Bachelor parties are one of the best occasions for enjoying cigars. A staple of men’s luxury lifestyle and a way of bringing people together, cigars are the other great equaliser. Furthermore, it gives the less experienced an opportunity to try a cigar before the wedding itself!

In this guides, we present you with the ultimate list of the Best Cigars For Bachelor Parties:

  1. JC Newman Brick House Double Connecticut
  2. Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour
  3. Plasencia Alma del Fuego
  4. Cohiba Siglo III
  5. Montecristo White Series
  6. Cain Daytona
  7. Man O’ War Armada
  8. Oliva Serie V Melanio
  9. Nub Connecticut
  10. Asylum13

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What Are The Best Cigars For Bachelor Parties?

Before you read about the Best Bachelor Party Cigars, just take a note that the ones featured are listed in no particular order of preference. Each cigar is recommended for its different benefits and characteristics depending on your bachelor party.

Similarly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any personal favourites or if you feel that we left something out!

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1. JC Newman Brick House Double Connecticut

JC Newman Brick House Connecticut Ash Detail
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Connecticut
  • Wrapper: Connecticut
  • Preferred Vitola: 6 x 52 Toro
  • Assembly: PENSA [Estelí, Nicaragua]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Mild – Medium
  • Smoking Time: 70 Minutes
  • Pricing: $6.60 / Single
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Produced at the Nicaraguan PENSA factory under the watchful guidance of the talented Fausto Gutiérrez Altamirano, JC Newman’s Brick House is an all-round excellent cigar.

Featuring a rich and creamy blend, it’s mild yet flavoursome, which produces a very enjoyable smoke. Furthermore, it’s a great option for beginners as it isn’t overpowering but has a lot of aromas to offer. Therefore, if the party has a few who are new to cigars, it’s a great, approachable option.

"JC Newman's Brick House is not just an excellent cigar with impressive construction but it's also very approachable for beginners as their first smoke."
Bespoke Unit Rating: ★★★★★

2. Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour

Davidoff The Late Hour Cigar and Whisky Glass
  • Filler: San Vicente, Piloto, Olor, Estelí, Condega
  • Binder: Mexican Negro San Andrés
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
  • Preferred Vitola: 7 x 48 Robusto
  • Assembly: Tabadom [Dominican Rep.]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Full
  • Smoking Time: 90 Minutes
  • Pricing: $20 / Single [Buy Now]
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Released in 2017, the The Late Hour is the latest addition to Davidoff’s Winston Churchill line. A bold and opulent blend, it’s ideal if cigars are planned for the evening or night during the party.

Indeed, a much more premium choice, the smaller vitolas are somewhat more affordable. However, nothing says “bachelor party” more than an unapologetic Churchill cigar! Bear in mind that since this is a thick and oily blend, it takes longer to smoke. Therefore, a robusto can still offer up to 90 minutes with slow smoking.

3. Plasencia Alma del Fuego

Plasencia Alma del Fuego Flama Cigar
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Puro
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Puro
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Puro
  • Preferred Vitola: 6½ x 38 Flama Panatela
  • Assembly: Plasencia [Estelí, Nicaragua]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Full
  • Smoking Time: 70 Minutes
  • Pricing: $17 / Single
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Another rich blend, it’s actually very different from The Late Hour. While the cigar above features mostly Dominican leaf with tobaccos from neighbouring countries, the Alma del Fuego is a Nicaraguan Puro. This means that every tobacco used in the blend is from Nicaragua.

Overall, we’re very fond of Plascenia’s “Soul of Fire”. Its flavours evoke the country’s iconic black volcanic soil and its spiciness its contrasted by an overall sweet character. While our favourite vitola is the thin Flama Panatela, you could also opt for a bolder Toro or a classic Robusto.

4. Cohiba Siglo III

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  • Filler: Cuban Puro
  • Binder: Cuban Puro
  • Wrapper: Cuban Puro
  • Preferred Vitola: 6⅛ x 42 Corona Grandes
  • Assembly: Partagás [Havana Vieja, Cuba]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Mild – Medium
  • Smoking Time: 50 Minutes
  • Pricing: $15 / Single
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While there are plenty of Cubans that we prefer, it just seems fitting to opt for a Cohiba for a bachelor party. However, rather than recommend one of the well-known and expensive blends, we’re instead suggesting the Siglo III.

The reason for this is that the Siglo III probably offers the best value for money given its Corona Grandes vitola. Likewise, you still get a decent smoke that isn’t too fleeting but you’re not committing to several hours. Overall, we’d argue that it’s the most appropriate for a bachelor party.

5. Montecristo White Series

  • Filler: Dominican Repbulic, Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Preferred Vitola:6 x 54 Toro
  • Assembly: Tabacalera de García [Dominican Rep.]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Mild – Medium
  • Smoking Time: 60 Minutes
  • Pricing: $12.55 / Single
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Another beginner-friendly cigar, the Dominican Montecristo White Series is a smooth and enjoyable blend that comes in a variety of vitolas. Overall, the White Series is a favourite among experienced cigar enthusiasts but also attracts a significant crowd of beginners too.

