Cuban cigars are world famous. They are known to be the very best cigars on the market. The fact is that tobacco has been grown in Cuba for hundreds of years, and manufacturers have been producing cigars in that country since the time of King Phillip II of Spain (1527-1598). At present, Cuba’s cigar industry is under direct government regulation. This governmental supervision serves as a product quality control, in place to ensure that every cigar leaving the factory is well made, properly rolled, and does not contain flaws or imperfections.
Cuban cigars are special the same way French wine and scotch whisky is. They have the best starting point with their seeds and soil, but you still have to do the job properly.
This means that Cuban cigars commonly are among the best in the world, but there is internal variation. There is also a certain aspect of mythology and storytelling attached.
Although Cuban Cigars are world famous and highly sought out, overall, you’ll find that in blind tastings in reputable cigar magazines, Cuban cigars tend to be well-represented and often among in the top scorers. They are, however not entirely dominating.