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Top 10 Cuban Cigars 2020: A Go-To Guide for Buying the Best of the Best

At Haze Smoke Shop, we offer a variety of Cuban cigars. Cuban cigars are a paradise for any cigar lover. Cuba offers an outstanding collection of quality in terms of cigars if you’re looking in the right place. We know that choosing the best Cuban cigar is all about identifying the type of body you want, from mild to full, the overall strength, flavor, and the average smoke time. We have taken all of these factors into account when choosing our own inventory of Cuban cigars.

To help make it easier for you to choose a Cuban cigar that is worthy of your hard-earned money, Haze Smoke Shop has put together a list of the top 10 best Cuban cigars that we offer in our shop. With that, let’s get started!

Cohiba Robusto

Cohiba Robusto Cigars
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Without a doubt, the classic Cuban Cohiba Robusto is one of our favorites from the brand. Consistently scoring highly in rankings of taste, the Cohiba Robusto is still in high demand since its birth in 1966. While the Cuban monopoly won’t name the exact plantations where Cohibas are sourced, we can say without a doubt that Cohiba Robustos are both sophisticated and delicious.

These powerful cigars possess notes of vanilla, oak, and almonds and there’s a reason that so many people have been buying them with such passion for so long. After all, no brand in the premium cigar world has more recognition or praise than Cuba’s Cohiba.

Montecristo No. 2

Montecristo No. 2 Cigars
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Montecristo No. 2 is the undisputed king of torpedos. Known all over the world as one of the best-selling cigars in the Cuban cigar portfolio, the Montecristo No. 2s combine commercial success with critical acclaim.

The most recent production of the Montecristo No. 2s teem with rich, yet not overwhelming, flavors of leather, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon and, of course, the brand’s trademark tangy wood note. Not only do the Montecristo No. 2s have enough power and flavor to satisfy those who smoke cigars on a regular basis but they also aren’t overwhelming to those that smoke less frequently, making them one of the best cigars for a wide range of smokers. 

Cohiba Siglo II

Cohiba Siglo 2 cigars
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The Cohiba Siglo II reigns supreme when it comes to a petite corona size. Although the Cohiba Siglo IIs use the same tobacco as previsions Cohiba Cuban cigars, the size of the Cohiba Siglo II makes it a bit more mellow in terms of taste. Starting out soft with light notes of flavors similar to cedar and coffee, you’ll soon find yourself enjoying a balanced flavor profile as it smokes. At this point, you’ll notice hints of cocoa, coffee, and vanilla. For a small smoke, the Cuban Cohiba Siglo II is known for burning slowly and straight for the entirety of its use. In most cases, the final smoke time is around an hour or so which is pretty impressive for a Mareva.

Cohiba Club

Cohiba Club Cigars
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If you have no more than 15 minutes or so to yourself, there are few better choices for a quick smoke than the Cohiba Clubs. The aroma of the cigarillos inside of the packaging is an organic, barnyard-type smell mixed with sweet milk chocolate undertones.

It should be noted that, in terms of flavor, these cigars can be a little inconsistent. While some pack a deep-roasted tobacco flavor and contain a kick of almonds and intermittent grass notes, others will taste of little out of the ordinary. If you are someone who can’t afford the pricier premium cuban cigars, the Cohiba Clubs are perfect for you, offering a short, enjoyable smoke at your convenience. 

Guantanamera Puritos

Guantanamera Puritos cigars
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Looking for an enjoyable smoking experience but don’t have a lot of time on your hands? Look no further than the Guantanamera Puritos. While many say you get what you pay for when it comes to Cuban cigars, that is far from the case when it comes to the Guantanamera Puritos. Priced far below other premium cigars, the Guantanamera Puritos offer outstanding value for the money.

While the Guantanamera Puritos can be a bit bland in terms of flavor, many smokers consider them to be a bargain for the price, offering a cheerful smoke for those with little money to spend who still enjoy a sneaky little cuban.

Cohiba Siglo III

Cohiba Siglo III cigars
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In short, if there’s anything that Cohiba knows how to do, it’s presentation. The Cohiba Siglo IIIs are beautiful, wrapped in gold inlay with checkered branding. Launched to commemorate the 500th year since Columbus arrived in the New World, the Cohiba Siglo IIIs were introduced to the world in 1992 but not officially let loose to the world until 1994.

Upon working your way through a Cohiba Siglo III, you’ll immediately notice that it will open up strength-wise. Throughout your time with this Cuban cigar, you’ll notice that the smoke it gives off is full and beautifully oily. In terms of flavor, this cigar offers light coffee and nutmeg flavors and this high-quality cigar is best paired with a strong drink.

Montecristo Mini

Montecristo Mini Cigars
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The Montecristo Mini is a wonderful cigarrito that packs all of the typically Montecristo flavors into a 20-minute smoke. Presented in 5 packs of 20 cigars, the Montecristo Minis are well-constructed but it should be noted that they burn somewhat fast. Like any premium cuban cigar, the draw has just the right amount of resistance.

Overall, the Montecristo Mini is a great short smoke that packs all the classic Montecristo flavors and complexity into a small body. Highly recommended to the novice smoker or even the Cuban aficionado. This is a go-to favorite for many smokers.

Montecristo Purito

Montecristo Purito Cigar
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The Montecristo Purito is a wonderful cigarillo that provides an enjoyable 20-minute smoke packed with all of the classic Montecristo flavors and accents. While many smokers expect thin cigars to be anything but creamy, that is one of the biggest draws to the Montecristo Puritos. This particular Cuban cigar will be especially delightful for newcomers to the world of Cuban cigars.

 As you smoke a Montecristo Purito, you will notice that it becomes stronger in the middle third with tones of burnt wood coming forward, along with the delicate taste of coffee beans. Still, behind that, there is a slight freshness provided by citrus aftertones. The high quality and strong body of the Montecristo Purito makes it perfect for a morning break.

Montecristo No. 4

Montecristo No 4 Cigars
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The Montecristo No. 4 is a well-constructed cigar that is both clearly well-packed and firm. Small veins can be easily seen running throughout the silky Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The wrapper itself is smooth, giving way to light and creamy notes of flavor. Beneath the Broadleaf wrapper itself, you’ll find a rich blend of Cuban tobacco with a smooth and easy to enjoy flavor.

While the flavor profile of the Montecristo No. 4 is far from complex, the medium tobacco taste is paired with a lovely blend of espresso, vanilla notes, and even sweet chocolate. The Montecristo No. 4 is a favorite of many lovers of a cuban cigar.

Montecristo Edmundo

Montecristo Edmundo Cigars
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Finally, our 10th pick for one of the best Cuban cigars is the Montecristo Edmundo, chosen as Cigar of the Year for 2014 by Havana Insider. Released in 2005, this Cuban cigar shows the same richness of Montecristos that were made from tobacco aged for a significant amount of time in cedar rooms before being blended and rolled. The white ash of the Edmundo shows that they contain wonderfully aged tobacco with an exquisite blend of both balance and richness. In terms of flavor, this Cuban cigar delivers full-bodied tones of cedar, spice, and light coffee. Throughout your time with a Montecristo Edmundo, you’ll enjoy a palate that remains fresh and moist with a clean, yet subtle, tobacco aftertaste. You simply can’t go wrong with the Montecristo Edmundo! Pick up a pack for yourself today and experience the difference.