Cigars are not just a simple vice for sophisticated men and women. The "right" occasion is never necessary to enjoy a cigar. A great cigar is truly an artful masterpiece and ranking them is a difficult thing to do. Below are the top 8 cigars ranked based on their quality, popularity, availability, and loyalty of the smokers.
Here is our top cigar choices for 2012
No.8 Padron 1964 Anniversary Imperiale
Furnished from Nicaragua, this cigar has a full blast of spicy taste with the cool blend of coco, pepper, espresso and a little amount of cedar.
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No.7 La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso
Hand rolled in Dominican Republic, the top ranked La Aurora cigar has been a staple on the pallet of cigar fans for over 100 years. The numbered limited edition sticks are only offered in special batches to celebrate their anniversary of being one of the most successful company's in the cigar business. This is not just a high quality cigar, but perhaps the most exotic cigar in the world because if the blend of spice, wood and leather it offers. Smoke a La Aurora
No.6 Cohiba Siglo VI
Cohiba is one of the most popular and counterfeited cigars in the world. The Siglo IV cigar is the sixth and final edition of Cohiba’s La Linea as a remembrance to Christopher Columbus’ arrival in 1492. The cigar is blended with the finest flavors any smoker would surely fall for. Rich cedar undertones with a dry but fresh finish make this cigar down right sexy. A very different after taste compared to most other Cohibas which tend to suffer from a slight floral and grassy course. Amazing aroma and velvety smooth. A perfect after breakfast desert to pair with cuban coffee. "Where to buy Cuban Cigars?
No.5 Romeo y Julieta Churchill
This Cubano cigar was named after the brand’s most popular and ever loyal smoker, Winston Churchill. This cigar offers a majestic smoking sensation. Like a Pacquiao combination, The Romeo y Julieta Churhill delivers a series of complex punches from out of nowhere. Robust and complex in its multitude of flavors which combine slight vanilla, coffee, tropical fruit, wood, nutty cocoa, herbs and flowers, this Churchill is is always a knockout!
No.4 Bolivar Royal Corona
This is the no.1 brand in the Cigar Aficionado in 2006. This cigar is breezed with spicy taste and powerful flavor. The sensation you could feel is very fabulous with this magnificent smoke it offers.
No.3 Fuente Fuente OpusX
It was in 1995 when Arturo Fuente first introduced his Dominican born OpusX. This is amongst the most expensive non-cuban cigars in history. For the right price (usual price would be $14.95 USD), this is a rock solid, full blown wrap of pure kick-ass. Finding an Opus X has it's challenges since they are produced in limited batches. The Opus x is a status symbol and it's likley to stumble upon prices which range from $50 per stick to $100 USD. Great Deals on Opus X Cigars
No.2 Padrón Serie 1926 No. 1
Padrón Serie 1926 was awarded by the Cigar Aficionado as the top cigar in 2004 on the company’s 40th anniversary. Most smokers agree that is the finest taste of cigar they had. This cigar is loaded with a full blast of creams, coffee beans and chocolates.
No.1 Cohiba Esplendido
Our number one cigar remains a king in the cigar world. Cohiba's origins date back to the mid 1960s, when a bodyguard of Fidel Castro offered old "El Comandante" some of his private stock of local made cigars crafted by the Eduardo Ribera. Popular cigar smoker Che Guevara considered Cohiba as the best cigar he had ever smoked. A Gorgeous dark oily cigar begins with a concussive core of leather and pepper flavors that fire up to become a burning complex of graduating flavors mixing toasted almond and cedar notes. This cigar is not for the novice. It's rich, full body blast will wake up even the most seasoned cigar nut.
Top Cigar Honorable Mentions
Another Cuban blend, Montecristo’s Edmundo arrived on the expectations of smokers of having a high quality taste. An old reliable Monte that never fails to impress and gets better if you age it properly in your humidor. A fine blend of bitter sweetness,rich, earthy undertones with subtle hints of spice and black pepper.
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Maduro
This cigar has 100% Dominican binder and filler tobaccos, which contribute to a longer burn. Only 200 Short Story Maduro's were released in 1999 and 2002 where production stopped on these small but tasty Domo's. It wasn't until last year when only 1,000 boxes containing 25 cigars each were released to select Fuente retailers.