Top Five Cigars for Halloween

October 19, 2022

Top 5 Cigars for Halloween 2022

When hinges creek in the backyard evenings and strange and frightening sounds echo through the woods. Whenever car lights pass and the air is deathly still; This is the time to be enjoying a great premium kick-ass cigar like the ones we got for you in our Top 5 Halloween Cigars for 2022.

WHAOOOOOOOOOOO! There’s gonna be sculls, there’s gonna be Boneshakers, there’s gonna be three-headed dogs, and even a guillotine. CHOP!

So don’t forget to click the link below for this spooktacular sampler pack, and for more ghoulish delights check out

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Guardian of the Farm Cerberus

Wrapper Type – Nicaraguan Corojo

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Country of Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Medium

Length – 6

Ring – 44

Smoke Time – 100 Minutes

Wrapper Shade – EMS

As the moon climbs high above the claws of the bare trees and darkness falls across the land; listen in awe and you will hear his lunar spells. Cerberus, the three heads dog; guardian of the gates for Hades howls in excitement to be part of Aganorsa Leaf’s newest Guardian of the Farm release, The Cerberus.

Spiritual sensations of cinnamon, earth, wheat, and dark roast coffee will put a spell on your tastebuds with its leather-brown vintage 2012 Corojo wrapper that smokes effortlessly in this Lonsdale size.

Beastly beautiful, this Nicaraguan puro is sweet and earthy, and this stick is a haunting good time that no mere mortal can resist! MUAHAHAHA!

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Las Calaveras 2022

Wrapper Type – Nicaragua

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Country of Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Full

Length – 5.75

Ring – 46

Smoke Time – 85-90 minutes

Wrapper Shade – EMS

Mr. Huber, the things that go on inside your Crowned Head(s). The thrill of Halloween means one thing for this Nashville cigar icon, the polemical debate of which Las Calaveras is better.

We echo the maiden’s call in this classy remembrance of souls that have ascended to the afterlife like votive prayers in the hands of smokers alike; keeping in the symbolic tradition of the Las Calaveras course.

The beautiful Colorado-claro wrapper glows with intensity like volcanic ash from the magical use of its vintage Corojo ’99 secco leave.

Filled and bound with top-shelf tobaccos grown and rolled to perfection by the magnificent team at the My Father factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, you’ll manifest the true artisanship of this unbelievably flavorful cigar packed with flavors of earth, leather, and spice that will have a demon squeal in sheer delight.

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Wrapper Type – Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Country of Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Full

Length – 5

Ring – 56

Smoke Time – 95 minutes

Wrapper Shade – Maduro

With an eerie aura and thoughts of foreboding, you will soon find this JR Exclusive smokes hauntingly well in the torpedo size that will shake your bones to the core!

Mummified in a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper that gleams in the pale moonlight, Boneshaker cigars will send shivers down your spine. Packed with flavors of black pepper, coffee, and dark chocolate, the full-bodied plumes of smoke will cast out enough smoke to fill a graveyard and hind the crawling creatures of souls that shape-shift around.

And although you may not need a coffin to enjoy these frightening treats, you will be taken aback in your tomb by the rich Maduro flavors this Nicaraguan puro produces.

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Black Label Trading Co. Last Rites

Wrapper Type – Ecuador Habano

Binder – Honduras

Filler – Honduras / Nicaragua

Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Full

Length – 6.75

Ring – 40

Smoke Time – 100 Minutes

Wrapper Shade – Maduro

Enter another dimension, with a bit of a mind flip, Black Label Trading Co. presents Last Rites in viaticum. But the blackness of the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is what really drives you insane.

The void of this dangerously boutique release will have you spaced out on sensation; like you’re under sedation from its Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers. Finally, madness will take control with a creamy body and sweet notes of chocolate, cedar, and coffee, having even the misfits of the earth jumping to the left and stepping to the right.

So enter the time slip in this exclusive Lancero size, but time is fleeting, so be sure to check out this astounding cigar before they disappear for good.

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XI2 Custom Halloween Cutter

Double bubble, boil with trouble, with dual action gallows of stainless steel. With a quick piercing cut, precise on the nub, the requiem bell rings, and a de-capitated cigar pays its fate up in smoke.

