After JFK stocked up his own humidor and placed an embargo on Cuban cigars, Nat Sherman had to find a product that could compete with the best that Castro's experiment had to offer. Sherman didn't have to look very far, as he was already producing some of the finest cigars available, and today, nothing has changed. If you have never visited Nat Sherman I would suggest a visit to their web site before your first visit to familiarize yourself with the product lines they offer and how each one may offer you the taste or strength you are looking for. Personally I'm partial to the Host and VIP selections, however, I encourage you to talk to the staff and listen to their suggestions. After all, they want you to enjoy your choices and ensure your return.