La Diferencia Cubana Cigars
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La Diferencia Cubana

A gi-normous closeout offer on a lovely calm handmade.

As I sit here pounding the keyboard like a gorilla on a Samsonite, I am reminded what a solid closeout deal this is, and one that is flying out of here at a feverish clip. La Diferencia Cubana was a private label brand formerly made by the well-regarded Hendrik Kelner (and current maker of such brands as Davidoff and AVO). This was a gem of a cigar albeit a pricey one. But now it’s on the chopping block....and CI is swinging the battle axe with furious abandon, delivering 60% savings in bunches. Featuring a silky Nicaraguan sun grown wrapper and filler blend of Cuban-seed tobaccos, La Diferencia Cubana delivers a flavorful, creamy, smooth mellow to medium-bodied blend.

At these clearance prices, mellow-medium fans are gonna love this deal.

PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Churchill 2-fer (7.0"x50)
Pack of 40In Stock$245.00
save $162.5066% off
Robusto 2-fer (5.0"x50)
Pack of 40Backordered$205.00
save $132.5065% off
Toro 2-fer (6.0"x50)
Pack of 40Backordered$225.00
save $147.5066% off
Torpedo 2-fer (6.5"x52)
Pack of 40In Stock$245.00
save $162.5066% off
Overall Rating4.12 out of 5 Based on 77 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “La Diferencia Cubana”

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4 out of 5
good for backyard
i use a punch, neat smoke, burn is good, if you smoke for long time it won't torpedo. good for daily!
5 out of 5
Great social cigar
Have been purchasing these on and off for a couple of years they are great to be passing out on the golf coarse my buddies always thank me for being so generous
4 out of 5
Delicious Cigars
good quality, nice and delicious cigars. thanks.
4 out of 5
entry level cigar
The price is reasonable. entry level cigar.
5 out of 5
Great day to day cigar
Great day to day cigar. I have been smoking these for five years. If you use a punch instead of a cutter the draw is much better.
4 out of 5
Good value for every day cigar!
Very nice, mild, every day smoke.
3 out of 5
Just ok loose filler.
Just ok. Flavor isn't bad more a loose filler cigar. CI has long filler cheapies that are better. But for the price they are an ok expendable cigar, that have reasonable construction for the price. They actually look pretty good if you keep that in mind, as well come in a nice box.
4 out of 5
La Diferencia Cubans Toro
Great every day cigar
4 out of 5
A not so bad smoke
Good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
Great cigar for great price
Great cigar for the price. Smoke these for a late afternoon cigar to help me unwind. Definitely recommend these as they are smooth and flavorful. Have only had a couple bad ones out of the bunch that burned uneven. I have had real cubans and this is close to the profile of the ones I have had but not the same.
1 out of 5
Foreign Matter!
Foreign matter cigar. I found a piece of plastic almost the width of the cigar and almost the entire length of the cigar. There is no way someone can roll a cigar and not know it was there. On 2 separate occasions, I pulled a plastic string and a cotton string out of the cigar. I only knew it was there because it got stuck in my cutter. Beware.
5 out of 5
great cigar
great cigars for every day smoke biggest problem is getting them always out of stock or backordered
5 out of 5
Hey top quality cigar for the money.
Best for the money
5 out of 5
As good as real Cuban Cigars
These are as good as Cuban Cigars.
1 out of 5
Pass on this mistake.
Bought these for a late night hit before bed; but this stick has fail written all over it. The wrapper is so thin, and the core of the stick so loose that it falls apart ! Unbelievably poor quality at any price. I've had lots of mixed filler smokes with better construction. I recommend passing on this mistake.
5 out of 5
La Diferencia Cubana Robusta
A good smoke for a great price
5 out of 5
better than the price!
Great 2fer cigar.
5 out of 5
Great smoke at a great
Great smoke at a great price
4 out of 5
great taste
Great Taste I just prefer Churchill
3 out of 5
Good Everday Stick.
