5 great cigars for real men
Anton «our everything» Pavlovich once said: «If a man does not drink or smoke, I had to think – and not a bastard he?». This wise thought quietly sums up our attitude to the male subject after the knife and lighter – cigar. Inexperienced pioneers in the cigars, Indians of South America in the 16th century gave the Spanish conquistadors tradition that will outlast time and become a true personification of wisdom and greatness.
Why Cuba became a trend-setter? Well, firstly, there was opened the first factory (almost five hundred years ago). Unfortunately, the stiff British with their tubes immediately realized the rudeness cigar and began to smoke only in 1717. Second, this contributed to the two centuries the monopoly of the Spaniards. Already to the 20-th years of the last century, smoked cigars every self-respecting gentleman. Third, old Fidel Castro himself famously popularized not only the spirit of the revolution.Now the fashion for them began to revive again. Recent studies almost equate Smoking cigars to non-smokers, so more and more newcomers discover the world of fragrant herbal smoke (we, of course, is not about vapers with their chemistry). And since even in Cuba there are many manufacturers, not counting companies in other countries – the choice in this environment is truly great. So we tried to collect the most interesting and quality items for every taste and sense of smell.
1. Cohiba Behike 56
One of the youngest brands of mother Cuba managed to gain considerable popularity and this year celebrated its 47 anniversary, although appeared even earlier. Initially these cigars were designed most Castro arrived on the island heads of state. Fidel signed a contract with a manufacturer that came up with the bouquet of aromas, but big plans are not built, not even inventing a first name. This guy was Eduardo Rivera, a relative of the personal bodyguard of the Cuban leader, so long to hide the flavor of their products, even if he wanted to, he could not. Anyway, since then, Castro has only smoked Cohiba, always and everywhere.
Fidel Castro: Two things I will never regret is the struggle for the freedom of Cuba and my love for cigars.
2. Cohiba Esplendidos
One of the traditions Cohiba is that in the factory from its inception worked only by women. As it is in recognition of Celia Sanchez Manduley, a real heroine of Cuba and the mistress of Fidel. So
3. Romeo y Julieta Churchills
Shakespeare’s tragedy of the late 16th century, inspired not only many loving couples and playwrights beginners, but the creators of cigars. Almost three centuries after the publication of the play, in 1875, comrades (and perhaps rival clans?) Inocencio Alvarez and Mannin Garcia founded the new brand, in ten years, won a mountain of awards, which you can see on the logo. But really promoted the company in the market of Jose «Pepin» Rodriguez Fernandez, who became its owner in the early 19th century. For marketing, he even bought a thoroughbred horse, and calling her Juliet, and began to chase her gallop across all European, and not only jumps.
Winston Churchill: get me a cigar and I’ll start a war with you.In
4. H. Upmann Magnum 56
Surely you have heard the famous story that the day before the signing of the Us embargo on cigars in 1961, Kennedy asked his Secretary to buy him a large stock of Cuban «Babes». So, it all had to be H. Upmann! In addition, it is known that it preferred this brand to other Amateur simbolismo Sigmund Freud (too oxen, with the 30 cancer surgery sky). Once a disciple asked him if there was any character in that he constantly puts in his mouth is so oblong. To which he replied: «Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar».
The unusual name was born thanks to the founding brothers of the German bankers Herman and August Upmann. Deciding not to use their names, they stopped at the Spanish «hermanos» — «the brothers», by taking the first letter. Because the factory was in Cuba, and to disseminate the products I had at home in Germany, the brothers invented a special box for transatlantic traffic. They sold cigars to this day.
Sigmund Freud: as soon As you pick up a cigar, you become a philosopher.Plump
5. Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de San Juan
In 1831, the Catalan josé generators emigrated from Spain to Cuba at the age of 13, where he began working on the plantation of his uncle in the Vuelta, Abajo. After 12 years, he opened his own factory in Havana and released his own line of cigars. And in 1865, registered a new brand Hoyo de Monterrey, in honor of his plantation. Products Jose was proud of rather immodestly, but deservedly so – for the production of selected only the best tobacco. Moreover, the ancient production technology are supported by the brand now.
George sand: a Cigar is an integral part a life of leisure and elegant.Traditionally the brand uses in its innards leaves «Ligero» rich in nicotine and are responsible for strength. However,