Obama made it simpler for Americans to buy Cuban cigars, but it’s only recently that the executive order has gone into effect that allows you to bring in a decent amount for personal use.
How many Cuban cigars can you take to the US?
You can bring back 100 Cuban cigars, which is pretty good! Of course, you have to pay for your holiday to Cuba, too.
But it’s a short hop from Miami, Havana is a hell of a place and it’s somewhere you should visit if you have the chance.
If you buy smart, you can score enough of a deal to pay for the trip and you might find yourself rationalizing an island-hopping lifestyle.
You can save a fortune buying the big names direct from the source, but if you’re a connoisseur rather than a brand-snob, you can find some killer local house cigars that they make on site.
They can be cheaper and better. At the end of the day, it’s largely the same tobacco anyway. Cuba isn’t that big.
Travel To The Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic also has some awesome deals, so you could head to the likes of Punta Cana, Sosua or Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo if you prefer a city break.
While you’re there, you can spend time on some of the world’s best beaches and stock up on Gurkha, La Flor Dominicana and Psyko cigars. The general feeling is that Dominican cigars are the best in the world right now.
Try a sampler pack from the likes of Thompson Cigar and find out for yourself.
Others Are Feeling The Benefit
The new legislation is good for the rum industry, too, and it also allows for Cuban pharmaceutical products to receive FDA approval and sell on US soil.
It is big news for the cigar industry, too, as a lot of companies resorted to bringing in alternatives to the legendary Cubans.
Now they can go to the source and establish proper deals with the Cuban manufacturers. Although you can always rely on a few of the best online suppliers for real Cuban cigars of the highest quality.
We recommend Thompson Cigars, and BnB Tobacco has some great deals too. In fact, we just found BnB’s 25 cigar sampler pack that gives you a selection of Cigar Aficionado’s top cigars of the year.
It looks a steal at $114.99.