When listing the top brands of cigars, it’s extremely difficult to set only a few apart when there are so many to choose from. Why are there that many you may ask, and since when is smoking a cigar a trend? Well, to many cigar smokers, smoking cigars are an elite act and because the cigar is so much stronger than for instance cigarettes, some even believe that only strong men can handle it. Although uncommon, women also tend to smoke cigars. This, however, is less likely than it is for men.

Some of the most popular cigars include Cuban cigars. As a specially marked cigar in itself, it has a superior flavor and quality that has a bigger point of origin. If you’ve ever heard about Cuba, Arabic and Italian Mafias, you know where cigars come from. Looking at iconic historical figures such as Al Pacino and The Godfather, chances are you’ve seen dangerous men smoke cigars and thus when smoked, some seem to associate you with dangerous people.

The Top 5 Cigar Brands globally

  1. Cohiba

Recognized as Fidel Castro’s favorite cigar, the Cohiba cigar is one of the most famous cigars in the U.S. Originally made in the Dominican Republic, which has since its success in the U.S. started to manufacture in the U.S. has been classified as the most popular. It is made from the finest tobacco leaves by artisan Eduardo Ribera. It is also slightly spicy and contains notes of cocoa and honey.

  1. Romeo y Julieta

This cigar is also considered as one of the most adored and is noticed as the cigar of choice by icon figures such as Winston Churchill. This cigar is also noticed as ‘the rich man’s cigar’ and has been produced at large in Cuba for the past 40 years. It is sometimes related to Cohiba as it also graces American soil but is originally from the Dominican Republic. It is a smooth cigar, full-bodied with medium flavor and strength. It contains notes of leather, cocoa, cedar, and hay… Yes, hay.

  1. Montecristo

Also known as a favorite and considered to be Jack Nicholson’s and the world’s favorite, is the Montecristo cigar. It makes out 25% of global sales when it comes to Cuban cigars and is the best-selling cigar in the world.

  1. H. Upmann

Beloved by JFK, H. Upmann is one of the oldest brands that is still in production since 1844. These are made in both the Dominican Republic and Cuba and is distributed to the United States, which is one of the biggest consumers of cigars in the world. It contains medium to full-bodied flavor and contains notes of chocolate, earth, pepper, and natural tobacco notes.

  1. Ashton

A very famous Wayne Gretzky chose the Ashton which is known as the only non-Cuban cigar to top the list. Only produced in the Dominican Republic by an American producer named Arturo Fuente, the Ashton cigar is an elite runner-up against all of the top Cuban cigars in the world. It has a creamy, soft, nutty and herbaceous flavor and is considered well, very nice to say the least.