A single premium cigar can impart an array of different flavors. From “standard” tasting notes like chocolate and cedar to exotic flavors like red pepper, leather, and fruit, the best cigars offer complex, dynamic smoking experiences. 

Today, we’ll focus on sweetness, one of the most common — yet wide-ranging tasting notes found in cigars. Here are the top 5 cigars with sweet tasting notes to try in 2024!

Macanudo Gold Label 

When most people think of a sweet cigar, they probably imagine a dark, rich Maduro. However, Macanudo Gold Label proves that lighter Connecticut Shade cigars can also offer rewarding notes of sweetness. Creamy, rich, and featuring Connecticut Shade leaves taken only from first and second primings, Macanudo Gold Label is a classic cigar brimming with an incredible flavor profile. 

La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo

La Gloria Cubana is known for big, bold smokes, and Medio Tiempo lives up to that reputation. Medio Tiempo features some of the most robust Ligero leaves, and they impart a signature flavor that is leathery, nutty, smooth, and — of course — decadently sweet. 

Drew Estate Factory Smokes Sweet

Flavored (artificially infused) cigars can get a bad rap in some circles. Still, the Drew Estate Factory Smokes Sweets (which features a sweetened tip) proves that a flavored cigar can also deliver a fabulous smoking experience!

Padrón 1926 Serie Maduro

Padrón 1926 Serie Maduro is a special-occasion cigar, if ever there was one. This full-bodied Nicaraguan puro boasts an oily Maduro wrapper and sweet tasting notes of cocoa and licorice — among others.  

Ashton Aged Maduro

While the Padrón 1926 Serie Maduro — and many other darker cigars — pair sweetness with a full-bodied profile, the Ashton Aged Maduro supplies the sweetness with a more medium-to-mellow profile. This is an excellent introduction to Connecticut Broadleaf-wrapped cigars and a sweet treat to cap off any evening out. 

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    (4 months ago)

    The wonderful La Flor Dominicana Ligero L 400 has a delightful (but subtle) dark fruit sweetness that weaves itself in-and-out throughout its delicious and complex flavor profile. One of my faves!