As early as 1496 the word cohiba was used by the natives of hispaniola (now santo domingo) to describe the cured leaves of tobacco they smoked for pleasure. while sailing with christopher columbus on the his second voyage ,fomanus pane, a spanish monk , wrote of this incident and gave us the name cohiba . the fertile soil and ideal climate of the dominican republic , where cohiba was first smoked , over 500 years ago , makes it an ideal source for fine tobaccos. among all the hand -rolled premium cigars from the dominican republic , our cohiba cigars have been the most exquisite since we introduced
them 1978 .the exclusive cohiba blend of rich dominican filler tobacco that we use today took over six painstaking years to develop . in addition , the full-bodied flavor and distinctive character of the cigar are uniquely enhanced by the complex complementary flavoer of a superior cameroon wrapper leaf from west africa and the darkest , supplest jember binder from indonesia . the result is the cigar that fulfills the journal of romanus pane with the incomparable taste and aroma worthy of the centuries-old heritage that belongs only to cohiba and the dominican republic.