Best Cuban Cigars

Best Cubano Cigars

If you’ve heard anything about cigars, you have heard about Cuban cigars. Cuban puros, cigars made exclusively from Cuban tobacco, have a certain mystique to them. Because of Cuba’s location near the equator and the soil that Cuban tobacco is grown in, Cuban cigars are one-of-a-kind. 

One of the reasons that people are so enamored with Cuban cigars is because they are exclusive, especially in the United States. Because of a trade embargo with Cuba, it is extremely difficult to get your hands on one in the USA. Many Americans who try to purchase Cubans unknowingly purchase fakes, even when they are on vacation.

Most Americans have only been able to get their hands on real Cuban puros when they fly internationally and purchase them at a Duty-Free shop in the airport.

This post is here to help to make sure you can get your hands on authentic Cuban cigars by buying them from a reputable, legitimate store online and have them shipped to your home.

We ordered them from here and they came to us with no issues.

Cubano Cigar

Cubano Romeo y Julieta

There is so much mystique around the Cubano cigar, it’s hard to separate myth from fact. Some of it might be hype, but I can tell you from experience there is a big difference between smoking an authentic Cubano and smoking one of the heritage lines. A Cuban Montecristo has a much different taste, strength, and punch than the Dominican version. The same is true for a Cuban Cohiba, Cuban Partagas, Cuban Bolivar and all of the others vs. their Dominican or Nicaraguan counterparts. 

You might be wondering why there are Cuban and non-Cuban versions of each brand. Well, it comes down to when Castro nationalized the cigar industry, many families left to start over in other countries. Some companies started over and some companies started using the existing names. The USA doesn’t recognize trademark laws for Cuban companies, so the separate companies are able to operate under the same name. Most of the more famous lines (H. Upmann, Romeo y Julieta, and Montecristo) are all operated under Altadis USA. Luckily, it is still possible to get your hands on a real, authentic Cuban cigar.

Top 8 Cuban Cigars You Can Buy Online

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#1 Partagas Serie D No. 4

A smooth, dark and reddish brown wrapper with almost no veins.

The draw of this cigar is great from the start with a very dark ash, almost black.

There are flavors of chocolate and coffee from the beginning, which get more intense as the smoke progresses, without becoming overwhelming.

4.9 × 50

Wrapper type: Ecuador Habano

Length: 4.9 inches

Ring: 50

Shape: Robusto

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Origin: Cuban

Strength: Medium-Full

Smoking Time: 45-90 minutes

#2 Cohiba Siglo I

This little cigar is small but enjoyably strong. The flavor profile starts out with cream and chocolate with some grassiness and develops in more cream and tobacco.

The golden caramel wrapper has a slick oil sheen with no blemishes. 

4 x 40

Wrapper type: Cuban

Length: 4

Ring: 40

Shape: Petite Corona

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Origin: Cuba

Strength: Medium

Smoking time: 30-45 minutes

 

#3 Bolivar Coronas Junior

This cigar has the same gauge as a corona, but is shorter. Since it is shorter, it doesn’t have as strong of an ending as a full-length corona.

The smoke starts off with your typical Bolivar flavors: sweet tobacco and leather, followed by hints of dark chocolate.

Unbelievably complex flavors for a beautifully rolled short cigar. 

4.3× 42

Wrapper type: Cuban

Length: 4.3

Ring: 42

Shape: Petite Corona

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Origin: Cuba

Strength: Full

Smoking time: 30-45 minutes

#4 Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto

The Hoyo de Monterey Petit Robusto is a rich puro that is full of aromas without being aggressive.

The wrapper is tan and smooth, free of veins.

The complex flavor starts out with a little pepper, wood and earth with subtle hints of leather. The flavor urns to sweet hay, leather and fruit, then finishes with a flavor of sautéed mushrooms and tobacco.

4 × 50

Wrapper type: Cuban

Length: 4

Ring: 50

Shape: Petit Robusto

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Origin: Cuba

Strength: Light-Medium

Smoking time: 45-60 minutes

#5 Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills

The Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill is enjoyable and not overpowering. The length allows lovers of a true Cuban puro to enjoy one without dedicating a lot of time.

The Colorado shade wrapper is a little toothy to the touch and the subtle veins are slightly visible.

The short Churchill starts with woody flavors, with hints of pepper. The second third of the smoke has more leather and pepper flavor, with signs of espresso. The final third has bitter chocolate and some spiciness, while never being too powerful.

4.9 x 50

Wrapper type: Cuba

Length: 4.9

Ring: 50

Shape: Robusto

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Origin: Cuba

Strength: Medium

Smoking time: 45-90 minutes

#6 Montecristo No. 4

The Montecristo No. 4 was wonderful tastes throughout the smoke. It is a very well constructed cigar that is very firm and packed well.

The wrapper is smooth and oily with little veins.

The smoke starts off with a strong taste of earth and wood with subtle hints of spice. As it progresses there are hints of graham cracker with a more complex earthy flavor. Creamy coffee and caramel flavors appear. The stogie ends with flavors of spice, wood, cocoa and fruits in a well balanced creamy manner.

5.1 x 42

Wrapper type: Cuban

Length: 5.1

Ring: 42

Shape: Petite Corona

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Origin: Cuba

Strength: Medium-Full

Smoking time: 45-60 minutes

#7 Cuaba Tradicionales

The Cuaba Tradicionales is a beautiful stogie in a dark oily wrapper.

The Tradicionales starts with a sweet cocoa flavor with slight bread and wood flavors. As it continues, flavors of earth, tobacco and black pepper are noticeable. The flavor balances out in the last third to a smooth creamy finish.

4.7 × 42

Length: 4.7

Ring: 42

Shape: Favorito

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Origin: Cuba

Strength: Medium-Full

Smoking time: 45-60 minutes

#8 Jose L. Piedra Brevas

The Joes L. Piedra Brevas are a great cigar, and even better for the price. 25 cigars can be bought for around $70.

It is a well-balanced cigar with subtle earthy flavors.

5.2 × 42

Length: 5.2

Ring: 42

Shape: Corona

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Origin: Cuba

Strength: Medium

Smoking time: 45-60 minutes