History of CUABA

First introduced in London in 1996, the Cuaba brand was the first new Cuban cigar brand to be introduced into commercial production since 1968. Historically, "Cuaba" is the Taino Indian word for the special Cuban bush used to light the "Cohíba" or "Tobacco" on the Island. Generally associated with a taste that is similar to Romeo Y Julieta, full of various flavors but never tasting too much of one flavor in particular, Cuaba cigars are on average mild and balanced. All 4 of the Cuaba vitolas are in the figurado (perfecto) shape: the Exclusivos, the Generosos, the Tradicionales and the Divinos. This shape was popular until the beginning of the 20th century. Habanos S.A. decided to revive the British tradition of smoking figurados; hence the fitting unveiling of the brand in London, England. Habanos, S.A. has since reintroduced other historic brands and shapes.

CUABA Distinguidos Box of 10

  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Cigar length: 162 mm / 6.38'
  • Strength: Medium to Full Body
  • Vitola: Double Figurado

RECENTLY RATED 92 BY Cigar Aficionado - The art of smoking is so often underestimated, some people think there is nothing to it, you light the cigar and puff away, yet the art of smoking is the art of getting the best out of the material you have bought or are offered. Distinguidos are perfect material for the novice double Figurado smoker. Lighter in essence than most, the Distinguidos are manageable yet tasteful. Open wood and herbaceous aromas are easily detectable to the uninitiated palate leaving the focus on the time and rhythm of the vitola itself. I describe this cigar as "a teacher amongst the double Figurado vitola".


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