Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by Asfa Rasheed
When we travel to Cuba, many wonders which cigar bar or a cigar lounge to choose when buying the best Cuban cigars, either to buy one to remember or order from a friend or acquaintance. So click on cigar shops near me right here and find the best tobacco shop.
To export cigars, you should know that the customs limit is two boxes of cigars per person (50 cigars) without proof of purchase for many countries. But if you have bought them in the official tobacco shop or from a cigar bar, you can take more boxes by showing the purchase certificate.
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When in Cuba, do the Cuban
You can buy Cuban cigars in a cigar lounge or on the street in Cuba. We recommend that you buy it in the tobacco shop as it guarantees that they are all of the quality and are equally cheaper than in other countries. In addition, you can buy more than two boxes with the purchase certificate, which is the maximum allowed by customs. But if you like it and don’t have the purchasing power to buy a box, you’d better ask the private house owner. They will find you good cigars at reasonable prices and by recommendation.
The seller will always tell you that his family or friends work in the cigar factory, but they most likely come from clandestine factories and will only remove the stamps and stamps of the factories. This does not mean that it is of worse quality. There are very good cigars.
Tobacco Shop: Where to buy the best cigars in Cuba
The best state stores to buy the best Cuban cigars in Havana are the following:
- La Casa delHabano 520, between Dragones Barcelona, Old Havana, Havana. It is located in the Partagas factory at the bottom of the Capitol.
- La Casa delHabano, HostalConde de Villanueva Mercaderes # 202, between Lamparilla and Amargura, Old Havana.
- “La Corona” Tobacco Factory, 106 Agramonte between Colon and Refugio, Old Havana, Havana.
- La Casa delHabano at the Hotel Nacional in Vedado.
- La Casa delHabano on the 5th 1407 in Miramar, 188 in the distribution Flores or Calle L 23 in Vedado.
- El Corojo tobacco shop at the Hotel MeliaCohiba.
- La Casa delHabano in front of the Cuatros Palmas hotel in Varadero.
- La Casa delHabano at the Meliá Santiago Hotel in Santiago de Cuba.
If you buy cigars on the street, watch out one by one, especially the ones below, that they don’t try to sneak a bad one on you. Check that they are well pressed and to know that it has a run, blow on the part where it lights up, and they should swell a little, see that the air passes between the sheets.
Cigar Lounge: The best cigars in the world
To have an idea when choosing the best Cuban cigars, below we will detail which are the best cigars in the world according to Caribbean News, but they may not have, or you will find all of them. This ranking of the best cigars in the world is difficult to define due to the different variables under consideration, such as the harvest of leaves of the year, the mastery, and the recipes or links. Here is the ranking of the ten best cigars in the world:
It is considered the best cigar in the world. Roasted coffee, cocoa, and vanilla flavor.
CHURCHILL OF ROMEO AND JULIET
Strong flavored cigar for an experienced smoker. Robust, which in turn is smooth and creamy
LANCERO DE COHIBA
It became a legend when it was used as a gift by President Fidel Castro to heads of state, monarchs, and high-ranking personalities who visited Cuba. For its elaboration, 3 of the four types of leaves are dry, light, and medium time and undergo an additional fermentation in barrels.
Cohiba is due to the Cuban locals’ name to the aromatic leaf with which the cigars were wrapped when the Spanish arrived in Cuba.
SPLENDID OF COHIBA AND MONTECRISTO N2
The Esplendido cigar is mild with a special taste, while the Montecristo number 2 is also mild in taste but somewhat sweeter.
the best selection of strong-flavored cigars in different sizes. In 2014 this vitola was chosen Cuban cigar of the year by the specialized magazine L’Amateur de Cigare.
ROBUST FROM COHIBA
Habano mixes its power with its flavor. Slightly bitter and woody in the middle, its flavor compensates in the final section for a sweeter touch.
SERIES D N4 OF PARTAGAS
Its success is due to the combination of its perfect format and strong flavor, where aromas of wood and spices are mixed.
VI CENTURY OF COHIBA AND MONTECRISTO A
The Cohíba s. VI is a reference in the world of Habano. Very fresh with hints of grass towards the beginning and smooth and creamy towards the final third.
The Montecristo A is one of the best the brand bore in 1970.
SIR WINSTON OF H-UPMANN
One of the oldest in the tobacco world and mixes an aroma of musk, wood, and roasted coffee.
EXHIBITION No. 4 OF ROMEO AND JULIETA AND DOUBLE CROWN OF HOYO DE MONTERREY
Romeo and Juliet Exhibit 4 have a strong and spicy flavor mixed with a little sweet and sour. The Hoyo de Monterrey Double Crown cigar is elegant, delicate, and aromatic.
Principles applied to lighting a cigar:
- The first one is to light with an odorless flame.
- Use a butane gas lighter, a wooden match, or a piece of cedar sheet.
- Never use a gasoline lighter, a wax match, or a candle because their aroma will permeate the cigar.
A trick to better preserve cigars is to put the box in a plastic bag inside the fruit drawer of the fridge. And every month or month and a half, change the bag so that it does not create mold. If not, you can always buy a humidor with a hygrometer readable from outside the box and made of cedar wood inside. The relative humidity must oscillate between 65% and 75% for correct conservation. The temperature should oscillate between 16 and 18C.