The Katman’s List of 174 Great Cigars in the $5.00-$8.00 Range | Cigar Reviews by the Katman

I first started this list 3 years ago. I’ve done my hardest to update it to keep current.

A recent comment had a valid bitch. I always refer to a lousy cigar by saying there are lots of $5-$8 cigars much better. But I give no examples.
So here it is. I’ve gone back to March of 2012. These are release dates. And cigars are in regular production. No limited editions.

Prices may be box prices or they may have increased.
The sticks are based upon online store pricing. No taxes are figured in. B & M pricing is not figured in. Neither is shipping. Just raw pricing. I do not put prices next to each cigar as they may fluctuate from store to store. Many of these cigars can be had even cheaper on the online auction sites.

This list is not a Top 174 in any particular order. They were merely chosen by date reviewed. And I have reviewed every single cigar in this list so feel free to look them up to see if they are your cup of tea.

Also, the price range may tip the $8.00 range. And it may be less than $5.00.
I have also compiled a list of “The Katman’s Best 226 Boutique Brands/Blends in the $6-$11.00 Range.”

Here we go:
1. American Legion
2. Trinidad Habano Reserve Siglo VI
3. Alec Bradley Jam
4. El Baton
5. Diesel Delirium
6. Curivari Reserva Limitada Classica
7. Curivari Reserva Limitada Café
8. Curivari Buenaventura
9. Tatuaje Series P
10. Nica Rustica
11. San Cristobal Revelation
12. Estella by Espinosa
13. Esteban Carreras
14. Room 101 HN
15. Spectre by AJ Fernandez
16. Murcielago
17. E.P. Carrillo Core Line Natural
18. Perdomo Habano
19. Sosa Auric Perfectum
20. Wild Bunch Wild Bill
21. Gurkha Rogue
22. Pura Soul
23. Sosa Third Harvest
24. Fallen Angel
25. Sosa Super Collection II
26. Carlos Torano Casa Torano
27. Sosa Classic Maduro
28. LGC Serie R Esteli
29. Sosa Underground
30. Carlos Torano Vault A-008
31. Miro
32. Gurkha Warpig
33. Juan Lopez
34. E-Stunner
35. Alec Bradley Sun Grown
36. Ortega Serie D Maduro #12
37. La Aroma de Cuba (New Blend)
38. CAO Flathead
39. Guillermo Pena
40. JDN Antano 1970
41. Asylum 13 Authentic Corojo
42. Brick House
43. Alec Bradley American Sun Grown
44. Rocky Patel Ocean Club
45. Room 101 San Andres
46. Oliva Saison
47. Alec Bradley Star Insignia
48. CAO Concert
49. La Grand Classe by Dion Giolito
50. Cult Profile
51. 601 Red Label
52. CAO Brazilia
53. Vallejuelo
54. Legado de Pepin by Pepin Garcia
55. Los Hermanos by Casa Fernandez
56. Alec Bradley Nica Puro
57. La Mia by Casa Fernandez
58. Flor de las Antillas
59. Padilla Crianza
60. Perla del Mar
61. The Reckoning by Studio Tobac
62. Eterno by Perdomo
63. La Aurora Serie Aniversario 107 Maduro Bowtie Lancero
64. La Flor Dominicana Double Claro
65. Illusione 88 Candela
66. Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3 2000
67. San Lotano Connecticut
68. La Gloria Cubana Serie N
69. Henry Clay
70. Pinar del Rio Oscuro
71. La Aurora Escogidos Natural
72. J. Fuego Sangre de Toro
73. Alec Bradley Tailored
74. Pinar Del Rio Serie 1939
75. Tatuaje Tattoo Caballero
76. Gurkha Signature 1887 Black Rothchilde
77. Man O’ War Ltd. Edition – Orange County Choppers
78. PSyKo SEVEN by Ventura Cigar Co.
79. Placeres Reserva
80. La Aurora Escogidos Maduro
81. Alec Bradley Family Blend-The Lineage
82. CAO Extreme
83. My Father La Antiguadad (This is included because it is a new cigar at over $7 but can be had closer to $6 at some online stores.)
84. Gran Habano Robolo Corojo #5
85. Cabaiguan by Tatuaje
86. Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Seleccion Habano
87. Xikar HC Series Habano²
88. AVO Lounge Edition (Only in this price range if bought in a 4 pack sampler at Small Batch Cigar)
89. Man O’ War Side Project Skull Crusher
90. Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon
91. Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project
92. Latitude Zero
93. Gran Habano Corojo #5
94. RIOT cigars by Stogie Boys
95. Cafe Latte by Stogie Boys
96. My Father Connecticut
97. Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial
98. Caldwell Murcias
99. Punch Uppercut
100. Pinar Del Rio Clasico Exclusivo
101. Perdomo 2 Limited Edition 2008 Maduro
102. CAO Amazon Basin
103. AJ Fernandez New World
104. 90 Miles 1980
105. C&C Loose Cannon 1206
106. Headlines First Edition
107. Doña Nieves
108. Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Maduro 48
109. Exactus Maduro
110. 601 Steel
111. Santa Julia by Sosa
112. Macabi Deluxe by Sosa
113. C&C Loose Cannon Trigger Happy
114. Alec Bradely Coyol
115. Sosa Exclusive Series
116. Old Henry Pure Breed
117. Padilla Cava
118. 1502 Nicaragua
119. Man O’ War Immortal
120. E.P. Carrillo Cabinet
121. MUWAT Night Crawler
122. Rocky Patel The Edge B52 Maduro
123. Mr. XL by Cigar Federation
124. Nub S.E. Box Pressed Maduro
125. Crux Passport
126. Crux Ninfamaniac
127. MUWAT Fire Cured Kyotos
128. Ortega Wings for Warriors
129. inktome tela de arana by Fonseca
130. Villiger Cabareté Maduro
131. Punch Signature
132. Rolling Thunder .50 Caliber Connecticut Shade Double Robusto
133. Rolling Thunder .50 Caliber Maduro Double Robusto
134. Rolling Thunder .50 Caliber Natural Wrapper Double Robusto
135. El Primer Mundo Epifania
136. Alec Bradley Sanctum
137. Rocky Patel The Edge A-10
138. Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150
139. La Perla Habana 1515
140. Asylum 33 by Asylum Cigars
141. G.A.R. Red by George Rico
142. Villa Zamorano No. 15 by Maya Selva Cigars
143. Martinez Cigars Pasión Piramides
144. Bad to the Bone by The Outlaw Cigar Co.
145. La Aurora Untamed Extreme
146. Enclave by AJ Fernandez
147. CAO Pilón
148. El Primer Mundo La Hermandad Costa Fuerte
149. Flor D’Crossier Selection
150. Rocky Patel Super Ligero
151. Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua
152. Espinosa Especial
153. Padilla La Pilar
154. El Centurion H-2K-CT
155. Fallen Angel Devil’s Ink
156. Rocky Patel Hamlet Tabaquero
157. Neya Classic Cañonazo by Roberto Duran Cigars
158. Alec Bradley Post Embargo
159. Henry Clay Stalk Cut
160. Alec Bradley Nic Puro Rosado
161. El Galan Reserva Especial Habano
162. CAO Flathead Steel Horse Apehanger
163. Padilla San Andrés Maduro
164. Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown
165. Ramón Bueso Olancho Vintage
166. Daddy Mac by Cornelius & Anthony
167. Rocky Patel Special Reserve Sun Grown Maduro
168. AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes
169. Hoyo La Amistad by AJ Fernandez
170. Jamon Perfecto by Plasencia
171. Gotham Heroes Alec Bradley
172. Casa Fernandez Sabor Aganorsa Corojo
173. Flor de las Antillas Maduro
174. Boneshaker Full Body Cast

