Cigar news: While I do not always agree with Cigar Aficionado’s reviews, they do have the resources to find best buys for cigars.
As the prices for these smokes are quite reasonable, it makes sense to try out several and see if they hit your palate. There are some brands reported by C.A. that I am not familiar with so the plan is buy them and see what I think.
BEST BUYS OF 2018 according to Cigar Aficionado
The average retail price of a 2018 Top 25 cigar is more than $16, but you don’t have to reach for Andrew Jackson to get a satisfying smoke. We analyzed the hundreds of hand rolled cigars from this year’s tasting database and discovered two dozen that impressed our panel and also delivered wallet-friendly prices—and that makes us happy.
Below you’ll find 24 smokes that scored 87 points or higher, each with a suggested retail price of $6 or less (before taxes). There are some big names here, with cigars from Arturo Fuente, La Aurora, Oliva and Padrón, in a variety of shapes and sizes (robustos, coronas, and even three Churchill-sized cigars). And price-conscious connoisseurs take note: two of these Best Buys made it onto our Top 25. So, grab your lighters—it’s a good time for top-shelf smokes that won’t break the bank. —David Clough
Issue Date: October 1, 2018
- Country: Dominican Republic
- Price: $5.09
- Size: Odd