SOURCE: Cigar Advisor

Cigar Advisor

February 08, 2016 06:00 ET

Exclusive Online Guide to the Best Value Nicaraguan Cigars Available

EASTON, PA--(Marketwired - February 08, 2016) -  Cigar Advisor, the nation's premier online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. Just published is their new report on Nicaraguan cigars and their value, titled "2016 CA Report: Best Value Nicaraguan Cigars." Featuring a cigar buying guide component, the article is authored by Managing Editor John Pullo -- who explains what qualities make up a cigar that exhibits "best value," and recommends 12 selections that offer the flavor profile and smoking experience typical of Nicaraguan cigars, but do so more cost-effectively than their competitors.

"'Value' doesn't have to mean 'budget' or 'cheap,'" says Cigar Advisor Managing Editor John Pullo. It is, according to John, difficult to define: "Economists and investors try to make it easy, determining worth in their simple yet crafty dance of supply, demand, and market price." Instead, Pullo counters that the same line of thinking can't be applied to gourmet items and other connoisseur commodities, cigars included. "The underlying questions," he says, "is really: 'what is a person willing to pay for the experience -- not just the cigar?"

John notes that the price of a premium cigar is most often affected by the costs introduced during the product life cycle, influenced by a combination of time, labor, tobaccos, cigar box production, taxes, duties and services that go into making and delivering a cigar to the market. "That's not a small figure," he says. Which is why, he believes, the 12 cigars highlighted in his Nicaraguan value cigar buying guide are rare finds. "I looked at their price tag, their relationship to a prominent cigar brand, the quality of the raw materials used, and the representation of Nicaraguan taste. There are also some intangibles that speak to value and quality, like the cigar's appeal to someone who would enjoy a Nicaraguan cigar, the pleasure derived from smoking it and the overall experience." And as he stated at the beginning of his report, Pullo says value doesn't have to mean "bargain price" -- though it doesn't hurt. "if you do your homework you can have any cigar on this list for well under $5 dollars, with most under 4 -- keep in mind, we're in a hobby where some of the most premiere examples can cost upwards of $30 a stick."

To see the Advisors' determinations on the qalifications of "value cigars," and to read their list of "Best Value Nicaraguan Cigars" -- go to

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