Cuban Cigars and their Stateside Counterparts

cohiba cigars

With the 50th anniversary of the trade embargo against Cuba last month, we decided to take a

look at what makes Cuban cigars so good. Cuban cigars are best known for being robust, full-bodied, and, most of all, illegal. Two different factors unique to Cuba weigh in to create the unique flavor, aroma, and overall quality of these coveted cigars.

Cuba’s Climate: Cuba has a year-round tropical climate that is kept moderate by trade winds. These are the ideal growing conditions for tobacco. Pair that with nutrient-rich soil and you’ve got yourself one heck of a cigar. The Pinar del Rio Province of Cuba is a world-renowned location for tobacco plantations.

Cuba’s Past in Traditional Cigar Production: Cuba is home to some of the best cigar rollers in the world. Known as torcedores, these expert cigar rollers are revered in the Cuban culture where hand-rolling is an art form. The skills and techniques used by torcedores have been perfected for generations resulting in a very high quality cigar.

The fact that Cuban cigars are banned in the United States, and pre-embargo Cubans are a rarity, adds to the allure and status of Cuban cigars. There are many Nicaraguan, Honduran and Dominican cigars that are extremely comparable (arguably even better), a lot easier to get your hands on, and legal!

While Cuban cigars are no doubt a great smoke, read on to find out about a few equally tasty stateside cigars offered by Best Cigar Prices:

  • Cohiba Cigars– A Dominican cigar with a rich flavor and dark wrapper that doesn’t overwhelm the smoker. The Dominican variety is the only Cohiba legal in the United States.
  • Romeo y Julieta Cigars– A Dominican cigar with a smooth mellow taste. The Romeo y Julieta cigar is a modern take of the original Cuban brand.
  • Montecristo Cigars– This cigar, handmade in the Dominican Republic, is one of the finest cigars available in the United States. A full-bodied cigar with a sweet aroma.

Visit to learn more about which stateside cigars are comparable to Cuban cigars.

Search For:

Recent News

Cigar of the Week 12/1/22 – Cigar City Brewing Maduro By Punch

Cigar City Brewing Maduro By Punch Cigars Your search for the perfect smoke to pair with your pre...

Best Cigar Prices Gnome Lighters by Vertigo

Best Cigar Prices Gnome Torch Lighters Bring the Gnome home this season for a great stocking stuf...

Cigar of the Week 11/23/22 – Davidoff Year of the Rabbit Limited Edition 2023

Davidoff Year of the Rabbit Limited Edition 2023 Cigars For the eleventh year running, Davidoff c...