This comes as no surprise given its approchable character. You can expect complex and flavoursome aromas yet the body is still rather mild and not at all overbearing.

6. Cain Daytona

Cain Daytona Cigar Look & Feel
  • Filler: 100% Jalapa Ligero
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Preferred Vitola: 6 x 60 Gordo
  • Assembly: Oliva Cigars [Estelí, Nicaragua]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Medium – Full
  • Smoking Time: 70 Minutes
  • Pricing: $8 / Single
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Oliva’s creative department, Studio Tobac, launched the Cain brand to showcase the characteristics of the Ligero. The top leaf of the plant, the Ligero is the strongest and oiliest but can arguably lack flavour.

With the Daytona, you’ll notice that nothing can be further from the truth with this creative blend. Featuring only Jalapa Ligero in the filler, it has a zesty and colourful character and makes for an excellent and enduring smoking experience.

7. Man O’ War Armada

Armada Man o' War Cigar
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Binder: Nicaraguan
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Preferred Vitola: 6.5 x 56 Toro
  • Assembly: AJ Cigars [Estelí, Nicaragua]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Full
  • Smoking Time: 70 Minutes
  • Pricing: $20 / Single
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Sometimes we wonder whether AJ Fernandez knew that his iconic creation would result in such a cult following. Indeed, the Armada is a very popular blend with an army of loyal enthusiasts. Thanks to a rustic Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, it offers an exciting tableau of flavours.

If you’re looking for an original cigar for your bachelor party with a particularly apt name and band, this Man o’ War Armada is an excellent choice.

8. Oliva Serie V Melanio

Oliva Serie V Melanio
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa, Condega & Estelí
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Preferred Vitola: 6.5 x 54 Figurado
  • Assembly: Oliva Cigars [Estelí, Nicaragua]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Medium – Full
  • Smoking Time: 60 Minutes
  • Pricing: $14 / Single
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A well-known and celebrated blend, the Melanio Serie V is a firm favourite for many from Oliva. With its Nicaraguan ligero-heavy filler, you’d expect bold flavours. While this is somewhat true, it’s remarkably well-balanced.

A safe albeit iconic choice, the Melanio Serie V will go down well if the bachelor party consists of passionate cigar enthusiasts.

9. Nub Connecticut

  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Preferred Vitola: 4 x 60 Gordito
  • Assembly: Oliva [Estelí, Nicaragua]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Mild
  • Smoking Time: 50 Minutes
  • Pricing: $8 / Single
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A classic and a firm favourite at Bespoke Unit, the Nub is a versatile and easygoing smoke. Don’t let its short and stocky vitola fool you, the Connecticut is a power bomb and can last for a good 50 minutes or more if you take your time.

Its construction is also second-to-none and can produce some long ashes that are particularly entertaining at a bachelor party. While there are other excellent Nub blends, the Connecticut is great for beginners and experienced smokers alike. Therefore, it’s a solid choice if you’re looking for something for everybody.

10. Asylum13

  • Filler: Nicaraguan Cuban-Seed
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Preferred Vitola: 8 x 80 Gordo
  • Assembly: CLE Cigars [Danlí, Honduras]
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Body: Medium
  • Smoking Time: 100 Minutes
  • Pricing: $11 / Single
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Founded by Tom Lazuka and Christian Eiroa, Asylum13 dared to venture into unapologetically large ring gauges. The result is behemoths that include the 8 x 80 Gordo! Needless to say, the Asylum13 is an entertaining smoke!

Although it may seem like a joke cigar on the surface, Asylum13 actually offers a very pleasant experience. The Nicaraguan puro blend is well-balanced and they’re well-constructed. They’re also relatively inexpensive with an MSRP of around $11. This is the perfect choice if you want to enjoy is ludicrously large cigar!

What Are The Best Bachelor Party Cigars?

Row of Camacho Distillery Edition Connecticut CigarsLike weddings themselves, it’s easy for bachelor party cigars to become a complicated subject of debate. In both cases, there’s a fair bit to factor in before being able to choose the right one.

As with all of our best cigar guides, we’ll break down the decision process so you understand why we’ve featured the cigars above. Additionally, it’ll help you choose a different cigar if any of the above doesn’t tempt you.

When Will The Bachelor Party Take Place?

Relaxing On Balcony With Cigar At NightLet’s explore the circumstances in which the cigars will be smoked. This will really help narrow down the best choices to help you decide.

Firstly, when do you plan on smoking the cigars? If it’s during the morning or the afternoon, you may want to opt for something milder. Meanwhile, if it’s later in the evening, a full-bodied cigar would be the best bet.

