Smoking is considered one of the biggest voices in the entire world. It has been referred to as an addictive recreational drug. Whether you like smoking tobacco, marijuana, or that big cigar… It all serves the same, and even though smoking is addictive and bad for you, people still do it all day, every day. According to studies, there are over a billion people who engage in smoking worldwide. Shocking? No. So where exactly do these multi-million-dollar industries grow their produce? Keep reading. Chances are you probably guessed the first one.
Known as one of the countries that makes the most bank of tobacco, Cuba is the country known for growing the most cigar tobacco in the world. This is probably because it is the best quality and has a unique flavor as well. Cuba used to be banned for selling tobacco in the U.S, but now provides most of the countries tobacco and has a reputation making the very best cigars in the world. Their top brands include Cohiba, Montecristo, H. Upmann, and Partagas.
- Dominican Republic
Coming in at number two, with an extensive reputation, the Dominican Republic is known for its smooth and light cigar-flavors. Apart from being the second biggest tobacco producer in the world, it holds the title for being the ultimate original cigar maker.
With roots ranging from Cuba, its no wonder that Nicaragua is one of the top cigar producing countries in the world. They are known for the very best spicy and powerful flavors and include brands such as My Father, Perdomo, and Padron.
Home to some of the richest and powerful tobacco where cigars are strong, dark and have an earthy flavour to them, the famed country of Honduras does not disappoint. Their success in growing tobacco is thanks to the Cuban seed Corojo tobacco which was first grown in Honduras before leaving for Cuba. Some of their most famous brands include Room 101 and CLE.
Although Ecuador is new to the cigar scene, being on the market for only 10-15 years, it is a country of quality that has produced some of the best cigars. What makes them unique and special is their Ecuadorian cigar wrappers, which has the perfect cloud cover and humidity for making the spiciest and delicious cigar wrappers. Their top brands include Rocky Patel, Montecristo and Tatuajae.
Showcasing more of the very best cigars in the world, Mexico takes one of the top spots. Their tobacco has been used in premium cigars for a long time. They are also another country that produces some of the very best wrappers. These are known as the Maduro wrappers. Their best brands include Norteno and Black Abyss.
Ah, the South American countries…Producing an extensive dark and strong tobacco, with a rich dark flavour, this is one country that doesn’t disappoint. Some of their best dark flavoured brands include Davidoff Escurio and Liga Privada No.9.
One would think with all the South Americans exporting to the U.S, they would not be a country producing cigar tobacco. On the contrary, The U.S. produces some of the most-creamy tobacco in the world. With their Connecticut wrapper and even more flavorful produce, they are a country to watch when it comes to mastering that perfect cigar. Best brands include Camacho American Barrel Aged.
Since their natural disaster in 1988, which wiped most of their tobacco plantation and source of income, Jamaica has recovered and is back with a bang. One of their best brands is Macanudo, which is a uniquely crafted Jamaican long filler. Outstanding to say the least.
Ever smoked a Fuente or Rocky Patel? Welcome to Africa! Grown in the small nation of Cameroon, with a famous wrapper, wonderful flavour and the difficulty of getting ahold of their produce, it’s safe to say you want to try their cigars. Try the Fuente 8-5-8… It’s so worth it.
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