The body of a premium cigar must be straight and, when inspected by feeling, the density must be even from one side to the other, not too soft, and not too hard. The head of a premium cigar must be properly closed. The foot must be cut straight, perpendicular to the lengthwise axis.
All that does not guarantee that a premium cigar will smoke correctly because it does not tell you how fillers are organized inside the bunch.
Look for your premium cigar by brand:
DavidoffOne of the world's supreme luxury premium cigars, the Davidoff Cigar has been made by the Davidoff Family in Geneva, for the most cultivated of smokers for ages. The Davidoff Cigar is in fact an exceptional gem.
MontecristoThe most famous of the many famous Havana brands started only in 1935 as a new brand from Menendez, Garcia y Cia., then the owners of the H. Upmann brand. The name is reported to have been inspired by Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel Le Comte de Monte Cristo.
Cohiba Cuban Cigar
Cohiba Dominican CigarsA new premium cigar brand which was introduced only in 1968, Cohiba quickly became the flagship brand of the Cuban cigar industry.
Padron CigarsWith over four years to create a perfect cigar and more than 100 years to create a perfect legacy, the Padrón Family understands the significance of time.
CuabaThe Cuaba cigar was initially launched in London in 1996, the Cuaba trademark was the first premium Cuban cigar product to be launched into commercial production since 1968.
Romeo y JulietaDeveloped in 1875 by Inocencio Alvarez and Mannin Garcia, this brand immediately showed its quality by winning gold medals in four universal expositions between 1885 and 1900.
H. UpmannAs famous a brand as there is in the world of cigars, the H. Upmann brand dates back to 1844, when Herman Upmann, a German banker, began using specially imprinted boxes of cigars as promotional items for his banking firm.
Trinidad FundadoresSince 1980, the Trinidad Fundadores has been produced exclusively for Fidel Castro. The only boxes that left Cuba were gifts to foreign diplomats. On February of 1998, the brand was officially launched as an export in Trinidad, Cuba.
PartagasThe Partagás Cigar This brand is named for it's founder, Don Jaime Partagas, who began manufacturing cigars in 1827, but put his own name on his line of cigars in 1845.
OlivaThe Oliva cigar brand is the 2nd biggest farmer of tobacco in Nicaragua; so I guess one may perhaps declare that the Oliva family knows a few things about making fine cigars.
QUAI D'ORSAYThe Quai D'Orsay, named after the famous bridge in Paris, was created in 1973 for the French market. The Quai D'Orsay cigars have a tendency to be milder and lighter in color than the typical Cuban cigar.
A. FUENTE DON CARLOSBefore the 1995 launch of Fuente Fuente OpusX, the Fuente family's most sought-after brand was Arturo Fuente Don Carlos. Named after and blended by family patriarch Carlos Fuente Sr., this line of rich cigars uses some of the Fuentes' oldest tobaccos, a considerable distinction given the massive stocks of tobaccos they owned.
Dona Flor Mata FinaDona Flor premium cigars are the creation of Felix Menendez, son of one of the most well-known cigar producers of all time, Alonso Menendez. Alonso Menendez gained everlasting reputation as the inventor of the Montecristo brand and majority holder of the H Upmann plant in Cuba in the days prior to the Castro revolution.
Flor de JardinThe Flor de Jardin was founded by Mike Makens in 2004, Flor de Jardin is located in Danlí, Honduras.
CamachoThe Camacho, a really excellent tasting cigar, has a characteristic taste recognized by cigar enthusiast around the globe.
Gurkha CigarThe fine Gurkha cigar is named after the frightening Nepalese soldier portrayed on the band, Gurkha cigars are made by the Toraño family for Kaizad "Kaiser" Hansotia of Beach Cigar in Miami, Florida.
Carlos TorañoThe premium Carlos Torano Virtuoso cigars are the fullest bodied line made by the legendary cigar family. For generations the Torano's have been growing some of the world's best tobacco.
Don Tomas ClasicoThe DON TOMAS premium cigar brand was created in 1970 by UST, the smokeless tobacco giant, and was the product of a large factory in Danlí, Honduras.
Don Pepin GarciaJose "Pepin" Garcia is making quite the name for himself. The man behind the tiny El Rey de Los Habanos factory in Miami's Little Havana makes the highly rated Tatuaje and Padilla Miami 8 & a11 cigars.
GraycliffFounded by Graycliff resort owner Enrico Garzaroli, Graycliff cigars are produced in a small area behind the renowned Nassau, Bahamas, hotel. Graycliff is a cigar friendly establishment that once had a Casa del Habano.
CAOThe CAO line is one of the most sizzling, privately owned premium cigar brands in the cigar industry. The CAO line is consist of a wide variety of blends.
Baccarat CigarThe Baccarat cigar has been one of America's best selling premium cigar trademarks and furthermore has a long history in the cigar world. While the Baccarat Cigar is nothing like any other premium cigar found these days, the Baccarat Cigar reminds you more of an older cigar institution created in a long-gone era.
BackwoodsThe Backwoods cigar brand is a trendy household machine made "premium cigar", if you want to call it premium. Backwoods cigars are usually not smoked by those who are looking for high end premium cigars.
The Punch cigar brand is a well-known name in the cigar industry. The Punch cigar started off in the 19th century in Cuba. The newer Honduran edition of this Punch cigar debuted in 1969 and is still being prepared at present.
Cojimar CigarsFor almost as long as aromatized cigars have been created, the Cojimar Cigars Company has been manufacturing them. As a result no one wherever knows as much about creating this exceptional specialty smoke.
Macanudo cigars are one of the nation's best selling and most fashionable premium cigars. For ages did those Macanudo cigars have populated cigar humidors all over the place just for the reason of their consistent smooth and mild flavor.
Dunhill CigarsFor ages did the Dunhill brand stand for great value and is still viewed as one of the top male luxury trademarks. And for those that ever smoked Dunhill cigars knows that their cigars are no different.
Onyx CigarsThe Onyx Reserve line is a Maduro smokers dream. As soon as those Onyx cigars debuted they were met with some of the best reviews ever given to a new premium cigar, including a huge 94 rating received by the Onyx Mini Belicoso.
Avo CigarThe AVO Domain gets its robust taste from the Connecticut seed and Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper. These wrappers collect just the right amount of yearly sunlight each year to bring out the finest quality in the leaf.
Acid CigarExclusively infused with exceptional aroma, every Acid cigar is pleasurable to the palate. Using all premium long fillers, the Acid cigar is one of the most fashionable flavored cigars on the market.
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