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Best Bargain Cigars of 2012

G. Clay Whittaker
Posted: January 8, 2013

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93 points

Cuba Aliados Capa Habano Cabinet Reserve Robusto
Honduras • 5" by 50 ring • $6.00

92 points

Cuba Aliados Capa Habano Cabinet Reserve Torpedo
Honduras • 6" by 52 ring • $6.00

El Baton Belicoso
Nicaragua • 5" by 56 ring • $5.95

91 points

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Queen “B”
Dom. Rep. • 5 1/2" by 52 ring • $5.75

Asylum Premium 2012 Vintage 44x4
Nicaragua • 4" by 44 ring • $4.40

Brick House Toro
Nicaragua • 6" by 52 ring • $5.25

91 points (cont.)

H. Upmann 1844 Reserve Robusto
Dom. Rep. • 6 1/8" by 52 ring • $5.75

Macanudo Crü Royale Poco Gordo
Dom. Rep. • 4" by 60 ring • $4.99

Punch Gran Puro Santa Rita
Honduras • 4 1/2" by 52 ring • $4.79

Rafael Gonzalez Perla
Cuba • 4" by 40 ring • €2.30

90 points

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Sungrown Cuban Belicoso
Dom. Rep. • 5 3/4" by 52 ring • $5.90

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Sungrown Robusto
Dom. Rep. • 4 1/2" by 50 ring • $4.55

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Maduro
Dom. Rep. • 4" by 49 ring • $5.45

Asylum Premium 2012 Vintage 50x6
Nicaragua • 6" by 50 ring • $5.60

90 Points (cont.)

Brick House Corona Larga
Nicaragua • 6 1/4" by 46 ring • $4.75

C.A.O. La Traviata Luminoso
Nicaragua • 4 1/2" by 50 ring • $5.10

C & C Corojo Churchill
Dom. Rep. • 7" by 50 ring • $4.59

Estilo Cubano Robusto Gordo
Honduras • 4 3/4" by 52 ring • $5.35

J. Fuego Sangre De Toro Robusto
Nicaragua • 4 7/8" by 49 ring •$5.95

La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero DL-452
Dom. Rep. • 4" by 52 ring • $4.90

La Flor De Gonzalez 90 Miles Robusto
Nicaragua • 5 1/2" by 50 ring • $5.50

Nub Cameroon 460
Nicaragua • 4" by 60 ring • $5.77

Room 101 San Andres 213
Honduras • 5 1/2" by 44 ring • $5.50

90 Points (cont.)

Thunder By Nimish Torpedo
Nicaragua • 6 1/4" by 52 ring • $5.95

Wicked Indie Robusto
Nicaragua • 5 1/2" by 52 ring • $4.79

89 points

Alec Bradley American Classic Blend Torpedo
Honduras • 6 1/8" by 52 ring • $5.00

Alec Bradley American Sun Grown Blend Corona
Nicaragua • 5 1/2" by 42 ring • $4.20


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Comments   16 comment(s)

Guy Buscema — Calvisson, Gard, France,  —  May 16, 2013 3:04pm ET

OH really, just one Cuban on your list ,? Who
are you kidding ? The whole list Is B.S..


David Savona May 17, 2013 3:16pm ET

This is a list based upon high scores plus low price--few Cubans meet the latter category.


Tyler Myroniuk — Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,  —  May 20, 2013 10:16pm ET

Great job this year on the list and the top 10 cigar videos for 2012!
I have to agree with Mr. Savona that the criteria for the "Best Bargain Cigars" is pretty clear.


Josh Clarke — Orillia, ON, Canada,  —  May 23, 2013 9:15pm ET

Great list, just picked up 5 of them and the two I have smoked so far have been very nice cigars. Although Guys comment is a little harsh, maybe a few more Cubans could have made the list. However, it seems like the whole list is based on cigars 6 dollars and under and my cuban purchases are usually 8 and up. 2 dollars can make a big difference in large boxes. Either way, great article, thank you!


Dennis Heger — Grafton, MA, USA,  —  June 19, 2013 2:54pm ET

In all fairness, Guy is from France and probably doesn't read english well. Either that, or he's just a troll.


Derek Wotton — Deltona , Florida ,  —  July 14, 2013 7:48pm ET

Thank you for the list :-)


rosa98999@gmail.com July 21, 2013 1:40pm ET

Thanks for doing the all the work for me. Great job.


rosa98999@gmail.com July 21, 2013 1:40pm ET

Thanks for doing the all the work for me. Great job.


rosa98999@gmail.com July 21, 2013 1:41pm ET

Thanks for doing all the work for me. Job well done.


EARL HAMMONS — GLASGOW, KENTUCKY, UNITED STATES,  —  August 9, 2013 3:33pm ET

As neo-cigar smoker on a limited budget, thank you for the information!


David Savona August 9, 2013 3:35pm ET

Thank you all for reading, and we're happy to help. Helping cigar lovers find great smokes is what we're all about.


Patrick Hughes — Belton, Texas, United States,  —  August 16, 2013 4:31pm ET

Just loaded up on some of those Brick House Robustos....gret cigar for the money...great list.


EARL HAMMONS — GLASGOW, KENTUCKY, UNITED STATES,  —  October 7, 2013 2:29pm ET

Your advice on Uppmann 1844 Reserve Belicoso and Robusto was spot on; tried both and loved the flavor? Many thanks!


James Thompson — Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America,  —  November 15, 2013 5:32pm ET

For the price, the Rock-A-Feller Connecticut Robusto is outstanding. The Maduro's are great too!


trance_spinner2002@yahoo.com December 3, 2013 12:15am ET

The La Reloba is amazing!


trance_spinner2002@yahoo.com December 3, 2013 12:15am ET

The La Reloba is amazing!


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