COHIBA – Finest International Cuban Premium Cigar Brand
COHIBA is a brand for two kinds of premium cigar, one produced in Cuba for Habanos S.A., the Cuban state-owned tobacca company, and the other produced in the Domican Republic for US based General Cigar Company. The name COHIBA derives from the Taino word for “tobacca”.
The Cuban brand is filled with tobacco that comes from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba which has undergone an extra fermentation process. Cuban Cohiba was established in 1966 as a limited production private brand supplied exclusively to Fidel Castro and high-level officials in the Communist Party of Cuba and Cuban goverment. Often given as diplomatic gifts, the Cohiba brand gradually developed a “CULT” status.
It was first released commercially for sale to the public in 1982. The Cohiba Siglo VI has received some of the highest scores in the line from blind reviews like a 93 from Cigar Aficionado and a 90 from Blind Man’s Puff.