Great Cigars From $10 – $20

This month, we are going to take a look at cigars that are in the mid to upper price range. Here, at The Cigar Shop, we have a wide variety of cigars within this price range. It will be a hard task to narrow it down to just a few, but I am up for the challenge!

Oliva Cigar. Photo: Mary Hall.

First on our list is Oliva Serie V Melanio, priced at $12.59. This cigar was voted Cigar of the Year in 2014. The binder and filler tobacco are from Nicaragua, while the wrapper is from Ecuador. Oliva has used fermented ligero tobacco leaves from Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa in the filler, which produces a very rich flavor. Oliva Melanio cigars are on the full-bodied end of the spectrum, so be prepared for a full-flavored smoke. Every single cigar that I have smoked from Oliva has been enjoyable from beginning to end. Chances are, you will not be disappointed if you choose an Oliva cigar!

Next, we will look at Drew Estate Undercrown 10 All Dekk’d Out. True to its name, in celebration of the brand’s ten year anniversary, the Undercrown 10 All Dekk’d Out comes beautifully presented in a gold and navy blue band, with a gold

Undercrown Cigar. Photo: Mary Hall.

ribbon across its head. The gorgeous, dark wrapper is Mexican San Andreas tobacco, with the binder consisting of broadleaf Connecticut tobacco, and the filler is made from a tripa blend of select and rare Nicaraguan tobaccos. This is a medium to full-bodied cigar, and a popular favorite with a price of $12.69.

Last, but certainly not least, I present to you SIXTY by Rocky Patel. In honor of his sixtieth birthday, Rocky Patel wanted to celebrate in a special way by making a very unique cigar. This three boxed press, fine cigar is aged for two years after rolling. It has a Mexican San Andreas wrapper, and Nicaraguan binder and filler. This earthy, medium to full-bodied cigar received the #2 spot for top 25 cigars of 2022 by Cigar Aficionado magazine. You can find it at The Cigar Shop for $18.99.

SIXTY Cigar. Photo: Mary Hall.

Whether you’re shopping for a celebratory cigar, a gift cigar, or one to smoke around the campfire, rest assured that you can find one to fit any budget. There are so many cigars that come beautifully packaged, with a taste that is exceptional, you are sure to find just what you’re looking for.

Mary Hall is co-owner of The Cigar Shop in Gardendale, Alabama and a contributor to North Jefferson Magazine.