Best Barbecue Cigars

Discover the best cigars for your barbecue with Cigar Room by Prisco Cigars.
From mild to full-bodied, our premium top picks will compliment any grilling experience.

Nothing complements the smoky, savory flavors of a barbecue quite like a fine cigar. As you man the grill, surrounded by friends and family, the right cigar can elevate the entire experience, making it unforgettable. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or a novice looking to enhance your backyard gatherings, Prisco Cigars has the perfect recommendations for you.

The Perfect Grill-Side Cigars

When it comes to choosing cigars for a barbecue, consider options that can hold their own against the rich and varied flavors of grilled meats and sides. Here are some excellent choices from Prisco Cigars:

  1. 7×50 Churchill Habano
    • Wrapper: Habano
    • Strength: Medium
    • Flavor Notes: This Churchill offers a balanced smoke with hints of cedar, leather, and a subtle spice that pairs wonderfully with the smoky flavors of barbecue. Its longer size ensures it lasts through the cooking process and beyond, making it a perfect companion as you grill.
  2. 5×58 Salomoncito Habano
    • Wrapper: Habano
    • Strength: Medium to Full
    • Flavor Notes: The Salomoncito Habano’s unique shape and robust flavors of earth, black pepper, and sweet undertones make it a standout choice for the grill master. Its complexity matches well with hearty meats like ribs or brisket.
  3. 6×52 Toro Boxpressed Connecticut
    • Wrapper: Connecticut
    • Strength: Mild to Medium
    • Flavor Notes: With a creamy and nutty profile, the Toro Boxpressed Connecticut is ideal for those who prefer a milder cigar. Its smooth flavors of coffee, almond, and light spice won’t overpower the palate, making it a versatile choice for any part of the barbecue.
  4. 6×60 Triple X Gordo
    • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
    • Strength: Full
    • Flavor Notes: For those who enjoy a bold, full-bodied smoke, the Triple X Gordo offers intense flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, and a rich earthiness. This cigar is perfect for savoring after the grilling is done and you’re relaxing with a cold drink.
  5. 7 1/2×50 Boxpressed Doble Corona Maduro
    • Wrapper: Maduro
    • Strength: Full
    • Flavor Notes: The Doble Corona Maduro delivers a luscious blend of cocoa, coffee, and a hint of sweetness, balanced with a rich, smooth finish. Its large size and robust flavor profile make it an excellent choice for winding down the evening after a satisfying meal.

Pairing Cigars with Barbecue Favorites

Pairing the right cigar with your barbecue can enhance the flavors and provide a harmonious balance. Here are some pairing suggestions:

  • Burgers and Sausages: The 7×50 Churchill Habano’s medium strength and cedar notes complement the char and juiciness of grilled burgers and sausages.
  • Ribs and Brisket: The bold 6×60 Triple X Gordo stands up well to the intense flavors of smoked ribs and brisket, making each puff a rich and satisfying experience.
  • Grilled Chicken: The 6×52 Toro Boxpressed Connecticut, with its milder profile, pairs beautifully with the lighter flavors of grilled chicken, ensuring a smooth, enjoyable smoke without overpowering the food.
  • Vegetable Skewers: For those who enjoy grilled vegetables, the creamy and nutty flavors of the 5×58 Salomoncito Habano enhance the sweetness and earthiness of the veggies.

Enjoying Cigars Before and After the Meal

Cigars can be enjoyed both before and after the meal, providing a seamless transition from grilling to relaxing. Here’s how to incorporate them:

  • Before the Meal: Light up the 7×50 Churchill Habano as you start the grill. Its medium strength and balanced flavors make it an excellent choice to enjoy while preparing the food.
  • After the Meal: After the feast, reach for the 7×50 Boxpressed Doble Corona Maduro. Its full-bodied profile and rich flavors are perfect for unwinding, perhaps with a glass of bourbon or a robust beer.

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