Is there a such thing as cheap cigar that actually tastes good? Of course! While cheap cigars may not be your goal, that doesn’t mean you will have to break the bank. By cheap, we mean affordable, cigars that don’t cost an arm and a leg. And there is definitely no shortage of those.
In fact, unless you are the most discerning of cigar aficionados, you really shouldn’t have to spend more than $5 or $10 on a cigar. You’ll have your wide array of choices to choose from, whether you prefer a milder cigar, a medium one, or a more full-bodied one.
But without further ado, here are some of the best cheap cigars you can grab, that actually taste pretty damn good.
The 8-5-8 Flor Fina Maduro from Arturo Fuente hails from the Dominican Republic, and is a perfectly balanced cigar with a cured Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. It’s naturally sweet, the smoke is mild and well-balanced, with a mild cedary taste – making it the perfect cigar for a daily smoke, whether an occasion or just to relax.
Macanudo Ascots are some of the most popular cigars in this price range. The Café Ascots are also from the Dominican Republic, with a wrapper from Mexico, and offer a mild, creamy smoke in a tiny package – great for when you are short or time, or just don’t want a whole large cigar. The body is mild, but the flavor strong, and the burn smooth and even.
Gran Habano #1 Gran Robusto cigars are rich rich, quality and smooth-tasting Honduran cigars. They are blended with mild Nicaraguan fillers, with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, for a smooth, relaxing smoke. A lot of flavor for a cigar in this price range; they’re thick, burn long, and are a perfect way to relax the evening away with a glass of rum or scotch.
Oliva Connecticut Reserve Churchill cigars prove that a cigar doesn’t have to be full-bodied to be full-flavored. A silky Ecuadorian CT wrapper dovetails with Oliva’s hallmark Nicaraguan long-filler & binder center for a rich and creamy smoke that’s amazingly mellow. Great for new cigar smokers!
Crafted in the Dominican Republic with an exquisite Madura wrapper and Nicaraguan binder, the La Gloria Cubana Serie R #6 Natural is a hefty with some serious flavor. It’s full-bodied and strong, dark and a bit oily, but remains a smooth, easy smoke for the evening time. It’s mildly sweet, with a nice earthy flavor.
These cigars are some of the best you will ever find in this price range. They are made with premium tobacco from Cuban seeds, and put into Nicaraguan Habano leaf wrappers. They have a balanced, smooth taste with leathery cedar hints. Consistent well done, and a long, smooth draw. Good for an affordable, but still luxurious smoke any time.
Romeo y Julieta 1875 cigars are blended with choice Dominican long-fillers, rich-tasting Olor binders and exotic Java wrappers. The flavors are all well-balanced, slightly on the milder side, and maintain their smoothness from start to finish, with hints of cedar, oak, nuts and spice. Look for some coffee on the finish, and a bit of bay leaf and spice. These are longer smokes – though not all day – and the price makes them doable any time you’d like one.
Occidental Reserve Robusto cigars are smooth and appropriate for any time of day. A Dominican long-leaf filler is mixed with a Connecticut binder and wrapper, these cigars give a reliable, smooth smoke with buttered toast, a little bit of pepper, and sweet finish of mint and cherry. Good for any occasion or relaxing any time of day. And they’re downright affordable for the flavor and smoke they give.
Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial is a blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers inside some dark dark, oily Broadleaf maduro wrapper. The taste is a medium-full, smooth and layered with notes of espresso, pepper, earth, and cedar, and even some wine oak. It’s a bold cigar with years of Garcia family history.
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