Before Ramon Cifuentes left Cuba, he was asked to run the entire nation’s cigar industry. He chose instead to make his own way off the island, ultimately making it his mission to produce cigars that were every bit as good as Cubans using non-Cuban tobacco. He wound up making something that he claimed was even better once he nailed down the formula for Partagas Original cigars in the Dominican Republic.
Now the company is divided into two branches – one in Cuba and one in the Dominican Republic. Both make exquisite cigars, but due to the embargo, we can only sell Dominican Partagas blends. Fortunately, they’re quite good. Which is better is a matter of subjective opinion.
Partagas Original cigars feature a blend that is classic for the company – something of a signature mixture, really. There’s a genuine Cameroon wrapper on the outside, a spicy Mexican binder on the inside, and a core of rich Dominican long-filler bringing everything together. It’s a wild combination, really, but it makes these stogies something very special. The flavors of leather, citrusy pepper, and fragrant oak are all in the smoke, giving it a fascinating character. This enticing profile became the core blend for Partagas Original cigars for decades.
There are classic traditional cigars out there that try to emulate Cuban flavors, but this smoke is what a legendary cigar man from Cuba was actually interested in smoking and sharing with the world. To us, that’s as good a recommendation as any.
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Partagas Original FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Leather, pepper, fragrant oak wood.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Partagas Original cigars are for those who want a very flavorful and interesting Cameroon-led blend that has stood the test of time.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
It’s not your average smoke. Some folks might find it too out there if they aren’t used to Cameroon profiles.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Ron Barcelo Rum Imperial might be great to sip with a Partagas Original. Could also be a great cocktail base for a Santo Libre (1 oz rum, 6 oz Sprite, juice from half a lemon, and some mint leaves, all over ice)
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
This is a nice cigar when you want to reflect on the past.
Draw can be tight on some.