Best Cigars In The World


Have you ever been faced with a difficult decision of which stogie to puff? How about deciding for best cigars in the world? 

Here is a choice selection of some of the best cigars on the planet from our editor in chief. 

Fortunately, there are quite a few best cigars from Mexico and Cuba as well as Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic that might meet your requirements.

The only decision to make is which one you want to try first.

You 'ol luck dog, you. Enjoy  ;)

The Best Cigar In The World:

Here is our list of the top cigars on available online today.

#15 Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí

Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí

Rated: 88 by Cigar Aficionado.

There's a heat that you'll notice with this cigar that comes with Nicaraguan tobacco.

Even though the spices can be a bit powerful at times, they are balanced so that you don't get too much in one draw compared to nothing in another.

There are notes of red pepper and coffee that you'll find in the Romeo Y Julieta cigar as well.

The ending flavor has a molasses taste. This is a full bodied cigars, which means that the flavors don't hold back as mentioned in Cigar Aficionado.

It's an option that should be reserved for those who are accustomed to smoking.

#14 Viaje Circa '45 No. 1

Viaje Circa '45 No. 1

Rated: 91

This is a cigar that was once only found in Europe. It soon made its way around the rest of the world with many people in the United States enjoying the Nicaraguan tobaccos blend inside.

When you look at the wrapper of the cigar, you'll notice a slight sheen to the appearance.

Flavors and the aroma are a bit toasty with white pepper and nougat being prominent and dried fruit and juniper quickly following.

You'll be left with a nutty finish that can be a bit bitter, but if you don't let the last draw linger from the one before, then it can combine with the other notes and not pack quite a punch.

#13 Casa Cuba Doble Tres

Casa Cuba Doble Tres

Rated: 91

A cigar from the Dominican Republic, this product was created in 2013, making it fairly new on the market.

Made by Carlos Fuente, Sr., this is the first cigar that he produced in a few decades, delivering bold flavors with Dominican Republic binder that are still elegant from start to finish.

There are bold notes that are scattered throughout the cigar aficionado that seems to hit you at just the right moment when you think that you've enjoyed all that the cigar has to offer.

The deep red color of the Dominican Republic wrapper makes this an attractive cigar brand, which is ideal for special events or for when you're spending time with other cigar aficionados.

There's an even draw throughout with balanced flavors of fruits that soon turn into floral notes before ending with earthy tones that are a bit spicy.

Hickory notes can also be detected in this Dominican Republic cigar, but they aren't as prominent as the fruits and flowers.


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#12 La Aroma de Cuba Especial No. 2

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No. 2

Rated: 92

Featuring a cap with three seams, the Nicaraguan cigar is wrapped in paper from Cuba.

From one end to the other, this cigar is neat and precise. It's a little shorter than some other medium bodied cigar, but it does pack a lot of flavor.

The notes that you'll detect are rich and bold. Don't be surprised if you taste a hint of wood with the first draw and even an aroma of cedar.

This typically goes away after two or three smooth smoke draws before getting to the sweet toffee flavors that taste like a piece of candy.

There's a slight hint of leather before you end with sweet notes.

#11 Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Lonsdale

Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro

Rated: 92

There's a combination of tobacco from Brazil and Nicaragua that comes together to deliver layers that are sweet and savory.

You would think that you're in a coffee house with scents of coffee and malt that combine with earthy flavors.

The wrapper of this cigar is dark in color, and it matches the flavors that you'll detect that are similar to a bottle of Belgian ale.

There are a few fruity flavors, but the malt tends to come through a bit more.

The cigar does have a chewy texture instead of being solid, which is something to think about if you don't like to bite on cigars.

However, the finish delivers a coffee taste with a light touch of cinnamon to make you feel like you're drinking a cup of coffee first thing in the morning.

#10 Punch La Isla Exclusivo Cuba

Punch La Isla Exclusivo Cuba

Rated: 91

Packing a punch of flavors, this Cuban cigar smoking is one that is full of sweetness just like the Bolivar Royal Corona.

From the first draw, you'll notice graham cracker and hints of fig.

These combine to taste almost like a pie as notes of red pepper and cinnamon finish out the finest cigars.

You might notice an almond flavor as well, especially when you're nearing the end of the cigar.

These are interesting Cuban cigars to find as there were only 10,000 boxes of 10 made.

The cigar is thick and features a flat head with slender veins that can be seen along the wrapper. 

These are shorter Cuban cigars, so you should keep that in mind if you're looking for something with a lot of flavors that you can smoke in a short time.

#9 Viva La Vida Jester

Viva La Vida Jester

Rated: 94

A dark cigar from Nicaragua, you'll get quite a powerful punch as there are bold notes from start to finish.

There's a silky feel to the wrapper of the cigar.

Roasted nuts of this full bodied cigars option are the featured notes, but you can also taste coffee along with rye and rum. 

It can be compared to a fruitcake.

