All-Time Best/Highest-Rated Brands

CIGAR AFICIONADO has been publishing cigar ratings since 1992.  Prior to the year 2000, every cigar that received a rating of 95 or higher was made in Cuba.  Post 2000, however, only 18% of 95 and higher rated cigars are made in Cuba.  Since 1992 only four brands have racked up four or more 95 or higher ratings.

Two brands have received four 95 and higher ratings: My Father and Fuente.  The Cuban Cohiba brand has received six 95 or higher ratings.

The 'all-time' leading brand with ten 95 or higher ratings is the Nicaraguan made Padron line.  Five are from the 1926 series.  Four are from the Family Reserve line and one is a 1964 Aniversario.

The following brands have two 95 or higher ratings: Aging Room, E.P. Carrillo, Hoyo de Monterrey (Cuba), La Flor Dominicana, Montecristo (Cuban), Oliva and Rocky Patel.  No other brands have two or more ratings of 95 or higher.  Numerous brands have received just one such rating.  If you would like a detailed chronological listing of every cigar ever rated 95 and higher stop by our shop for a complimentary listing.

The bottom line is that Padron serial numbered cigars have no equal, year after year after year.   Not surprisingly, we try to maintain a good inventory of Padron cigars, including about 15 different serial numbered Padron's.  Our serial numbered Padron cigars start at $13 (including tax) per cigar, while our regular line Padron cigars start at $6 (including tax) per cigar.

About Our High Rated Cigars

We have about 600 different premium cigars in stock, including all eleven cigars EVER rated 96 and higher by CIGAR AFICIONADO (legal for sale); this 11-pack is $245, including tax. We also stock a large selection of humidors and cigar accessories. (We do NOT sell cigarettes, chew, or e-cigarettes.)  Starting August 10, 2020, we will offer a wide range of quality pipe tobacco, pipes and pipe accessories.

Cuban cigars can not be sold within the USA due to copyright infringement law.  But it is noteworthy that the last six '#1 Cigar-of-the-Year' chosen by CIGAR AFICIONADO are NOT Cubans!  In fact since 2001, on 18% of 95 and higher rated cigars are Cuban; we have the rest!!

In the last 26 years, the highest rating awarded by CIGAR AFICIONADO is a 97; this happened four times and only once for a Cuban cigar.
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Our 95 and higher rated cigars in stock

Prices include tax.  Buy 10 individual cigars and get 10% off.  Buy 20 cigars and get 15% off.  We also have punch cards: every time you reach a $100 in purchases you get a free $10 cigar.

95 Rated Cigars

Aging Room Quattro F55 $15
CAO Flathead V660 $14
Davidoff Nicaraguan $25, $29
E. P. Carrillo La Historia E-III $15
Fuente Fuente OpusX $29, $39, $45
Illusion Fume d'Amor $15
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amour $15
La Mission L'Atelier $16
My Father La Opulencia $16, $18
Oliva V $14, $15, $16
Padron Family Reserve #44 $35
Padron Family Reserve #45 $32
Padron Family Reserve #45 Maduro $32
Padron Serie 1926 No. 6 $25
Rocky Patel Decade $16
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro $14, $16
The Wise Man Maduro $16
Warped Serie Gran Res. 1988 $16

96 Rated Cigars

Aging Room Quattro Nicaraguan $16
Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill $16
E. P. Carrillo Encore $17
Flor de las Antillas Toro $13
La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull $20
Oliva V Melanio $15, $17
Padron Serie 1926 No. 2 $27
Padron Serie 1926 80-Year Maduro $35

97 Rated Cigars

Fuente Don Carlos ed. de. Aniversario $45
My Father Le Bijou 1922 $17
Padron Serie 1926 No. 9 $29