If you’re looking for today’s classic cigar profile, you’re looking to the country most famous for their cigars, Cuba notwithstanding: the Dominican Republic. Whether those Dominican cigars are puros, or blended with tobacco from other countries for more complex flavors – the best Dominican cigars, including Arturo Fuente, Montecristo, Davidoff, La Aurora, Macanudo and many others, have a reputation for being smooth, well-constructed and quality-made. A great pick for new cigar smokers, while also satisfying to the palates of the more experience.
See Maria Morales’s list of the best Dominican cigars.
Top Pick for Dominican Cigars
Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Cuban Belicoso
Many cigar smokers consider Nicaraguan cigars to be the closest to the classic Cuban profile in body, cool aroma and full of flavor. Cigars from ACID, Drew Estate, Padron, Perdomo and CAO are great examples of the robust flavor profiles the best Nicaraguan cigars have to offer. As with everything Famous Smoke Shop offers, we have many more flavorful and satisfying Nicaraguan cigars that will hit your sweet spot, but not your wallet!
View our selection of the 10 best Nicaraguan cigars.
Top Pick for Nicaraguan Cigars
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No. 2
One thing many cigar smokers can agree on is that Honduran cigars are well-known for their full strength and full body – and that’s thanks to a large number of the best Honduran cigars using Ligero in their construction. But cigar makers such as Rocky Patel, Camacho, Gran Habano and Alec Bradley are doing one better and making some Honduran cigars that hit every part of the range of flavor, body and strength, from mild to full.
Here is our list of best Honduran cigars.
Top Pick for Honduran Cigars
Alec Bradley Blind Faith Gordo
Often under-appreciated, Mexican cigars at Famous Smoke Shop are a tremendous value for cigar smokers looking for a heavier, more nuanced smoking experience! Many of the leaves used in constructing premium Mexican cigars are dark, and often strong, as is the case of a cigar like Te-Amo. The exceptions, however, are cigars using some of the best tobacco from Mexico’s San Andres region – including brands such as Liga Privada, Room 101, Oliva and Padilla.
Top Pick for Mexican Cigars
Casa Torrent Serie 1973 Torpedo
For many years, both the shade fields of Connecticut and the Tampa area were the homes of American cigars. That hasn’t changed much; but the good ol’ U.S. of A. has become a much deeper resource for the best tobacco for new flavors and new blends from premium cigar makers like Toraño, Rocky Patel, Padilla, as well as home to 100% machine-made gems from Phillies, Backwoods and Avanti.
Top Pick for American Cigars
Herrera Esteli Miami Toro Especial
Top Pick for Philippino Cigars
Flor de Filipinas