My best UK budget cigars Part 2: £10 or less per cigar
Following on from part one of my best UK budget cigars article, here is part two which includes Under £10. All prices and links are correct as of 10th March 2021. Once again my criteria for a cigar to appear on this list are as follows:
- They must be available to buy online in the UK.
- I must have smoked and enjoyed them at least once.
- I must have taken enough notes in order to make a concise review.
Not every cigar is available for the same price everywhere in the UK. During my research I have found that prices can differ by a couple of pounds so I have linked through to the cheapest I could find it online at the time of publication. I have not included postage prices as a lot of online retails offer free delivery on orders over a certain value. Also, you may be lucky enough to be able to visit the shops in question.
BUDGET CIGARS – £10 AND UNDER
The first stick in my £10 and under budget cigars range is the La Invicta Honduran Maduro Corona. Owned by Hunters and Frankau, this brand first appeared during WW2 when Cuban tobacco was unavailable. Having both a Honduran and Nicaraguan line, the Honduran Maduro Corona makes my budget cigars list with its mild sweetness. Flavours of treacle and leather develop into a baked vanilla cheesecake before hints of rich spice enter the mix towards the end.
My next cigar is a box pressed maduro. Another New World cigar from Honduras, this is a beautifully smooth cigar that segues gently between flavours rather than announces them with great fanfare. If you want to read my complete review and thoughts on this cigar click here.
Next up we have a Peruvian medium filler cigar that just sneaks in to this price bracket. Whilst I have found the construction on these cigars a bit underwhelming, they do offer a smooth, rounded flavour, with notes of toffee from the wrapper and coffee from the first draws and are overall a pleasant smoke for the price.
This is the first of the Boutique Smokes cigars that I savoured and what a way to start. A deep earthiness pervaded this budget cigar from the Dominican Republic, with 90% cocoa chocolate and warm leather at the start. Creamy coffee and peppery steak grew towards the end. Overall a delicious and strong cigar full of juicy and intense flavours. You get a lot of cigar for a little over £8. To read my full review, click here.
Once again we have a Nicaraguan cigar making the list. This La Rica is a very gentle and mild smoke. The flavour of the cigar develops from the beginning with notes of coffee and truffle oil at the start, which build to a more peppery taste from the middle through to the end.
The second Cuban cigar to make the budget cigars list is another short filler cigar that has been a long-term occupant of my humidor. I find these a well-rounded cigar with notes of dark chocolate and orange. Speaking from experience it as well worth picking up a box of these as they age beautifully. My full review of this cigar can be found here.
The Charatan corona, tubed or otherwise is a sweet, light and fluffy tasting cigar with notes of citrus Turkish Delight and marshmallow. With hints of cedar and pine in the middle and vanilla salt towards the end, I have always found this a pleasing cigar to smoke almost any time of the day.
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We conclude part two of my best budget cigars for £10 and under with the Regius Robusto. This is a Nicaraguan cigar and another puro to make the list. I have enjoyed the cigars in the Regius range since 2013 when I first came across them. Having smoked the corona, robusto and hermosos any one of them could have made my list, but I chose the robusto. It’s abeautifully smooth with flavours of vanilla and cashew nut at the start with sweet, juicy fruits joining towards the end. Click here for my full review.
Part three with my best budget cigars for under £12 (…and A Little Bit More) will be coming soon. Do let me know what you think of these cigars and if there are any more that you think should be added to the list in the future.