Premium cigars, such as the famous Cuban cigar cost a significant amount of money. Given how smoke lovers enjoy and appreciate the special experience of having a premium cigar, many businesses have gone into the production of more affordable alternatives. These alternative premium cigars often offer a very similar experience for a more affordable price.
From Casdagli cigars in the UK to the Dominican Republic’s Montecristo cigars, here are some of the best alternative premium cigars to try out.
Sold by Havana House, Casdagli cigars are made and imported from the Dominican Republic. Today, they are exported to over 30 countries. These cigars are made with rich leaves from the Dominican Republic that are sure to offer you a remarkable smoke. With a wide variety of notes ranging from sweet to spicy, some of the variants you can find include the Casdagli Basilica Line, Casdagli Club Mareva Line, Casdagli Cabinet Selection Line, and Casdagli Traditional Line, including the Casdagli Grand Cafe Cigar.
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel Maduro Cigar
Originating from the Dominican Republic, this alternative is a favorite by many. Its rich flavor and unique build are what make it so special. The flavor notes of this cigar include chocolate, black coffee, and wood. A box of ten costs $80.
La Gloria Cubana Gilded Age Robusto
Originating from Honduras, this medium-sized cigar is covered in a textured dark brown wrapping, giving it a bold look. This cigar largely emulates cigar culture from the 1920s. Smokers will enjoy hints of spice, wood, floral, and earth notes when they smoke this exotic cigar.
H. Upmann Sungrown Corona
Also from Honduras, is this medium-size and veiny cigar wrapped in Ecuadorian wrapper. The rich and diverse flavor notes in this cigar include chocolate with a hint of sugar, red pepper, berry, cream, honey, and cedar. A box of 21 of these costs a little over $100.
Known for their rather mild and conservative flavors. These cigars have origins in the Dominican Republic. Wrapped in perfectly rolled oily wrappers, the flavors you can expect from this cigar include wood, cream, nuts, cinnamon, black pepper, and coffee. A box of 10 costs $112.
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Churchill
This Nicaraguan cigar prides itself in its complexity and full body. Offering a powerful smoke experience, this is not one for beginners. Made with rich flavors of wood, black pepper, red pepper, sweet pie, earth, leather, and sea salt, this cigar promises a special smoke with every drag. With $125, you can get a box of 20 of this special blend.
Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Toro
This cigar from Honduras is one of the best-looking alternatives to Cuban cigars. The stunningly embossed paper wrapping with the two white and silver bands just gives it a distinct look and feel. It is a medium-sized cigar with flavors inspired by Havanas. Noted to expect when you smoke this include nuts, pepper, earth, wood, and some fennel. This cigar is also quite affordable with a box of 20 going for $93.