Good everyday smoke for the value. Some had to be re-lit more than a few times. Some has loose and some tight draws. Because I smoke about 2-4 cigars a day I like these budget sticks.
3 out of 5
not all good
about 20% of the box were very hard to smoke
5 out of 5
smooth taste,awesome burn,awesome price !!
5 out of 5
Very good cigar for the
Very good cigar for the money.
4 out of 5
Good cigar for the money. I like a mild cigar
4 out of 5
Great Smoke
Good even burn, great flavor. My everyday smoke
4 out of 5
Good cigar for the money
Good cigar for the money
5 out of 5
Excellent cigars
Exclent cigars, good draw, even draw I highly recommend.
4 out of 5
good smoke
1 out of 5
Truly a difference
I have been looking for a good everyday cigar. La Diferencia was truly not one of them. The wrapper was thin and brittle; too many piece kept getting caught in mouth; worst of all you could not take a draw on most them; it was wrapped so tight; opened one and found out why...there was stems and large chunks of dried tobacco; the ones that were smokable were not too bad; unfortunately 12 out of 40 were ok; I will not be buying these again; what happened CI International?
1 out of 5
Well there inexpensive...
I bought the 2fer just to see if I would get lucky, I didn't, the Wrappers are paper thin and most of them have large veins, tears, cracks and even holes. flavor wise the first half is good, and I see why they put the label 2-3 inches from the tip. If you are like me and just want an everyday smoke, this is not it. Muy staple is R&J, but for the last year I have been buying La Pearla's and a couple of others... This is no substitution at all.
4 out of 5
La Differentia Cubana
A good everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
The cigars are great. Mild and still fresh
5 out of 5
Best cheap cigar l ever smoked.
5 out of 5
A very good smoke for
A very good smoke for the price.
5 out of 5
Reliable, enjoyable cigars
Always consistent. Good draw, good flavor profile, awesome everyday smoke. Never disappoints!!
3 out of 5
They are ok, nothing to brag about. Burn on the hot side, not so pleasant after taste.
3 out of 5
Quality has gone down
The last two boxes I received were not the same quality of the first six boxes. Large chunks of tobacco and very uneven burning. It's still a value but not as good as it was. Disappointed. JF
5 out of 5
4 out of 5
Happy customer
Great taste, love the aroma
5 out of 5
This are now my everyday cigar
5 out of 5
Great value! The cigars are
Great value! The cigars are a very good daily go to cigar.
5 out of 5
Excellent flavor and smooth
Excellent flavor and smooth
5 out of 5
La Diferencia Cubana evaluation
Generally a good smoke and price, however, too many cigars having hard draw.
5 out of 5
They are a mild cigar. Very strining. You get a lot of tobacco in your mouth.
1 out of 5
Bad burn and draw.
Had one last night from the Po Boy sampler.. Flavor was ok, but had a terrible burn and a terrible draw to it.. wrapper wasn't great either.
5 out of 5
Very good smoke!!!
Excellent smoke! Smooth draw. Complex!
4 out of 5
Go to cigar
La Diferencia Cubana cigars are a great go to cigar. They burn even and taste pleasant. the only issue can be the tip where you can end up spitting out some tobacco. Other than that It's a go to cigar.
2 out of 5
Very poor & brittle wrap
Very poor & brittle wrap brand tobacco leaf
5 out of 5
Viva La Diferencia!!
This stick is a mild, smooth smoke and has become my everyday puff. I'm looking forward to sitting in the garden with a glass of Shiraz and my L.D.
5 out of 5
Cubana Churchill
Very good price and a pretty good cigar with minor burning problems.
5 out of 5
I first found La Diferencia
I first found La Diferencia in a Bundle purchase I made. Really like the mild flavor, so I purchased two boxes of the Churchhills. Love them.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Use smoking my Sons of Anarchy cigars from you guys but tried one of your specials of La Diferencia Cubana Chuchill 2-fer and found it was a great smooth tasting cigar. Still enjoying last order.
