The Cigar Crate Cigar of the Month Program

There are tons of Cigar of the Month clubs out there, most of the online retailers offer them, even The Cigar Authority has their monthly “care package”. Often times there are a couple good cigars and a few private labels or house brands, but a few of them do it right. A new one that was recently brought to my attention is the Cigar Crate. Cigar Crate is based in Tennessee and is the creation of Veljko Bogdanovic and David Xayabudda. The crate1premise is simple, and what should be the standard, provide four great cigars for a monthly subscription fee.They also make a donation to Operation: Cigars for Warriors for each purchase in the form of one cigar for each monthly subscription. I received the first month’s crate last week and the presentation was very nicely executed. There were four cigars in a heavy ziplock bag, nestled in shredded cardboard,  with a fact sheet on the included cigars. All of this is in an OD Green cardboard box with the Cigar Crate logo on top.  Shipping is included in the monthly subscription price of $39.95 (or $37 if you commit to a six month plan).


The June line up included a Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Robusto, a Flor de las Antillas Robusto, a Blanco Nine toro and a Liga Privada No.9 Robusto.  I smoked all four cigars over the last three days, and all of them were in perfect condition, burned well and happened to all be cigars that I have smoked and like. Actually, the Liga Robusto is one I haven’t smoked in that size, I’ve really only smoked the Parejos, and maybe a Belicoso here and there. I liked it, I wonder why a cheapskate like me hasn’t tried the smallest size? Of the four, they were all good, but I think I like the Blanco Nine the best. The important thing is that they arrived ready to smoke.























In a subscription service like this, quality and condition are key. The website shows what the next month’s selection will be, so if you approach this month to month you can make an informed decision before you commit. Nothing worse than being surprised with cigars you may know you don’t care for every month! With shipping included, and the donation to Operation: Cigars For Warriors, Cigar Crate seems like a very nice little program. As an added bonus, Veljko has provided a discount code just for us!  Use the code CRAIG at checkout to get a 10% discount!


That’s all for today, until the next time,





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7 Responses to The Cigar Crate Cigar of the Month Program

  1. Pj Chopp

    Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Freakboy791

    That’s a great handful of smokes. And the price is reasonable. The Cigars for Warriors is a nice added touch.

  3. Dan Colley

    Freakboy791 said it all. Great smokes, reasonable price and cigars for a great organization. Another problem I have with some of those “clubs” is that they are trying to unload some low quality cigars at high dollar prices. This is one I might consider. Thanks for touting this one. I’m a big fan of Operation: Cigars for Warriors.

  4. Craig

    WOW, that is a great Cigar of the Month club, by far one of the best Ive seen. Those are four fine smokes at a very reasonable price. Glad you enjoyed, Ill be looking into this one, especially seeing where the proceeds go. Well done Craig.

  5. TriMarkC

    Thanks for bringing this one to our attention. I’ve always wanted to do one of these, but consistent funds … and as several have noted, consistent lack of quality cigars in so many “clubs” has always kept me away.

  6. Thanks for the great write up on Cigar Crate. I’ve been compiling and reviewing all of the cigar of the month clubs that I could find on my site ( – but I hadn’t run across Cigar Crate before. I’ll definitely be checking them out!

  7. I was hooked on Caldwell stuff for a few weeks and smoked the hell out of those BMB when they were available. The rep for them is a nice guy too.

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