Cohiba voted the best Cuban cigar
A five-member international expert panel based in France ratified the Cohiba Behike-52 as the best Cuban Habano cigars.
The expert group, from the Amateur de Cigare magazine, participated in an annual tasting session of 700 cigars from 130 countries, which are being marketed in France, said Habanos S.A. company executive Marcelino Ben Mustelier in statements to the Cuban news agency.
Ben Mustelier said that the specialists consider a thorough evaluation of the cigars, including strength, scent, flavor, draw before releasing the list of the best cigars from all nations of the world.
In the case of Cuba, the Cohiba Behike-52 is followed by Partagas’ Lusitanias 3 and Romeo and Juliet’s Churchill’s reserve, all of which enjoy large demand by cigar lovers.
The executive said that this is not the first time that the magazine stressed the high quality of Cuban cigars. He said that many representatives of that publication participate at the annual International Habano Festival and they later carry out extensive follow-up work on the subject.
During their visit last year, the experts considered local characteristics of western Pinar del Rio plantations and of other Cuban territories, which may constitute ideal areas for high-quality tobacco-leaf production.
The Cohiba Behike-52 cigars were launched into the domestic market, at the Havana-based Melia Habana Hotel’s Habano cigar shop, in October 2010 on limited amounts.
The marketing in Cuba of these cigars stood for a 33 percent growth in sales with respect to 2011 since its short shape meets the demands of those who prefer a brief smoke.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Source: Scoop Independent News