Belinda Cuban Cigars - Models, Tasting Notes & Ratings
Belinda is a pre-revolution cigar brand, founded in 1882 and discontinued sometime in the 1960's.
The Belinda brand was eventually resurrected by government run Cubatabaco in 1987, primarily for the Eastern European market. The Belinda roster consisted of machine-made, cigars using long filler tobacco. It is interesting to note that the largest vitola in the Belinda range up until 2005 was the Corona - the brand was well known for it's small cigars.
Between 2002 and 2005, all the vitolas within the Belinda range were discontinued, and replaced with one release, the plastic tubed Corona. Today, Cuban Belinda cigars are very difficult to source, and most are in the possession of collectors.
It is said that American comedian Groucho Marx was an admirer of the Belinda brand.
It is unknown whether the Coronas Belinda is still being produced, or if the cigar has actually been discontinued.