Cuban cigars are considered to be the best in the world, with some of the most popular and high-quality smokes available originating from Cuba.
Cuban cigars are manufactured and distributed by Habanos S.A., which sells the 27 major Cuban cigar brands, including Cohiba, H. Upmann, Hoyo de Monterrey, Montecristo, Partagás, Romeo y Julieta, Bolívar, and Punch cigars.
At Havana House, we offer a wide range of premium hand-rolled Cuban Cigars, which have been imported to the UK from Cuba and feature an EMS stamp to confirm their quality.
What are Cuban Cigars?
Cuban cigars are made with tobacco leaves that are grown in Cuba. The leaves are cured and then hand-rolled by highly skilled Torcedores, who are considered to be the best in the world at crafting beautiful smokes out of the filler, binder and wrapper tobacco.
What Do Cuban Cigars Taste Like?
Cuban cigars are crafted in a wide range of vitolas and strengths, with over 220 different size formats on offer, so there’s certainly something for every cigar lover to enjoy – and plenty of smokes to try!
The tobacco leaves used to craft Cuban cigars are fermented at least twice and aged for several months, if not years. This lengthy process is worthwhile, as Cuban cigars present a more mellow and refined taste as it ages, which is very pleasant to smoke.
The smoking experience of Cuban cigars will vary between brands and will depend on the size and shape of the cigar.
Which Cuban Cigar Brand Should I Smoke?
Generally speaking, Bolivar offers full-bodied, strong and flavourful cigars, compared with Hoyo de Monterrey, who offer a portfolio of lighter strength and flavoured cigars.
Brands like Montecristo and Cohiba offer medium strength yet flavourful cigars that are considered excellent starting points for novice smokers while offering enough intensity to keep experienced aficionados interested.
If you’re not sure where to start, check out our cigar selection packs to find bundles of Cuban cigars to try that our experts at Havana House have hand-picked as the best smokes Cuba has to offer!
High Quality Cigars from Cuba
In Cuba, the cigar industry is run by the government state tobacco company, Cubatabaco. This allows for strict production regulations, which help to ensure that every cigar made meets the high standards expected from a Cuban smoke.
In addition, the distribution arm of Cubatabaco, Habanos S.A., labels and protects each box of cigars made with special seals and stamps to reduce the risk of fake cigars, or cigars that don’t meet standards, being sold.
Cuban cigars that arrive in the UK are checked and provided with a quality control EMS stamp to ensure that the smoke you get is perfect! At Havana House, we also perform our own quality checks on the cigars we sell, so you can rest assured that the cigar you receive is a genuine Cuban smoke.
Check out our full range of Cuban cigars below, or search for a specific brand in the menu.