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INFLATION BUSTER: 9 Cigars under $9

Inflation Buster

With prices skyrocketing across the board, we thought we’d throw you a lifeline by showcasing 9 of the best bargains from the last 3 years of our ratings. Only cigars that were rate 91 or above with a size of 5 by 50 or larger we chosen. All prices are based on current MSRP. Taxes are not taken into account.

AJ Fernandez Dias de Gloria

Nicaragua

Wrapper: Nicaragua; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Short Churchill; Length: 6 1/2; Ring: 48
MSRP: $9.00
Rating: 93

Consistently delivers a flavorful combination of roasted nuts, cocoa powder, and tanned leather balanced by deep pepper and a touch of wood. Impeccably constructed and covered with a reddish brown wrapper with excellent oils. Full bodied.

Casa Magna Jalapa Claro

Nicaragua

Wrapper: Nicaragua; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Toro; Length: 6; Ring: 50
MSRP: $7.42
Rating: 92

Delivers a classic profile loaded with nuts, spice, cedar, and cream complemented by a rich aroma of tanned leather. Box-pressed and covered with a light brown wrapper with excellent sheen. Medium strength.

My Father La Gran Oferta

Nicaragua

Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Robusto; Length: 5; Ring: 50
MSRP: $8.10
Rating: 92

Loaded with intense flavors of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, and pepper complemented by sweet earth and a ripe fruit sweetness in the background. This full strength blend is impeccably constructed and covered with a dark, toothy wrapper with excellent oils.

Curivari Ciclope

Nicaragua

Wrapper: Mexico; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: 652; Length: 6; Ring: 52
MSRP: $8.50
Rating: 92

A beautifully made, soft-pressed blend, covered with a dark, reddish brown wrapper with excellent oils. This medium plus strength toro is flavorful and rich with notes of dark chocolate, sweet cedar, and almond cream balanced by a touch of wood and spice.

Oliva Serie V

Nicaragua

Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Lancero; Length: 7; Ring: 38
MSRP: $8.61
Rating: 92

Loaded with flavors of chocolate, smooth pepper, and espresso accompanied by a rich aroma of cedar, nougat, and leather. This medium plus strength lancero draws and burns flawlessly while leaving behind a solid, compact ash.

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut

Nicaragua

Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Robusto; Length: 5 1/4; Ring: 50
MSRP: $8.75
Rating: 92

Complex and perfectly balanced with a core of pepper, caramel, cedar, coffee, and a bit of cinnamon spice. Features superb construction and a velvet textured wrapper neatly finished in a pressed format. Medium plus strength.

Padrón Series Natural

Nicaragua

Wrapper: Nicaragua; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Churchill; Length: 6 7/8; Ring: 46
MSRP: $7.83
Rating: 91

Loaded with flavors of chocolate, smooth pepper, and espresso accompanied by a rich aroma of cedar, nougat, and leather. This medium plus strength lancero draws and burns flawlessly while leaving behind a solid, compact ash.

H. Upmann 1844 Añejo

Honduras

Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: USA; Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua & D.R.
Vitola: Magnum; Length: 6; Ring: 60
MSRP: $8.38
Rating: 91

A well-balanced blend covered with a clean, milk chocolate colored wrapper with a velvet feel. This medium strength gran toro has notes of wood, sweet spice, and leather complemented by a rich, almond cream flavor throughout.

A. Fuente Magnum R

Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Dominican Republic; Filler: Dominican Republic
Vitola: R 52; Length: 5; Ring: 52
MSRP: $8.75
Rating: 91

Covered with a supple, light brown wrapper with only the slightest veins showing, the blend delivers a beautifully balanced profile of cedar, nuts, cinnamon, and soft spice with an excellent draw and an even burn. Medium strength.


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