Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Post-Ike, Cuban cigar makers hope to cash in on vintage stogies

Hurricane Ike hit Cuban tobacco country hard. But the farmers will eventually recover and cigar smokers will thank the stogie gods in the sky.
And what's a cigar without a little rum? Cuba has plenty of that.
In the top photos above, Ricardo Alarcon, president of Cuba's National Assembly, checks out samples of some of the country's finest rum and cigars.
Immediately above, Alarcon is pictured with Melba Hernandez, one of two women who fought during Fidel Castro's failed attack on the Moncada military barracks in 1953.
According to an article posted today in the online edition of Cigar Aficionado magazine, Cuban cigar makers are hoping vintage cigars will be their next big sellers.

1 comment:

elliot said...

it is very bad to hear this news. but i think it will not make any difference to the smoker community and will not effect there sale. for smokers like me we want quality and we can only get it through cuban cigars.