Brick House Named Best Bargain Cigar of 2009 - Cigar Aficionado

Americans are natural bargain hunters. It's a national instinct that has developed over decades of comparison shopping, chasing down sales and other adapted behavior to best survive in the free market. The cigar smoker wants as much value for his dollar as anyone else, but is also cognizant of quality, perhaps more so than the average consumer, so we have amassed our annual list of high-quality, bargain cigars. This year, a bargain is defined as any cigar that costs no more than $6 and scored no less than 88 points in our ratings. [read more]



El Baton – Rated Top Budget Cigar of 2010

The El Baton, produced by J.C. Newman, is a Nicaraguan puro with a Corojo wrapper. This medium to full-bodied smoke is constructed rather nicely with a firm feel and a neatly placed cap for a budget cigar. This low priced cigar carries notes of spice and palate pleasing dark mocha that delightfully lingers in all parts of the tongue. This stick burns fairly well but may need minor corrections along the way. Although the burn may not be perfect, it most definitely does not taint the experience. The El Baton can be purchased at around $5.50 a stick or a box of forty for right around $196.  [read more]



MAXIMUS Named in Top 25 Cigars of 2009


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