Our Take on The World Famous Cohiba Behike Cigar

July 4, 2019

JR Edicion Limitada Alternative

When Cuba launched the Behike line in 2010, it instantly became one of the most desirable brands amongst discerning cigar enthusiasts around the world. The new smoke won such critical acclaim that it was named Cigar Aficionado’s 2010 Cigar of the Year! However, at $400 a stick, and illegal to sell in the USA, smokers in search of these rare gems had to travel abroad and have deep pockets to procure some.

Cohiba Behike is a three-vitola line comprised of the finest medio tiempo tobaccos harvested from the famous Vuelta Abajo region of the country. This flavorful low yield leaf, rarely seen on a tobacco plant, gives this cigar its rich, earthy sweet, and uniquely spicy medium to full-bodied flavors. Today, nine years later, these extremely limited-edition beauties are hard to find even in a licensed Habano shop in Cuba.

Are they worth this exorbitant price tag? Honestly, we didn’t think so, therefore we created the  Alternative Cohiba Behike Laguito No. 6 cigars as part of our enormously popular JR Edicion Limitada Alternative series, that includes our take on many other rare limited- edition Cuban lines.

To accomplish the painstaking task of replicating this gem, we turned to one of the most famous cigar factories in the world, who make some of the most famous brands known to man. The Cuban-born artisans at this legendary,( but un-named factory), chose to use their finest Nicaraguan tobaccos, and pristine Ecuadorian Sumatra wrappers to recreate the character, quality, and signature taste of this top-rated Cubano. Rolled in the same 6.5 × 56 sizes as its majestic counterpart, our version of Behike will provide you with what we think, is very similar medium to full-bodied flavors of earth, white pepper, dark roast coffee, and a rich tobacco sweetness throughout.

Is our Behike as good as the real deal? Well, that’s for you to decide, but at under $65 bucks for a 20-count bundle, as opposed to $400 bucks for a single cigar, it’s certainly worth the gamble! At the very least, you’ll enjoy a delicious handmade Cuban-style cigar from our legendary JR Alternative collection that won’t break the bank.

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