As the temperatures begin to climb and the sun starts to come out of hiding, Cigar Season is well underway. With all the long sunny days ahead, you’re going to need to freshen up your cigar stash to make the most of them. Coincidentally, we’ve whipped up this list of amazing 90+ rated cigars that go for $10 or less per stick to help you enhance your cigar selection at a more-than-reasonable cost.
Boasting 100% Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos under a rich and spicy Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper, J.C. Newman’s Perla Del Mar Corojo cigar kicks the flavor up a notch while delivering a smooth and creamy, palate-pleasing experience. These peppery premiums are yours for the taking for just under $6/stick.
This iteration of CAO’s popular Flathead line landed the #3 slot on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2015 for good reason. Showcasing a brawny Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and a full-throttle interior blend that’s heavy on the Nicaraguan leaf, the Flathead V660 floods the palate with bold tones of coffee bean, leather, hickory, & molasses, and it’s really pretty wild that you can get in on this action for just $7.45/stick.
Packed with the richest tobaccos ever to spring from the soils of Nicaragua’s famed Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa growing regions, the Romeo 505 Nicaragua by Romeo y Julieta is a powerful slam dunk from Atadis U.S.A.’s elite Grupo de Maestros cigar squad. The very first Romeo y Julieta cigar to be produced in Nicaragua, the 505 abandons the brand’s traditional mellow character in favor of a spicy and toasty, complex and brazenly bold new profile. You can enjoy its deep flavors of earth, leather, big black pepper, dried fruit, and more for a cool $6.25/stick.
An anniversary cigar that lives up to the legacy that Rocky & co. have established over the last couple decades, the Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary brings you rich taste with a regal feel, and the Robusto vitola captures the “sweet spot” of its rich and nuanced flavor perfectly. This full-bodied celebration of Rocky Patel is rife with notes of leather, spice, dark chocolate, wood, & pepper, and juuust slips through to make it on the list at $9.50/stick.
Maybe the most distinguished cigar in this list, the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro became a breakout hit when it was named the #1 cigar of 2019. Blended using a full-bodied blend of 100% high pedigree Nicaraguan tobaccos, the Quattro Nicaragua emits an amazing array of zesty, nutty, peppery, and sweet tasting notes that go great with a good rum. Layered lush flavors and an impeccable burn performance earned the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro a rare 96 rating, and we proudly carry it at the lowest price on the web – a clean $10/stick.
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Capturing the sweet and spicy character of the rich, volcanic soil of Ometepe, Nicaragua and blending them with the soft, creamy essence of fine Dominican tobaccos, Avo Syncro brings you the best of both delicious worlds. This awesomely innovative blend conjures up complex flavors of earth, pepper, dried fruit sweetness, and more for a very fair $9.81/stick.
Longtime reigning champion of best-selling mellow cigars, the Macanudo Hyde Park Cafe is still unmatched in terms of satisfying, clean, and creamy taste and unyielding handmade consistency. This Dominican-made favorite carries classic woody and smooth flavor that hits the spot with equal accuracy morning, noon, or night. No humidor is complete without a few of these go-to smokes – stock up now for a mere $6.96/stick.
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Work Of Art
One of the most beautiful figurado cigars ever produced, Arturo Fuente’s iconic Hemingway Work Of Art was the Fuente Family’s original small batch blend. Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, these stunning perfectos are eerily consistent from stick to stick. Rolled using amazing Dominican leaves under a creamy Cameroon wrapper, this legendary Fuente creation brings you unbeatable value, offering refined earthy, spicy, and woody character with a smooth finish for only $8.40/stick.
Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Lonsdale Deluxe
Decked out in a dazzling plantation-grown Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper leaf (which is usually reserved for binder or filler), the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro conceals a sturdy Connecticut Broadleaf binder and amazingly rich Nicaraguan long-fillers. This carefully-crafted blend recipe delivers an earthy and floral tasting profile with subtleties of vanilla, cedar, rhubarb, and more. Handmade in Miami at El Titan de Bronze cigars, the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Lonsdale Deluxe brings you lush full flavor with a smooth medium-full bodied profile in a classy old-school vitola for $7.60/stick.
Alec Bradley American Sun Grown Churchill
Kicking Alec Bradley’s best-selling American Classic blend up a notch, the American Sun Grown features a sun-grown Jalapa Valley Habano wrapper leaf for a fuller, spicier smoke. This one was rolled for lovers of rich, peppery, and sweet flavor, and when offered at an easy $5.85/stick, it’s a true no-brainer.
Hopefully these suggestions will help you find a few new favorites and save you some serious cash.