Just about everyone is familiar with the much-lauded flavour of Cuban cigars. But how do you know if you’re smoking a real Cuban cigar or just a cheap knock of cigar from any other country for that matter?
For those new to the world of cigar smoking, you should know that every cigar-producing country has its own unique flavour and character.
The soil quality and the way the tobacco is produced and rolled contribute to the overall flavour of the finished product.
Cigars from different countries
One must of course allow for significant regional variations, here are some very basic guidelines for getting to know the world’s flavours.
- The famous Cuban cigars are renowned for their smoothness and ‘creamy’ flavours.
- They are applauded for their rich flavours and overall premium quality.
- Cigars from Central American countries like Honduras and Nicaragua are known to be strong and rich in flavour.
- Caribbean countries like Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are known for their milder flavours.
Whatever country you purchase from, remember that a good way to gauge the overall flavour of a cigar is to note its diameter and length.
In general, cigars with a thicker diameter will have a richer flavour. Longer cigars are generally cooler. So there it is, you can get a taste of the work with cigars from different countries.