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El Laguito, cigar afctory in Havana, Cuba where the world-famous Cohiba cigars are rolled. Image taken from the Habanos S. A website

What's all the fuss about Cohiba cigars?

Why is it so hard to get your hands on your favourite Cohiba cigar? Why the Siglo VI, Robusto, Esplendido and Behike cigars are almost impossible to find? In this article we will explore briefly the history of Cohiba and why they are so difficult to get. 

Cohiba cigars are among the most highly sought-after cigars in the world, known for their exceptional quality and flavor. There are several reasons why Cohiba cigars are considered by many as the best.

First, Cohiba cigars are made with the finest tobacco leaves, carefully selected from the Vuelta Abajo region in Cuba, which is known for producing some of the best tobacco in the world. The leaves are aged for at least two years before they are used to make Cohiba cigars, this is a key factor that influences their unique aroma and flavour.

Second, the manufacturing process for Cohiba cigars is highly controlled and precise. The tobacco leaves are carefully fermented and blended to create the perfect balance of flavors. The cigars are then hand-rolled by skilled craftsmen called Torcedores who use traditional techniques to ensure high-quality sticks.

Third, Cohiba cigars have a long history. The brand was created in 1966 for Fidel Castro, the mythical leader of Cuba, and was originally only available to high-ranking officials, diplomats and heads of state. Today, Cohiba cigars are available to the general public, but their exclusive history and reputation for excellence have helped to make them some of the most sought-after cigars in the world.

Fourth, the Chinese market has an insatiable apetite for these cigars. In fact, the current, global price follows closely the price Cohiba cigars fetch in Hong Kong. Some Cohiba cigars like the Esplendido and Siglo VI can sell for as much as 400usd. The rare Behike can sell for as much as 1000usd a stick!

In conclusion, Cohiba cigars are known for their exceptional quality, unique flavor, and history. These factors, along with the careful manufacturing process, use of the finest tobacco leaves, and huge demand around the world, make Cohiba cigars some of the best cigars on the market.

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