The Reinheitsgebot, or the Bavarian Purity Law that Germans adhered to since 1497, when making beer, is a law that requires beer be made from only hops, water and barley, which gives it a classic taste that leaves any North American beer drinker dazed and enchanted with it’s pure, simple and clean taste. The creaminess of the beer that is slowly ( very slowly ) poured and served to your table is remarkable and you’re left wondering exactly how it is possible to create that kind of illusion with just those simple ingredients. I’m faced with that exact sense of awe whenever I have a puff from a cigar that was produced in Havana. The hard to believe creamy flavors that you find in a quality cigar, as well, make you wonder about the odds of this occurring simply by the combustion of tobacco leaves that have been treated with only water and time left alone packed in bales which allows fermentation to take place. The formula involved in the production of Cuban cigars hasn’t really changed and continues to be incredibly simple, resulting in a product that stands alone in the world market.