Best Buys Of 2019

We like to say that cigars are the ultimate affordable luxury. You don’t have to break the bank to take home a highly rated, handmade smoke. We analyzed hundreds of ratings from our 2019 tasting database to see which cigars offer the biggest bang for your buck and found 28 with suggested retail prices of $6 or less (before taxes) that scored 87 points or higher.

Many of these cigars come from titans in the industry—names like A.J. Fernandez, Padrón and Rocky Patel—and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including coronas, robustos, toros, even three big cigars the size of Churchills. A word to the wise: Don’t miss the Alec Bradley Project 40 06.52—along with being a Best Buy, it’s a Top 25 smoke, with a score of 92 points. And with a price tag of only $5.50, it’s a wallet-friendly cigar worth celebrating. —David Clough

92

points

Alec Bradley Project 40 06.52

Issue Date: December 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.50
  • Size: Toro
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91

points

Alec Bradley Project 40 06.60

Issue Date: September 24, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.99
  • Size: Grande
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91

points

Padrón Panetela Maduro

Issue Date: August 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.70
  • Size: Panetela
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91

points

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Juniors

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
  • Country: Honduras
  • Price: $3.30
  • Size: Petit Corona
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90

points

Alec Bradley Black Market Punk

Issue Date: February 1, 2019
  • Country: Honduras
  • Price: $5.95
  • Size: Petit Corona
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90

points

Gran Habano Habano No. 3 Lunch Break

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
  • Country: Honduras
  • Price: $5.20
  • Size: Petit Corona
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90

points

La Aurora 1985 Maduro Churchill

Issue Date: August 6, 2019
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $6.00
  • Size: Churchill
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90

points

La Galera Habano Bonchero

Issue Date: June 1, 2019
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $5.10
  • Size: Corona
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90

points

New World Cameroon Selection Short Robusto

Issue Date: April 9, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.00
  • Size: Odd
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90

points

Padrón Ambassador Maduro

Issue Date: June 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.90
  • Size: Lonsdale
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89

points

Alec Bradley Project 40 05.50

Issue Date: September 24, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.25
  • Size: Robusto
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89

points

Arturo Fuente Cuban Corona

Issue Date: June 1, 2019
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $5.36
  • Size: Corona
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89

points

Buenaventura D7

Issue Date: December 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.90
  • Size: Figurado
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89

points

Debonaire Daybreak First Degree

Issue Date: April 1, 2019
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $5.99
  • Size: Figurado
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89

points

Last Call Maduro by AJ Fernandez Corticas

Issue Date: April 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.00
  • Size: Odd
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89

points

New World Cameroon Selection Doble Robusto

Issue Date: April 9, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.50
  • Size: Toro
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89

points

New World Cameroon Selection Toro

Issue Date: April 9, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.00
  • Size: Toro
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88

points

Alec Bradley Project 40 07.52

Issue Date: September 24, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.99
  • Size: Churchill
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88

points

Arturo Fuente Petit Corona Maduro

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $5.75
  • Size: Petit Corona
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88

points

Fonseca Nicaragua Petit Corona

Issue Date: February 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.30
  • Size: Petit Corona
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88

points

My Uzi Weighs A Ton Bait Fish

Issue Date: April 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.10
  • Size: Odd
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88

points

Perdomo Fresco Connecticut Churchill

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $4.30
  • Size: Churchill
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87

points

Arturo Fuente Petit Corona

Issue Date: February 1, 2019
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $4.94
  • Size: Petit Corona
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87

points

Fonseca 2-2

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $5.50
  • Size: Petit Corona
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87

points

Last Call by AJ Fernandez Flaquitas

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.00
  • Size: Figurado
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87

points

Micallef Grande Bold Maduro 544M

Issue Date: July 23, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.49
  • Size: Odd
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87

points

My Uzi Weighs A Ton Nightcrawler

Issue Date: June 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.60
  • Size: Robusto
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87

points

Oliva Connecticut Reserve Petit Corona

Issue Date: February 1, 2019
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.28
  • Size: Petit Corona
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