Stogie Review Intermediate Smoker Sampler

Not terribly long ago we received a voicemail entry from Dave Hanifan in regards to coming up with a Stogie Review sampler for a new cigar smoker as well as an intermediate smoker. During the recording of Episode 25 we didn’t do such a great job of answering the question as it was asked, and we rambled off several cigars that a new and intermediate smoker might enjoy.

The purpose of this article is to answer Dave’s question the way it was asked, and to possibly come up with a small list of cigars that a smoker with a few months under their belt might enjoy. The idea was to come up with a quality list of cigars that could be picked up a local cigar shop and purchased at their leisure. The Sampler is made up of 2 of each cigar listed for a total of 12 cigars.

Dave’s Question

After YQMA Episode 25 was posted, Dave revised his question to cap the price at $75.00


Stogie Review
Intermediate Smoker Sampler


Cigar: Perdomo Habano Corojo
Body: Medium to Full
Approximate Price: $5.00

Perdomo Habano Corojo

Easy to distinguish rich Corojo flavor.
The blend of flavors make for a very interesting smoke that doesn’t overwhelm.
Seem to be easily attainable, at least here in PA

Cigar: Camacho Corojo
Body: Full
Approximate Price: $5.00

Camacho Corojo

Easy cigar to track down locally.
Delivers a full bodied smoke that doesn’t overwhelm.
Delivers rich and enjoyable flavors.

Cigar: Hoyo De Monterrey 1066 Dark Knight
Body: Medium
Approximate Price: $3.00

Hoyo De Monterrey 1066 Dark Knight

Rich Maduro flavor that does not overwhelm.
Very easy to find both locally and online.
Smokes great with a cup of black coffee

Cigar: Perdomo Reserve Cameroon
Body: Medium to Full
Approximate Price: $6.50

Perdomo Reserve Cameroon
Locally these are going to be at the top of the price scale for someone just getting into the hobby but they are well worth it after having smoked for a few months.
Excellent flavor profile
Smokes very well with a slow and even burn.

Cigar: Arganese Maduro Chairman
Body: Medium
Approximate Price: 6.00

Arganese Maduro Chairman
One of Brian’s new everyday cigars.
Good flavor that is easy to follow and enjoy.
Will be a little tough to find

Cigar: La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet
Body: Medium
Approximate Price: $7.80

La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet
Another of Brian’s staple cigars
Delivers a sweet/sour tart flavor.

Approximate Grand Total
$66.60

Please Note
The prices associated with the cigars listed above are derived from Local PA cigar shops as well as online vendors. The state and or store you purchase these cigars from may have different pricing and result in a much different bottom line.


Following Dave’s guidelines, what 12 cigars would you put together to make up your “Intermediate Smoker Sampler”?