My brother-in-law went to Cozumel and of course bought "Cubans" from some guy on the beach. He isn't into cigars like my other brother-in-law and father-in-law our so I guess he didn't know any better. All the classic signs of a counterfeit. The box of 5 had a glass lid, the tobacco stamp was a smooth sticker and not well done, the band colors bled together and instead of dots on the band in the logo there were solid lines (Romeo Y Julietta). Didn't want to make him feel like crap so I told him I just didn't know and I put the one he gave me in a case and separate from all my other cigars. While the cigar smells good, isn't Cuban, I am not so sure I would let my dog smoke it. A cigar is a cigar but where and under what conditions are these rip offs made?