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Top Ten Cigarillo & Small Cigar Tins

Affordable, Little Cigars with a Big Payoff

Cigarillos – whether you call them little cigars, demi-tasse, café cigars, or tin cigars, these baby brothers of big cigars run a little larger than most cigarettes, and are just about as popular. Yet, when it comes to cigarillos vs. cigarettes, cigarillos have it in selection, flavor, and aroma.

So, what are cigarillos made of? Depending on the brand, many of them are made with the same fillers and wrappers as the standard cigar shapes in the line. Tin cigars are ideal for when you don’t have time to smoke one of your favorite cigars in a larger format. Moreover, their compact packaging makes them very convenient.

Presented here are 10 of the best tin cigars on the market. Most of them are blended like traditional cigars, while others are flavored cigarillos. If you’re not already a tinficionado, get ready to make some new discoveries.

ACID Krush Classic Blue Connecticut

Size: 4″ x 32
Strength: Mellow
Wrapper: Connecticut (Sweet-tipped)
Binder & Filler: Nicaragua
Cigarillos/Tin: 10

The alluring herbal and botanical essences for which ACID Cigars are renowned are crammed into these handcrafted little cigars with a half-inch diameter. An all-Nicaraguan leaf core is draped in a silky Connecticut wrapper that adds extra smoothness and natural sweetness to the mix. While you’re relishing ACID Krush Classic Blue’s ambrosial aromas, the smoke reveals natural tobacco flavors that linger on the palate. To put it another way, when you can’t get enough of that big ACID stuff, these sweet lil’ thangs crush it.

Arturo Fuente Cubanitos

Size: 4¼” x 32
Strength: Mellow-plus
Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder & Filler: Dominican Republic
Cigarillos/Tin: 10

When it comes to quality and value, nobody does it better than Arturo Fuente Cigars. The rich-tasting Dominican-grown tobaccos and succulent African Cameroon wrappers used on their big, boxed cigars can also be found on these handmade Cubanitos. The Fuente family sells tons of these tins, which is no surprise since they offer, as one satisfied customer wrote, “a small cigar with large cigar flavor.” Well-balanced notes of sweet tobacco and cedar dominate for a short smoke that’s virtually peerless on every count.

Camacho Machitos Connecticut

Size: 4”x32
Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder & Filler: Honduran, Dominican
Cigarillos/Tin: 6

Camacho has built its rep on handcrafting bold, full-flavored cigars for over a generation. But for cigar smokers seeking a smoke that’s more mild-mannered, there’s Camacho Connecticut. Using a medium-bodied recipe of Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrappers over a mix of milder Honduran and Dominican fillers, Camacho Machitos offer you a rich-tasting short smoke with notes of light spice throughout. A perfect match with coffee, Machitos are a satisfying way to start the day.

Cohiba Black Pequeños

Size: 4 3/16″ x 36
Strength: Medium
Wrapper & Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano aged 3 years in palm bark
tercios Cigarillos/Tin: 6

Of all the Cohiba cigars made for the U.S. market, the Cohiba Black offers the sweetest flavor profile. Rolled to just over four inches with a 36 ring, these dark little beauties are practically Petite Coronas, which is another reason they crank-out so much flavor. The smoke is ultra-smooth, perfectly balanced, and teeming with notes of cedar, sweet spice, and a splash of cafecíto. Better yet—if you find the price of the large Cohiba Black cigars a bit much, the Pequeños will get you there at a very reasonable cost.

Deadwood Sweet Baby Jane

Size: 4″ x 32
Strength: Mellow+
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro (Sweet-tipped)
Binder & Filler: Nicaragua
Cigarillos/Tin: 10

If flavor and aroma are what you’re looking for in a little cigar, set your sights on these Deadwood Sweet Baby Jane cigarillos. A sweet and mellow blend of Nicaraguan exotica tobaccos and a dark, toothy Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper meld beautifully for a noninfused smoke that will satisfy caballeros and caballeras alike with a virtual barnful of rich flavor and a seductive aroma to die for. With a 4.5-star customer rating, you can’t miss!

Macanudo Café Ascot

Size: 4 3/16″ x 32
Strength: Mellow
Wrapper: U.S. Connecticut Shade
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Dominican Republic
Cigarillos/Tin: 10

Macanudo Ascots have been pleasing cigar lovers in an affordably-priced short smoke for decades. Nothing has been omitted or overlooked in terms of quality or the inimitable flavor of Macanudo Café cigars. The smoke is well-balanced, mellow, and cedary while revealing the evocative aroma from their triple-fermented, U.S. Connecticut-grown wrappers. Macanudo Ascots also make great companions for accompanying your morning or afternoon coffee break. And because they’re smaller in size, you may even find the Ascots a little richer in flavor, too.

Moontrance by CAO Flavours

Size: 4″ x 30
Strength: Mellow
Wrapper: African Cameroon
Binder & Filler: Nicaragua
Cigarillos/Tin: 10

When CAO flavours debuted in 2003, Moontrance jumped to the front of the line. This well-made Nicaraguan core blend rolled in African Cameroon wrappers is infused with 100% all-natural extracts of Georgia peach nectar, bourbon vanilla, and Hawaiian honey for a smooth, mellow smoke that rivals the ACID Krush Classic above for aromatic dominance. Plus, Moontrance’s fragrance is so unique, you’ll commit it to memory. So, if you’re looking for something a little more exotic, Moontrance eclipses many of the other flavored cigarillos with a taste and aroma that’s out of this world.

Oliva Serie O Cigarillo

Size: 4”x38
Strength: Mellow
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder & Filler: Nicaragua
Cigarillos/Tin: 5

The Oliva Serie O line is one of the most popular and consistently flavorful offerings among the best rated Oliva cigars, and the same can be said of these Serie O cigarillos. Already with a 4.9-star customer rating and climbing, 5-year-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos capped with a savory 5-year-aged Habano wrapper combine for a nutty, balanced, medium-bodied smoke with hints of sweet cedar. There’s nothing else like ‘em, especially when only a short smoke will do.

Punch Miniatures

Size: 3″ x 22
Strength: Full
Wrapper: Sumatra (Ecuador)
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Cigarillos/Tin: 20

Want a little more gusto from your short smoke? Enter Punch Miniatures – little cigars with a big cigar taste – and more. They have a four-nation blend which provides more character than your average demi-tasse. The smoke reveals notes of earth, nuts, and sweet cedar while the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrappers add just the right amount of spice to the mix. Great for your drive to and from work, coffee breaks, while your grillin’ steaks, and more. It’s hard to believe that such a small cigar has so much flavor, but then, that’s Punch for ya’.

Romeo y Julieta Montague Cigarillos

Size: 4″ x 33
Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca
Binder: Dominican Olor
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Brazil
Cigarillos/Tin: 10

Exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop, Romeo y Julieta House of Montague cigars have become evergreen bestsellers for their rich, medium-bodied flavor at a very reasonable price. Using a four-nation blend rolled in naturally-sweet Brazilian Arapiraca wrappers, Montague Cigarillos issue notes of earth, cedar, espresso, and sweet spice for a smooth, well-balanced, premium cigar experience when time is at a premium. And less we forget about sweet Juliet – these savory cigarillos are also a favorite among women cigar smokers.

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