Cohiba Cigars: Banned in Brazil

Cohiba Cigars: Banned in Brazil

It’s pretty safe to say that most aficionados will agree with us when we say Cohiba is one of the best Cuban cigar brands in the world. It’s one of the most highly sought after brands from our Cuban cigar shop. So, you can imagine the horror that our Brazilian friends must’ve felt when they heard that Brazil has officially banned the sale of Cohiba back in July. Of course, they left everyone baffled as to why they would have done such a thing! Their official justification came from the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency. They’ve claimed to discover an excessive amount of sorbic acid – a natural and organic compound used in food as a preservative. 

BAN WITHDRAWN – The importer Emporium, have worked with Cohiba for 20 years and they challenged this claim. The Emporium found that there was no inclusion of any additive as the tobacco is a 100% natural product. The presence of any other substances is down to the natural curing and fermentation process the tobacco goes through. This complaint led to the withdrawal of the ban and Cohiba remains on the Brazilian shelves while the matter is legally settled. 


COHIBA CIGARS YOU NEED TO TRY – So, to all our Brazilian aficionados – stock up now while you still can! You never know what the future holds and we hate to say it, but you should prepare for the worst. We have you covered though, here are some of our best-seller, Cohiba Cigars for sale online.

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 The Cohiba Behike 52 Cigar.


COHIBA BEHIKE 52 CIGAR – The Cohiba Behike 52 is highly respected among cigar connoisseurs, so we’re sure it’ll come as no surprise that its one of our best-sellers. Hand-rolled at the famous El Laguito factory, it is made up of the rarest tobacco leaves. With a length of 118mm and a ring gauge 52, you can expect a medium-full flavour from this smoke.

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The Cohiba Siglo I Cigar.


COHIBA SIGLO I CIGAR – Known as the smallest Cohiba of all – the Cohiba Siglo I Cigar comes in a length of 102mm and a ring gauge of 40. It provides you with a medium to full smoke, expelling cedar, barnyard and leathery notes. If you're looking for a great post-lunch smoke – this is your guy.

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The Cohiba Robusto Cigar.


COHIBA ROBUSTO CIGAR – The Cohiba Robusto Cigar is recognised as one of the finest Robusto cigars Cuba has to offer. Ever since it’s release in 1989 – the cigar has been somewhat of an icon in the cigar world. With a length of 124mm and ring gauge of 50, you can expect a medium-full flavour profile from this bad boy.

So…what are you waiting for? Get hold of these Cuban cigars online while you still can. Let’s keep our fingers and toes crossed for our Brazilian friends and hope that the ban of Cohiba is completely withdrawn. If you want to find out more on the world of Cuban cigars, then head over to our Cuban cigar blog: