Have you ever wondered why Cuban cigars are so expensive, here is why.
Cuban cigars have the ultimate reputation in the cigar industry of being the worlds finest tobaccos, and therefore come at a heavy price!
But Cuban cigars are incredibly common, almost every good tobacco shop has a good variety of them. However, the reality is that 95% of Cuban cigars are actually counterfeits in the United States.
True Cuban cigars are manufactured and produced in traditional methods that haven't changed in the last 200 years. The process of farming tobacco leaves takes about a year to grow fully, and then they are harvested and hung up to dry until a fermentation process occurs. That also takes time in order to get the tobacco to release their ultimate flavours and aromas.
Thereafter, every single leaf is thoroughly inspected and has to pass a level of quality. The optimal tobacco leaves that pass the quality standard are handed over to a highly skilled tobacco roller who then rolls the leaves into a fine Cuban cigar by hand.
Authentic Cuban cigar companies claim that what separates a true Cuban cigar over its competitors and counterfeiters has largely got to do with the small area in Cuba where the tobacco is grown, thanks to the optimal climate to produce the worlds best tobacco. A large influence on the price is the size of the cigar as well. The biggest cigar you can get is a Gran Corona Cuban cigar, and therefore is the most expensive too.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Business Insider, on Why Cuban Cigars Are So Expensive.