I had the opportunity to smoke this box pressed cigar at Papa Juan Cigar Room Bronx location, having no expectations but the one from knowing that I have yet to have a cigar by Francisco Almonte, master blender of DBL cigars, that has been disappointing to my palate.
In 2015, the embargo was lifted between the US and Cuba — and once again, Cuban cigars were available to export. Cuba's tobacco production can be compared to Napa Valley's wine culture — it's taken seriously, and can be a big draw for tourists.
The recipe for a Cuban cigar is the country's climate, as well as the soil which makes for a rich harvest.
HAVANA — President Obama touched down in Cuba on Sunday, pledging to interact directly with the Cuban people and accelerate engagement between the United States and Cuba after more than a half-century of hostility.
He is the first sitting American president to visit in nearly nine decades, and Cubans of all political persuasions had eagerly awaited his arrival.
Amid an overall thaw in relations between Washington and Havana, the Obama administration Tuesday announced changes to longstanding sanctions placed on Cuba that will make it legal for the first time in decades for an American to buy and smoke a Cuban cigar while abroad.