Allegria Robusto

Allegria Robusto

Rank: 21
Rating: 92
Price: $10.90
Made By: Aganorsa Leaf
Factory Location: Nicaragua
Dimensions: 5" by 52 ring gauge
Filler: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Strength: Medium-Full
Allegria has the most curious back story on this list. It first came about in 2004 as a spinoff from the OneOff brand, which at the time was owned by a retailer in Italy. After an odd period of dormancy (and another owner), the OneOff and Allegria trademarks ended up in the hands of Illusione Cigars. They’re now produced in Nicaragua with Aganorsa tobacco. Unlike the original Allegria, which was milder than OneOff, these Allegrias are stronger, but quite complex with a palate ranging from almond, tangy wood and licorice to orange peel and salted pecan. The strong finish of espresso and sambuca is long and resonant. That peace symbol on the band references the OneOff line.