Best Cigars to Smoke in Pakistan 2022

For a novice, smoking a cigar — hell, just venturing into a local cigar store to buy one — can feel more daunting than fun. The mechanics of properly smoking one (how to draw without inhaling?) don’t come naturally. Faux pas (when to ash the thing?) abound. Then there’s the impossible question of which cigar, in a room stuffed with boxes of them, to buy.

You’re not imagining it: cigar smoking is full of tradition, ritual and enigma. The good news, says Pierre Rogers, is that cigar smokers form a natural, welcoming community — acolytes not just to the rolled leaf, but to lighting them up together.Discover the world of exquisite smoking with Pakistan’s largest collection of cigar in Pakistan , tobacco products and accessories from the greatest Cuban and non-Cuban cigar brands. Authenticity, quality and satisfaction; guaranteed!

Community is Rogers’ purview. He’s the founder of PuroTrader, an online trading service that includes community-created cigar ratings, forums, and blog posts. Rogers set up the site as a searchable e-humidor for collectors after discovering someone had stolen a single cigar out of a prized box he’d been saving for over a decade, which made that box pretty much worthless. An event that would devastate most collectors, but not Pierre. “Initially, we set out to create a way for every collector- for free- to build an online humidor. It’s a way to catalog their own collection, take notes on each cigar, and then make it searchable. You could log on and look at anyone’s humidor, anywhere in the world. The inevitable conclusion to that was, ‘You got something I want — how do we make that happen?’” he says.

Since founding PuroTrader, Rogers has made cigars a more accessible hobby through the new Unicorn Hunters Club, PuroTrader’s monthly subscription box and a must-have for new smokers looking to start a great collection. Rogers’ expansive knowledge of cigars makes him an excellent resource for defining what makes an excellent smoke. So from the best everyday cigar to one you’ll save for the most special occasions, these are the best cigars of 2022.

The Best Cigars of 2022

Davidoff Aniversario Series

The blenders at Davidoff combine their legendary knowledge of the plant to cultivate some of the highest quality tobacco on the market. Then they pulled all the stops and released the flawlessly constructed Aniversario Series in honor of Grand Papi Davidoff’s birthday in 1986. Thirty years later, the line continues to supply cigar lovers with one of the most enjoyable, velvety smokes you can get.

Tasting Notes: Mild-bodied, with a rich and complex taste. It starts with notes of hay and buttery smoke, transitioning into earthiness and even a touch of pepper spice in its final third.

Filler: Dominican Republic

Binder: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut

Best Mild Cigars

“A mild cigar is similar to a great cup of coffee with a touch of half and half in it,” Rogers says. “It’s warm and rich, but it’s also soft and very approachable.” According to him, the best examples come from the Dominican Republic; they also tend to have a Connecticut wrapper, which is golden and light in color. “The flavor tends to be very subtle and soft,” Rogers says. “No sharp edges, no bitterness. Something that on a fresh palate with nothing in your stomach you can really enjoy, and it won’t disrupt your day. That’s what a great mild cigar is to me.” So the next time you skip lunch, think about lighting up one of these tasty treats.

Davidoff Aniversario Short Perfecto

“Davidoff is the Mercedes-Benz of cigars,” Rogers says. That means high quality — at a high price. Like the rest of the Aniversario line, only the highest quality leaf makes it into the Short Perfecto. But this smaller cigar won’t break the bank, and it is an excellent example of a mild-bodied cigar that’s still rich and complex. Coming in at just under five inches with a 52-millimeter ring gauge, this cigar is perfect for a short drive or a stroll around the block.

Tasting Notes: It starts with hay and buttery smoke, transitioning into earthiness and even a touch of pepper spice in its final third.

Filler: Dominican Republic

Binder: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut

Tatuaje Tattoo Series

Founder Pete Johnson and master blender Don “Pepin’”Garcia are well respected for making cigars that consistently receive high scores from reviewers. The secret may be “Cuban-esque” flavors stemming from Cuban-seed Nicaraguan-grown tobacco. “This is the most Cuban of a cigar that you can get here in the US,” Rogers says.

Tasting Notes: More of a white or black pepper spice than the cayenne of other medium-bodied cigars, though it also features cocoa, sweet cream and cedar notes.

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Habano, Ecuador

Best Full-Bodied Cigars

Full-bodied cigars can go in a few different directions, particularly, becoming spicy. “You can have a few different kinds of spice,” Rogers says. “A white pepper, black pepper, or even a cayenne pepper.” Those larger flavors can hold their own against a steak dinner or a peaty Scotch. “But the key here remains balance. Strength is not flavor. When you smoke that cigar, you want the palate to be full of flavor. Rich, complex. That’s what makes a great full cigar — not the strength,” Rogers says.

