Cheap Cigars That Are Worth Your Time
Over the past few months, you’ve seen us cover several lists of top cigars. We’ve had articles about the best boutique cigars, most expensive, most rare and a slew of others. The one negative aspect about these lists is generally that these cigars fall into the more premium class, and therefore demand a much higher price point than normal. They aren’t exactly for the everyday smoker on a budget.
However, that is going to be rectified today. The budget cigar is still the bread and butter of our industry and in many instances, they are much harder to make. It takes a lot of talent and the right tobacco to make a complex, enjoyable cigar but to keep it at a low price point. Some of these cigars also get a bad rep as they might come in a bundle or are even bandless. Yet, I’ve put together a solid list of some top-notch cigars that you can pick up for cheap, and they are more than worth it.
One of our newest bundle blends has also become one of our best sellers, in a very short amount of time. The Slaughterhouse line is crafted by Ventura cigars, the same minds that brought you the Psyko 7 and the Archetype line. Under the watchful eye of master tobacconist, Michael Giannini, you are now able to experience the brilliance of the brand’s tobacco and blending techniques, but in a complex and budget-friendly smoke.
The Slaughterhouse line uses a blend of aged filler tobaccos from a variety of countries. It’s Mexican Sumatra binder adds in soft touches of coffee and earth. It is rolled with two different wrapper varieties. First, you have an oily and zesty Dominican Habano leaf, while the Maduro uses a dark and rich Mexican San Andres.
While I can’t say who is behind the Cusano line, let’s just say they are the premiere Dominican manufacturer, responsible for some of the highest-rated and most expensive cigars on the market. So, when they released these budget Dominican smokes they were still of the highest quality. These Cusano CC bundles are sure to bring you a high-end experience for an everyday prize.
The Cusano’s are hand-rolled using premium-grade tobacco. They start out using aged Dominican filler and binder tobaccos, giving them a smooth and nutty center. The finishing touch is a flavorful Ecuadorian Sun-Grown wrapper. This exquisite leaf provides notes of pepper, leather and sweet spice.
J.C. Newman has always been known for its high-end, luxury cigars such as Diamond Crown. When they announced they just built a brand-new factory in Nicaragua, many expected some form of a high-priced limited edition to be among their first cigars. We were pleasantly surprised when they released a line of budget-friendly, quality cigars that still represent the best characteristics of the company.
The Quorum line is available in three different varieties, each one perfect for a certain profile type. The Quorum classic is rolled using an Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper, offering up hints of pepper and spice. The Quorum shade uses a stunning shade-grown wrapper, perfect for the mellow aficionado who likes a touch of cream. The Maduro lines are rolled with a dark and bold leaf, that will deliver notes of dark chocolate and coffee with every puff.
La Finca Ammo Box
La Finca has long been one of our bestselling cigars, period. They are known for their quality, low price, and in this case, their awesome and unique packaging. While many cigar nerds, like myself, might scoff at a brand like this, you need to remember who is making this cigar. La Fincas are hand-rolled at the NACSA factory, the same location Steve Saka uses for his Mi Querida and Umbagog lines, so they have a boutique pedigree.
The original La Finca uses a blend of filler tobaccos from several nations along with a Nicaraguan binder. It is then cloaked with a stunning Ecuadorian wrapper, that is sure to deliver intense flavor time and time again. Several sizes are also available in metal ammo cans with 91 cigars in each. That’s an incredible bargain at an incredible price.