Originally Posted by jazzman
Point taken...I happen to love Cubans and I was 'hooked' so many, many years ago I can't remember when it happened (most likely after smoking my first Cuban).
In my opinion, Cuban tobacco is like no other...and I too have smoked cigars from Mexico, Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua (very rarely and only when my Cubans are in transit), but nothing compares to Cuban tobacco. That 'one & only: very distintive & unmistakeable' appearance (triple cap), strength, taste, flavor, aroma, , smoke and ash is only home to Cuba. The quality of a Cuban cigar is the result of the mystical union of five (5) elements;
b) Varieties of Cuban cigar tobacco regions.
d) The wisdom and knowledge of it's agricultural (planters, pickers, sorters ect...), & manufacture (graders, rollers, tasters ect...).
e) And most of all...the experience...since the 1700's ......it's in the Cuban Blood & Soul.
Also, as to price and from where I procure my Cubans...why would I buy cigars from South American countries when I can have and enjoy the 'real McCoy' from Cuba at less than the prices for those other countries w/ shipping included?
“All Cubans are Cigars...but not all Cigars are Cuban”. CBJ
Last edited by The Count of Merkur Cristo; 07-06-2012 at 07:24 AM.
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