What makes CUBAN CIGARS so special?
Premium Cuban cigars contain only one ingredient, cigar tobacco. In the far western region of Cuba the soil produces a distinctive flavour which is attributed to a unique micro climate.This combination of climate and soil phenomenas’ create the unique flavour of the tobacco grown in Cuba. It has even been discovered that taking the same Cuban tobacco seeds and planting them elsewhere does not result in an identical flavour.
How To Spot An Authentic Cuban Cigar
Cuban cigars are handmade and tend to be very rich and flavourful. They burn with a greyish ash rather than white ashes that are common in non-Cuban cigars. Cuba has gradually introduced a warranty seal in all of their packaging. This allows consumers to guarantee authenticity and the serial number can be referenced online at verificacion.habanos.com
Making the right choice
Different brands, tobaccos, sizes and shapes offer a different smoke experience, but here are some popular choices.
LAGUITO NO. 3 OR PANETELA
Taking only quarter of an hour to smoke, this elegant cigar is a favourite choice with ladies and in moments of limited time. In fact, it is popularly known as “Entreacto” which translates to “Between Acts”.
PROMINENTE OR DOUBLE CORONA
A favourite with cigar aficionados and is known for its delicacy and flavour. This cigar takes an hour and a quarter to smoke.
PIRAMIDE OR TORPEDO
This tapered, shouldered cigar is known to have special advantages when it comes to combustibility and takes around an hour to smoke.
JULIETA NO.2 OR CHURCHILL
Originally from the Romeo y Julieta factory this is nicknamed the Churchill as it is known to be Winston Churchill’s favourite cigar choice and can be enjoyed for over an hour.
The perfect size to end a wonderful meal or relax at the end of a busy day, this traditional size offers over half an hour of smoking enjoyment.
THE TRUE CIGAR EXPERIENCE
Churchill’s Cigars is popular in Grand Cayman for several reasons. Namely, the huge selection of cigars on display and the great Cuban brands they always have in stock. Buying cigars should be a fun, pleasurable experience and the staff at Churchill’s are there to help you when selecting a fine cigar.
They can help with choosing a cigar by flavour, colour, size and shape. The folks at Churchill’s have found that when selecting a cigar size it’s important that you remember that the bigger the cigar, the longer it will take to smoke. Their advice: new cigar smokers or those who light up once or twice a year should probably stick to the popular Coronas and Robustos. The team at Churchill’s can describe the subtle differences between Honduran and Cuban tobacco leafs and how fine cigars should be stored. Several staff members at these stores are, in fact, Cuban. These staff members grew up in Cuban households where Grandfathers (Abuelos) would argue over whose Cuban cigar was better to smoke.
Churchill’s is home to many famous brands including Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann, Hoyo de Monterrey, Punch, Rocky Patel and many more.
Our stores are also a place to find unique items from Cuba like authentic license plates, wood ashtrays, artwork and humidors. Located in The Island Plaza, George Town, The Kimpton Seafire Resort and the airport departure lounge, the stores are conveniently and centrally located. If you’re visiting from the USA… GOOD NEWS! In October 2016, the government of the USA lifted restrictions on some Cuban products including tobacco which means cigar lovers can legally take home their favorite Cuban cigars for the first time in 50 years.