Ferociously vibrant jaws with the fangs of a panther pounce out of this exclusive design. Constructed of nylon-fiberglass and shaped to fit ergonomically in your hand to make any cutting job a breeze, a 54-ring gauge and under.

Enjoy this spooktacular gift as a warning to never cut will a dull blade again. And to all you ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, have the merriest of Halloweens from all of us here at JR Cigars.

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Additional Cigars to Enjoy in 2022

Prepare for Halloween with these hauntingly good smokes from JR Cigars. With the nights drawing in and the spooky season just around the corner, these spine-chilling cigars are not ones to hide from! Cigars can also be an excellent prop when dressing up or simply a great way to start your premium smoking journey.

Quesada Oktoberfest Bavarian

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Dominican Republic

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium

Size: 5.5 x 52

The Quesada Cigars spirit has been creating luxury hand-made cigars for over a century, and this Dominican puro is no exception. Every holiday has its seasonal character and unique flair, and this flavorful cigar perfectly captures what we all love most about fall — the leaves falling, darker nights, and hot chocolate.

The Quesada Oktoberfest Bavarian is a specially brewed cigar to be paired with beer for the German beer festival ‘Oktoberfest.’ It’s ideal for toasting up autumnal evenings with tasty notes of burnt coffee, cedar, and chocolate, perfect for getting you into the Halloween spirit.

Gurkha Ghost Gold Exorcist

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: EMS

Binder: Criollo

Filler: Dominican Republic/Nicaragua/USA

Strength: Medium-Full

Size: 6 x 60

Gurkha exclusively uses the rarest and finest tobacco leaves to create a premium smoking experience. The company takes the fine art of cigar blending to a whole new level with this frighteningly good smoke.

The big 60-ring gauge of the Gurkha Ghost Gold Exorcist offers clouds of white smoke to cast out the devil. Possessing a demonic medium-bodied blend with tasty notes of earth, black pepper, and cinnamon, it’s the perfect choice when preparing for the eerie fall months.

Insidious by Asylum

Country of Origin: Honduras

Wrapper: San Andres Mexican Maduro

Binder: Honduras

Filler: Honduras

Strength: Medium

Size: 7 x 64

Asylum Cigars is a trendy brand produced by cigar master Christian Eiroa, with each stick expertly hand-rolled to provide a hearty and flavorful smoke.

Insidious by Asylum is an incredibly delicious offering that comes locked up in a box of 25, ready to possess your humidor. Hiding in the shadows with its zesty Mexican San Andres wrapper, the cigar is a dark Maduro, finished with aged Honduran long-fillers and a Honduran binder.

Notes of coffee, cream, and cocoa, along with a spicy kick will keep you on your toes, Insidious will give you chills and thrills during the spooky season, especially when paired with your favorite dark spirits!

Oscar Valladares Heaven and Hell

Country of Origin: Honduras

Wrapper: Nicaragua/Connecticut

Binder: Mexico

Filler: Honduras

Strength: Medium – Full

Size: 6 x 52

Produced at the boutique Oscar Valladares Cigars factory in Honduras, their highly regarded Heaven and Hell cigar line is not one to miss!

Haunted spirits and asylums bring forth the supernatural, but where will you end up? Oscar Valladares Heaven and Hell Cigars showcase two opposite wrapper blends and strength profiles in one line of hand-made premium cigars.

Hellishly savory and heavenly delicious, both varieties of Heaven and Hell offer a paradise underworld to be explored through contrasting notes of cocoa, leather, cinnamon, earth, and spices.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Ecuador Habano

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-Full

Size: 6 x 38

Tatuaje Cigars is the genius brand of master blender Pete Johnson. Tatuaje offers over 90 blends and boasts an award-winning reputation for its medium to full-bodied smokes.

The Tatuaje Skinny Monster is a slow-burning beast and a premium smoke perfect for those wanting a quick stick that offers a gradual blaze. Featuring an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, this cigar carries dominant notes of leather, earth, black coffee, and sweet cream.

