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The Best Cuban Cigar You’ve Never Heard Of

There are cigars, and then there are cigars. 

The Montecristo No. 2.

The Cohiba Robusto. (And, more recently, the Behike).

The Partagas Serie D. No. 4.

The Romeo Y Julieta Churchill.

These are some of the iconic cigars whose reach extends around the world; these are the brands that are equally famous to both smokers and non-smokers alike.

But then there are those Cuban cigars off the beaten path — habanos for those in the know.

And sure, on a trip to Cuba you’ll experience the full range, from those geared toward the Spanish market like Sancho Panza; the elegant Trinidad; the historic H. Uppmann.

But if you want a really knockout cigar, look no further than one of Cuba’s under-the-radar brands: Bolivar.

One of the island’s older marques, Bolivar was first created in 1902 and has a reputation as one of Cuba’s stronger cigars, with filler tobacco from the Vuleta Abajo zone.

And when it comes to Bolivar, one is best: the Bolivar Royal Corona.

And the 124mm, 50-ring-gauge cigar is indeed strong — but don’t be scared off if you’re used to milder cigars.

This is an elegant, controlled powerhouse, one whose strength gradually increases, but always gracefully.

The robusto-size cigar is a rich, complex puro with lovely notes of coffee, dark chocolate, leather… with a remarkably smooth draw. The aroma is a delight.

This is as good as cigars get in Cuba — and could be the best cigar you’ve never hard of.

The Best Cuban Cigar You’ve Never Heard Of was last modified: March 29th, 2016 by Cuba Journal