2 out of 5
Budget Cigar
Not bad for $1.38 a piece. If I paid regular price of $4.00 each I'd be pissed off. If you can afford a little more, I'd look for something else.
5 out of 5
LA diferencia
Great smoking and great price
5 out of 5
La Diferenica Cubana Robusto
This is just the size cigar I was looking for. perfect when I walk my dogs, it lasts just long enough. I will buy them again. AB
1 out of 5
You get what you pay for.
Very disappointed in this selection. Quality varies greatly from cigar to cigar. Some are very loosely rolled. Overall quality is lacking. I will not purchase these again.
5 out of 5
Great smokes at a discount price
These are very tasty, well constructed cigars. They are a mild easy drawing smoke. Great value.
5 out of 5
Great everyday smoke
I really enjoy these cigars and they are a great everyday smoke. I have given them to friends and they also say how much they enjoy them. Real deal for everyone.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
I have been buying these as my "every day" cigar for about six years. They have been a bit dry when they ship so I store them in a humidor for about six to ten months before smoking them. They are always a good mild smoke.
5 out of 5
Over all best prices and selection of cigars
4 out of 5
Good deal. Satisfied. But only
Good deal. Satisfied. But only 4 out of 5 stars for this purchase. Thank you.
4 out of 5
A nice cigar for the
A nice cigar for the price, awesome burning. Will buy again
5 out of 5
Educators Delight
I smoke my cigars on an educator's salary and I must say this cigar is well worth the money. The aroma, flavor and smoothness of this cigar has made it my favorite everyday cigar. Try them, you will be glad you did.
5 out of 5
Smooth burning and cool smoking
Smooth burning and cool smoking sticks. Order came earlier than expected, love CI.
5 out of 5
Cigar Smoker
This is nice cigar at a reasonable price
5 out of 5
Good cigar for the price
I ordered 2 boxes of cigars and when I opened them the cigars were very fresh and easy to smoke....I really enjoy these cigars
4 out of 5
Tasty mild smoke
Great cigar for everyday smoke. Mild and pleasant, easy draw, burns evenly. Good value.
1 out of 5
don't bother
I am not sure what I was expecting; but I do know what I got was not it. The stick was bitter and had lingering nasty after taste i smoked two hoping the first was just a bad stick. That was not the case as the second one was just as bad as the first. They are so bad that I am returning to CI.
4 out of 5
Great For The Price
I was surprised by the quality of these sticks. They taste good, burn evenly and won't bust the budget.
5 out of 5
Mark S. Branson,Mo
Ordered the LA Diffrencia Cuban Robust for an everyday kick around cigar, But after I received them I decided that they were to good to give away and use for everyday kick around cigars. Very smooth even burn and a great stick. I recommend every humidor have a few sticks in them.
3 out of 5
good every bargain
Mild, smooth good quality at a reasonable cost..
5 out of 5
Great little smoke, nice every
Great little smoke, nice every day cigar and the price is right
5 out of 5
An enjoyble smoke!
LDC Is a good smoke in the middle of the day. My after lunch cigar.
5 out of 5
La Diferencia Cubana
An excellent cigar for the money. Burns well, even and tight. Mild with good taste from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Great Mild Cigar
My goodness, if you want a great mild smoke at insane prices, then La Diferencia Cubana is for you and yours. While you enjoy the flavors and aroma while smoking, you do not have to live with a lingeing aftertaste.
3 out of 5
Decent cigar...not what I expected
4 out of 5
unbeatable price
for the price, this is a pretty good gar
Customer Testimonials
This is a great everyday cigar. I was surprised how well made they are and how well they burn. Nice mellow flavor you can smoke to the nub.
KK of Yale, MI
The La Diferencia Cubana is a great tasting cigar. Construction is perfect and burns evenly. The flavor leaves a very satisfying taste on the palate. This cigar is very smooth too. It's a great cigar at a very good price. This one flew under the radar. I'm glad I bought a box of these delicious cigars.
