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If I don’t like Habano wrapper on one brand, will I not like it on all other cigars?

A: The Artisan Nicaraguan cigars are well made and good buys, but the answer to your question is “No.” There are many fine cigars that use “Habano” wrapper. All it really means is the leaf is grown from genuine “Havana” or “Cuban” seed. Perdomo. Don Pepin, Gran Habano, and Oliva make some excellent Habano wrapper cigars. Plus there are several variations of Habano wrapper. A lot has to do with the soil, curing process, aging, quality of the harvest, blend recipe, etc. Though the wrapper can add a significant amount of flavor to a cigar, the filler and binder play a big role, as well. Perhaps the filler & binder in the Artisan Nicaraguan Habano just didn’t mix well on your palate with the Habano wrapper.

That said, since you’re still new to cigars, keep experimenting! I guarantee you’ll find some Habano wrapper cigars you really love.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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