All-Time Best/Highest-Rated Brands

CIGAR AFICIONADO has been publishing cigar ratings since 1992.  Only 7 brands have racked up 3 or more 95 or higher ratings: Padron (14, Nicaragua), Cohiba (6, Cuba), Fuente (5, Dominican Republic), Oliva V (5, Nicaragua), My Father (4, Nicaragua), EP Carrillo (3, Dominican Republic) and Rocky Patel (3, Honduran or Nicaragua).

 If you would like a detailed chronological listing of every cigar ever rated 95 and higher stop by our shop for a complimentary detailed listing.

About Our High Rated Cigars

We have about 600 different premium cigars in stock, including all 14 cigars rated 96 and higher by CIGAR AFICIONADO (legal for sale).  We stock a large selection of humidors and cigar accessories.  [We also offer a wide range of quality pipe tobacco, pipes and pipe accessories.  (We do NOT sell cigarettes, chew, or e-cigarettes.)]

The last eight '#1 Cigar-of-the-Year' chosen by CIGAR AFICIONADO are NOT Cubans!  In fact, since 2001, only 19% of 95 and higher rated cigars are Cuban; we have most of the rest!!

Are Cuban cigars legal in the USA?  Prior to the Cuban missile crisis and Cuban embargo of 1962, Cuban cigars were legal in the USA.  Then in 2014, President Obama ended the strict embargo and Cuban cigars were once again legal (with certain restrictions) within the USA.  In late 2020, then President Trump reversed the decision of President Obama; so currently Cuban cigars are 100% illegal in the USA.
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More History & Perspective

1.  We have the last eight "#1 Cigar-of-the-Year" in stock
2.  We have 51 of the 53 cigars EVER rated 95 and higher in stock (legal for sale).  The other two haven't been made for ten years or longer.
3.  Perspective & History:  Since the year 2001 a Cuban cigar has received a 95 or higher rating 11 times, while since 2006 non-Cuban cigars have done so 53 times!  [2006 is the first year that a non-Cuban cigar was rated 95 or higher.]
4.  More Perspective:  Since 2001 a Cuban cigar has been rated 96 three times and 97 once, none higher.  Since 2006 a non-Cuban cigar has been rated 96 nine times, 97 six times, and 98 once!

95-Rated Cigars Available for Purchase

Currently being update for December-2021 and January-2022 high-rated cigars.

{Posted cigar prices include all taxes.  When you purchase 10 and 20 individual cigars you get a 10 and 15% discount respectively.}

Aging Room Quattro F55 $15
Alec Bradley Gatekeeper $15, $17
CAO Flathead V660 $14
Davidoff Nicaraguan $25, $29
E. P. Carrillo La Historia E-III $16
Henry Clay War Hawk $12
Illusion Fume d'Amor $15
Joya de Nicaragua Numero Uno $22
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amour $15
La Mission L'Atelier $16
Montecristo 1935 Anniv. $18, $23, $25
My Father La Opulencia $16, $18
Oliva V $14, $15, $16
Oliva V Melanio $15, $17
Oliva V Melanio Maduro $18
Padron Family Reserve #44 $35
Padron Family Reserve #44 Maduro $35
Padron Family Reserve #45 $32
Padron Family Reserve #45 Maduro $32
Padron Family Reserve No. 50, $32
Padron Serie 1926 No. 6 $25
Padron Serie 1926 No. 48 Maduro $27
Rocky Patel #6 $15, $17
Rocky Patel Decade $16
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro $14, $16
San Cristobal Quintessence $15
The Wise Man Maduro $16
Warped Serie Gran Res. 1988 $16

96 Rated Cigars Available for Purchase

Aging Room Quattro Nicaraguan $16
Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill $12, 13, 16
E. P. Carrillo Encore $17
Flor de las Antillas Toro $14
La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull $23
La Mission L'Atelier 1959 $17
Oliva V Melanio $15, $17
Padron Serie 1926 No. 2 $27
Padron Serie 1926 80-Year Maduro $35

97 Rated Cigars Available for Purchase

Fuente Don Carlos Anniversario, $55
Fuente Fuente OpusX $38, $44
My Father Le Bijou 1922 $17
Padron 1964 Anniversario Hermoso $20
Padron 1964 Anniversario Torpedo $25
Padron Serie 1926 No. 9, $29

98 Rated Cigar Available for Purchase

E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequal $17