View Full Version : Cohiba Esplendidos - Genuine or Fake??

06-30-2006, 03:23
I read a post the other day whereby a member was asking about genuine Cohibas and how to tell the difference.
Have a look @ the pics below and you will see the difference...
The first pic shows the fakes and the 2nd pic is the Genuine thing!!

A few notes...
1. Cohiba NEVER released a clear top box!!
2. Check the Bands...notice the quality difference between the two.
3. Canada is notorious for Fakes!!

Here is a link so you can browse some more large, high resolution pics...

06-30-2006, 14:12
www.cigarafficionado.com (http://www.cigarafficionado.com) has an excellent gallery of fakes and how to spot them.

07-12-2006, 04:17
www.cigarafficionado.com (http://www.cigarafficionado.com) has an excellent gallery of fakes and how to spot them.

I was just going to make the exact same statement but Dane beat me to the punch.

01-16-2007, 18:56
Just a note, there isn't a brand of cigars released by Habanos S.A. that comes in a clear topped box. Any time you see that, they're most definitely fake.

08-05-2007, 19:02
I know it would be counter productive - but it'd be a real gas if HSA actually made a limited edition glass top.

08-30-2007, 09:59
www.vitolas.net has some great information on spotting fakes and such.

08-30-2007, 14:24
Once you see an authentic next to a fake, you will not even need to light it up to tell the difference. I had such a chance last Sunday night. I don't think I will be fooled again.

08-31-2007, 10:06

There are some very good fakes out there. It is more important now than ever to find great sources to make absolute sure you are getting the real deal.

08-31-2007, 13:18
US Customs is my source on this one, and beleive me that is all you want to know.