91 rated cigars are a pretty big group, but having a rating over 90 is still one of the clearest marks of quality in the cigar world. For many...
91 rated cigars are a pretty big group, but having a rating over 90 is still one of the clearest marks of quality in the cigar world. For many of us, the benchmark for a cigar being “good” is right around this rating. Below it are sticks that might be fine for an average day, but they’re usually not too special. 91 rated cigars (and those above), however, are high-quality smokes that still take us to another level.
There are cigars out there for so many different occasions, but this group is where you start to find stogies that you would light up when you really want something enjoyable. Other cigars are the ones we might think of as “yard ‘gars” or “job site cigars.” You can light them up and puff away, but you’re focused on something else. You might be in your garage trying to make car repairs, you might be digging under your lawn to deal with a sprinkler issue, or you might be up on the roof patching a leak. But whatever the situation, you might not bust out your good cigars to keep you company. Those are the times for cigars that are less than 90 points.
91 rated cigars are still the type that we want to sit and enjoy without too much distraction, even if they’re not topping the charts.
The funny thing is, many cigars that have landed on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of the Year list, or that even took home the Cigar of the Year distinction, can be found here. Cigar quality varies year to year with each harvest. A cigar that was the best in the world one year may have a dip in quality due to the changes in soil, the growing season, availability of a particular leaf type, or a variety of other reasons. In those years, a world-class cigar may “only” score a 91 rating. It’s still a high-quality cigar, but perhaps it’s not at its best in a given year. For that reason, you can find excellent smokes in the group of 91 rated cigars.
There are cigars of all kinds in this category, too. You can find them from all the leading cigar makers: Arturo Fuente, Davidoff, E.P. Carillo, Illusione, My Father, Alec Bradley, Tatuaje, and many more boutique cigar manufacturers who have produced quality sticks. Tobacco in these 91 rated cigars comes from all over Latin America and the Caribbean. Smooth Ecuadorian, punchy Nicaraguan, rich Dominican – all the leaf types that dominate the modern cigar industry can be found here.
It’s a wealth of good smokes, all ready to be enjoyed.
Please browse our selection of 91 rated cigars at your leisure.