Cohiba Cigars is synonymous with luxury. Cigar aficionados around the world are familiar with this ultra-premium brand that originated on the streets of Havana, Cuba. Nowadays, this brand is hand-rolled in both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Cohiba Cigars is a unique brand in many ways, especially in how the company was started. During the 1960’s a local cigar roller was supplying Fidel Castro’s bodyguard with his hand-crafted stogies, eventually making their way to Castro himself. Castro was so intrigued and mesmerized by the quality he set up a factory for the local roller to supply him and other top officials with cigars. Unlike Cohiba, many renowned cigar manufacturers of Cuba were forced to setup shop in foreign countries during and after the Cuban Revolution. However, since the company was under full control of the Cuban government it was safe. In 1978 General Cigar began manufacturing under the Cohiba name, which is what retailers in the USA carry today. Whether you are looking for the decadent flavors of old-world Cuba or new-age innovation, Cohiba has what you are searching for.