Brand Spotlight: Cohiba Blue

Posted by James Wiedenbeck on

Cohiba Cigars have worked hard for their reputations as a luxurious smoke. Before they were even an official company, Eduardo Ribera built a reputation for himself in Cuba hand-rolling his own cigars. It was during this time that one of Fidel Castro’s bodyguard’s shared one of Ribera’s cigars with the Cuban president. Castro was taken back by the flavor that he enlisted Ribera to begin production on a private supply for himself and other top ranking government officials. The Cuban Cohiba cigar was launched in 1968 as a state-run cigar company.  

Americans would have to wait a bit longer before they could get their hands on a coveted Cohiba. The General Cigar Company trademarked the Cohiba brand for the United States, but wouldn’t begin selling them until the 1980s. So, yes, there are two different Cohibas out there. Even though the Cohibas you can find in retailers today aren’t Cubans, their American counterparts have done an exceptional job at recreating the flavor and feel of Ribera’s original blends and have become a force to reckon with in the luxury cigar industry.

The only drawbacks of the American Cohiba’s has nothing to do with the quality – it’s the price. As a topshelf smoke, it’s understandable that they’d run so highly priced but it also keeps many cigar smokers from having the chance to try them for themselves. Enter the Cohiba Blue.  

The Cohiba Blue is the brand’s attempt at making a cigar that’s affordable but still has the class and prestige that comes with the Cohiba name. And it totally worked. Featuring a blend of tobaccos from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic and rolled with a Honduran wrapper and binder, the Cohiba Blue feels like how a topshelf cigar should feel like. Stogie Guys recently reviewed the cigars and called the cigar “well-balanced, spice-forward, medium-bodied profile that’s best characterized by cinnamon, cedar, roasted nuts, warm tobacco, and a bit of honey.”

Ready to try a Cohiba Blue for yourself? On May 24-25, you’ll get 20% off when you buy a box of Cohiba Blues, plus we’ll throw in a a free General Cigar 5-cigar gift set. Check out our stock now.


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