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Best Premium Cigar Samplers

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Discover the best cigars from your favorite cigar-maker or brand by trying a sampler. It doesn’t matter if you’re into expensive cigars or you’re sticking to a budget. The best cigar samplers showcase different blends, sizes, and brands. Cigar assortments are a great way to get acquainted with new cigars before you a buy a full box of one blend. Cigar samplers make perfect sense when you want to impress a cigar lover with a nice gift, too. Here are the top premium cigar assortments you can buy today.

1.  Ashton 5-Cigar Assortment

Ashton 5-Cigar Assortment is one of the bestselling, premium cigar samplers in the world. Five prominent blends from an award-winning brand reflect a range of flavor profiles cigar enthusiasts adore. Prominent cigars, including Ashton VSG, Cabinet, Aged Maduro, Heritage, and the original Ashton Classic, are patiently handcrafted by the legendary Fuente family in the Dominican Republic to a flawless standard. Connecticut Shade, Connecticut Broadleaf, Ecuador Sumatra, and Cuban-seed wrapper varietals embrace the finest Dominican tobaccos grown on Fuente family estates. Tasting notes of toasted cashews, dark chocolate, black pepper, cedar, and raisins accompany classic Fuente spices throughout this collection. If you enjoy pairing cigars with top-shelf scotch and bourbon, the Ashton 5-Cigar Assortment is ideal. Impress your favorite cigar lover with a superb introduction to the best Dominican cigars every created.

 

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2.  Arturo Fuente 'Variety' Sampler 

Arturo Fuente is a world-renowned brand that spans generations of the Fuente family, makers of the world’s most sought-after premium cigars. The Arturo Fuente ‘Variety’ Sampler includes five distinctive blends in a 10-cigar collection. Indulge in the 94-rated Hemingway, 94-rated Don Carlos, the bestselling Chateau Fuente in a Natural and a Sun Grown wrapper, plus Montesino. Notes of cashews, almonds, toasted nuts, and coffee beans intrigue with mouthwatering Dominican spices. Legendary cigar-maker Carlito Fuente blends premium aged tobaccos from select Fuente family estates beneath the finest wrappers grown in Connecticut, Cameroon, and Ecuador. Add an impressive tour of luxurious Dominican gems to your cigar collection.

 

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3.  La Aroma de Cuba 'Best Sellers' Assortment

A Cuban-legacy cigar, once a favorite of Winston Churchill, is one of today’s leading Nicaraguan brands. La Aroma de Cuba is blended by Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia from vintage Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos beneath the finest wrappers, including Connecticut Broadleaf, Ecuador Habano, and San Andrés varietals. In the ‘Best Sellers’ Assortment, you’ll find medium to full-bodied cigars with notes of cracked black pepper, smoked almonds, leather, brown sugar, espresso, and more. This superlative sampler includes the original 93-rated La Aroma de Cuba, the 95-rated Mi Amor, 94-rated Edicion Especial, and the 94-rated Mi Amor Reserva with a Jetline Prestige Double Torch Lighter.  

 

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4. Padron 1964 Anniversary Sampler

Padron 1964 Anniversary Sampler harbors five unique shapes from a revered all-Nicaraguan blend that has been the recipient of numerous 94 and 95-point ratings as well as multiple rankings in Cigar Aficionado’s ‘Top 10 Cigars of the Year.’ Notes of walnuts, almonds, cocoa, nutmeg, and cedar shower the palate in a box-pressed profile that burns perfectly in every format. Creamy spices accompany a luscious finish in a profile veteran connoisseurs enjoy immensely. Padron 1964 Anniversary is available in a Natural wrapper, as well as a Maduro, which delivers a little more sweetness in this outstanding collection.