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10 replies

  1. Thanks kat man. This is exactly what I was looking for and keep up the great work.

  2. I should clarify. When I mention the year, I mean the year the cigar was released.
    And I only include cigars that are regular production cigars. So no one has to worry about a dwindling supply.

  3. How about a similar list but with cigars that require extending resting periods versus cigars utilizing the “new breed tattooed ones'” before they reach optimal flavor?

    • Joe,
      Do you have any idea how long that will take with over 1700 reviews? I will need to read every single one.
      You need to start taking your medication again.
      Or send me a box of my favorite cigars and I will think about it. Or you read the reviews and send me a list where I’ve said that. LOL!
      Kat

  4. Dear Rabbi/Sage/Professor Katman
    Thank you for subjecting yourself to the request of us pesky readers and doing this list, pro bono. I saw the Oliva Saison on it and decided to light one up for comparative analysis, paragraph by paragraph. It’s almost comical how spot on your descriptions were to my experience – the red pepper, leather, earth, even the burn line! As for your injured hand… what cigar reviewer can now say he bled for us aficionados except you???

    • Yo, baby
      It is 7:18am and like a shmo, I am sitting at my laptop because I could sleep no longer from the agonizing pain of being a rodeo clown in front of my house.
      You never fail to put a smile on my face with your comments.
      You are the best,
      Your loyal sex slave
      Kat

  5. Katdude…Thanks for the list…You know what would be interesting ??? A list of dead musicians who used to smoke full bodied cigars,while making love to full figured women…That stuff really turns my crank at my advanced age…I’m sending a box of full bodied women as we speak…Keep up the good work my friend…

  6. Phil, have you tried the Man O War Authentico Puro maduro in Corona? I had one this morning and Oh Boya, it’s really good. 🙂