Cuban cigars have always been highly desirable. However, with every authentic product comes a knock-off or a fake. Business Insider conducted an experiment to highlight the key ways you will be able to tell if your Cuban cigars are replicas or the real deal. Here are a few things to look for:

  1. Look at the quality of the box, watermark, general surgeons’ warning, and tax stamp. Are they all included? Does the watermark have a hologram?
  2. Look at how well the actual cigar is constructed. Does it smoke well? Is the wrapper smooth or falling apart?
  3. Look at the cigar bands. Are the cigar bands uniform?
  4. There should be a triple cap on the foot of the cigar. Cuban cigars typically have a flat foot

Watch the Business Insider video below for more details.