10 best spicy cigars for 2022

People always talk about spicing up their life. Well, you don’t have to switch jobs or get a new car to do that. Just smoke a cigar that puts a little pep in your step. 

Premium cigars and their level of spice can vary quite drastically. Some cigars have a hint and some can be a four alarm fire inside your mouth. Many of the most popular cigars around have even a moderate essence of spice. But, keep in mind, much like success in an entree or a beverage, it's not about the quantity of spice, it’s about the balance of the spice.

How does the spicy tobacco harmonize with the rest of the tobacco? Did they balance it with other blends that add depth or complexity? For everything on this list, we think so.

Explore 10 humidor-worthy spicy cigars on Cigar World!

CAO Italia

Grown exclusively for CAO, the Italian Habano seed used for this exciting cigar was originally brought to Italy from Cuba almost 50 years ago. Cultivated in the Benevento region of the southern portion of the boot, between Rome and Naples, the Italian Habano tobacco lends an incredible earthy sweetness to the cigar's robust, full-bodied flavor.

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Cuesta Rey Centro Fino

Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino is a rich, bold, and evenly constructed medium bodied to full bodied cigar. On the outside, you’ll find a patiently aged, flavorful Ecuadorian Special Sun Grown wrapper that cloaks a hearty blend of five-year aged Dominican ligero long-fillers for a smoking experience that’s brimming with cocoa, coffee, and subtle hints of spice.

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Don Tomas Sun Grown

For generations, Don Tomás cigars have been the pride of Honduras. The brand's Sun Grown collection is painstakingly handcrafted in the old world tradition and made of tobaccos born solely in the rich organic soil of Honduras. Don Tomás Sun Grown rewards the experienced smoker with a lush cigar that surrounds the palate with spicy, rich flavor.

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Henry Clay Warhawk

Henry Clay War Hawk is a complex, medium bodied cigar that boasts unique flavors that are brimming with spice. On the outside, the cigar comes dressed in a golden-brown Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper. Thoughtfully bundled up inside, you’ll find a sumptuous blend of Connecticut Broadleaf and Honduran tobaccos that give way to notes of earth, cocoa, and cedar.

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Hoyo De Monterrey La Amistad Black

The collaboration between Hoyo de Monterrey and AJ Fernandez continues with the introduction of Hoyo La Amistad Black. Featuring a meticulously fermented Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper that's peppered with Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves, La Amistad Black has a Mexican San Andrean binder. Together, notes of cinnamon, leather and hot sauce deliver the quintessential power and spice of an AJ blend, while giving a nod to the bold and flavorful tradition of Hoyo cigars.

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My Father La Duena

Crafted in the renowned My Father factory in Nicaragua, La Duena is an impressive, medium to full bodied cigar that offers exceedingly rich and flavorful notes. Things start off with a dark and toothy Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. All bundled up inside, a meticulous blend of Connecticut Broadleaf and Nicaraguan tobaccos create smooth refined notes of cocoa, cedar, coffee, and spice.

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My Father La Gran Oferta

Handmade at the world-renowned My Father factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, La Gran Oferta is a medium to full-bodied cigar that features a gorgeous, dark Nicaraguan Habano Rosado wrapper. Underneath, you’ll find a mixture of Nicaraguan tobaccos that create flavorful notes of black pepper, earth, and dark chocolate with a rich, fruity finish.

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Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged

Perdomo Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sun Grown is a medium-bodied melting pot of a cigar. It comes dressed in a spicy Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper that was aged for six years prior to being bourbon-barrel-aged for an additional six months. On the inside, you’ll find a complex blend of aged tobaccos from Condega, Jalapa, and Esteli Nicaragua that give way to rich notes of oak and cedar with subtle nods to the bourbon barrel.

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Perdomo Fresco Sun Grown

Perdomo Fresco Sun Grown is a handsome, no-nonsense, medium-bodied cigar from Nicaragua that’s teeming with top-notch tobaccos. On the outside, you’ll find a lush Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper that boasts earthy nuances. Bunded up inside, you’ll find the cigar chock full of aged Nicaraguan tobaccos from Esteli and Jalapa that balance out the experience. From start to finish, enjoy rich notes of oak and nuts with a spicy finish.

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Romeo Y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua

Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua is a medium-full bodied, complex, and well-balanced blend. It comes dressed in an oily Nicaraguan wrapper that’s loaded with character. On the inside, you’ll find a spicy core of Nicaraguan tobaccos rounding out this Nicaraguan puro. After a cut and light, you’ll enjoy flavorful notes of toasty wood, chocolate, and caramel with a spicy finish.

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What’s your favorite spicy cigar? Let us know in the comments! 

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