In the world of cigars, the most well known variety would most certainly be Cubans. Anyone who knows anything about cigars will tell you that the Cuban cigar has a distinct flavor and aroma to it that cannot be reproduced anywhere else in the world. This has to do with the soil quality and the growing conditions for the tobacco in Cuba. Of course, since post embargo Cuban cigars are not allowed in the United States, you may be wondering if it is truly worth the cost of purchasing pre embargo Cuban cigars, which are legal.
Are Cuban cigars stronger than other types of cigars? This is a question that many people ask. Here is what you need to know when it comes to the cigars in your humidor as compared to Cubans.
The strength of the cigar does not come from where the tobacco plant was grown. This is where many people have a misconception. The flavor and the aroma of the cigar does come from where the tobacco was grown, and this is why Cubans do have a distinct taste. It is not possible to recreate the same environment and soil type that is in Cuba. That is why the Cuban cigars are unique. However, this is not where strength comes from.
In fact, you can definitely find other cigars that are just as strong as Cubans. You just need to know where to look. After all, the strength of the cigar flavor does not come necessarily from the type of tobacco used, but instead from the amount of Ligero – that is the top part of the tobacco plant – that is used within the cigar. If you want strong cigars for your humidor, then consider those that come from Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Both of these types will be stronger and spicier in flavor. In addition, a cigar will be stronger if it is wrapped in sun grown tobacco, so look for those varieties that have a very dark wrapper. This will indicate sun grown plants.
The truth is that Cuban cigars are unique. They have a distinct flavor and an aroma that cannot be replicated. That does not mean they are stronger than other varieties. The strength of the cigar comes from what part of the tobacco plant is included in it, so in theory any cigar can be strong, no matter where the tobacco was grown. There are some countries that are known for producing strong cigars, so if this is what you want in your humidor, then all you need to do is look for them.How Do Cubans Compare In Strength To Other Cigars? by David Sabot