EW of Virginia Beach, VA
Nice everyday smoke, lights and burns well, an even smoke right to the nub.
JB of Jonesboro, AR
Great tasting cigar with a medium-bodied finish.
I have the cigar in mouth right now. The cigar isn't the prettiest on earth, it has a few flaws, but at this price you hardly complain, knowing you scored big on a diamond in the rough. Light to Med light body, not very complex. Flavors of sweet green tea, hay, and Dominican purity come through. Smells sweet like green tea before lighting. This cigar is worth every penny. Do not pass it by, I might order the remaining stock before you do. My rating out of ten for this cigar for Value Taste Construction and Impressions? 9/10. Aint no big brand, but it sure is one hell of an amazing stick.
BR of Kingston, NY
I have always enjoyed a mild cigar, and these Cubanas are excellent. Will continue to buy them every month.
Perfect daily smoker! Burns good, nice mild taste and consistent.
JJ of Clovis, NM
I tried a wheel of 30 of these cigars. I am on the 10th cigar and I find them to be uniform in smoking quality. Nice taste, no bite and good aroma. I suspected they were not long filler because they felt a little soft and not too fully packed. So I stripped one down. Sure as smoke they were mixed filler. Some long some short but they are still a solid smoke and they stay lit and burn smooth. Relax with them and don't hot box them while drawing in the smoke. If they are still available in the future I would buy another wheel. I may even buy more soon.
I just got a wheel of these today ,they taste great for a milder cigar,right outta the box!I wonder what they`ll be like after some time in the humi.As for little pieces of tabacco in my mouth I used a punch cutter so no problem there.I am a full flavor smoker but these are a nice change of pace .Great for all the yard work comming ,they burn a bit fast but I got the 8"ers good for about a hour or so.CI ya did it again ,found a great cheapie,with a good taste!!
AD of Callensburg, PA
lackluster quality and flavor... The wrapper was thin and veiny, I was not impressed by anything but the price, will not try again.... For my money I would stick with Victor Sinclair Connecticut......far better wrappers and taste
CW of Chicago, IL
I truly wish I could say a good word about this cigar but I don't lie ....I know this cigar was a low price and that's about the best thing about it I tend to wright good reviews or none at all. Here goes the first one was so tight I just gave up the second one, Third one ,and forth one all burnt one sided and curled up so I just gave up on this brand . But I won't give up on CI they are a great company and I purchase from them often, I love their samples a great way to sample a brand your interested in without buying the whole box or bundle also there name brands are priced right to ENJOY YOUR SMOKE !
DM of Chesapeake, VA
The packaging and presentation is nice but the cigars are mushy dog rockets with no flavor or any other real redeeming quality. I smoked the first box of the 2-fer, but couldn’t tell you when or where as each time I lit up, it was as uneventful and unmemorable as the last time--vaguely remember spitting lots of little brown bits out. Note to self: “traditional Cuban sandwich cigar” translates from Cataloguese to English as, “Chipped up brown confetti formerly known as tobacco.” This was the only purchase I have made from CI that I regretted. Gave (pushed) the second box onto an unsuspecting friend. Do yourself a favor, spend the money you would have on the 2-fer of these and get a box of La Auroras or any one of the many decent boxes of cigars CI carries—trust me, you will be much happier.
Good flavor, but rolled too loosely.
Wonderful even burning, creamy mild cigar! Mild all the way through - no harsh peppery aftertaste. Just a bit sweet and delightful. I will buy more for sure!
JB of Livonia, MI
For the money this is an excellent every day cigar! Good flavor that compares to the more expensive brands! I will certainly order again! James in LA
WR of Pineville, LA
Had one right out of the box. Not the best construction, but clean burn. Excellent value to share with friends or an everyday.
MR of Pasadena, CA
Thought I'd pair this up with a single malt like Ardbeg and I got to say this was a good choice. Lots of smoke and I think this is absolutely a home run. It really pairs well with the scotch and for about the some price. Definitely worth the investment. Good job CI! Thanks.
