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Top 10 Best Cigars For Women

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Shane K.

What makes it a woman’s cigar? The size (petite)? The blend (mild or flavored)? The band (pink and floral)? The truth is, none of the above. Cigars are not gender-specific. Although stereotypes exist when it comes to women who smoke cigars, they aren’t as prevalent as they were once upon a time.

As much as we associate cigars with masculinity, women play a significant role in the premium cigar industry and they always have. Women can be found at every juncture of cigar-making, from cultivating and harvesting tobacco in the fields to the processes of bunching, rolling, and packaging premium cigars at the factory.

Women also occupy critical leadership roles at prominent cigar companies like Arturo Fuente, where Carlito Fuente’s sister, Cynthia Fuente, and his daughter, Liana Fuente, have been actively involved in the family business for many years. Like many successful cigar-makers, Pepin Garcia relies heavily on his entire family in running My Father Cigars, especially his daughter, Janny Garcia, who travels around the country hosting several events throughout the year. Lisette Perez-Carrillo, daughter of award-winning cigar-maker Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, is an equal partner and the face of their E.P. Carrillo brand.

With so many women involved in the cigar business, it seems silly to entertain any taboos related to women and cigar smoking. That’s why we focus exclusively on quality, taste, and aroma when suggesting a list of the top 10 cigars for women. If you’re a woman who’s getting into premium cigars, the following blends and sizes serve as an excellent introduction.

Iconic Cigars Women Love to Smoke

#1 - Ashton Cabinet Selection Tres Petite (4.375 x 42)

Creamy, rich and nutty tasting notes of cashews, cedar, and silky spices characterize a well-aged blend of tobaccos in Ashton Cabinet Selection. A luxurious finish lingers in classic shapes like the small but splendid Tres Petite. You don’t have to set a full hour aside to access an amazing profile that easily complements gin and vodka-based cocktails and champagne.

Strength: Mild-Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Ashton Cabinet Selection

#2 - Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story (4 x 49)

Arturo Fuente Hemingway has won plenty of female admirers over the years with small but iconic shapes like the Short Story. The entire collection is handcrafted in alluring Figurado formats drawn from a glistening Cameroon wrapper leaf and an interior of premium Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. Tasting notes of cedar, coffee beans, and baking spices accompany delicious aroma. For a longer-lasting cigar, try the Signature (6 x 47).

Strength: Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Cameroon

Arturo Fuente Hemingway

#3 - Ashton Cordial (5 x 30)

If your heart is strictly set on a diminutive shape, Ashton Cordial delivers a ten-minute taste of premium Dominican tobaccos with impressive tasting notes. Cedar, almonds, cashews, and signature Dominican spices converge in a quick and mellow shape that doesn’t overwhelm like larger traditional dimensions can. Ashton Cordial serves as a great introduction to premium Dominican taste if you want a smaller preview before you pick out a bigger shape.

Strength: Mild
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Ashton

Rich & Complex Cigars Women Appreciate

#4 - La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Robusto (5 x 50)

Award-winning cigar-maker Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia relies on an exclusive blend of aged tobaccos to create La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor. An oily San Andrés wrapper marries a nutty and spicy combo of premium Nicaraguan long-fillers with versatile, complex, and savory flavors. A series of well-made box-pressed formats resonates with signature Nicaraguan spices in a refined profile of almonds, dark cocoa, espresso beans, and cracked black pepper.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: San Andres

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

#5 - Padron 1964 Anniversary Principe (4.5 x 46)

Padron 1964 Anniversary is a prestigious Nicaraguan cigar a number of women often taste for the first time in petite shapes like the balanced box-pressed Principe. A complex profile of cedar, cocoa, cayenne, cinnamon, and spices layers the palate with well-rounded flavor and aroma. The 94-rated cigar is an ideal choice when you want to experience award-winning Nicaraguan taste.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Padron 1964 Anniversary

Smooth, Creamy, & Classic Cigars for Women

#6 - Ashton Panetela (6 x 36)

The tasteful slender shape of Ashton Classic in a Panetela exemplifies premium Dominican flavor with its silky profile of cedar, nuts, coffee beans, and black pepper. An elegant, luscious finish develops in a well-made collection. Women easily appreciate Ashton for its rich but delicate taste and aroma. Legendary cigar-maker Carlito Fuente has been blending Ashton to the highest standards for quality and consistency for over three decades.

Strength: Mild
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Ashton

#7 - Macanudo Cafe Duke of Devon (5.5 x 42)

Mellow, easygoing flavors of cashews, cedar, and spices cross paths in Macanudo Cafe in a consistent collection of classic formats including the Duke of Devon. An authentic Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf covers a creamy amalgam of premium Dominican long-fillers. For decades, the smooth and milky finish has been impressing ladies and gentlemen who prefer a mild, easy-to-find cigar.

Strength: Mild
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Macanudo Cafe

#8 - Davidoff Grand Cru No. 3 (5 x 43)

Taste the top-shelf reputation of Davidoff in the distinguished Gran Cru No. 3. Creamy notes of cedar, toast, oak, and nuts accompany musky aromas in a dynamic and slightly thin Corona. The brand’s European origins are reflected in traditionally thin ring gauge shapes. A light blond Ecuador Connecticut wrapper conceals a mild interior of Dominican long-fillers. The finish is mellow and offers as an approachable introduction to Dominican cigars.

Strength: Mild
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

Davidoff Grand Cru

#9 - Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Corona (5.5 x 44)

One of the most popular Coronas ever produced hails from the iconic Cuban-legacy brand, Romeo y Julieta in the Reserva Real blend. A golden-blond Ecuador Connecticut wrapper leaf hugs a sumptuous interior of Dominican and Nicaragua binder and filler tobaccos. Notes of roasted coffee beans, almonds, and cedar gather in a toasty finish with a touch of sweetness.

Strength: Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real

The Best Flavored Cigar for Women

#10 - Java by Drew Estate Corona (5 x 42)

Some women prefer flavored cigars because the sweet and sugary taste and aroma they display masks the heartier smoky profile a traditional handmade cigar delivers. While you can choose all kinds of exotic berry and mint-flavored cigars, we’re recommending the classic Java blend. The cigar is infused with coffee and mocha flavors that make sense in a cigar without offending. Because coffee and tobacco naturally go well together, Java is worth a taste if you have an aversion to traditional cigars. Java hits the lips with a sweet and sugary resonance.

Strength: Flavored
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Java by Drew Estate

 

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