 

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5.  My Father Sampler

Try five unique sizes of the original 94-rated My Father. A Cuban-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador embraces a bold blend of premium Nicaraguan tobaccos cultivated and blended by father-and-son cigar-makers Pepin and Jaime Garcia. Tasting notes of leather, cedar, pepper, and coffee beans arrive with meaty texture and creamy aroma. This vertical tasting is a splendid introduction to the Garcia family’s flagship brand and the undeniable quality and consistency their modern cigar factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, is known for. Experience distinct concentrations of flavor and strength in each handcrafted format.

 

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6.  San Cristobal 60-Ring Assortment

San Cristobal is a top-rated brand patiently handcrafted in Estelí, Nicaragua, from the finest aged tobaccos grown on Garcia family estates. Big ring gauge cigars are more popular now than ever before. Leave it up to celebrated cigar-maker Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia to blend an entire collection of plus-sized gems in the San Cristobal 60-Ring Assortment. This collection features the original 93-rated San Cristobal, 92-rated Revelation, and the 91-rated Elegancia in an exquisite 6-cigar lineup. Bigger shapes burn cool with plenty of depth and approachability. Creamy notes of white pepper, dark chocolate, leather, and hickory show off Pepin’s signature spices at their finest. 

 

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7.  Oliva Serie V Sampler

Oliva Serie V 5-Cigar Sampler offers a complex, full-bodied tour of spicy Nicaraguan flavors from an award-winning brand. Serie V is the cigar that originally put Oliva on the premium map thanks to a potent blend of Ligero tobaccos tucked beneath a shimmering Ecuador Habano wrapper leaf. Numerous ratings over 90 points in Cigar Aficionado and a glowing consumer reception have catapulted Oliva Serie V into the spotlight. Try the blend in five bestselling shapes for varying concentrations of woody spices, leather, and black pepper with a dynamic texture. Oliva Serie V entices with hearty flavor and aroma in an assortment we regularly feature in one of our weekly sampler sales. 

 

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8.  Nub 8-Cigar Sampler

Nub cigars lead the pack when it comes to short fat shapes. The brand is handmade to a meticulous standard at the Oliva factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Nub cigars burn for a good amount of time due to their extra-thick girth, even though they’re only four inches in length or shorter. Smoke all four Nub blends the Nub 8-Cigar Sampler: Cameroon, Connecticut, Habano, and Maduro. Nutty notes of dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee, wood, and black pepper punctuate a squatty collection for a great price. If you know someone who loves short and chunky cigars, give the gift of Nub.    

 

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9.  Perdomo 10th Anniversary Sampler

Brand founder Nick Perdomo has built a booming audience of cigars lovers over the past couple of decades. The Perdomo 10th Anniversary Sampler shows off the brand’s most popular cigars with three unique wrapper options: Ecuador Connecticut, Maduro, and Sun Grown. Two chunky 6 x 54 Epicures are featured in each blend. Taste the full range of premium Perdomo profiles in an impressive 6-cigar collection. Tasting notes include white pepper, coffee with cream, cedar, dark chocolate, leather, and mesquite. Perdomo cigars deliver an excellent mix of sweet and spicy flavor because Nick ages his wrappers in bourbon barrels for several months at the end of the aging process. Perdomo cigars are handcrafted in Esteli, Nicaragua, at the brand’s sprawling cigar factory. Add a sampler known for quality and value to your collection today. 

 

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10.  Davidoff 9-Cigar Assortment

Davidoff has long been considered a top-shelf, exclusive brand for connoisseurs of traditionally milder cigars. Nine distinct shapes present an excellent introduction to the brand’s most popular blends in the Davidoff 9-Cigar Assortment, including Davidoff Aniversario, Millennium, Grand Cru, and more. Tasting notes of toasted nuts, wild grasses, mushrooms, cocoa, caramel, and crème brûlée bless the palate with a touch of spice. Nine celebrated Davidoff shapes convey the brand’s creamy profiles with a tasteful range of nuances you’ll surely revisit when you’re craving premium Dominican cigars drafted from an elegant gamut of silky Connecticut-seed wrapper varietals.

 

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