There are a lot of cigars out there. And, if you're new to the world of premium smokes, finding your next stick can be somewhat of a challenge.
So, to help you find your next great smoke, I'm going to share my top ten cigars under $10.
I've smoked thousands of cigars from hundreds of brands. When I started smoking cigars in college, I scrapped the bottom of the barrel because I didn't know better.
Thankfully, one of my friends shared a cigar made by Helix with me. While I don't smoke that brand anymore, Helix cigars were my introduction into the premium, long-filler, hand-rolled world of great cigars.
If you're looking expand your world from the cardboard tasting cigars and into the delicious flavorful land that's out there, let's get started!
Top 10 Cigars Under $10
#1: Rocky Patel Edge Habano Toro
I've been smoking cigars for almost 20 years and this cigar is one of the best. The build quality is almost always amazing, the flavors are fantastic, and the price point can't be beaten.
Size: 6 x 52
#2: Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro Epicure
My father-in-law has been singing the praises of Perdomo cigars for years, but it wasn't until I found the Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro that I started to agree. This cigar earned a CigarScore 5, my highest rating, and it is well deserved.
Size: 6 x 56
#3: Rocky Patel Edge Sumatra Toro
The current version of the Edge Sumatra is the 3rd generation made by Rocky. The original is, perhaps, my favorite cigar of all time, and the current version is almost just as good. Wonderful flavors, near perfect build quality, and a practically perfect price. This and the Habano (#1) are the cigars I smoke every day.
Size: 6 x 52
#4: My Father El Centurion Toro Grande
Also earning a CigarScore 5 rating, the My Father El Centurion is a wonderful smoke. The Toro Grande is a big cigar, but the draw is easy and the flavors are top notch. If you're looking for a My Father cigar under $10, this is a great place to start.
Size: 6 1/2 x 58
#5: San Cristobal Revelation Legend
San Cristobal isn't one of the larger brands, but they made a delicious cigar. The flavors are rich, the draw is smooth, and the burn is consistent. I love this cigar because each time I smoke it I'm impressed with how flavorful and smooth it is. If you grab a San Cristobal, you will be in for a tasty treat that'll be well worth your time.
Size: 6 x 52
#6: Tatuaje Havana VI Almirantes
Tatuaje cigars are some of my favorites. They're bold and well made. The Havana VIs in the Almirantes size are the best of the line. In my experience with these cigars, other sizes and shapes had different flavor profiles, so my recommendation is the longer, thinner Almirantes as it's my favorite.
Size: 7 x 47
#7: Rocky Patel Decade Lonsdale
As you might have noticed, Rocky Patel makes some of my favorite cigars. They also normally come in at great prices. This Decade is the second most expensive cigar on this list, and it would rank higher except for the fact that it's about 30% more expensive than the two Edges. The Rocky Patel Decade offers rich, complex flavors that I just love. If this cigar were around $6, this would be my #1 recommendation and I'd smoke it every single day.
Size: 6 1/2 x 44
#8: Punch Diablo Diabolus
Punch has been making cigars since 1840. The Diablo is rich and full of flavor. While the one I smoked and reviewed had a slight construction issue under the wrapper, the flavors were all there. Had the particular stick I smoked not suffered from a weak spot, I would have given the Punch Diablo a CigarScore of 5. If you smoke this cigar, you won't be disappointed.
Size: 5 1/4 x 54
#9: CAO MX2 Gordo
The CAO MX2 was another cigar I couldn't get enough of in college. The dark, oily wrapper is a combination of a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and a Brazilian Maduro, and together they pack a mean punch of fantastic flavor.
Size: 6 x 60
#10: Perdomo Lot 23
In the fall of 2018, we were in Burnsville, Minnesota, and the local cigar shop didn't carry the #1 and #3 cigars on this Top Ten list. So, I had to taste my way through the humidor (aww shucks!). Lucky for me I found the Perdomo Lot 23. This cigar comes in at a great price point, but also has good flavors in a well-constructed stick
Size: 6 x 50
One thing I've learned over the years is that there is no shortage of great cigars. And, you don't have to spend a whole lot of money to get them.
Granted, different states have different tax rates (click here to see why cigars in your state are so expensive), so make sure you check your local shop. But, believe me, the cigars on this list are just as good (some even better) than many of the $20 cigars I've had.