Cigars St Barts
Purchasing Cigars on St Barts
There are a couple of other stores in St. Jean:”Jose’s” and”Casa de Habana”
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:
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
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 cigar shop”La Casa del Habano”