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Spotlight Brand: La Aroma de Cuba

La Aroma de Cuba

One of the world's best-selling boutique cigar brands. 

Originally distributed by Ashton, the brand is now made under the close supervision of Don Pepin Garcia, one of Nicaragua's best manufacturers. Only a big name in cigars like Don Pepin Garcia can rejuvenate a brand like La Aroma de Cuba, a famous turn of the century Cuban brand made famous in part by Sir Winston Churchill, who often described the cigar as one of his favorites. Using Cuban-seed Nicaraguan tobaccos, La Aroma de Cuba is one of the most popular boutique brands coming out of Nicaragua.

Enthusiasts have come to expect unmatched consistency from the brand, and each box tastes the same as the last. In past issues of Cigar Aficionado, the brand was recognized for its quality and flavor, receiving '93' ratings. Make no mistake, Pepin elevated this brand to a whole other level as it offers almost identical characteristics to those found in the original blend, except with a richer flavor and a more pronounced finish.

Q & A: Analog vs. Digital Hygrometers

Q.
Should I use an analog or digital hygrometer?

2/02/10 | by MP of Chattanooga, TN

A.
When in doubt, always use a digital hygrometer. Analog hygrometers only tend to provide an estimated humidity level since they work via the use of springs and can easily become inaccurate due to abrupt movement or constant fluxuations in humidity. However, digital hygrometers are known for accurately displaying proper humidity levels and most can be calibrated or adjusted easily. Furthermore, they usually display the temperature inside your humidor as well, a feature not available with analog hygrometers. When purchasing a new humidor, it will save you time, money and frustration if you also purchase a digitial hygrometer, even though most humidors come with a standard analog unit.

by Bryan