What makes a cigar remarkable? Several factors contribute to this, including the soil and place of origin, the quality of the leaves, and the precision and history of the cigar rollers. The act of high-end smoking cigars exudes luxury, elegance, and sophistication. Whether it’s Winston Churchill or Michael Jordan, the most powerful and successful people in history have extolled the pleasures of smoking the finest cigars available.
There has been a wide variety of world-class cigars available throughout the last century, each having its distinct features and flavor associated with its origins. The world’s most excellent cigars are not only made of the world’s best tobacco but also wrapped in exquisite wrappers and custom hand-rolled with the highest accuracy and care. By 2025, the global cigar market is expected to grow at a compounded rate of 2.8 percent to $23.8 billion, owing to increased consumption among the younger, wealthier population. Here is a list of the world’s top-rated cigars.
The 7 Ultra Premium Cigars
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series
The distinct Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series cigar is a work of art. The cigar features a milk-chocolate brown, sun-grown wrapper with a crimson color. The cigar is box-pressed in the Cuban manner. The upper band is maroon and gold in color, which overlaps the lower band, which is gray, white, and gold. The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series cigar is a medium-to-full-bodied delight with an excellent draw. The cigar is smooth and sophisticated from start to finish due to its attractive, high-performance box-pressed structure. The stogie emits thick clouds of creamy smoke with a variety of flavors. The cost of a package of 20 is USD 432.90.
When Ashton VSG was introduced in 1999, it represented a genuine change toward a more full-bodied, full-flavored profile that had never been achieved in a Dominican cigar. Ashton VSG focuses without polarizing the taste senses by being boisterous and balanced. Its vintage flavors make it an excellent match for any top-shelf black spirits, but because the profile is lush rather than dry, I frequently pair it with an old port or even a rare, special-occasion Bordeaux. Its smokey resonance offers lingering tastes of raisins and wood and powerful spices on the nose. A box of 24 costs USD 285.95.
Davidoff 702 Series Special R
The flavor profile starts with popcorn, Ritz crackers, saltiness, cedar, and minerals. The flavor is incredibly compressed and blended at times, making it challenging to distinguish distinct components, although the flavors are wonderfully layered over a good portion of the first third. There are many different wood tastes to choose from, with hickory and apple wood being the most popular. There’s a strong peanut butter note and some mint shortly after the smoke exits the mouth, which seems responsible for the palate drying out. A 25-piece box costs USD 535.
Diamond Crown No. 7 Natural
When you first light up the Diamond Crown No. 7 Natural, you’ll detect cedar and black pepper, followed by grassiness, a hint of earth, and a sweet creaminess. There was black pepper and roasted peanuts. As the first third progress, more somewhat sweet and lemony flavors emerge. More citrus is present in the second third, along with sweetness, grassiness, and cedar. The nose remained spicy and nutty, with secondary flavors of black pepper and earth. On the tongue, some of the nuttiness emerged in the last third, mingling with the creamy citrus richness and grassiness. The profile is nevertheless bolstered by earth and spice. The wrapper leaf is a little dark for a Connecticut Shade, but it did have a crimson color in some light. It feels smooth and greasy to the touch, with a scent of soil and hay. There was additional hay and earth towards the foot of the cigar, as well as a slightly sweet, almost-chocolatey aroma. The cost of a box of 15 is USD 310.51.
Gurkha Grand Reserve – Robusto
The foot, wrapper, and empty tube give out a strong fragrance of Louis XIII cognac. It is pure ecstasy if you enjoy a sweet-smelling and tasting alcoholic beverage. This cigar is neatly packed and features the traditional Gurkha band, which looks fabulous with this shade of cigar. When you light it up, you taste cognac primarily, with a hint of natural tobacco in the background. Cognac is the first flavor of Gurkha Grand Reserve. There is a hint of woodiness and some natural tobacco in the experience, but the sweetness of the cognac is the dominant flavor. I’m willing to bet that you won’t like this cigar if you don’t enjoy the taste of cognac. That’s genuinely all there is to it. Burn is performing great and hasn’t required any touch-ups or relighting. The cost of a pack of 30 is USD 488.92.
Arturo Fuente Robusto, Don Carlos
The earthy, cedar-like flavors are complemented by undertones of wood, espresso beans, and chestnuts in this rich, medium-bodied character. Along with an exhilarating room fragrance, a gently sweet finish emerges. As the cedar aromas faded to the background, you got more earthy flavors and a little more leather. In the second third of the smoke, the cocoa or perhaps a cinnamon sweetness intensifies. The wrapper is quite tasty. It’s not overly sweet, but it’s a lot of fun. You will not be dissatisfied with this cigar if you appreciate holding a cigar in your teeth and enjoying the flavor that a gorgeous wrapper brings. A 25-piece box costs USD 355.00.
Cohiba is the most well-known and popular premium cigar brand in the world. Even non-smokers are familiar with the Cohiba Robusto moniker. While too much hype can exceed expectations, the Cohiba Robusto more than lives up to its lofty reputation. Cohiba Robustos are exquisite cigars with notes of oak, vanilla, and almonds; that is the only thing we can be confident of. There’s a reason people have been buying them with such zeal for such a long time. Robustos have become one of the most sought-after Habanos on the market thanks to this Cohiba vitola. It is a true work of art, not to be confused with a short fat cigar, which is one of the issues with defining Robustos. Because of its strength and good joint, this Robusto is the most complicated of the nine true Robustos. A 25-piece box costs USD 1400.
Cigar smoking has long been associated with class, wealth, and luxury. The best cigars are handcrafted from the finest tobacco, wrapped in gorgeous wrappers, and hand-rolled with the highest care and perfection. Cigars provide a high-quality tobacco smoking experience. When you understand how cigars are made and what each one represents, the price starts to make sense.