At Simply Cigars we want to help educate our readers so we have developed created the Cuban Cigars Pronunciation Guide. When new cigars arrive are you to embarrassed to order them because you aren’t sure how to pronounce the names? Do cigar store staff look at you vacantly as you desperately try to pronounce Por Larrañaga or Ramon Allones? The following sound files were donated by Rafael Bernardo to assist cigar smokers everywhere in the correct pronunciation of our favourite Cuban cigars.
After Cubatabaco took control of the Cuban Cigar Industry in February 1962, 25 brands remained: Bolivar, Cifuentes, El Rey del Mundo, Fonseca, Gosport, H. Upmann, Hoyo de Monterrey, Jose L. Piedra, Juan Lopez, La Escepcion, La Flor de Cano, Los Statos de Luxe, Montecristo, Partagás, Por Larrañaga, Punch, Quintero, Rafael Gonzalez, Maria Guerrero, Ramon Allones, Romeo y Julieta, Sancho Panza, Saint Luis Rey and Troy. Some of these cigar brands no longer exist but one thing that remains is their mispronunciation! The following sound files were donated by Rafael Bernardo to assist cigar smokers everywhere in the correct pronunciation of our favourite Cuban cigars. These are the common pronunciations, and do not necessarily reflect regional dialects such as those in Havana.