Top Executive Brands – Cigars

August 6, 2019
Top Executive Brands featured image showing two wooden boxes of Cuban cigars. Montecristo Especial visible on the right box lid.

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.


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.

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