The “History” of Culebras



When you think of cigars, the image you conjure up in your mind will likely be that of a stogie with a traditional shape, like a Corona or a Churchill – a long, brown tube of expertly rolled tobacco, with a rounded or tapered end. While the majority of cigar types will fit this description, one cigar type, the Culebra, certainly does not. This particular cigar type is created by plaiting together three cigars, while they are still damp following the rolling process. Culebra is Spanish for ‘snake’ and looking at the shape of these twisted cigars it’s easy to see why such a name has been chosen for them. We take a look at the history behind these peculiarly shaped cigars.

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