No matter how you choose to enjoy the spooky season, you can be sure that JR Cigars can help you select a premium cigar for treating without the trickery. Let the exciting flavors haunt you for eternity this Halloween.

Top Five Cigars for Halloween 2021

Spooky season is officially here! Pop on your favorite costume, turn on your favorite classic horror movie, sit back and enjoy the candy that brings you back to your childhood! If you want to make your night even MORE fun, then bring a few stogies with you to those Halloween parties you’ll be attending.

Over the last few years, I’ve hosted a few Halloween parties with my childhood friends. One common theme that happens throughout the night is we will enjoy a nice cigar by the bonfire towards the end of the night. Halloween really kicks off the holiday season in such a festive way! Much like cigar smoking, it brings everyone together. So while I’m with some of my favorite people on the coolest holiday of them all, I want to treat them to some goodies from my humidor.

This year, we have five new cigars that would be a solid choice to enjoy during Halloween 2021. From Crowned Heads to Tatuaje, here are the Top 5 Cigars for Halloween of 2021. To check out previous Top 5 Halloween Cigars from the past, scroll down to get other ideas on some Halloween-inspired smokes you may want to try as well.

As always, don’t forget to click the link below to get this limited-time sampler today.

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Tatuaje Skinny Monsters

Kicking things off with our Top 5 Cigars for Halloween 2021 is one of our favorite lines from Tatuaje. If you’ve noticed a lot of cigars brands have themes to them. Well, Pete Johnson of Tatuaje was the first to really set that trend. First came the “Little Monster” series, next was the “Pudgy Monster”, then to round out the Monster series, Johnson kicked gifted us with the “Skinny Monster” series.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters is a premium-cigar line that’s dedicated to old-school monsters throughout the Hollywood Horror genre world. He has the likes of Jekyll, Hyde, Jason, and many others.

Today, we’re featuring one of my personal favorites, the Skinny Monster Face. Paying homage to Leather Face from the gruesome 1974 classic ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. Cloaked in an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, the Face has tobaccos from Nicaragua to make up the binder and filler. Some flavor notes you may detect while smoking the Skinny Monster Face are cedar, coffee, and red pepper throughout.

All thirteen Skinny Monsters in the series arrive in the same 6 x 38 size, which is available in a box of 25. If you’re looking for a cigar that will really get you into the spooky season spirit, then the Skinny Monsters by Tatuaje are the ones for you!

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Las Calaveras 2021

Next up on our Top 5 Cigars for Halloween for 2021 is another yearly limited release from our good friends over at Crowned Heads. The Las Calaveras series is a cigar line that is dedicated to the loved ones we lost over the last year. The yearly holiday celebrated throughout Mexico is called “Day of the Dead”, in which people wear wooden skulls, or “calacas”, dance and celebrate as a remembrance of the deceased.

Well since 2014, Crowned Heads incorporated that skull into the branding of this cigar line to add a deeper meaning of remembrance to the ones we’ve lost. This year, the Las Calaveras 2021 is fashioning a yellow band that is very eye-catching to the smoker.

Cloaked in an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, the Las Calaveras 2021 is bound and filled with top-notch Nicaraguan tobaccos that hail from the My Father factory, which is a collaborator on this limited-edition gem. Flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking this cigar are fresh-cut grass, leather, espresso, and cinnamon on the backend.

Available in three different sizes, that come in a 4 pack sampler, or a box of 24, you can not get the limited and rare cigar, Las Calaveras 2021 today, on JR Cigars!

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Room 101 Doomsayer

Next up on our Top 5 Cigars of Halloween 2021 is the ever-so-popular smoke from Matt Booth and Room 101. With a name like “Doomsayer” you know we had to add it to our ever-so-popular Halloween list.

The Room 101 Doomsayer is available in two distinctive blends, the Aggressive Maduro and Passive Habano. Today we have the Doomsayer, Aggresive Maduro, a part of our Halloween Collection today.

This 6 x 55, limited edition beefy stick is cloaked in a delicious Ecuadorian Maduro wrapper, all while having various tobaccos such as Pennsylvania and Indonesian leaves to make up the binder and filler. Some flavor notes you may detect while smoking this medium to full-bodied smoke are black pepper, cocoa, vanilla, and wood all throughout.

