There’s perhaps no better way to celebrate the new year than by lighting up a cigar, pouring yourself a glass of champagne – or whatever you prefer to drink – and taking some time to enjoy and reflect.
But an occasion like this deserves a cigar befitting a celebration – so what should you smoke?
Well, it depends on who you are and what you like, but we narrowed it down to some of our favorite cigars of the year that we believe make for the best New Year’s cigars.
Top 5 Cigars for New Year’s Eve
Read our selections and find the best New Year’s cigar for you!
The Gentleman: Punch Aniversario
If you’re looking for a classic cigar that checks all of the boxes, look no further than the Punch Aniversario. This may be the goldilocks of New Year’s cigars: classy – but not stuffy –– luxurious – but not too expensive –– complex – but not overpowering. From amateur to aficionado, the Punch Aniversario is an all-around great cigar for any New Year’s celebration.
The Sharer: Liga Privada Papas Fritas
If you’re the type of person to share cigars at your New Year’s Eve party, you’re likely looking for a solid cigar that doesn’t break the bank. Also, you don’t want to give away any super rare cigars if they might not be enjoyed to their full potential. Enter: The Liga Privada Papas Fritas. A fantastic blend from a well-respected brand that comes in at just under $7 per cigar.
The Fancy Pants: Cohiba Connecticut
There are plenty of ultra-luxury cigars – we covered a bunch of them in our Most Expensive Cigars in the World blog – but Cohiba is a brand name that always rises to the top in terms of luxury cigars worthy of the hefty price tag. The Cohiba Connecticut may be on the mellow side, but this cigar’s smooth complexity and general tastiness delivers so much flavor you won’t mind the body. Plus, it’ll pair great with your New Year’s Eve champagne.
The Globetrotter: AVO Syncro Caribe
If you’re just celebrating the New Year between your holiday trip to Fiji and your January vacation to Costa Rica, the AVO Syncro Caribe is the cigar for you. While we know this cigar may not be quite as classy as the others on our list, something about this Caribbean-inspired stogie from AVO is just too good to be ignored when it comes to wrapping up 2021. Bonus points if you smoke this while rocking a Bermuda shirt.
The Expert: Padron Anniversary Series No. 4
Padron is one of those brands that demand respect regardless of who you speak to in the industry; as such, the Padron Anniversary Series No. 4 tops our list as the best New Year’s cigar if you’d consider yourself an aficionado. Packed full of flavor, body and unshakable quality, this is a cigar that shows you know the excellent cigars when you see them, and you smoke them when the occasion calls for something worth celebrating.
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What’s your New Year’s cigar?
Maybe you already set aside a cigar to celebrate the new year. If this sounds like you, let us know in the comments what you’re smoking and why you chose it to ring in 2022.