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