Cigars St Barts

Purchasing Cigars on St Barts

The top tobacconists are Le Comptoir de Cigar et Panamas in Gustavia (around the corner from Le Select)
There are a couple of other stores in St. Jean:”Jose’s” and”Casa de Habana”

Cuban Cigars They are indeed available on St Barts.
A regulation changed on (October 14, 2016) allowing US citizens to bring back Cuban origin cigars or rum purchased while in a third country (St Barthélemy) for personal consumption. (personal consumption = up to approximately $100 in value)

Here is a link to a US Treasury FAQ updated October 14, 2016:
Cuba FAQs

Yes, persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction may purchase or acquire Cuban-origin merchandise,including alcohol and tobacco products, while in a third country for personal consumption. Such products may be consumed while in a third country, or imported into the United States as accompanied baggage for personal use only. For a complete description of what this general license authorizes and the restrictions that apply, see 31 CFR § 515.585(c) and (d).”

31 CFR § 515.585(d) is the new regulation:
“(d) Individuals who are persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction are authorized to import into the United States as accompanied baggage merchandise subject to the prohibitions in §515.204, including Cuban-origin goods, that is purchased or acquired in a third country, provided that the merchandise is imported for personal use only.”

Casa Del Habano in St Jean is where I have been buying cigars for a very long time…terrific store… sales clerks who know their product

What cigar would you recommend as a”have to have” while on the island?
Some recommendations from SBHonline forum members:

  • My favorite is the Bolivar Belicosos.
  • small Romeo et Julietta, a #2 or #3.
  • small robusto from montechristo or teh oyo de Monterey are very good/also the Short churchill.
  • Partagas Serie D No.4
  • Romeo and Juliet Cedro Delux #3 and Gloria Cubano #4
  • R&J Short Churchill
  • Monte Petite Edmundo
  • Juan Lopez #2 (really does not get enough attention and is a great value)
  • Hoyo Epicure #2
  • Cohiba Siglo III
  • For my taste and regardless of all the hype and notoriety of the Montecristos and Cohibas, I like the Bolivar Gold Medals.
    They’re similar to a Monte at a lower price. A fine, spicey medium bodied good looking smoke. Although I have been known to partake of a Cohiba if one presents itself.”

St Barts Information Index

St Barts cigar shop”La Casa del Habano”