Admit it, you have an expensive habit. Whether it be stamp collecting, baseball card collecting, or more, it is something that will cost you an arm and a leg. Well, cigar smoking can quickly become an extremely expensive habit and obsession. It is very easy to pay top dollar (ten dollars plus) for big name sticks, only to be disappointed in the end. It is much worse to get a “deal” only to realize that the “cheap” cigar you just bought tastes like dry leaves on a front lawn. The simple truth is that great cigars can be found at almost any price point if you know what you’re looking for. Here are five cigar options that will not break your bank and burn a hole in your wallet.
1. Padron Londres Maduro
Padron is a super premium, always tasty brand. Their cigars can routinely run $10 or more for a single stick. The Londres is a smaller corona size but you can still get a solid 45 minute burn time. A truly top-shelf experience at a smoke-this-every-day price of five dollars.
2. Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Natural
Arturo Fuente is one of the most reliable brands on the market. The Chateau Series offers a perfect mild cigar ideal for a newbie or a long-time smoker. Packaged in beautiful cedar sleeves, this cigar could fool you into thinking it’s a $10 stick. Lucky for us, it’s only four bucks.
3. Gran Habano Corojo Vintage 2002 Robusto
This cigar is blend fitted with an aged Corojo wrapper cultivated in 2002. It has a deep series of rich, creamy flavors smacking of coffee, nuts, and earth tamed by the smooth, Cuban-esque qualities of a well-aged Corojo leaf. The best part is, at around $2.50 a piece, these are even cheaper than the original is has been derived from. The best part it has virtually the same flavor at a fraction of the cost.
4. Diesel Unholy Cocktail
The entire line of Diesel cigars is terrific, but the original Unholy Cocktail is the best. This cigar is a full-bodied masterpiece. If dark chocolate, coffee, and spice are your thing, this cigar is a great choice after a nice meal for three dollars.
5. Brick House Short Torpedo
If you’re looking for a solid medium-bodied cigar, Brick House is for you. All of these cigars are tasty and affordable but we find the Short Torpedo to be the most inviting. At 5.5” long, it really ain’t all that short. You can expect to spend a very relaxing hour with this smoke