#8 Cohiba Lancero

Cohiba Lancero

Rated: 93

This is a long and thin medium bodied smoke cigar that's often enjoyed at special events or when you know that you're going to have quite a bit of time on your hands to finish smoking.

Even though it's slender, it's packed full of flavor and was designed for Castro when the company started producing the cigar.

It's considered an elegant cigar instead of one that's just a run-of-the-mill product to creamy smoke on an everyday basis.

Read about the US ban of cuban cigars here.

#7 Casa Turrent Serie 1973

Casa Turrent Serie 1973

Rated: 94

If you enjoy shorter cigars, then this chubby option from Mexico is one to consider.

It's semi-pressed, so you're not going to have a solid cigar but not one with tobacco falling out of the end either.

The wrapper is from Mexico and works well with the overall flavors of the Nicaraguan puro tobaccos.

#6 H. Upmann Corona Major

H. Upmann Corona Major

Rated: 92

When you're longing for a sweet treat but know that you're not really supposed to eat anything, you can enjoy the sweet notes that are present in this Cuban cigar.

Cuban cigars are a bit smaller, which makes it an option to consider for an after-dinner treat.

You'll notice hints of almonds, vanilla, and nutmeg that come together to make you think that you're tasting a cake batter or a slice of pound cake in these Cuban cigars.

There are also a few notes of Scotch to round out your smoking experience.

#5 Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial

Rated: 93

A product of Nicaragua, this is a box-pressed cigar that delivers a sweet flavor instead of one that's spicy and overwhelming.

These notes make it an option to consider if you want to enjoy a night with a glass of wine or if you're spending time with friends and don't want to overwhelm them with the traditional smell of a cigar. You'll notice notes of cocoa and coffee bean with each draw, almost making you think that you're drinking a cup of coffee.

#4 Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Connecticut Robusto

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Connecticut

Rated: 93

Another option from Nicaragua, the tobacco in this cigar is surrounded by a Connecticut seed wrapper that's light in color with the wrapper being from Ecuador. While the cigar does deliver a mild taste, there are a few peppery notes that you'll notice throughout that are mixed with a few herbal notes that do lend their hand to the mild taste that you'll enjoy. There are also hints of rum and dark chocolate as in Maduro wrapper to give a balanced cigar that's flavorful for Maduro wrappers cigar smokers and that's a bit larger in size than some others.

#3 Rocky Patel Number 6 Corona

Rocky Patel Number 6

Rated: 96

A cigar from Honduras, it's made with Honduran tobacco plant to keep it as close to home as possible. The cigar gets its name from the test blend of flavors. If you like sweet best cigars, then this is one to consider. It's filled with vanilla notes as well as caramel and cocoa. There are also black pepper notes and a hint of orange peel to give a balanced taste that can be enjoyed at any time.

#2 Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City

Fuente Opus X Fuente Fuente

Enjoy a Arturo Fuente cigar that's among the first of those that are considered to be in the cult line as it features numerous flavors that are quite mysterious. The world's finest tobaccos are taken from the Chateau de La Fuente farm that's located in the Dominican Republic. Only the best Dominican Republic wrapper tobacco is used when making this cigar, delivering exceptional flavors that are spicy and savory. The leaf of the Arturo Fuente cigar is red in color with the cigar offering an even burn throughout. There are several earthy notes to include pistachio and hickory along with a hint of vanilla nougat to round out this Dominican Republic cigar. You'll also notice hints of cocoa and dried fruit when you reach the end.


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#1 Cohiba Behike BHK 52

Cohiba Behike BHK 52

Rating: 97

This 2010 Cigar Aficionado Cigar of Year is essentially the Gold Standard of Cuban cigars. 

Golden brown with a flag-tip cap, this opulent cigar begins floral before layering the palate with tea and honey notes, and intensifying with almonds, vanilla and graham cracker.

The finish is oaky and sweet.

Unfortunately, U.S. citizens cannot purchase cuban cigars online.


Whether you've been smoking a few cigars for years and one among the cigar enthusiasts or you're just getting your feet wet, choose from the nice selection of cigar lighters and get more information about choosing the perfect cigar of your liking.

As you increase the size of your cigar world, you may want to look for a torch lighter or a lighter that's larger in size with an easy to light tip.

You also want to look for multiple flames in your torch lighter, if you like larger cigars like Romeo Y Julieta Churchill. When you're on the go or you like sitting outside, then a lightweight portable torch lighter will be a better option than a tabletop lighter or even one that's metal.

If you want to see how much fluid you have left in your lighter, then get one that's clear. When the fluid level gets low, you can then add the correct amount of fluid but without filling it too high as you don't want it to overflow.

A single-action torch lighter is often ideal for those who like simplicity as it involves just a quick flick of a wheel.

You can get lighters with a retractable lid so that you don't get the wheel and other components damaged or dirty if you plan to carry your lighter with you or keep it in your car.

- Jack

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