The Cohiba Cigar Story
On his second voyage to the New World in 1496, Christopher Columbus revisited the island of Hispaniola, now known as the Dominican Republic. Columbus was fascinated by the Taino natives smoking cured tobacco leaves they called “Cohiba,” meaning tobacco.
Fast forward 500 years or so and name Cohiba has stuck! While people may not know the origins, they surely know of Cohiba’s many cigars coming in a variety of wrappers, flavors, sizes and body. Now handmade in Santiago, Dominican Republic, these cigars offer superior craftsmanship from the finest tobacco leaves, and Thompson has a wide selection of Cohiba cigars available in order to meet the needs and tastes of every cigar lover. The Lonsdale Grande is one of the best-loved sizes. With a medium to full-bodied taste and twisted head finish, the Lonsdale Grande is part of the Red Dot line, which was the first Cohiba to come out of the Dominican Republic. Another popular line is the Black Series, which consists of a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and tobacco that has been aged for three years, providing consistently full-bodied yet accessible flavors in virtually limitless shapes and lengths. Cohiba XV cigars, with expertly aged Ecuadorian Sumatra wrappers, Connecticut Broadleaf binders, and a unique blend of Nicaraguan Ligero and Piloto Cubano Ligero, offer a medium-bodied smoke.
Whatever your taste, Cohiba has a cigar for you that is sure to please every palate. Now that you know the story, why not buy a box of these fine cigars and gift them to your Dad this Father’s Day? You can have a great conversation, and you might find that you know more about the Cohiba than the old man does. However, it’s Father’s Day, so let him think he knows it all!