The Cuban Cigar Handbook
The Discerning Aficionado's Guide to the Best Cuban Cigars in the World
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For more than two centuries, Cuban cigars have been heralded as the best cigars in the world. More than just a cigar, they're an art form, with tobacco growers and hand-rollers considered artists. Today, there are more than 200 varieties to discover, and this essential guide highlights each one. Featuring insights from industry experts like Gary Korb and Denis K. Toulouse, The Cuban Cigar Handbook presents an in-depth look at a wide range of fascinating topics, including:
- a complete history of Cuban cigars
- how to spot fakes
- stories of celebrated cigar aficionados from Ernest Hemingway to Rudyard Kipling
- the best Cuban rum to pair with a cigar
- vivid descriptions of Cuba and its environs
- dynamic profiles of growers, hand-rollers, and producers
- and so much more!
The Cuban Cigar Handbook tells the history of cigars in Cuba and includes an extensive guide to over 200 varieties. Tasting notes for all varieties of cigars explain what makes each type different from the others, and how to spot fakes. And should you get thirsty, this book also includes a guide for how best to pair Cuban cigars with Cuban rums. Light up a cigar, sit back, and read fascinating stories about notable cigar aficionados to learn what attracted the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Rudyard Kipling to Cuban cigars. The Cuban Cigar Handbook is the ideal gift for the cigar smoker in your life.
This is the ultimate handbook for any burgeoning cigar enthusiast or seasoned connoisseur.
Cider Mill Press, 9781604336207, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2016