Cigar Ratings & Reviews

The Five Highest Customer-Rated Cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

Some cigars by ACID, Carlos Toraño, Diamond Crown, Gurkha, La Gloria Serie R, Rocky Patel, Perdomo, Tatuaje, as well as some other Padrons, Olivas, and CAO’s had equal or higher scores. Therefore, my criteria was to choose the cigars that had the greatest number of scores with a minimum of no less than 20 customer scores. – G.K.

1. Padron 40th Anniversary 1926
Rated: 98 (24 customers)
Created to commemorate patriarch Jose O. Padron’s 75th Birthday and honor his lifetime of work in the tobacco industry. Using all 5-year-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos, these inimitable cigars are perfectly-balanced and overflowing with dark, complex tobacco flavors. (Full-bodied)

2. Oliva Serie V Ligero Churchill Extra
Rated: 98 (23 customers)
A hearty blend of Nicaraguan Jalapa Valley Ligero longfillers are surrounded by a flavorful Nicaraguan Habano Sun Grown wrapper. The smoke offers a complex, full-flavored taste while maintaining a non-overpowering smoothness. (Full-bodied)

3. Padron Anniversary 1964 Pyramide Maduro
Rated: 97 (47 customers)
Handmade with 4-year-aged all-Nicaraguan tobaccos, these box-pressed cigars offer a complex tapestry of flavors with traces of coffee bean, cocoa, and hazelnut. (Full-bodied)

4. Avo XO Intermezzo Tubos
Rated: 97 (22 customers)
Creamy and delicately spicy cigars laced with notes of sweet cedar, coffee bean, nutmeg and roasted nuts. Their complexity comes from a perfectly-balanced blend of six different Dominican longfillers and lush Connecticut wrappers. (Medium-bodied)

5. CAO MX2 Toro
Rated: 96 (48 customers)
A robust four-nation longfiller blend with a Brazilian Maduro binder rolled in twin Connecticut broadleaf Maduro wrappers for a luxuriously creamy, complex and full-flavored smoke. (Medium – Full)

Honorable Mention:  La Aurora Preferido #2 Ruby Edition Tubes
Rated: 96 (44 customers)
A zesty Brazilian sun grown Maduro wrapper caps an extra long-aged blend of Dominican tobaccos in these classic double perfecto cigars. The smoke is robust and brimming with sweet cedary flavors. (Medium – Full)

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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