After awarding the Premium Cigar of the Month Club our Editor’s Choice award, we reviewed several other cigar clubs. Which begs the question: is the Premium Cigar Club still the reigning champion? Find out…
In order to be fair to the other contenders, we decided to do another full review of the Premium Cigar of the Month Club to see if it still takes top-honors. So without further ado, here is a review of our latest monthly shipment.
Packaging & Freshness
As with our original review, our latest shipment from the Premium Cigar of the Month Club arrived in a sturdy cardboard box. Upon opening it, you’ll find some brown paper packaging that keeps the cigars from shifting around during shipping. No one wants to receive cigars that got beat up and damaged in the mail. Thankfully, this packaging minimizes this possibility.
The cigars arrived fresh and ready to smoke. This is in part thanks to the small humidification device that is included with each shipment. Not all cigar clubs take this extra step – therefore, this club gets extra points for making sure their cigars arrive well-humidified.
Cigar Selection & Newsletter
We received a nice variety of cigar styles and sizes in the latest shipment. Though we have our personal preferences when it comes to the types of cigars we enjoy, it is always fun to try something new. That is part of the joy of belonging to a cigar of the month club!
Here’s what we received:
- Gurkha Assassin Torpedo (Club Exclusive)
- Camacho Ecuador Robusto
- El Galan Campechano Maduro Churchill
- La Gloria Cubana Serie N Generoso
- Padilla 1948 Robusto
We were excited to find the La Gloria Cubana Serie N cigar included in this month’s shipment. It’s a cigar we’ve had our eyes on and have been wanting to try!
The newsletter has not changed since our original review of the club, which is not a bad thing. Most cigar of the month club newsletters are fairly simple one-pagers with the bare minimum of details. Not so with the Premium Cigar of the Month Club newsletter. It consists of 4 pages packed with info!
Since we read every copy of Cigar Aficionado from cover to cover, you can imagine that we are always on the lookout for good sources of cigar-related information. This newsletter doesn’t disappoint!
From the time you open the newly-arrived monthly shipment of cigars to the time you light up one of the included stogies, you can help but notice this clubs attention to detail. Little wonder it earned our coveted Editor’s Choice award the first time we reviewed it!
The Premium Cigar of the Month Club is not the cheapest club we’ve reviewed. It’s also not the most expensive. We think it offers the most bang-for-your-hard-earened-buck though. This club doesn’t cut corners to save a few bucks. Their highest priority is making sure their customers get an excellent selection of high-quality cigars each and every month.
Our Take on the Premium Cigar of the Month Club
Time to answer the big question… does the Premium Cigar of the Month Club retain our Editor’s Choice award? The answer is a resounding YES! Let’s just put it this way: if we were looking for a club to give as a gift (whether for ourselves or for someone else), this is the club that we’d pick. Simple as that.
Congratulations to the Premium Cigar of the Month Club for earning and retaining our coveted Editor’s Choice award for the best cigar of the month club around!