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The Gurkha San Miguel Petite Corona was released in 2020. The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro made with Aganorsa Leaf […]

Cigar Analysis Chart


The Oliveros Gran Retorno Connecticut Banjo by Boutique Blends was released in 2020. The cigar is made in Nicaragua, at […]

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The Davidoff Aniversario Short Perfecto is made in the Dominican Republic with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a Dominican binder (Piloto […]



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with aromas, tastes and other cigar characteristics. And you see your cigar recommendations change in real-time as you refine your profile.

The history of the Dunhill Cuban cigars

The history of the Dunhill Cuban cigars

  The history of the Dunhill Cuban cigars was presented at the III International Symposium “Habana/Habanos” 2009. It is an […]

Doubts and reactions to sensory analysis

Doubts and reactions to sensory analysis

  Many doubts, reactions, engagements and questions indicate the interest that the cigar industry is showing in sensory analysis. We […]

A new profession in the cigar industry

A new profession in the cigar industry

  This episode is based on our article Sensory analysis, a misunderstood discipline. Franca explains some key factors that drive misconceptions […]


Cigar Sense is a unique source of advice because of our…

• Independence •

We exist to serve our members. We do not sell cigars, nor cigar ads. Our recommendations are never biased by sales or revenue motivations.

• Expert Analysis •

Our sensory analyses of cigars are performed by international tasters. They are trained to eliminate personal biases.

• Results •

 Since the inception of our service, our members consistently give our service 90%+ satisfaction rating. We deliver the most reliable cigar recommendations.

Taking the pulse

Taking the pulse

  The best feedback comes directly from you. So, we’ve created a short, less than 10-minute survey, which we hope […]

Sensory analysis a misunderstood discipline

Sensory analysis, a misunderstood discipline

  Why is sensory analysis a misunderstood discipline? Translations in Italian and Spanish follow below.   Sensory science is a […]

Aroma standards

Aroma standards for learning and marketing

  Many people ask us how to train to identify cigar aromas. A lot could be said on this very […]


Cigar Sense provides the most accurate personalized, independent, expert cigar recommendations to help you identify new cigars you’ll love.  Our methodology allows our system to “learn” your unique, individual taste preferences, and then give you cigar recommendations which match them. We’re able to consistently achieve 90%+ member satisfaction thanks to a few key factors:

  • Our technology includes an inference engine which learns about your preferences as you interact with it, and an expert system which matches your preferences to cigars we’ve evaluated.
  • Our cigar database is fed by the assessments of our panel of international tasters, who are trained according to sensory analysis norms.

Our key operating principles exist first and foremost to serve our members : accuracy, discoverytransparencyuser controlindependencepersonalizationcigar knowledge, privacy of our members.


87% of cigar lovers state that “flavor” is the most important criterion when choosing a cigar.

If you agree, then the independent, personalized, expert cigar recommendations by Cigar Sense are for you.