HAVANA, July 4 Business Insider recently sent three reporters to Havana, Cuba to experience the city as tourists. One of the top priorities on our list was to buy some authentic Cuban cigars.
We tried two different approaches. First, we bought a box at an authorized store inside the Hotel Habana Libre. Then we bought a box sold to us by someone we met on the street.
We brought both boxes back to New York and invited David Diamante, owner of Diamante’s Brooklyn Cigar Lounge, to come and examine the merchandise.