Cigar smoking can quickly become a very expensive habit/obsession. It’s good to know the old adage “You get what you pay for” is often not true with cigars. It’s easy to needlessly pay top dollar for big name sticks, and it’s even worse to get a “deal” only to realize that the $2 dollar cigar you just bought tastes like the dry leaves on you front lawn. Truth is, great cigars can be found at almost any price point if you know what you’re looking for. Here are eight delicious options that won’t break the bank.
Arturo Funte is one of the most reliable brands on the market. The Chateau series offers a perfect mild cigar ideal for a newbie or a long-time smoker. Packaged in beautiful cedar sleeves, this cigar could fool you into thinking it’s a $10 stick. Lucky for us, it’s only four bucks.$4
For a quick, mild smoke at a great price, it’s hard to beat this blend. You can find these cigars for under three bucks each. At that price, it’s a great cigar to have on hand for friends who aren’t big cigar smokers. There’s more than enough pleasant flavor to be interesting, but not enough power to make you queasy.$3
The entire line of Diesel cigars is terrific, but the original Unholy Cocktail is the best. This cigar is a full-bodied masterpiece. If dark chocolate, coffee, and spice are your thing, this cigar is a great choice after a nice meal.$3
This cigar started out as a limited run back in 2011 but was revived last year by Tatuaje as an everyday cigar packaged in big boxes of 50. This is a value cigar that absolutely delivers for people who enjoy a medium-bodied blend.$5
We highlighted the Corojo #5 from these guys a little while back. This cigar is the exact same blend fitted with an aged Corojo wrapper cultivated in 2002. The best part is, at around $2.50 a piece, these are even cheaper than the originals. Virtually the same flavor at a fraction of the cost.$3
If you’re looking for a solid medium-bodied cigar, Brick House is for you. All of these cigars are tasty and affordable but we find the Short Torpedo to be the most inviting. At 5.5” long, it really ain’t all that short. You can expect to spend a very relaxing hour with this smoke.$5