Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Finest Cigars

A buying guide for the ultimate gentleman’s gift



©rothphoto_online/istockphoto

What do you get the gentleman that has everything? A fine cigar is a sophisticated choice. But if you don’t know anything about cigars it can be intimidating to know what to buy. We spoke with Michael Cafagno at The Tobacconist of Greenwich to find out about the top three fine cigars and why a Cuban cigar is not what it’s cracked up to be.

What does Michael recommend as the finest cigar in the word? Choose from one of these three:

Davidoff

Simply put, a Davidoff is the finest cigar in the world. Why? This Dominican brand offers the most consistent quality-controlled product on the market. If you give a Davidoff, you know that it’s going to be top rate. Imagine the status of a Tiffany blue box for a woman. That’s how a cigar loving man feels about Davidoff. It epitomizes luxury, status, and celebration.

Provenance: 100% Dominican

Flavor: Medium bodied, very smooth, like silk

Cost: $50/cigar

Arturo Fuente Opus X

If you really want to impress a cigar aficionado then go for the Arturo Fuente Opus X. This is the most sought after cigar in the world. Why is it so hard to get? The Fuente family only releases the cigars on a quarterly basis and they are choosy about who they ship to. Lucky for us, The Tobacconist of Greenwich has a good relationship with the family so chances are good that you’ll be able to score this rare cigar from them. 

Provenance: 100% Dominican

Flavor: Strong and spicy

Cost: $125/cigar

Padron Anniversary Line

If you like to give a gift that wraps up well for a statement-making present then the Padron Anniversary Line is the way to go. Padron cigars are boxed press, which means that they are rolled into a square. It is an unexpected shape and looks pretty cool, with the added convenience of not rolling around when you put it down.

Provenance: 100% Nicaraguan

Flavor: Medium, full bodied

Cost: $30/cigar

The myth of the Cuban Cigar

Surprised that there’s not a Cuban cigar on this list? Cuban cigars may have a reputation for being the best in the world but according to Michael Cafagno that has not been the case for the past twenty years. Why? Quality control. First of all, it’s hard to know if you are even getting an authentic Cuban cigar as there are so many counterfeit out there. Second, even a real Cuban cigar does not guarantee a quality product. The problem is that Cuba has been mass producing cigars, which leads to problems with quality control. Only about twenty percent of Cuban cigars will live up to the reputation.

Shopping for the man who has everything just got a whole lot easier. Not only can you impress with your selection of a fine cigar but you can show off your knowledge of why these cigars are the best in the world.

The Tobbaconist of Greenwich

8 Havemeyer Place

Greenwich, CT 06830

(203) 869-5401

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

 

Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Greenwich Agenda

  • Junior League of Greenwich The Enchanted Forest

    2014.11.21
     @ Junior League of Greenwich

    The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) will host its annual holiday fundraiser, The Enchanted Forest on Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    "IN FOCUS" OPENING RECEPTION -  Thursday October 30, 2014 6-8pm. "IN FOCUS"features seven artists' visions in...

  • Exhibition: Northern Baroque Splendor

    2014.09.20
     @ Bruce Museum

    Northern Baroque Splendor. The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • The Best of 2014: Cecile Chong, David, Ruth Hiller, David Licata, Loanne Mattera, Jill Parisi, Kristen Thiele

    2014.11.08
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY I Dates: November 8 – December 22, 2014     Opening Reception: November 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Public Invited THE BEST OF 2014:  Cecile...

  • The Enchanted Forest

    2014.11.21
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Junior League of Greenwich presents 2014 Enchanted Forest! Holiday Boutiques Gingerbeard Workshops Santa's Breakfast...

  • Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft

    2014.10.28
     @ Bruce Museum

    October 28, 2014 - February 1, 2015 Selections from Gondwana, Images of an Ancient Land Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT...

  • Holiday Craft Sale

    2014.11.22
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    The Annual Holiday Craft Sale at First Congregational Church of Greenwich is a great place to start your holiday shopping.  The sale offers...

  • Photos with Santa at SPLURGE

    2014.11.22
     @ SPLURGE

    Santa Claus is coming to SPLURGE!  For a $10 donation to Kids in Crisis, professional photographer Cathy Wilson Ramin will be onsite to take a...

  • Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert

    2014.11.22
     @ Greenwich Library/Cole Auditorium

    Join us for a recital by acclaimed Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt.  Sponsored by the Schubert Club of Fairfield County and Richard Tisch,...

  • Holiday Craft Sale

    2014.11.22
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    Annual Holiday Craft Sale in Old Greenwich, Nov. 22 and 23 The Annual Holiday Craft Sale at First Congregational Church of Greenwich is a great...

  • "Paper & Stone" an exhibition by Ellen Gordon & Sary Backer at the Loft Artists Gallery

    2014.11.01
     @ Loft Artists Gallery

    Paper and Stone” An exhibition by Sary Backer & Ellen Gordon November 1 - November 30th Artists’ reception: November 8th from 4 – 6 PM...

  • Second Annual Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert

    2014.11.22
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Second Annual Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert presenting Angela Hewitt, celebrated Canadian pianist in recital Program:  Bach, Scarlatti,...

  • Exhibition: Native American Pottery from the Bruce Museum Collection

    2014.11.22
     @ Bruce Museum

      Generously underwritten by Gabelli Funds and The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund Over the years, the Bruce Museum has...

  • Native American Heritage Month

    2014.11.23
     @ Bruce Museum of Arts and Science

    November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Bruce Museum will celebrate with a special Family Day dedicated to Native American traditions...

  • Family Gallery Tours

    2014.10.26
     @ Bruce Museum

    Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, these tours will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the museum’s current...

  • 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop

    2014.11.28

    Santa and his LIVE reindeer - Dancer, Dasher, Prancer and Blitzen, are coming back to town for the 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival &...

  • Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale for Charity

    2014.11.29
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    O, Christmas Tree; O Christmas Tree Buy your tree and help those in need this Christmas! It’s time for the annual Christmas Tree and...


Show More...
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular Articles

  1. Greenwich Hospital Venezia Gala
    Greenwich Country Club
  2. The Good Lie
    Bow Tie Cinema
  3. BCA Annual Luncheon + Fashion Show
    Hyatt Regency Greenwich
  4. Harvest Art Fair
    YMCA of Greenwich
  5. Greenwich Happy Hours
    6 places to go in Greenwich for Happy Hour