Cohiba cigars are among the newest Cuban Cigars. A brand the can be traced back to 1960. It was then that Fidel Castro's Body guard introduced the Leader of Cuba's Government to his own personal Cigars rolled by a friend Eduardo Ribera. In Castro's own words
"I used to see the man smoking a very aromatic, very nice cigar, and I asked him what brand he was smoking. He told me that it was a special blend, but that it came from a friend who makes cigars and he gave them to him. I said, let's find this man. I tried the cigar, and I found it so good that we got in touch with him and asked him how he made it. Then we set up the house [the El Laguito factory], and he explained the blend of tobacco he used. He told which leaves he used from which tobacco plantations. He also told us about the wrappers he used and other things. We found a group of cigar makers. We gave them the material and that is how the factory was founded. Now Cohiba is known all over the world."
Today they are still made in the Laguito Factory but also in the Partagas Factory for ease sake. A range of Cigars that are often at the higher range of price but are worth just about every penny that you will spend on them.