The reason behind this is that we’re more sensitive to flavour earlier in the morning. However, as our receptors become exposed to stimuli throughout the day, we need more stimulation later on.

Therefore, a full-bodied cigar may be overwhelming in the morning. Conversely, you may not get all the flavours of a mild cigar in the evening. You can refer to our time-of-day guides for more suggestions:

However, there are some caveats according to the party’s guests’ experience with cigars. Will cover that a little bit later!

Where Will The Bachelor Party Take Place?

Speedmaster 57 With Cigar Sunset BackgroundThe next consideration to take into account is where everyone will be able to enjoy the cigar. Cigars are a wonderful way of bringing people together and have just as much social value as a good bottle of wine. Yet, it’s always worth carving out some time to properly enjoy the cigar.

Of course, you can do other things at the same time such as a game of poker or similar. However, try to avoid doing too much otherwise you might miss out on the bonding experience.

Likewise, opt for a vitola that’s just the right size for the time that you have. You don’t need to always go for a Double Corona or a Churchill and it would be a shame if you only have an hour to spare. Similarly, if you have two hours, a Robusto might seem a little fleeting.

Meanwhile, if the cigars will be smoked indoors, take a moment to think about the environment. Full-bodied cigars can leave a pungent residual scent. Therefore, if you’re worried about the smell, opt for something milder.

Nevertheless, some full-bodied cigars can leave a wonderful fragrance and produce a rich, hazy smoke in a closed environment.

Conversely, there may be a lot of distracting smells when outside. You can try to counteract this with fuller-bodied cigars. That said, if it’s a sunny summer’s day, consider something a little milder for the heat.

How Many Cigars To Bring?

La Gloria Cubana Serie D No5 Cigar Box OpenA tough question that we’re sometimes asked is how many cigars you should bring with you. If you’re with a small group that’s communicating beforehand, you could always ask how many people will want to smoke a cigar.

However, this might not be possible. In this case, we might suggest bringing one cigar for a small group plus 50% extra just in case. Therefore, if 10 people are coming, this means bringing 15 cigars. This will take into account any faulty cigars, people having mishaps or someone who might fancy an extra one.

That said, if it’s a particularly large group, this might not be economically possible. In our guide to wedding cigars, we suggested bringing one cigar for half of all the guests if you want to supply everybody.

Usually, less than half will want to have a cigar and if there aren’t enough, they can always share! After all, you’re already being very generous!

Bachelor Party Cigar Pairings

Davidoff Year Of The Rat & Romeo Y Julieta Maravillas 8 & Big Peat WhiskyFor us, this is a very important factor that we enjoy discussing in detail. You’ll notice on the wedding cigar guide that we focused mainly on wine as that will likely be on the menu. However, the chances are that a bachelor party will consist of beer and spirits.

Although it really depends on the beer, most lagers and pilsner will pair best with milder Connecticut-shade cigars. Meanwhile, amber ales and stouts will require something a little more full-bodied.

Should you be considering whisky, rum, or even cognac to pair with the cigars, it’s somewhat more complicated. Of course, some cigars are quite versatile and go well with a variety of spirits.

However, if you have a penchant for peaty, smoky whiskies or rums with unique finishes, you’ll have to consider what cigars offer flavours that contrast and complement the experience well.

Guest Experience With Cigars

Finally, one thing to bear in mind is everyone’s experience with cigars. Will it be their first cigar? If so, you may want to opt for milder cigars to avoid overwhelming them. We have a great guide on the best cigars for beginners if you want to know more.

Alternatively, they might be well-versed in cigars! If that’s the case, you have a lot more freedom in the cigar’s strength but they might also be quite picky! In this scenario, you could always opt for either well-known crowd-pleasers or obscure blends so they can try something new.

In either case, it’s unlikely that everyone attending has smoked a cigar. Therefore, we would sometimes recommend bringing along two options. That said, there is a downside with this in that one will always be more popular and may quickly run out.

How Did We Rank These Cigars?

How To Use The Bespoke Unit Cigar FormulaEvery cigar listed in our guides has been reviewed or at least formally tested in order to provide you with a reliable breakdown. In every case, the cigars were tested using the Bespoke Unit Cigar Formula, a quantifiable matrix that we have been developing since 2017.

Disillusioned by arbitrary scoring often used by other publications, we decided to set on creating a foolproof system. Rather than assign a random number out of five, ten, or a hundred based on our own feelings, we created the Cigar Formula so that every point counts for something.

In August 2019, it debuted with our review of the Avo Nicaragua and we have been using it ever since. Therefore, you can be assured that every cigar in our guides has been featured for a good reason rather than being assembled into a listicle at random.

What Next?

Firstly, did we miss anything out? Feel free to let us know in the comments below! Otherwise, now that you’ve seen the best cigars for bachelor parties, why don’t you also check out our related guides below?

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