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Your thinking about a great cigar. Something new, tasty, strong but not so strong it will blow you out of the proverbial weeds. It’s about quality right?

We don’t charge retail prices on premium cigars like some of our competitors and if we don’t stock the cigar brand you are looking for we will do our best to track down a box of cigars for you. 

Here are five great cigars every cigar smoker should have in their humidor.

Alec Bradley American Classic is made with a fine Nicaraguan tobacco leaf, using classic traditional “Cuban cigar manufacturing methods” that underscore the qualities of cigars made back in the early days in Cuba. It’s a great tasting cigar and you’ll never regret buying a box of these fine cigars.

The Alec Bradley American Classic is truly a mild cigar, with a mellow smooth taste that goes well after a lighter meal of fish and chicken and a chardonnay. Not so much, with heavier meals and full bodied red wine. 

The Alec Bradley American Classic is well made premium cigar that uses a gorgeous tasting Connecticut seed Honduran wrapper. It’s priced aggressively but there is not drop off in quality for this cigar vs. much more expensive sticks in the $200-300 price range (per box).

The Alec Bradley American classic cigar provides a complex taste with notes of coffee, nuts and a slight woodsy after taste that lets you know this baby is well made. It’s more expensive than entry level priced cigars; but it’s well worth a few bucks more for a box of these cigars. 

Give your Taste Buds a thrill with any cigar from the Romeo y Julieta Brand

A little history on this cigar: since the late 1800’s Romeo y Julieta Cigars have been resonating with cigar smokers around the globe. Back in the day (early 1900’s) Winston Churchill helped to lift this brand of cigars from cult status to wildly popular and this cigar brand has never looked back. 

Today Romeo y Julieta is known for honoring it’s Cuban heritage, creating cigars that smoke evenly, with a taste that’s mild and not too heavy. Romeo y Julieta cigar taste is characterized with a mild to medium taste, making it a great cigar for taking a deep dive into cigar smoking, especially if you are just starting out. 

A little history on Romey y Julieta cigars: the company is based in the Dominican Republic and it was nationalized by the Cuban Government along with the rest of the industry when Fidel Castro came to power. But, now that relations with Cuba have improved and the embargo has been lifted the company will at some point move back to Cuba.

This is a high value premium cigar typically costing $4-6 per cigar and you have about 20 different types of flavors to choose from. But in a very general sense, you are getting a great cigar that leans toward the mild side, but with enough character and strength to satisfy your taste buds. 

And, you can expect a great draw, an even burn with no “runs” down the side of a cigar, like lower cost models, overall good construction, wrappers that are well matched to the filler tobacco: just an overall great experience with any of the Romeo y Julieta cigar brands.

The Gran Habano Connecticut #1 is Another Great Tasting Premium Cigar

The Gran Habano Connecticut #1 cigar is mild-to-medium bodied premium cigar, but closer to the upper end of that range. Gran Habano cigars are made by Guillermo Rico in Honduras. It’s probably a great choice if you are an experienced cigar smoke, for some novices or entry level smokers it may be a bit too strong.

The Connecticut #1 blend is made with high quality Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrappers and a blend of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. It’s a great tasting cigar, with stellar construction, draws well, won’t stink up a room when you smoke it – a great tasting premium cigar for a serious smoker who wants a great tasting cigar.

Check out the Ashton Symmetry Cigar Brand

The Ashton Symmetry is a wonderful cigar, with fine lines and one of the most beautiful cigar bands in the world. It’s a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco, with a silky Ecuador Habano wrapper; full bodied taste, with th a hint of leather and figs as you smoke one of these beauties. 

The Ashton label was started by the Levin family who purchased the Holt’s tobacconists in the mid 1900’s, Robert Levin relaunched the family cigar business more aggressively in 1968, nurturing and building the Ashton brand into one of the most prestigious cigar companies in the industry, know for great cigars, blending aged tobacco and sophisticated manufacturing and processing, producing great tasting high value cigars.

The Rocky Patel Edge Torpedo Delivers a Rich Satisfying Smoke

The Rocky Patel Edge Torpedo is an absolute must have for your humidor. It may not sound as exoctic as some of the other premium cigars we have mention in this blog post, but it’s a great cigar and consistently highly ranked by our customers and cigar reviewers.You just can’t go wrong with this brand or the Rocky Patel Edge Torpedo.

This premium cigar is the product of Rocky Patel’s collaboration with Nestor Plasencia, one of the largest and best tobacco growers in Central America and the world!

The Rocky Patel Edge is known for its great taste, with an earthy spicy taste, with hints of cedar and spices. It’s a Cuban seed cigar, incorporating a Corojo wrapper grown in Honduras – this cigar is not for the average smoker, it is a full bodied cigar that’s going to give you a real blast of taste as you smoke it. 

If you are early on in the cigar smoking process this may be a bit too “hot to handle” (it’s strong); but, if you are living life on the edge then you may want to get a box and then savor each and everyone of your Rocky Patel Edge Torpedoes.

As we said at the outset of this blog post, if you have questions about any of the hundreds of cigar brands we carry here at Windy City Cigars; or, if you have a special hard to find box of cigars just give us a call and we will be happy to track down a box of premium cigars.