The Myth of Cuban Cigars

As most people know we have an embargo with trade with Cuba. What Cuba is naturally known for is cigars. I have personally love the hobby of smoking and collecting cigars. Cuban’s have always been considered the best of the best. This is because the soil and climate are perfect for growing cigars.

So what is the problem with cigars from Cuba if this is true? Well, the government of Cuba is Communist and that means the government owns the factories and production of these cigars. They also know the high demand for Cuban cigars and the envy that is around them. Often leading them to cut corners and not creating the best quality cigars.

They hardly pay their people because the profits are being eaten by bureaucrats and government’s friends. Because the profits are eaten by people who do not work the cigars and freedom is squashed, most of the best blenders and rollers have left to make cigars in other places.

The future of Cuban cigars looks both dim and bright. If tomorrow we released the embargo, which I support, the government would more than likely try to keep up with the demand and it would kill the little quality that is left. If they allowed the free market to take over production, then there would be a chance for better quality. Since they are moving to be more free in general aspects, it is possible that the production could become more free also.

So next time someone tells you Cuban cigars are the best, you know the truth.


Published in: on September 5, 2008 at 1:10 pm  Comments (4)  
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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Thank you for posting this. Im glad someone finally did it.

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  3. I think you are spot on with your review. I have talked about the same thing on my blog and we both agree on this issue. Cuba is not what it used to be.

  4. Very sad but undoubtedly very true.

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