Coming in a 55-count box, the Doomsayer is a delicious smoke that would pair perfectly with a small pack of Peanut M&M’s or darker, rich chocolate you may find in your goody bag on Halloween!

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Black Works Studio Killer Bee

Coming up next on our Top 5 Halloween Cigars of 2021, we have the flavorful full-bodied gem from Black Label Trading Co. “Black Works Studio”. Black Works Studio is designed to sell small batch cigars which focus on the artisanal side of crafting cigars. So we knew for this list, we had to add the Killer Bee from Black Works Studio, with it fitting perfectly with our Halloween-themed list.

Accenting candela barber pole on the cap of this cigar, the Killer Bee is bound and filled by Nicaraguan tobaccos, all while being drenched with dark, delicious tobaccos that hail from Ecuador. Flavor notes you may detect when smoking this 4.50 x 46 Petite Corona are a hint of white pepper, coffee, earth, and a cedar finish.

Available in one size that comes in a box of 24, this tiny little gem is worth smoking after a long night of dancing to the Monster Mash.

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Oscar Valladares Heaven and Hell

The last cigar featured on our Top 5 Halloween Cigars of 2021 is a part of a two-part release. In 2021, Oscar Valladares released the Oscar Valladares Heaven and Hell. We added the Hell Toro Maduro to our Top 5 because Halloween brings out the devil in some of us!

The 6 x 52 “Toro Maduro” is a medium-bodied smoke that features a Mexican binder, filler tobaccos from Honduras, and a wrapper that hails from Nicaragua. This JR exclusive line has delicious flavor notes of chocolate, black pepper, wood, and a touch of honey on the backend.

Available in a box of 20, you can get this Honduran-originated smoke online at JR Cigars today.


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XI2 Custom Halloween Cutter

Halloween is all about tricks, treats, and surprises. So for a little gem, we added in this sampler for you is the XI2 Custom Halloween Cutter from Xikar. Featuring dual Guiolltine blades, the XI2 Custom Halloween Cutter retains the classic Xikar shape.

Featuring nylon-fiberglass, this collectible limited-edition Halloween engraved design makes it easy to cut your favorite cigars on Halloween.

Originally priced at $49.99, you’ll; be getting the XI2 Custom Halloween Cutter at an affordable price along with this sampler that you simply cannot pass up!

Happy Halloween everyone! Stay safe and remember, never trade away your Tootsie Rolls!

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Top Five Cigars for Halloween - 2020

This is my favorite time of the year, hands down.  As a bigger guy, the cooler weather allows me to use the full extent of my wardrobe which is nice, and I am a huge horror movie fan.  So I always see Halloween as a time for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with some fine cigars?


In the modern cigar industry, there are so many unique and artistic themes that fit in perfectly with the horror holiday, so let us take a look at the five best cigars for Halloween.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters Drac

When discussing cigars for Halloween, or any horror-themed cigar in general, the Tatuaje Monster series is always mentioned first.  For 13 years, Pete Johnson and the Tatuaje team have been releasing limited edition cigars named after famous movie monsters.  Among my favorite is the Drac, especially in the skinny monster lancero size.


Named after legendary vampire Dracula, this thin smoke uses Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos along with a zesty Ecuadorian Habano wrapper for a full-flavored cigar experience.  The thinner ring gauge makes it even more flavorful due to the wrapper to filler ratio, which is why it’s among my favorites.

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The Boneshaker is still among my favorite private labels we have here at JR.  It is amazingly flavorful and one of the strongest cigars on the market.  However, neither the strength nor the flavor is overbearing.  The Boneshaker is also made in the same factory as the Dunbarton Mi Querida, so you know you are getting quality.


This full-bodied powerhouse is hand-crafted using aged Nicaraguan tobaccos from the Estelí region. Its finishing touch is a jet-black Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper.  The result is intense notes of chocolate, pepper, and a sweet spice at the end.  With its gothic skeleton label and vicious name, this is a great cigar for this time of year.

