Top 10 Best Cigars Of 2021

Top 10 Best Cigars Of 2021

2021 was a banner year for cigars. Blend after blend was competing for top honors, all in the race to be crowned the best cigar of the year. We burned the midnight oil, debating for hours until we settled on a list of the top 10 cigars of 2021 – check out our picks with a guided tour of their smoking experience and flavor!

AVO Syncro Caribe

AVO Syncro Caribe

With tobaccos from the Dominican, Ecuador, and Nicaragua, AVO Syncro Caribe is an island getaway for your palate. Notes of spice, sweet wood, and earth mix with a citrusy zest for an absolute showstopper of full-bodied flavor. Discover the taste of the Caribbean and order your box today!

Country

Dominican Republic

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Dominican

Color

Natural

Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Limitada 2021

Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Limitada 2021

Every year, Crowned Heads’ limited-edition Las Calaveras series keeps us on the edge of our seat…and 2021’s blend doesn’t know how to disappoint. It earns its top 10 status thanks for spicy, sweet, and tangy flavors from its Ecuador Sumatra wrapper and Nicaraguan core. Big flavor. Bold boutique vibe. Worth every penny.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Medium

Wrapper

Sumatra

Color

Oscuro

Drew Estate Liga Undercrown 10

Drew Estate Liga Undercrown 10

2021 marked the 10th anniversary of Drew Estate’s fabled Undercrown brand. An air of cappuccino, baking spices, and nuts underscore a rich, layered sweetness with an evolving profile. While the blend is similar to the original, flavor differences are strikingly above bar, earning Undercrown 10 a spot in our best cigars of 2021.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Full

Wrapper

San Andres

Color

Natural

Romeo y Julieta Eternal

Romeo y Julieta Eternal

It took two long years of fermentation until Romeo y Julieta Eternal’s dark, natural wrapper was ready. Pair it with hand-picked tobaccos from Nestor Plasencia’s farms across five regions of Nicaragua, and you’ve got a rich blend that oozes flavor. Flavors like molasses, earth, nutmeg, and citrus. Don’t sleep on this limited-edition cigar. When it’s gone, it’s gone.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Medium

Wrapper

Nicaraguan

Color

Natural

HVC Serie A Exclusivo

HVC Serie A Exclusivo

HVC Serie A was already one of our favorite boutique smokes before the Famous-exclusive Toro size was a twinkle in our eye. As delicious as it is potent, Serie A’s all-Nicaraguan blend shines with peppery flavors of caramel, nuts, cream, and cedar. Top-shelf flavor, complexity, and a fair price? Don’t worry…there’s a box with your name on it.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Corojo

Color

Natural

JC Newman Perla del Mar Corojo

JC Newman Perla del Mar Corojo

We weren’t expecting a new Perla del Mar in 2021, but boy…were we happy it arrived. PdM Corojo’s naturally sweet wrapper helps the blend meld savory wisps of cocoa, earth, and cedar – all perfectly balanced from toast to nub. Perla del Mar Corojo is a solid sleeper, and it’ll likely take you by surprise the same as it did us.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Medium

Wrapper

Corojo

Color

Natural

La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo

La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo

La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo’s nuances of sugar cookie, cream, cinnamon, and graham cracker are more like the bakery aisle than a cigar box. That’s thanks to a five-country blend of tobaccos, including rare Medio Tiempo leaves that grace its name. Full-bodied and a hit for your sweet tooth, this has box-worthy written all over it.

Country

Dominican Republic

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Sumatra

Color

Dark Natural

Last Rites Viaticum

Last Rites Viaticum

If you’re looking for cigar hidden treasures, X marks the spot with the cult-followed Black Label Last Rites Viaticum. Both floral and fruity on the palate, Viaticum smokes clean with a long, peppery and full-bodied finish. You won’t find this cigar in the adverts section of big cigar rags, but you will find it in our humidor. We think it belongs in yours, too.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Maduro

Color

Maduro

Rojas Street Tacos

Rojas Street Tacos

It really does taste like a taco. We couldn’t believe it, either! Balancing servings of dark coffee, cedar, baking spices, and raisins, Rojas Street Tacos is the cigar we never knew we wanted…and now can’t get enough of. Grab your box for some smoky southwest-style flavor without the calories (or bathroom misadventures).

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Sumatra

Color

Natural

Southern Draw Manzanita

Southern Draw Manzanita

Named after its red-tinted Habano Hybrid wrapper, Manzanita (which means little apple) is Southern Draw’s smoothly-balanced magnum opus. It even impressed our most hard-to-please critics. They loved dollops of pepper, nuts, baking spices and cream…especially at its easygoing price. It’s a boutique cigar for the books. Try it yourself and see.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Hybrid

Color

Natural