Review All of Cigar Journal’s Best Buy Cigars in 2016

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We combed through our blind tastings from the year 2016 again to find out which cigars received particularly good evaluations during the course of the year but are offered for a much lower price compared to others of the same rating. We characterize such ratings in our magazine with the stamp “Best Buy”.

The basis for our decision is the price per gram of tobacco. The cigars whose price per gram lies significantly below those of competing products receive the attribute Best Buy. Note, however, that because we disclose to our international readers prices in US dollars, Euros and Swiss francs, where possible, it may happen that a certain cigar is particularly favorable in US dollars, but in other currencies, on the other hand, has average prices. So, as you are reading, please take into account the various pricings in the three currencies.

Last year, a total of 40 cigars were designated as Best Buys, but we’re pleased to announce that in 2016 there were more than 50! In addition, in 2015 our top two affordable cigars came in at 92 points each. That’s why 2016’s Best Buy outlook is so exciting: a whopping 11 cigars achieved 92 points, and there are even two 93-point cigars on our list.

 

Best Buys with 89 points | 3 stars

Alec Bradley Prensado Gran Toro | USD 12.99 | EUR 7,60 | Honduras
Alec Bradley Tempus Medius 6 | USD 7.55 | EUR 6,80 | CHF 9,50 | Honduras
Cusano Nicaragua Estelí Robusto | USD 4.99 | EUR 4,25 | CHF 4,90 | Dom. Rep.
Drew Estate Undercrown Robusto | USD 7.28 | EUR 7,70 | CHF 12,80 | Nicaragua
E.P. Carrillo Inch Natural No. 64 | USD 10.00 | EUR 10,00 | CHF 15,50 | Dom. Rep.
Flor de las Antillas Toro Grande | USD 9.10 | Nicaragua
Flor de Selva Toro Connecticut | USD 10.00 | Honduras
Kristoff GC Signature Series 6×60 | USD 10.00 | EUR 8,10 | Dom. Rep.
La Aurora Untamed Gran | USD 11.00 | EUR 12,60 | Dom. Rep.
La Aurora Black Lion Maduro Toro | EUR 5,50 | Dom. Rep.
León Jimenes Connecticut Belicoso | USD 7.10 | EUR 9,90 | CHF 13,20 | Dom. Rep.
Thomas Hinds Honduran Selection Presidente Natural | EUR 7,00 | Honduras
VegaFina Prominentes (US: Churchill) | USD 6.40 | EUR 8,10 | CHF 11,70 | Dom. Rep.

 

Best Buys with 90 points | 3 stars

A.J. Fernandez New World Almirante | USD 5.90 | EUR 9,00 | Nicaragua
Alec Bradley Sanctum Robusto | USD 7.25 | EUR 7.90 | Honduras
Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua Terra Nova | USD 7.00 | EUR 6,90 | Nicaragua
Asylum Schizo Robusto | USD 2.50 | EUR 2,40 | CHF 3,40 | Nicaragua
Centenario Añejo Seleccion Salomones | EUR 7.50 | CHF 9.75 | Dom. Rep.
Don Tomás (Dos Gonzalez) Bundles Dominican Republic Robusto | EUR 1,90 | Dom. Rep.
Doña Nieves Habano Oscuro Nievita | USD 5.75 | Nicaragua
Dunhill Heritage Toro | USD 11.25 | EUR 9,20 | Honduras
Kristoff Original Maduro Robusto | USD 8.30 | EUR 7,20 | Dom. Rep.
La Aurora 1495 Series Churchill | USD 7.98 | EUR 7,40 | CHF 12,80 | Dom. Rep.
Leonel Rare Robusto | EUR 6,80 | CHF 9,00 | Nicaragua
Leonel No. 511 Toro Gordo | EUR 8,20 | CHF 12,00 | Nicaragua
Paradiso (US: San Cristóbal) Coloso | USD 10.50 | EUR 8,00 | CHF 12,00 | Nicaragua
Perdomo Craft Series Stout Epicure Maduro | USD 7.50 | EUR 10,50 | Nicaragua
Rocky Patel The Edge Lite Battalion
| USD 8.25 | EUR 6,80 | Honduras

 

Best Buys with 91 points | 3.5 stars

A.J. Fernandez New World Connecticut Toro | USD 6.00 | Nicaragua
Alec Bradley Nica Puro Rosado Toro | USD 7.550 | Nicaragua
Asylum 13 Hercule | USD 7.50 | EUR 8,50 | CHF 12,50 | Nicaragua
El Galan Reserva Especial Apuestos | USD 6.82 | Nicaragua
Flor de Selva Grand Pressé | USD 11.75 | EUR 8.20 | Honduras
Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Viajante | EUR 6,90 | CHF 8.60 | Nicaragua
Oliva Connecticut Reserve Double Toro | USD 9.47 | 9,10 | Nicaragua
Rocky Patel The Edge Corojo Battalion | USD 8.25 | EUR 8,20 | Honduras
Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo Oscuro | USD 9.50 | Nicaragua

 

Best Buys with 92 points | 4 stars

A.J. Fernandez Enclave Salomon | USD 6.84 | CHF 11,50 | Nicaragua
A.J. Fernandez New World Connecticut Belicoso | USD 6.04 | EUR 7,90 | Nicaragua
Doña Nieves Sentimiento Ternura | USD 7.00 | EUR 10,95 | Nicaragua
East India Red Witch Toro | USD 5.75 | EUR 7,00 | Nicaragua
El Centurion H·2K·CT Toro | USD 8.20 | EUR 8,10 | Nicaragua
El Galan Reserva Especial Gallardos Torpedo | USD 6.90 | Nicaragua
Kristoff San Andrés Robusto | USD 8.50 | EUR 7.70 | Dom. Rep.
Oliva Serie V Churchill Extra | USD 9.95 | EUR 10.80 | Nicaragua
Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Toro Especial Maduro | USD 7.00 | EUR 10.00 | Nicaragua
Sublimes Torpedo | USD 9.50 | Nicaragua
Villa Zamorano Expreso | USD 4.40 | EUR 2,10 | Honduras

 

Best Buys with 93 points | 4 stars

The two “bargain” cigars that received the highest evaluation (93 points/4 stars) both come from Nicaragua.

Hoyo La Amistad Robusto | USD 7.59 | Nicaragua
Paradiso (US: San Cristóbal) Quintessence Robusto | USD 8.50 | EUR 7,40 | Nicaragua

 

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