Cuban cigars are an illegal luxury long sought after in the United States. Unfortunately, many of those who are able to snag a Cuban cigar are most likely smoking a counterfeit. The counterfeit Cuban cigars that most Americans smoke are not rolled in Havana at all. However, there are a few ways that you can tell whether you have a counterfeit Cuban or not.
How to Tell if Your Cuban Cigar is Real or Not
- Cuban cigars have a very distinctive ash. Look at the ask for a dark grey, opposed to the lighter, almost white, gray that come from most non-Cuban cigars.
- The cap wrapper on an authentic Cuban cigar is finished with three individual wrappers that you can easily see.
- Were the cigars packed in cellophane? This is an indicator that you have a box of fake Cuban cigars.