Swiss Cuban Cigars, is one of the biggest sellers of Cuban cigars online.
Buying Cuban cigars online can result in customers coming across sites selling fake Cuban cigars, which is not only illegal but extremely disappointing for cigar lovers.
The customer service team at Swiss Cuban Cigars prides itself on only selling authentic Cuban cigars.
And, as well as all of the services you’d expect, such as fast worldwide shipping, easy and secure payments, fast delivery and advice from the experienced customer service team, the company sells only very high quality authentic Cubans.
Information about Cuban cigars online
Anyone who is searching for the best Cuban cigars online should check out Swiss Cuban Cigars for all the information they need.
All the cigars sold by Swiss Cuban Cigars are, of course, the real thing. But more than that, Swiss Cuban Cigars reviews different brands on a regular basis.
Everything from the smoking experience to how many gold medals the brand has won are
covered, ensuring the largest selection of truly quality products available online.
Dodging fake Cuban cigars when buying online
The in depth knowledge of the team contributes to the great service overall, and ensures buyers avoid fake Cuban cigars.
Fake cigars continue to be a problem across the market for Cuban cigars, and there are a number of ways that buyers can check their product to avoid being stuck with ‘premium cigars’ that are anything but.
For example, cigar brands that display labels inside the box rather than on the product or box, then the retailer is trying to sell fakes.
Always look for the original sealed box when you buy Cuban cigars, particularly extremely popular brands on sale at a suspiciously great price.
From the first purchase at Swiss Cuban Cigars, the customer can rest assured that whether they buy a thousand boxes or stick to a few limited editions, every Cuban cigar will come with the appropriate green seal and exact boxes.
Swiss Cuban Cigars reviews Habanos SA
When it comes to seeking out the best Cuban cigars, customers need more than great customer service (although this, along with easy and secure payments is certainly important!).
Great service and great cigars should come along with all of the expertise and expert knowledge offered by Swiss Cuban Cigars. Understanding the market, different brands, the danger of counterfeit cigars and how to avoid fake products should be part of the service.
This is why Swiss Cuban representatives often write reviews of different brands, from Romeo y Julieta to the official Habanos manufacturing company in Cuba.
The history and development of Habanos SA
Habanos SA is Cuba’s tobacco manufacturing company that controls the distribution, production and export of premium cigars around the world. The Cuban cigar manufacturer launched in 1994 and is partly owned by the state.
The ownership of the company is split between the Cuban state owned Cubatabaco and until 2019 Imperial Tobacco.
Global sales of authentic products from Habanos include Romeo y Julieta, Cohiba and Montercristo brands among many others.
What makes a cigar a Habanos?
The Cuba based company owns the trade marks of every quality Cuban cigar brand in the
nations they export to.
‘Habanos’ itself translates as ‘something from Havana’, which is why it has become the byword for cigars from Cuba, as well as cigars in general for some people.
Buying cigars is rife with fakes and counterfeit cigars, so the company keeps a tight control of which companies it exports to in other countries.
For example, the only place that Habanos exports to in Germany is 5th Avenue Cigars. For the UK and Gibraltar it exports to a company called Hunters & Frankau, for Swizterland it’s Intertabak.
The US trade embargo and Cuban businesses
The only country that Habanos does not sell quality products to is the United States. This is because of the US trade embargo against Cuba, which has been in place since 1962.
Today, this embargo is facilitated through various Acts, including the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917, the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act, the 1963 Cuban Assets Control Regulations, the 1992 Cuban Democracy Act, the 1996 Helms-Burton Act and the 2000 Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act.
Recent acquisitions and developments
It wasn’t until 2000 that Habanos split into two separately owned sections, when Altadis
bought 50% of the company. Since then, the largest selection of brands on offer has been restructured and updated.
In some ways, it appears that Habanos has adopted the marketing and selling practices of US-based companies since the acquisition in 2000.
This includes expanding the biggest range of ‘special release’ and limited edition cigar brands.
These are marketed for a special occasion and on the quality of the cigar, including its flavour profile and how much customers enjoy the smoke.
Habanos are better quality than ever before
There has been a corresponding uptick in quality for Cuban cigars, which many believe dropped during the 1990s in the immediate aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union.
In 2008, Imperial Tobacco acquired Altadis and by May 2019 had announced its plan to sell the Cuba based Habanos SA for more than £1 billion to Gemstone Investment Holding Ltd and Allied Cigar Corp.
Habanos cigars are hand rolled using traditional manufacturing methods
Let’s go back much further to the discovery of tobacco itself.
It was in Cuba that the Christopher Columbus-led expedition first came across tobacco being smoked by the Taino Indians, wo called it ‘Cohiba’.
Since then, tobacco has been traded and grown all around the world. It’s generally accepted that the finest tobacco in the world is grown in Cuba, thanks to the specific growing conditions in certain regions.
Cuban tobacco is so perfect for special occasions thanks to its quality of smoke and flavour. And this is because of four factors that are only found in one area – the climate, the soil, the varieties of black tobacco seed and the special know-how of Cuban growers and farmers.
How to get DOP status
Habanos as a term isn’t a distinction given to every cigar.
The term is the Protected Denomination of Origin (Denominacion de Origen Protegida –
DOP) that only goes to a the most outstanding cigar brands and those that are manufactured and processed to the highest standards.
A distinction of Habanos cigars is that they are all hand-rolled (totalmente a man) and never made by machine.
Traditional manufacturing and rolling techniques
This tradition goes back more than 200 years and the specific technique is pretty much the same now as it was then.
The amount of work that goes into growing tobacco and manufacturing Habanos is truly impressive with more than 500 tasks along the way.
These excellent services are why every cigar ends up being suitable for any special occasion, whether as a wedding gift or for an expert in Habanos.
An authentic smoke in every box
If you’re new to the cigar world and have been wondering how to be totally sure your chosen box is authentic, you may find the following information useful.
Swiss Cuban also recommend finding and reading positive reviews on each cigar too. these will go into the quality of flavoured cigars and point you towards full flavoured cigars or lighter options, depending on your preferences.
Always check for the warranty seal
But to buy an authentic Habanos cigar, you should check the green seal of warranty. Every box will have a hologram on the right and a bar code on the left.
Furthermore, the label itself will always be displayed on the upper left side of the container and will leave between three and six mm around the edge.
Habanos are all authenticated at source
Habanos has developed this seal using synthetic paper that incorporates various anti-tamper elements.
Any attempt to remove or change the label will cause the seal to be automatically invalidated. And, whether you buy your Habanos from Swiss Cuban Cigars or other websites, you can enter the barcode into the habanos.com website to check the authenticity.
How to choose the right Habanos brand for you
The exact brand of Cuban cigar that suits you will depend on why you’re buying it and where it will be smoked.
For example, looking for a suitable gift for special occasions is different from finding a flavour profile for you specifically.
Swiss Cuban Cigars can help you find the ideal cigars for your needs
Swiss Cuban Cigars may be based in Gran Canaria but it uses world class experience to ensure customers find exactly what they want.
Excellent service along with fast shipping, a large selection of Cubans and guarantees of authenticity go a long way to making the buying experience as simple as possible.
Which brands are managed by Habanos?
There are 27 brands managed and sold by Habanos, which includes everything from formats, flavours, brand positioning, where they’re sold and the characteristics of each.
These 27 Habanos are protected by the DOP as explained earlier.
The brands are:
- Romeo y julieta
- Partagas louisitanas
- Hoyo de Monterrey
- H Upmann
- Jose L Piedra
- San Cristobal de La Habana
- Vegas Robaina
- El Rey del Mundo
- Juan Lopez
- La Flor de Cano
- La Gloria Cubana
- Por Larranaga
- Quai d’Orsay
- Rafael Gonzalez
- Ramon Allones
- Saint Luis Rey
- Sancho Panza