara’s Vuelta Arriba district, east of Santa Clara, is supposed to be underdog to Pinar del Río with regards to tobacco creation. Since Viñales is inside a public park, compound composts are illicit and the entirety of the tobacco is natural. Nearby tobacco cultivators, known as vegueros, demand that this makes their tobacco the best in Cuba.
As you pass through these areas, you’ll see tobacco fields along large numbers of the streets. The fields are home to abdomen high tobacco plants arranged in equitably divided lines. The fields are picturesque, particularly when laborers are out reaping leaves. Set aside effort to pause and take pictures.
Purchasing Cigars and Coming Home
Cuban cigars can be bought at true La Casa del Habano stores. There are around 20 of these stores in Havana and a lot more in different urban areas. These stores may have stroll in humidors and smoking parlors. The chiefs are normally incredibly educated and can help you select the ideal stogie. You can likewise purchase cigars all things considered vacationer inns.
When in doubt, don’t accepting cigars in the city. Albeit the dealer will guarantee that they have brand name cigars, the cigars are normally mediocre and efficiently made. It’s ideal to purchase cigars from a respectable shop or seller.
Carefully assembled Cuban cigars have a Cubatabaco stamp and a manufacturing plant mark. High quality cigars additionally have the words, “Hecho en Cuba. Totalmente a Mano.” (Made in Cuba. Totally by Hand.). In the event that the name peruses “Hecho a Mano,” the cigars were likely hand completed, with the covering put on by hand, instead of totally handcrafted. At long last, in the event that it says “Hecho en Cuba,” the cigars are machine made.
There are around 40 brands of Cuban cigars, every one of which sells cigars in various sizes and shapes. All in all, fatter cigars smoke more easily than more modest cigars, and dull cigars will in general be better. The nature of a specific brand may change year to year, actually like wine. Likewise, like wine, cigars proceed to age and develop when they are all around focused on. Most stogie fans concur that the best cigars are those that have matured for 6–8 years. The stogie ought to either be smoked inside a quarter of a year of being delivered or following a year—the timeframe in the middle is a famously awful an ideal opportunity to smoke them. The stogie ought to have a smooth surface and new smell, and feel somewhat delicate when pressed. Stogie manufacturing plants in Cuba produce a few brands. Specialists consider the El Laguito industrial facility in Havana to be the nation’s ideal.
Make sure to carry a humidor with you to Cuba in the event that you intend to get back with cigars. This will guarantee that the cigars keep up the legitimate moistness while voyaging. You would prefer not to get back with a container loaded with very dry cigars!