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10 Best Cigars Under $10

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Shane K.

Ten bucks is the sweet spot to spend on a premium cigar for a ton of aficionados. There are so many popular top-rated cigars for under $10, it’s easy to combine variety and value in your cigar collection. Plus, you can score a big discount when you’re buying a full box of your favorite brand during one of our daily Holt’s deals. Here are the best cigars you can buy for less than $10 right now.

1.  La Aroma de Cuba

La Aroma de Cuba was awarded 93 points and the ‘#1 Cigar Industry Best Buy’ title in Cigar Aficionado following its debut. The blend is handmade from an oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and a premium recipe of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. Taste the unsurpassed hallmarks of flavor and value from celebrated cigar-maker Pepin Garcia in a collection of classic sizes. Notes of cocoa, nuts, leather, wood, and spices converge in a complex profile that’s a touch sweet.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

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2.  Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva

Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva remains one of the cornerstones of the Fuente family’s renowned portolio. The line includes three distinct wrappers: Cameroon, Maduro, and Sun Grown. Each expresses unique nuances of taste, including creamy and nutty notes of coffee beans, dark chocolate, leather, cedar, and baking spices. A collection of iconic shapes starts at just over $5 per cigar. Indulge in legendary Dominican taste from Carlito Fuente.   

Strength: Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Varies

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3.  Flor de las Antillas

Popular father-and-son cigar-makers Pepin and Jaime Garcia earned their first ‘#1 Cigar of the Year’ title with the 96-rated Flor de las Antillas in 2012. The all-Nicaraguan blend is drafted from a gingerbread-hued Sun Grown wrapper leaf and a medium to full-bodied amalgam of select binder and filler tobaccos grown on Garcia family estates. A profile of leather, wood, cayenne, cinnamon, and black pepper precedes a zesty finish beginning at under $7 apiece. Flor de las Antillas represents an unparalleled alliance of price and prestige.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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4.  San Cristobal Elegancia

A golden-blond Ecuador Connecticut wrapper leaf embraces a nutty and spicy recipe of premium Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos in an array of classic sizes blended by Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia. Tasting notes of almonds, cedar, coffee beans, and white pepper meld in an approachable and rich 91-rated profile beginning for just over $6 per cigar.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

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5.  Padron

The original Padron blend starts at a touch past $5 per cigar and includes an extensive collection of sizes. The 94-rated cigar serves as the foundation on which the brand’s prestigious 1964 Anniversary, Serie 1926, and Family Reserve editions are based. A gingerbread-hued Nicaraguan wrapper leaf conceals a hearty interior of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. A Maduro wrapper leaf is also available for added sweetness.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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6.  Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne

Among the bestselling cigars in the Perdomo portfolio is Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne. A light-tan Ecuador Connecticut wrapper hugs a well-aged recipe of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos in a series of slightly thicker shapes starting just past $7 apiece. Tasting notes of white pepper, cedar, molasses, and cashews mingle in a series of formats handmade in Estel, Nicaragua to the exacting specifications of brand founder Nick Perdomo.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

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7.  Oliva Serie O

Oliva Serie O is a 94-rated medium-bodied gem handmade in a series of traditional formats. An oily Nicaraguan wrapper leaf harnesses an earthy and luscious blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers handcrafted in the brand’s modern cigar factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Tasting notes of cocoa, cedar, nuts, maple, and wood culminate in a Cubanesque profile starting at $6-7 per cigar.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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8.  Romeo y Julieta 1875

The famous Cuban-legacy brand Romeo y Julieta 1875 is handmade from a caramel-hued Indonesian wrapper leaf and an ample blend of Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. Several traditional shapes deliver a profile of coffee beans, cedar, chestnuts, and pepper. Heritage and affordability come together starting between $7 and $8 per cigar in the historic Romeo y Julieta portfolio.

Strength: Mild-Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Indonesian

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9.  Nub Connecticut

Nothing compares to Nub if you love short fat cigars. Four top-selling blends are handmade at the award-winning Oliva factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, and the Connecticut blend is the most popular. Cameroon, Habano, Maduro, and Corojo wrapper varietals complete the Nub collection which starts between $6 and $7 per cigar. Notes of almonds, cedar, cocoa, and fresh-ground coffee layer the palate in a series of slow, cool-burning draws in the Connecticut blend.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut

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10.  Rocky Patel The Edge 

Rocky Patel The Edge is available in a 90-rated Corojo wrapper and a 92-rated Maduro in four well-made shapes that start at $6-7 per cigar. On the inside of each, a hearty recipe of premium Nicaraguan long-fillers blesses the senses with a plethora of spicy and leathery flavors of cayenne and hickory. The Maduro wrapper shows off a touch more sweetness, while the Corojo is earthy and peppery from beginning to end.

Strength: Full
Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Corojo, Maduro

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