Excellent cigar, at a very low price. Love it.
GG of Joshua, TX
I have been wondering about these for some time now. Finally bought some. A certain sweetness in the aroma, its very nice. Mild, huge amounts of smoke, burns well and pretty even, tastes pretty decent. They are very spongy feeling but well constructed. if you take your time with it, it won't crush down between your fingers. I like them.
FS of Gaithersburg, MD
I got two of these in the Po'Boy sampler II. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Spent a month in the humidor before smoking the first. Smooth mild smoke. Some coffee/earthiness in it. For the price, this will be an excellent everyday smoke for some. Ensure it spends some time in the humidor first after arrival (at least a week or 2).
AS of Front Royal, VA
Not a bad cigar for the price. Great for golf, yard work or a quick smoke. The only drawback, pieces of tobacco in your mouth almost every time you draw.
SL of Pittston, PA
This was my first box of cigars I bought when I started getting into cigars when I was 18. To be honest at first they were very good. Too mild with a weak draw. After 7 months in my humidor I started to try them again and they were amazing. Very distinct earthy taste with a draw as smooth as butter!! Being a cheap cigar, just give it the time to mature in your humidor and you will be amazed.
CY of Garden Grove, CA
Got these back when they were about 30 bucks for a box of 20. Nice little ''everyday smokes''. You get what you pay for really, Mine were not wrapped the best but its not really a big problem with the price I paid. Taste is pretty good its very mild but not a lot of nuances of flavors, Mostly tobacco and the occasional hit of white pepper. Overall good bargain smoke.
HS of Chicago, IL
These cigars draw nicely and taste good. Very mild. However, part of the reason they draw nicely is that they're short filler cigars. If you smoke them down to the nub, be prepared to spit out tobacco chunks.
GH of Yorktown, VA
I ordered the Presidente version of these and i was impressed with the size of these cigars..(8X50). The first one i smoked had a very nice aroma and lasted a good 3 hours. it kinda had notes of coffee and roasting almonds aroma. These cubanas are well worth the cost, but are just a bit too mild for me as are other light colored wrapper cigars. I usually purchase Maduro wrapped cigars for the stronger and bolder flavor and aroma, but i couldn't pass up the great deal offered on these by CI.
JP of Whitesburg, GA
I bought a bundle of the Presidente size in order to have a fairly long-lasting cigar for the front porch on a summer day. My first impression was favorable, the cigar looks pretty good with a very light wrapper. Construction isn't as top-notch as cigars costing nearly five bones each, but I didn't expect it to be. Other than an occasional soft spot, though, the cigar is pretty fair. I did find that it's better to use a punch than to use a guillotine due to the loose bits from some of the shorter filler. All in all these are decent, mild cigars. A little time in the humidor will only make them better. I believe I got my money's worth!
BS of Shelby Gap, KY
The draw on the torpedo sucks, or more accurately...doesn't suck enough. Taste is OK. What you expect from this ilk of cigar. Pleasant enough but certainly not spectacular in an way. Really a toss up between these, 1876 Reserve, and all other manner of cheap mild cigars. They have their place as a perhaps a morning smoke, or an in betweener that you might let go out after 2 or 3 inches, Buy these if they are cheap and you know you're getting just a decent quite mild beater cigar
RJ of Haslet, TX
This is a very good mild cigar. The construction and draw is good, and it burns evenly. If you were a fan of the 5 Star brand (before they changed the blend and ruined it) you'll really like this cigar. There are occasional blemishes on the wrapper but for the price you can't go wrong.
LM of Porterville, CA
I love these and the price is right on. I mostly enjoy a mild and mellow smoke. I love my Cinco Vega golds, my Rocky Connecticuts and my Olivias and these La Diferencias are very close in flavor, burn and draw at half the price. The 8 inch presidentes are long lasting and pure bliss right to the finger frying end.
