Is a cigar's price related to its strength?
A: Regarding knowing whether you'll take to certain cigars or not, it is true; trying is believing. Plus, there's no correlation between strength and price. Price is determined by the production costs: creating the blend, the vintage/quality of the leaves, number of sizes in the line, box design, labor costs, etc.
Regarding those so-called Havanas, I wouldn't be surprised if some of them were counterfeits. If they were genuine, they wouldn't be so consistently harsh unless they're made either at an inferior or underground factory, or not properly aged, which wouldn't surprise me either. Stop wasting your money.
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.Show all Gary Korb's Articles