Opus X Cigars are the highest offerings from one of the leading cigar families in the world, Arturo Fuente, and as such they exemplify all the best ingredients, growing practices, and craftsmanship available. These cigars from the Dominican Republic contain the whole story of how dedicated cigar makers committed themselves to overcoming climactic challenges in order to take full advantage of some of the best soils in the tobacco-growing belt. The rich, fertile soils of this island nation have long been prized as the ground that nurtures robust, flavorful filler and binder tobacco.
The 1964 Anniversary Series was introduced 1994 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Padron Cigars. The 1964 Anniversary is a limited production and features selected tobaccos aged four years, creating an extremely balanced cigar. It is a box-pressed series and has been consistently ranked by cigar industry experts as one of the top brands in the world.
Drew Estate has established a reputation for creating some of the most innovative cigars to come on the market within recent memory. By combining the familiar with the avant garde, this cigar maker offers enthusiasts a unique smoke in every box.
The Virgin Sun Grown line was released in 1999 and is the most successful of the Ashton cigars to date. A full-bodied cigar with a deep, smooth draw, this cigar is the creation of none other than Carlos Fuente, Jr. Carlos worked with Ashton cigars for two years to develop this blend. The filler and binder are made in the Dominican Republic and the wrapper is produced in Ecuador. One puff of this cigar might make you head to the beach for the day, but you’re guaranteed to be hooked on Sun Grown for life.
The Oliva Serie V is a full-body smoke containing only ligero leaves (stongest blends of tobacco). Its tobacco is specially aged and fermented to add rich peppery and leather flavors with an earthy undertone. Although the Serie V is the strongest and richest line of all the Oliva cigars it can also be enjoyed by those who prefer medium bodied Cigars. The Serie Vs strength does not overwhelm the experience.
The Anejo offers a full-bodied and full-flavored smoke. One of the rarest cigars in the world, the Anejo is a dark, oily cigar with a woody, slightly spicy flavor and a lush draw. Production of this blend is extremely limited and these cigars are typically only available twice a year.
A consistently pleasurable smoke for all cigar lovers, the Ashton Classic has a medium body with nuances of peppery spice. The blend of 3 to 4 year old Dominican tobacco, along with its rich golden Connecticut shade wrapper creates an extremely well blended rich taste. The draw of this cigar from beginning to end is never disappointing. The Ashton Classic is truly a smoke for anytime and anywhere and, like an old friend, never lets you down.
The Hemingway Line is truly a rich and well-balanced blend and finely compliments the Arturo Fuente line. While all sizes in this line are extremely popular, the Short Story is considered one of the world’s hottest cigars and is sought out by aficionados everywhere.
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Putting together a list of top cigars in the world is very difficult. Even choosing the top cigars in a given year and then comparing the list to another cigar lover’s will certainly lead to some heated discussion. The truth is, what one enthusiast considers to be the top cigars is often a matter of personal choice. Factors considered by a connoisseur when selecting his or her top cigars includes quality and construction of the stogie, it’s flavor and smoking characteristics, and how full the body is. So, whether your list might look like someone else’s list is tough to predict. What can be predicted is that you’ll have a wonderful time enjoying all the smokes you’re considering for placement among your top cigars.
Still, when all the cigar reviews are compiled, it does seem possible to come up with a generally agreed upon list of those manufacturers that produce the top cigars in the world. On most any list will be time-honored names with long, colorful histories. A few younger companies make the list, too, with the quality of the top cigars they produce. Here’s names you can’t go wrong with.
Top cigars makers include: Arturo Fuente, Ashton, CAO, Carlos Torano, Cohiba, Graycliff, Gurkha, H. Upmann, Hoyo de Monterrey, La Aurora, Macanudo, Montecristo, Oliva, Padron, Partagas, Romeo y Julieta, and Zino. These top cigars offer a wide selection of varieties and sizes, so you’ll be able to find fine cigars that meet all the criteria you have for determining the top cigars in your humidor or on your wishlist.