Top cigars 2019
1. My Father La Opulencia Toro
–This particular cigar is the most refined Mexican-Nicaraguan edition offered by the renowned My Father Cigars, a family-owned company based in Little Havana, Florida, which is quite a statement, since the brand proudly holds two Cigar of the Year awards.
2. Rocky Patel Grand Reserve Toro
If you’re looking for top quality cigars to keep on hand for special occasions, the Grand Reserve Toro is always an excellent choice.
3. A.J. Fernandez Enclave Broadleaf Churchill
AJ Fernandez is notoriously known in the cigar community, highly respected for his Cuban-style blending skills, which give his cigars some of the fullest flavors the industry has to offer.
4. Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de Río Seco
Created by Hoyo De Monterrey, a world class brand that has been producing cigars since 1960, this cigar is one of the best cigars to smoke if you’re looking for a delicate, smooth smoke and a more mild experience.
5. Padron 1926 Series No. 1 Maduro
There’s a reason these cigars are so highly-rated and favored by even the most accomplished cigar connoisseurs, and it has everything to do with the unmistakable rich, toasty finish these double coronas provide.
6. Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí Torpedo
This stogie comes with an impressive 93-point rating. If you’re looking for a cigar that will make you feel like a total badass, the Torpedo is a definite no-brainer.
7. La Flor Dominicana Ligero Cabinet
Ligero Cabinet has established a reputation as one of the Dominican Republic’s best stogies, so if you’re a smoker with a seasoned palette that is looking to explore beyond the more common Cuban options, this is a fantastic place to start.
8. JFR Lunatic Habano Short Robusto
With hints of caramel, red pepper, and dried fruit, this top quality cigar offers a pleasing taste that develops over time, making it a joy to smoke.
9. Juan Valle & Company Punch Rothschild Maduro
Today, the brand is known for consistently producing some of the best cigars in the fuller-bodied range, and is a popular favorite amongst more experienced smokers.
10. Montecristo Línea 1935 Dumas
If you are looking for a sumptuous, strong-to-medium strength cigar with an excellent burn and draw, this is an ideal option for you.
BONUS – H UPMANN BANKER ARBITRAGE
Our Vice President of Publishing recommended his personal favorite, the legendary H Upmann’s Banker Arbitage. Reasonable yet top quality, if you’ve gotta sit beside a BBQ or Green Egg for the better part of a Sunday, make sure you bring one of these with a dark rum on Ice.