” A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry to a woman”
Edward G. Bulwer- Lytton
When mentioning life indulgences, cigars make it in the top 10 to most connoisseurs. Personally I am totally against smoking , a small bowl of chocolate chips and a large mug of peach falvored black tea would make me feel in heaven anytime. However the history and the details pertaining to cigars and their making never seizes to amaze me, its why I will be kicking off my ” 10 Best of…” section with the top 10 cigars.
Authors of ” The Cigar Connoisseur” have come up with a top ten list starting with the worldwide most popular, Cohiba.
Cohiba cigars were introduced in 1968 and became the symbol of Cuban cigars. It was marketed heavily in 1982. The initial sizes were the Lancero, the Corona Especiale, the Panetela, and in 1989 they added the Esplendido, Robusto, and Exquisito.
Cohíba was originally a private brand supplied exclusively to Fidel Castro and high-level officials in the Communist Party of Cuba and Cuban Government.
Trinidad was not marketed until 1998, but was already well known to connoisseurs everywhere because of a variation of it available in 1969. Trinidad had been produced for Fidel Castro himself.
3- Arturo Fuente Opus X series
Origin: Dominican Republic
The Fuente family has been making these cigars for 3 generations, the Opus X is conseidered one of their best among others.
Montecristo started in 1935 named after the famous novel ” The Count of Montecristo”. It is known for the tangy taste, and superb aroma.
5- Sancho Panza
This is a very poplar cigar in Spain thus the reason behind its name which is after the character in the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote. These are usually recommended to beginners or daytime cigar smokers.