The cigar - from a simple bundle of tobacco to high-quality enjoyment
When Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba in 1492, he was able to observe the natives smoking simple tobacco bundles. He and his men reported in the home of the strange habit of "smoke to drink". But it took a lot of time to develop the cigars we know today.
This is how it was not until the beginning of the 18th century in Spain that the first manufactories produced the fine tobacco rods. From the Iberian peninsula began the triumphant advance of the fine tobacco products, which today delight gourmets all over the world.
Only when all factors are right, first-class tobacco is created
As with first-class wine, tobacco, soil, seeds and the interaction of temperature and precipitation play the most important role, for first-class quality. Only when all components are perfect can excellent tobacco thrive. At first, it was only tobacco from Cuba, which was used for high-quality cigars, later also added tobaccos from other growing areas.
In addition to Cuba, outstanding tobaccos for cigars are also grown today in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua. For many aficionados, however, the best tobacco products in the world still come from Cuba.
The cigar - synonymous with power and wealth
Among the most famous cigar smokers in the past were often influential statesmen, distinguished scientists and famous actors such as: Winston Churchill, JF Kennedy, Sigmund Freud, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Otto von Bismarck and Groucho Marx. For these people, smoking was an expression of their power and wealth that they had enough money to afford the often very expensive cigars.
Perhaps that is why even today the cigar is an expression of wealth and power. Nowadays, fortunately, everyone can now afford the fine smoking pleasure, because the tobacco rods are available in all price ranges.