Best Buys of 2021

They say the best things in life are free. While that logic won’t work at your local cigar store, this list of bargain-priced cigars is the next best thing. We analyzed hundreds of ratings from our 2021 tasting database to see which smokes offer the biggest bang for your buck and found 20 cigars with suggested retail prices of $6 or less (before taxes) that scored 87 points or higher in our blind tastings. Each would make a great addition to anyone’s humidor.

While this list features plenty of smaller cigars such as coronas and petit coronas (as you might expect) there are larger sizes too, including toros, a robusto, a grande and even Churchills. No matter your preference, there’s a cigar here that can deliver big flavor without making your wallet too much lighter. —Thomas Pappalardo

93

points

Buenaventura Cremas C 100

Issue Date: December 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.00
  • Size: Toro
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92

points

Charter Oak Habano Lonsdale

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.00
  • Size: Toro
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92

points

Nat Cicco Casino Real Double Toro

Issue Date: February 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.79
  • Size: Grande
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91

points

Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Lunch Break

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
  • Country: Honduras
  • Price: $5.30
  • Size: Petit Corona
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91

points

La Aurora 1903 Cameroon Churchill

Issue Date: June 1, 2021
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $6.00
  • Size: Churchill
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90

points

Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro 05.50

Issue Date: October 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.75
  • Size: Robusto
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90

points

Buenaventura Pralines P 554

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.90
  • Size: Toro
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90

points

Don Diego Lonsdale

Issue Date: October 1, 2021
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $5.74
  • Size: Lonsdale
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89

points

E.P. Carrillo Interlude Carrillitos

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $2.65
  • Size: Petit Corona
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89

points

La Aurora 1985 Maduro Churchill

Issue Date: October 1, 2021
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $6.00
  • Size: Churchill
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89

points

La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet No. 3

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $5.80
  • Size: Petit Corona
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89

points

MUWAT Bait Fish

Issue Date: June 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.50
  • Size: Odd
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89

points

Macanudo Inspirado White Corona

Issue Date: October 1, 2021
  • Country: Honduras
  • Price: $5.49
  • Size: Corona
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89

points

Punch Knuckle Buster Toro

Issue Date: June 1, 2021
  • Country: Honduras
  • Price: $5.49
  • Size: Toro
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88

points

Alec Bradley Project 40 07.52

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.99
  • Size: Churchill
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88

points

Gilberto Oliva Reserva 5.75x43

Issue Date: October 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.50
  • Size: Corona
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88

points

Oliva Connecticut Reserve Petit Corona

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.60
  • Size: Petit Corona
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87

points

Padrón Panetela

Issue Date: April 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.00
  • Size: Panetela
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87

points

Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Juniors

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
  • Country: Honduras
  • Price: $3.94
  • Size: Petit Corona
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87

points

Undercrown Shade Corona Pequeña

Issue Date: June 1, 2021
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Price: $5.50
  • Size: Odd
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