NW of Brevard, NC
OUTSTANDING cigar for the price. I love my 5 vegas and Rockys. These La Differencia Cubanas stand up favorably to both. I've smoked several and all were consistent as far as flavor, draw and burn go. I might even like these better than some of my Rockys and at half the price. La Differencias are a HOME RUN and reasonable enought to burn on a regular basis.
NW of Brevard, NC
An outstanding deal!I have been a cigar smoker for 12 years and, have often spent 3 times this $ on cigars not nearly this good!I only buy from CI, you guys are on it....thanks
JS of Manteca, CA
A very mild yet tasty smoke. Excellent price for 20. Cu Avana watch out. Very similiar except the Cubana does not have the lemony taste of the Cu Avana. This cigar is not for those who like a full bodied powerhouse.
DM of Monaca, PA
Quite a nice, if a bit mild, cigar. Well made, easy draw, even burn, pleasant flavour. I'm usually not much of a mild cigar smoker, often having a Gurkha Triple Ligero with my early morning coffee, but this one is different. Enough flavour to be interesting and not at all over powering. A very nice cigar. Would I pay retail for it? Not for an instant! But the CI price makes it a bargain.
MC of MLeesburg, VA
I've been smoking cigars for less than a year but in that time I have smoked quite a few different brands, strengths and sizes. Like a lot of other CI customers I purchased a box of La Diferencia Cubana Robustos while they were on one of Joe's Daily Deals. I was not disappointed. I truly enjoy these cigars. They are smooth but with a tasty flavor. The ash holds on for about an inch or more so you know it is well constructed. For all you newbies to cigars this is one you can trust. For those that are regular cigar smokers (and becoming one) you know you can rely on this La Diferencia Cubana - it's made by Hendrik Kelner maker of Davidoff and AVO - what's not to like???? Thanks CI.
I scooped up a box of robustos (La Diferencia Cubana) on the recent special- they're nice cigars, I'm very satisfied with 'em. Thumbs up
L of IAurora, CO
Wow! What else can be said?( La Diferencia Cubana ) I got the Robusto's on last week's sale and I enjoyed my first one today after sitting in the humidor a couple days. What a wonderful hour spent this morning with my paper out on the deck. This beauty was smooth, and finished great. Thanks for a great deal on a fine smoke.
MR of Felton, DE
Since these were "the deal of the week" last week, and I've been looking for something short and mild for a daily smoke, I decided to give 'em a try. What a nice surprise! My standard week-end and after-dinner puros are Reyes "Indios 2003 Presidentes" and RP's "ITC Super Fuertes", and these tasty little La Diferencia's fill the daily gap perfectly. Well constructed, smooth burning, with a very easy finish. Perfect after work, out on the boat, or just waxing the car. Thanks CI ... you guys really know how to pick a winner. Every time!
MD of Dania Beach, FL
I smoked one of these right out of the box, La Diferencia Cubana and it wasn't bad. I let the rest age in my humidor for about 3 or 4 weeks and they are great. Nothing I'd have with a single malt, but a very solid everyday smoke.
JS of Greensboro, NC
I ordered a box of La Diferencia Cubana's and they are most certainly nice smoke. Very smooth, hint of pepper and leather with thick plumes of smoke. Definitely a keeper! They should age nicely (if you can wait that long).
GR of Sterling, VA
I tried these cause they were onsale. You know what they were excellent. I decided on the churchills. I dont smoke often but these are changing that fact. I am still trying out cigars to find my favorites, these la differencia cubana's just made my short list. I recommend to anyone who likes a mild to moderate taste. Thanks CI for the great prices and opening my eyes to new flavors!!!!
JB of inidanapolis, IL
I have this friend at work who loves a mild smoke so I shared a token from my newly aquired box (La Diferencia Cubana) and we went out back to see which way the wind was blowin. I know that smile of satisfaction when I see it! The draw is almost a little too good as this churchill smokes up quickly. This may be resolved by a little more time in my humidor before the next cigar. The entire smoke is mild and mellow from start to finish and like a well layed satin sheet there is not a wrinkle in it! Truely a bargain!
SN of Napa, CA