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La Aroma de Cuba Cigars
Average Customer Rating:
5.00
316 reviews

La Aroma de Cuba Cigars

La Aroma de Cuba cigars originally began as a Cuban brand from the late 1800s, once a favorite of Winston Churchill. Reborn in the house of legendary cigar-maker, Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia, La Aroma de Cuba has quickly grown into a mega-brand with several accolades and awards to its credit. Cigar Aficionado has crowned La Aroma de Cuba with numerous 90+ ratings and notable distinctions, including ‘#2 Cigar of Year’ honors as well as naming it the ‘#1 Bargain Cigar in the World.’ Handcrafted in Estelí, Nicaragua, the La Aroma de Cuba portfolio exemplifies Pepin’s versatility in blending the finest, aged premium tobaccos to a pinnacle standard that cigar enthusiasts everywhere now adore.  

CIGARS

  • La Aroma de Cuba

    La Aroma de Cuba

    Price Per Cigar:
    $4.49 - $7.45
    27 options available
    Strength: Medium
    Country: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
    114 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial

    La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial

    Price Per Cigar:
    $6.71 - $8.90
    18 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
    12 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

    La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

    Price Per Cigar:
    $6.71 - $8.75
    18 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: San Andres
    35 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva

    La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva

    Price Per Cigar:
    $8.28 - $11.25
    18 options available
    Strength: Full
    Country: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: San Andres Oscuro
    10 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse

    La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse

    Price Per Cigar:
    $12.58 - $16.00
    9 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
    8 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Pasión

    La Aroma de Cuba Pasión

    Price Per Cigar:
    $8.51 - $11.50
    18 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Nicaraguan
    4 Reviews
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SAMPLERS

  • La Aroma / San Cristobal '92-95' Rated Assortment

    La Aroma / San Cristobal '92-95' Rated Assortment

    Box of 5
    Only: $38.99
    21 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba 5-Cigar Assortment

    La Aroma de Cuba 5-Cigar Assortment

    Box of 5
    Only: $34.99
    36 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba '93-95 Rated' Super Sampler

    La Aroma de Cuba '93-95 Rated' Super Sampler

    20 Cigars
    Only: $144.95
    5 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba 'Best Sellers' Assortment

    La Aroma de Cuba 'Best Sellers' Assortment

    Box of 5
    Only: $49.99
    7 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial Fresh Pack

    La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial Fresh Pack

    5 Cigars
    Only: $34.99
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Fresh Pack

    La Aroma de Cuba Fresh Pack

    5 Cigars
    Only: $29.99
    1 Review
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Fresh Pack Sampler

    La Aroma de Cuba Fresh Pack Sampler

    5 Cigars
    Only: $34.99
    15 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Fresh Pack

    La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Fresh Pack

    5 Cigars
    Only: $34.99
    2 Reviews
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ACCESSORIES

  • La Aroma de Cuba Classic Ashtray

    La Aroma de Cuba Classic Ashtray

    Only:
    $29.95
    4 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Desktop Humidor

    La Aroma de Cuba Desktop Humidor

    Only:
    $59.95
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  • La Aroma de Cuba 'El Jefe' Tee Heather Grey

    La Aroma de Cuba 'El Jefe' Tee Heather Grey

    Only:
    $24.95
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Espresso Cups

    La Aroma de Cuba Espresso Cups

    Set of 2
    $29.95
    1 Review
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Jetline Prestige Double Torch Lighter

    La Aroma de Cuba Jetline Prestige Double Torch Lighter

    Only:
    $29.95
    6 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Metal Sign

    La Aroma de Cuba Metal Sign

    Only:
    $24.95
    10 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Navy Ashtray

    La Aroma de Cuba Navy Ashtray

    Only:
    $29.95
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Oval Crystal Ashtray

    La Aroma de Cuba Oval Crystal Ashtray

    Only:
    $39.95
    10 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba 'Pasión' Tee Mint

    La Aroma de Cuba 'Pasión' Tee Mint

    Only:
    $24.95
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Pasión Vintage Mesh Hat

    La Aroma de Cuba Pasión Vintage Mesh Hat

    Only:
    $24.95
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Red Ashtray

    La Aroma de Cuba Red Ashtray

    Only:
    $29.95
    2 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba 'Retro Miami' Tee Aqua

    La Aroma de Cuba 'Retro Miami' Tee Aqua

    Only:
    $24.95
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  • La Aroma de Cuba 'Silhouette' Tee Peacock

    La Aroma de Cuba 'Silhouette' Tee Peacock

    Only:
    $24.95
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Vintage Mesh Hat Black

    La Aroma de Cuba Vintage Mesh Hat Black

    Only:
    $24.95
    4 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Vintage Mesh Hat Camo

    La Aroma de Cuba Vintage Mesh Hat Camo

    Only:
    $24.95
    2 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Vintage Mesh Hat Red

    La Aroma de Cuba Vintage Mesh Hat Red

    Only:
    $24.95
    5 Reviews
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  • La Aroma de Cuba White Ashtray

    La Aroma de Cuba White Ashtray

    Only:
    $29.95
    1 Review
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Women's Tee Indigo

    La Aroma de Cuba Women's Tee Indigo

    Only:
    $8.99
    1 Review
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LA AROMA DE CUBA BRAND HISTORY

In November of 1895, an eager young lieutenant, Winston Churchill, arrived in Havana, Cuba, with his fellow officer, Reginald Barnes. The two encountered rebellion against years of Spanish conquest among the island’s inhabitants, and, of course, cigars. Here began Churchill’s lifelong love affair with Cuban cigars. La Aroma de Cuba was among Churchill’s favorite brands and one that he would readily add to the stockpile of 3 to 4,000 cigars he maintained at his country estate, Chartwell Manor, in Kent, England. To say Churchill’s cigar consumption was prolific, at roughly 8 to 10 cigars per day, may be an understatement. What cannot be understated is the influence La Aroma de Cuba enjoys in the premium cigar world more than 125 years later.

The contemporary resurgence of La Aroma de Cuba has been transplanted to Nicaragua, but the brand still displays a deep allegiance to its Cuban hallmarks. Much of La Aroma de Cuba’s modern-day authenticity is owed to the legendary Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia (known as “Pepin”), whose origins as a master cigar-maker span many decades overseeing production in Cuba for iconic brands like Montecristo, Cohiba, and Romeo y Julieta.

At some point in the earlier part of the 20th century, brand trademarks for La Aroma de Cuba had slipped off the radar as the company’s distribution was halted for one reason or another. It was common for ownership of Cuban cigar companies to change hands frequently at the time. By the end of the 1990s, the Levin family, owners of the iconic Ashton brand, had acquired and registered the trademarks for La Aroma de Cuba with the intention of one day returning the historic marquee to its former days of splendor. The company officially relaunched La Aroma de Cuba in 2002.

By the mid-2000s, the Levin family had established a strong relationship with Pepin Garcia, and they shifted all La Aroma de Cuba production to the Garcia family’s factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. They felt the Garcias’ revered cigar-making expertise would be an ideal fit for developing La Aroma de Cuba. The brand quickly grew into a bestselling cigar due to its accessible prices and rich, complex taste. As demand increased, noticeable economic development filtered into Estelí and the surrounding area, and the Garcias began to expand their cigar-making operation significantly. A boom for Nicaraguan cigars was underway.

The ornate cigar bands and boxes La Aroma de Cuba cigars come in complete the package. Artwork for each line is designed by a professional artist and embossed on the packaging with vibrant precision, which reflects the luxuriant taste of the La Aroma de Cuba cigars.  

LA AROMA DE CUBA BRAND OVERVIEW

Today, the La Aroma de Cuba portfolio includes an award-wining collection cigars that earn high ratings and are lauded for their complexity, balance, and flavor. The original La Aroma de Cuba is crafted from a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over an all-Nicaraguan core of binder and filler tobaccos grown on Garcia family estates. Notes of cedar, brown sugar, and black pepper display a medium-bodied profile. The cigar finishes with a bit of sweetness and is available in a wide variety of shapes, priced from around $5 to $7 apiece. The Robusto was awarded a 93-point rating and crowned the ‘#1 Cigar Industry Best Buy’ by Cigar Aficionado.

In 2008, La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial debuted. The critics in Cigar Aficionado rated it 94 points and a ‘Top 5’ ranking in their annual top 25 cigars of the year list. La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial is considered the brand’s most Cubanesque release with its medium-bodied profile of smoked almond, leather, espresso, and cedar.

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor earned 95 points and ‘#2 Cigar of the Year’ honors when it came out in 2010. Its versatile profile of almond, espresso, black pepper, and dark chocolate weaves a complex tapestry of sweet and spicy notes across the palate. Mi Amor is drawn from an aged San Andrés wrapper over vintage Nicaraguan tobaccos. The San Andrés region in Mexico is regarded for its fertile volcanic soils where the succulent stalk-cut crops develop perfectly. The cigar was so successful among cigar lovers and industry insiders, an enhanced edition was blended in 2012, called La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva, with a higher-priming wrapper and a potent, more full-bodied finish. Mi Amor Reserva also earned an outstanding 95-point score in Cigar Aficionado.

In 2014, the first limited edition La Aroma de Cuba, Noblesse, debuted. The blend is released in small batches in a trio of classic shapes every year. A Cuban-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador embraces the finest aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. The creamy and floral profile of Noblesse segues into Pepin’s signature spices in a luscious, woody finish.

In 2021, the brand’s newest blend, La Aroma de Cuba Pasión, promises to impress. A beautiful Shade Grown wrapper is harvested in Nicaragua’s Namanji region where the Garcias discovered a unique microclimate perfect for growing premium crops over ten years ago. Today, over one-third of the family’s private 300-acre estate is dedicated to Shade Grown wrapper on fields shielded from direct sunlight and nourished by the basin’s snaking river. Beneath the wrapper, vintage binder and filler tobaccos from Estelí, Jalapa, and Namanji complete the blend. Notes of molasses, smoked cashew, cedar, nougat, and spice layer the palate from beginning to end. Taste the modern reinvention of La Aroma de Cuba from its historic Cuban roots to a prominent Nicaraguan brand.

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