The most common questions we get asked by people about Cuban cigars

Here are a list of some of the most common questions we get asked by people about Cuban cigars, we hope you find them useful. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly. What is a Habano? The official Denominacion de Origen Protegida (D.O.P) or Protected Denomination…

How to Re-use a Vintage Humidor

Have you ever been tempted to buy a vintage humidor on Ebay, but were concerned about how effective it would be?   There were no cheap imports from China, these were all made by English craftsmen and the equivalent today would cost you thousands of pounds from companies like David Linley. You still need to…

United States Trade Embargo and Cuban Cigar Sales

On 7 February 1962, United States President John F. Kennedy imposed a trade embargo on Cuba to sanction Fidel Castro’s communist government. According to Pierre Salinger, then Kennedy’s press secretary, the president ordered him on the evening of 6 February to obtain 1,200 H. Upmann brand petit corona Cuban cigars; upon Salinger’s arrival with the…

The UK Cuban Cigar Portfolio

The UK Cuban Cigar Portfolio is made up of 24 cigar houses. It’s said that every hand-rolled Havana goes through at least 222 different stages before it is ready to smoke. Each one is made by hand with meticulous care creating what are recognised as the finest cigars in the world. We invite you to…