As mentioned above, it’s easy to stumble upon very different brands with the same name. Whilst they aren’t clones nor frauds, it’s important to remember that they’re distinctively different.
One is the fruit of the original owners leaving Cuba to start in another country while the other is a continuation of the original brand under the state’s supervision.
Furthermore, collectors can find it even more complex when they encounter pre-embargo cigars. These are aged cigars carefully stored in optimum conditions that predate Cuba’s revolution.
Some few and fortunate people may get to try such cigars that represent the brand’s manufacturing well before the split.