10 Cigars You Should Try Before You Die

With the holidays coming up we partnered with our friends and cigar experts Puro Trader to bring you a curated list of some of the best cigars around that won’t break the bank and some that just might!

1.  the Olivia Series V

One of the best cigars on the market for under $20 is the Olivia Series V. This cigar continues to be in cigar aficionado magazines top 10 year in, and year out over the last five years. This is a medium bodied cigar with great construction that will blow away the newbie and still impress the connoisseur.

2. Davidoff Escurio Gran Perfecto

This is a new offering from old school cigar maker. This is a medium to full body cigar layers of chili pepper, creamy notes of licorice, salt and leather with an amazing coffee finish. If you are into peaty scotch this is the way to go. I am also a big fan of the old-school shaped cigars. SHOP HERE

3. Fuente Fuente Opus X Lost City:

This cigar is not for the faint-hearted. This robust cigar is filled with Cayenne spice. Yes, that’s right it’s spicy, really spicy, like make sure you ate a steak dinner before you smoke this cigar. Fuente OpusX is completely handmade and handcrafted in the Dominican Republic under the watchful eye of Carlito Fuente. This is one of the oldest cigar families in the world. Generations of cigar Masters are represented in each cigar.  SHOP HERE

4. Tatuaje La Verite 2013:

This über rare cigar will impress any connoisseur. This cigar is unique as it’s made from a single vintage and a single farm although different varieties and primings of tobacco were used to create this blend. While this cigar has enormous aging potential it can also be enjoyed today. Want to show off to your cigar buddies… this will be sure to impress. SHOP HERE

5. Davidoff Royal Robusto 2016 Release:

Baller alert this cigar is for ballers and shot callers only!This pricey cigar released last year is the ultimate statement in luxury. This cigar smokes like a perfect cup of coffee; rich, creamy & mild these are just some of the words to describe this outstanding cigar. This manufacturer is the Rolls-Royce of the cigar world. A word of advice don’t like it too much it’s more expensive than drugs. SHOP HERE

6. The Padron 1926 Serie 40th Anniversary:

This is a world-renowned cigar that has cigar enthusiast everywhere, looking for this majestic cigar. Padron cigars are Nicaraguan puros and all of the leaves used to create the cigar are cultivated in Nicaragua. This alluring mixture of fine tobaccos produces a rich, creamy smoke and topped off with a sweet nutty finish. The Padron 1926 Serie 40th Anniversary is a wonderful, full-bodied cigar having luscious tobacco that has been aged for five years and this cigar has received more than 25 ratings from Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider over the years with all reviews coming in, no lower than a 90. SHOP HERE

7. Caldwell All Out Kings “Give me your lunch money”:

Yes, that’s really the name of the cigar. This is a relatively new company with the owner that’s more like a rockstar then a cigar guy. But that’s what I love about a rebel that isn’t listening to the rules. Great blends, interesting label and fun names, this is not your grandfather cigar. These cigar’s are fucking cool. SHOP HERE

8. La Palina “Goldie” Toro 2017

This cigar is a cigar aficionado’s dream. I positively love the old school band and packaging. But what I love more is the unbelievable complexities that this cigar delivers. I have smoked a lot of cigars in my day and this one really stands out. While they may be pretty hard to find, but if you do find them, stock up. SHOP HERE

9. Ashton ESG 20 Year Salute:

This cigar is so underrated in the cigar game right now it blows my mind. Well, the name Ashton has been around for a long time and is currently being produced by the Fuente family the ESG edition is there highest offering in the lineup. This cigar does not pull any punches, unique flavors & complexities and the cigar changes constantly never leaving you bored. If you don’t like the cigar just give it a minute, it will change. SHOP HERE

10. “The Romeo” by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room Small Batch f25

The Romeo by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room Small Batch f25 cigar is a Dominican puro that uses tobaccos grown by Tabacalera La Palma owner Jose (Jochi) Blanco. When you smoke one of these cigars, you’ll smell subtle complex flavors like oak, grass, leather, cinnamon, and vanilla in this medium-bodied smoke. Grab one while you still can because when they are gone, they are gone for good! SHOP HERE


Have you had the pleasure of trying anything on this list?  Comment Below.

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