Try Cohiba…… Choose The Best

A few of us who smoke a fair number of Cuban cigars each year tend to smoke as many different brands as we can get out hands on and also try to stay up to date with the Cuban Limited Editions and Regional Editions.  A lot can be learned by having an open mind and the willingness to smoke many different Cuban brands in many varying sizes with great surprises being revealed from time to time.

Those new to this passion will find something they like and stick to what they know, which is comforting and very enjoyable, but I’m always reminded that cigars are always evolving in a humidor and on a good day, even a cigar that may not be your favorite, will explode with flavors that will surprise you and make you rethink your daily or weekly choices.

Montecristo , Partagas, Romeo y Julieta and H. Upmann, which are old reliable brands,  are all very very popular, and for very good reason, but if you want to taste, what most agree, is the top of the heap, the king of them all, then try a Cohiba.  This brand gets first pick of the finest tobacco leaves in Cuba, extra aging and extra care when rolling of these leaves giving these cigars a consistency and a beauty that has given them the distinction of being the best brand Cuba has to offer.

The Esplendidos, which is the most counterfeited cigar in the world, has won the praises of aficionados world wide and many devoted Cohiba smokers always have their humidors stocked with these long and elegant works of art.  The Siglo Series won over many new smokers when this line came out in 2002 with the Siglo VI being a standard set when wanting something special.

In 2007 the Maduro 5 line was introduced with 3 sizes that came in wrappers that have been through a 5 year aging process.  These, although tasting differently from the original Cohibas, have rich dark chocolate notes that please a whole community of Maduro cigar smokers world wide.

2010 saw the hugely anticipated release of one of the finest cigars Cohiba has produced to date, in the Behike.  3 sizes ranging from 52, 54 and 56 ring gauges have caused more of a stir in the cigar world than any other cigar has been able to accomplish.  The wonderful construction and the added extra rare “Medio Tiempo” leaves, from the top of the tobacco plant, sparsely added to the blend give this cigar a whole new smoking experience for seasoned aficionados.  These were very hard to get cigars this year and something tells me that nothing about that is going to be changing soon.

Taking the time to get to know all of the different cigars that Cuba produces can be very exciting, educational and tasty but when an occasion deserves the very best, you’ll want to pick a Cohiba.

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