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Black Label Trading Company Santa Muerte

Black Label Trading Company is quickly becoming a new favorite for me.  I love their back story, their themes, and the fact that the brand has its own small factory, so everything is produced in house.  Among their fine portfolio is the well-rounded Santa Muerte, which is a medium to full-bodied smoke with a ton of complexity to it.


The Santa Muerte uses a six-leaf combination of tobaccos from Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico, giving it a medium strength and a great combination of flavors.  The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper adds in a lovely touch of spice, nuts, and earth. The cigar takes its name from the Mexican folk personification of death, making it a great choice for All Hallows Eve.

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Las Calaveras 2019

This is one of the few yearly releases that I really look forward to.  For five years, Crowned Heads has teamed up with Don Pepin to create this wonderful cigar that is named after the Mexican Day of the Dead.  Since its inception in 2014, this cigar has received several 90+ ratings and is a release every true cigar nerd looks forward to.


The 2019 version is the best since the original, and that’s not just me saying that.  It is being hailed as a return to form, and one of the best cigars of the year.  It is hand-rolled at the My Father factory using Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos.  It is then cloaked with a rich and savory Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, giving it a mix of rich, sweet and spicy notes.  What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a Las Calaveras.

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Viaje Super Shot 10 Gauge

Viaje is one of the kings of themed cigars. Their Zombie series is highly coveted every year, so much so that we sold out in a week.  However, the Zombie Red and Green are not my favorites among the series.  That distinction belongs to the short, stout and powerful Super Shot. Made to resemble a shotgun shell, the 10 gauge comes packed with a lot of flavors in such a small package.


The super Shot is rolled with 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos, including a zesty Nicaraguan criollo wrapper.  This results in a full-flavored and full-bodied smoke with notes of red pepper, cedar, cinnamon, and a little chili pepper as well.  While I am usually not a fan of short, fat cigars, this blend just works perfectly in this size.  When you need to defend yourself from the zombie horde, load in a super shot.

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21 responses to “Top Five Cigars for Halloween”

  1. Terry Holcomb says:

    Super excited!

  2. Marco says:

    Excellent picks, well done!

  3. Bret says:

    Yes please

  4. Justin French says:

    “Awesome Top 4 in terms of the cigars!”

  5. Arturo Barrera says:

    Great article, I need to try some of this cigars ASAP.

  6. John J Tominello says:

    hope I win

  7. Tim A says:

    I personally really enjoyed the bone shaker!

  8. JJ Bostick says:

    Like the sound of black works studio description! Looking forward to sampling one soon!

  9. Tim McCabe says:

    Solid chooses for this year’s Halloween lineup. That cutter is sweet. Have to add this to my collection with the JR exclusive ugly sweater Xikar cutter.
    Good luck everyone!

  10. Mike McCain says:

    that Las Cavaleras is Fire, CH bangs it out every year, I always try to keep some Skinny Monsters around for Halloween, it is our anniversary too

  11. Brian Swiggett says:

    Can’t wait to give these a go this Halloween…

  12. austin phillips says:

    Halloween cigars! Hell ya!

  13. Chris says:

    Something from deadwood with the Calavera on the wrapper would be a good one!

  14. Maria Siller says:

    Great halloween picks, I have to try Las Calaveras!

  15. Mel A. says:

    I think the AJ Fernandez Witchdoktor needs to be on the list… Enjoyed a Boneshaker cigar from my humidor a couple of days ago, great pick, they never disappoint.

  16. Chris DiLorenzo says:

    The black label last ride looks fantastic. It’ll smoke even better after being cut by the custom Halloween Xikar.

  17. DAVID WILLIAMS says:

    I agree with all of these selections. Perfect choiced!

  18. George says:

    Trick or treat , smell my feet give me something good to smoke !!!!!))))))boneshaker((((((

  19. Daryl says:

    Nice mix of sticks….

  20. AB says:

    Great picks, the Santa Muerte its a good smoke

  21. Justin Krautz says:

    Pretty new to cigar smoking, but I’m loving it! Articles like this really help guide me to new things. Thanks for the content!

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