Cuban cigars have always had the mystique due to the fact that they have been illegal
in United States for many years. With Castro in power Kennedy made certain that no
trade between the United States and the communist country would exist. The embargo
has essentially put Cuba in a time capsule with the only evidence of US products
found our relics from the 50s like the Chevrolet Bel Air which is common in the streets
of Cuba. Castro also did not do much justice to the tobacco fields and us the product
has suffered. Driven mostly by the mystique, most novices will seek out Cuban cigars
with very little reason as to why. Pre-embargo Cubans as a result are considered
precious as they are the true Cuban cigars that most are really seeking. The full-bodied
flavor of the Cuban cigar is what makes it so attractive to cigar purists.
Finding such a pronounced flavor is what is become almost a mission for some however,
looking only to Dominican tobacco perhaps wrapped with Maduro leaf will give a comparable
if not exceed the cigar aficionado's expectations.