Best Bargain Cigars of 2011



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So with that in mind, we assembled a list of every cigar rated by Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider in 2011 that scored 88 points or more with a suggested retail price of no more than $6 per cigar.
This year’s Best Buy list includes great smokes from such big names as Arturo Fuente, Oliva, Padrón, Punch, Rocky Patel and Romeo y Julieta as well as smaller brands.
92 points
Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Sun Grown
Dom. Rep. • 6 1/4" by 47 ring • $5.55
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Machito
Nicaragua • 4 3/4" by 42 ring • $4.85
La Reloba Selección Sumatra Robusto
Nicaragua • 5" by 50 ring • $5.60
C.A.O. Lx2 Bam
Honduras • 4" by 45 ring • $4.75
91 points
E. P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Stellas
Dom. Rep. • 5 1/8" by 42 ring • $4.50
91 points
Gurkha Ninja Knife
Dom. Rep. • 5" by 55 ring • $5.26
Hoyo de Tradición Epicure
Honduras • 5 1/4" by 50 ring • $5.59
La Aroma de Cuba Belicoso
Nicaragua • 5 1/2" by 52 ring • $5.80
Master By Carlos Toraño Robusto   
Nicaragua • 5" by 50 ring • $5.60
Partagas No. 4
Dom. Rep. • 5" by 38 ring • $4.99
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Lancero
Honduras • 7" by 38 ring • $5.80
90 points
Alec Bradley Special Cabinet Reserve Corona   
Honduras • 5 1/2" by 42 ring • $5.50
Brick House Short Torpedo   
Nicaragua • 5 1/2" by 52 ring • $4.95
90 points
C.A.O. Brazilia Corcovado
Honduras • 4 1/4" by 60 ring • $5.95
C.A.O. La Traviata Radiante
Nicaragua • 6" by 52 ring • $5.35
E. P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Brilliantes
Dom. Rep. • 5" by 50 ring • $5.25
Gurkha Ninja Torpedo
Dom. Rep. • 6" by 52 ring • $5.96
La Aroma de Cuba Marquis
Nicaragua  • 5 3/4" by 48 ring • $6.00
Oliva Serie G Double Robusto
Nicaragua • 5" by 54 ring • $5.35
PDR 1878 Cubano Especial Capa Maduro Toro   
Dom. Rep. • 6" by 52 ring • $5.85
Romeo y Julieta 1875 Exhibición No. 3
Dom. Rep. • 6" by 50 ring • $5.75
Romeo y Julieta Habana Reserve Robusto
Honduras • 5" by 54 ring • $5.75
90 points
Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte Cordoba
Honduras • 5 1/2" by 44 ring • $3.85
Savinelli Liga Especial Corona Gorda
Nicaragua • 5 1/2" by 52 ring • $5.00
Swag Fierce   
Dom. Rep. • 6 1/2" by 52 ring • $5.80
Swag Quickie
Dom. Rep. • 5 1/2" by 42 ring • $4.70
Swag Infamous
Dom. Rep. • 6" by 54 ring • $5.60
Rich Hudzinski Coraopolis, Pa, U.S., March 15, 2012 12:33am ET
Rich Hudzinski

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