Most of life’s big events go perfectly with a celebratory cigar. From graduations to bachelor parties, anniversaries and promotions, special occasion cigars are a great way to celebrate.

We’ve organized a list of some of the best cigars for special occasions.

Tips for buying special occasion cigars

Before you decide on a special occasion cigar, it’s important to keep a few things in mind.

  • Don’t break the bank. A more expensive cigar doesn’t always equal a better cigar.
  • If you’ll be smoking with new cigar smokers, try something lighter. Connecticut wrappers typically offer a mellow smoke.
  • Use our find your perfect cigar tool to find the cigar that’s just right for your occasion. You can also use the tool to pair your preferred beverage of choice.
  • Don’t forget to check out Cigar World groups and ask around for a recommendation.

Special occasion cigars for a group

Buying cigars and sharing them with your friends is a great feeling. Breaking out a box of cigars at a bachelor party, for instance, can set the tone for an unforgettable weekend. If your special occasion is going to involve ten-plus people, you’ll want to find a cigar that the group as a whole will enjoy. So if you’re smoking with newbies, it might be a good idea to try a cigar that will please pretty much everyone’s palette.

Macanudo Heritage Nuevo is a great option. It’s a mellow, smooth cigar that draws evenly from beginning to end. Even a beginner smoker will appreciate this Macanudo classic.

Or you could try a Rocky Patel Connecticut. These cigars have a mellow body and lasting flavor.

If your special occasion crew is full of cigar aficionados, limited releases are a great way to mark the occasion.

Check out Macanudo Estate Reserve. It's blended with rare tobaccos. The excellent Connecticut Shade wrapper makes it one of the best, limited-edition smokes around.

The Punch Rare Corojo is a great cigar for a night out too. It's Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper is very rare and has a strikingly smooth taste.

Finding the best cigars for a special occasion

Picking out that perfect cigar to fit an important moment in your life can be a tall task. That’s why it’s always a good idea to consult your local tobacconist. Trust the experts and ask for a few recommendations. If you’re buying several boxes at once, you may want to try one before you buy.

If you’re a relative newcomer to cigars, it’s not a bad idea to stick with cigars from iconic and well-known brands for your special occasion celebration either. Some recommendations in that vein include:

CAO Gold Vintage appeals to smokers across all levels, with a medium-bodied and satisfying flavor. This cigar is a crowd-pleaser.

Camacho Liberty 2020 is a limited release that launches annually around the 4th of July. Not only is this a fantastic cigar for patriotic celebrations, but it’s also bold and flavorful too.

And CAO Flathead is a box-pressed collection with consistently stellar ratings year after year. Flathead remains one of the premium cigar category's most popular limited-edition cigars.

Of course, in the end, only you can decide what cigar meets your special moment. Don’t be afraid to get what you really want to smoke!

One last thing: looking for specific recommendations for wedding cigars or cigars for new dads? Then check out our blogs on the subject here and here.

Before you buy...

Before you buy here are a few tips. 

  1. Don’t break the bank. A more expensive cigar doesn’t always equal a better cigar. 
  2. If you’ll be smoking with new cigar smokers, try something mild. Connecticut wrappers typically offer a mellow smoke.
  3. Use our find your perfect cigar tool to find the cigar that’s just right for your occasion. You can also use the tool to pair your preferred beverage of choice.
  4. Don’t forget to check out Cigar World groups and ask around for a recommendation.

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    Deputy Mayor of CW

    (21 months ago)

    Shortly after our daughter got engaged, I and the groom-to-be’s dad got together over cigars, bourbon and scotch. We agreed we wanted to provide cigars to our guests. Knowing not everyone likes cigars but that some would want to try one, we agreed to split two boxes - one for newbies and one for the real cigar enthusiasts. After trying various cigars, we got:

    * CAO Black - for the newbies, this was a perfect blend of smooth flavor and great looks!

    * Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro - a rich, flavorful cigar that looked incredible when presented in its square aluminum tube.

    Later that night, when the kids were all dancing crazy, we dads went outside for cigars. And literally like half the party went with us! We ran out of the CAO Black cigars to hand out! I ended up hosting an impromptu cigar herf where I taught about 15 guys & gals how to cut, light & appreciate a good cigar.

    Later that night, I had our daughter and new son-in-law sign each of the remaining Padrons I had. Those now rest in my humidor, to smoke one each year on their wedding anniversary.