Cohiba is the Carribean Taino tribe word for cigar. The TaĆ­nos were pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and the northern Lesser Antilles. Some publications refer to them as Taino Indians, a malapropism owed mainly to Columbus’ mistaken notion that he had reached India when actually landing in the Americas.

Cohiba is also the name of a luxury cigar made in Cuba, first known to be for the exclusive use of Fidel Castro. The cigars are hand-rolled and are said to be of complex flavor and depth. Seriously speaking though, I do not know anyone here in the Philippines who can attest to this.

I only have (or had) my grandfather who smoked Alhambra Coronas. I remember walking into his house on Sundays and smelling it in the air. There is no other aroma quite like it.

Cohiba Cigars

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