Yesterday (October 17, 2016) saw the last remaining restrictions on importing Cuban alcohol and cigars into the US lifted giving American yacht owners with on board luxury humidors reason to celebrate. While this does not mean Cuban cigars will now be available to buy in the US, it does mean that owners exploring Cuba by superyacht no longer face harsh restrictions on these goods when returning home. Find out what to buy with our edit of the best cigars from Cuba and beyond.
H. Upmann Petit Coronas
President John F Kennedy may have been the one to impose the ban but that doesn't mean he wasn't partial to the odd cigar himself. Before putting the restrictions in place he instructed his press secretary to stock up on 1,000 of his favourite H. Upmann Petit Coronas and the brand is still a favourite among cigar smokers today. Hand-made and with a medium, mellow flavour they are best enjoyed aged when the earth, cedar and cocoa aromas have had sufficient time to develop.