Perdomo Cigars

Perdomo Cigars are made in Nicaragua by Nick Perdomo, who has strict quality control procedures at his factory. Made to the highest quality, Perdomo Cigars are an exceedingly well-made cigar with the finest tobacco being used in production. All Perdomo cigars are manufactured in Esteli, Nicaragua at the massive 88,000 square foot Perdomo factory where they age, ferment, and are hand-rolled by the millions of cigars per year. Perdomo Cigars also grows a large portion of its tobacco on the Perdomo farm, giving them control of the quality of the tobacco. 

GOF

God of Fire cigars have five different blends: KKP Special Reserve, Serie B, Serie Aniversario, By Don Carlos, and By Carlito. The second band signifies the blend. God of Fire Serie Aniversario and By Don Carlos are made with Ecuadorian wrapper; By Carlito, Cameroon; and Serie B with Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro (Double Robusto, Diademas 56 and Gran Toro) and Ecuadorian Sungrown (Robusto and Robusto Gordo 54).

My Father Cigars

Once cramped inside a tiny facility in Miami, José “Don” Pepin’s My Father Cigars is now a cigarmaking powerhouse, with hundreds of rollers producing great cigars in a beautiful facility in Estelí, Nicaragua. Born in Cuba, Pepin came to Miami and opened small cigar factory called El Rey de los Habanos. His cigars would soon garner numerous high scores within the pages of Cigar Aficionado, and Pepin would eventually expand to Nicaragua with a new facility, as well as fields for growing tobacco. There, Pepin, along with son and daughter Jaime and Janny, produce award-winning brands such as Flor de Las Antillas and My Father, which have both been named Cigar of the Year. Additionally, the Garcias produce a slew of popular brands for clients, including all Tatuaje and L’Atelier cigars as well San Cristobal and La Aroma de Cuba.

Debonaire Premium Cigars

Debonaire Ultra Premium hand rolled cigars represent the pinnacle of more than 20 years of research and development in order to produce the finest cigar on the market today.
“The Debonaire Ultra Premium cigar was developed from deep patience, passion and respect for tradition…and only for the sole purpose of creating and experiencing the perfect cigar,” said Philip S. Zanghi III, founder of Indian Tabac Cigar Company and Daniel Sinclair, founder of Durfort Holdings and world-renowned cigar connoisseur.
With such a lofty goal as “the perfect cigar,” compromise was not an option. The Debonaire gentlemen also enlisted the expertise and resources of Mr. Emilio El Reyes, whose family has been one of the leading tobacco plantation owners in the Domican Republic for generations. 
Together they have patiently secured only the finest tobacco crops in the Dominican Republic, supplemented with premium local crop tobacco and from selected crops from South America.

E.P. Carrillo

E.P. Carrillo is the signature brand of EPC Cigar Co., the Dominican cigar company owned and operated by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. Known as the “Godfather of Boutique Cigars,” Perez-Carrillo’s brand received early acclaim with its Elencos Edición Limitada and Short Run cigars, and has continued to impress with brand extensions like E.P. Carrillo La Historia and E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro. E.P. Carrillo cigars are made at Perez-Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. factory in the Dominican Republic.

Byron cigar

 Byron comes to you from Nelson Alfonso who does a lot of packaging for some of the top Cuban cigars on the market today. The man behind the rebranding of Behike wanted to deliver a cigar to the American market that was reminiscent of the Cuban brands from the 19th (XIX), 20th (XX) and 21st (XXI) centuries. The result is a group of cigars that have been highly rated making them instant classics in the industry. Smoke a piece of history, with one of the greatest cigars ever made, Byron awaits you!

Atabey Cigars

Launched in 2011, Atabey cigars is a hard-to-find cigar. Created by Neslon Alfonso, a  graphic arts designer (who designed the Padron’s 50th Anniversary humidor) turned cigar crafter, the Atabey cigar is an ultra-premium cigar that is available at selected cigar stores throughout the United States. The Atabey is named after the supreme deity of the Taino Indians, the indigenous people who occupied most of the islands in the Caribbean. The Atabey cigar is known for its natural tobacco sweetness and peppery taste. 

Nelson Alfonso is the creative director for the Golden Age design firm which has handled the branding for Habanos, S.A. cigars. In addition, he was the designer behind Padron’s 50th Anniversary humidor. Alfonso is also a gifted cigar blender and founder of Atabey Cigars. Elegantly encased in glass tubes and packaging that is collector worthy, the Atabey cigar sports a beautiful Ecuadorian wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and filler for a mild to medium-bodied smoke. The Atabey has a pleasing floral base that is accented by a sweet and salty note.

PLASENCIA CIGARS

Plasencia cigars has a rich heritage, generation after generation producing premium quality cigars using aged tobacco from Nicaragua. Plasencia cigars now features collections of unique flavor profiles, bold in flavor, with intense stimulation and balance.

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