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Mark Twain

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Silky smooth 50-54 ring Churchills for 3 bucks.

In addition to being a true American treasure, Mark Twain was rarely seen sans cigar. The man’s list of positive attributes didn’t stop there - humanitarian, novelist, humorist, scholar, plus world class jump roper and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master. Just kidding about that part. Mark Twain cigars also happen to bring an extensive list of positive attributes to the table. All smooth and mild, all tasty, all extremely affordable, all monster Churchill sizes ranging from 7”x50 to 8”x54. Draped in a silky Connecticut shade wrapper and generously filled with an aged blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers, Mark Twain delivers a flavorful, mild to medium-bodied experience. Notes of oak, cream, white pepper add to a rich tobacco core, completing a mellow but eventful 60+ minutes of your time.

For 3 bucks, these big boom sticks are the ultimate value-priced handmades.

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
No. 1 (Churchill) (7.0"x50) Sale
BOX OF 20 In Stock $120.00 $39.99
No. 1 (Churchill) (7.0"x50)
5-PACK In Stock $30.00 $18.00
No. 2 (Double Corona) (7.5"x52) Sale
BOX OF 20 In Stock $130.00 $44.99
No. 2 (Double Corona) (7.5"x52)
5-PACK In Stock $32.50 $18.00
No. 3 (Presidente) (8.0"x54) Sale
BOX OF 20 In Stock $140.00 $49.99
No. 3 (Presidente) (8.0"x54)
5-PACK In Stock $35.00 $18.00
Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 Based on 89 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Mark Twain”

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4 out of 5
Mark Twain No.3S
Smooth drawing - mild smoke
5 out of 5
The service is the best.
5 out of 5
Save Time For One of These
Auh, saver the fine taste of this fabulous stick and don't rush. It lasted 64 mins and through 2 glasses of single malt whisky. Very very nice. Will buy them again
5 out of 5
Great mild cigar
A great mild cigar for a good price and arrived a day earlier than promised!!!
5 out of 5
Great mellow budget smoke
For a great mellow smoke and a budget minded person this cigar is unbeatable. If it rolls out of the golf cart and your buddy steps on it you just light up another one and pick up where you left off. There is a you tube review of this cigar and it is spot on. I've been through at least one box and have yet to have a complaint!
4 out of 5
They are very mild. No bite to them.Others have mentioned they smell goog.
5 out of 5
Great every day smoke!
This is one of my favorites! Mild taste, good burn and draw.
5 out of 5
Great Product
Yes, I am a new fan of the Mark Twain No. 1 and will continue buying them. Thanks for making it available.
3 out of 5
So much potential
The cigars seem to be inconsistent. The first cigar was very Loosely packed and burned very fast. The next cigar after sitting in my humidor for well over a month the rapper was still brittle. A poor rapper seems to be a trend among this type of cigar. The most recent one that I had, as I live it's occasionally there seem to be hot spots. The cigar would actually sizzle. I love the taste, which is why I ordered another box. However, I just wish that the cigar quality would match the taste.
5 out of 5
big stick, easy draw & lot's of smoke.
great price.
5 out of 5
Mark Twain No. 2
Mark Twain No. 2 is an excellent mild smoke. It has become my daily default cigar. I’d recommend it for anyone.
5 out of 5
Good to the Last Draw!
These are fantastic cigars. Every single one smokes the same, tasting good to the last draw.
4 out of 5
I received this in a sampler. I smoke a variety of mild and medium cigars and I had wanted to try this one for awhile. I let it rest in the humi for a week and then took it out to enjoy with the first lawn mow of the season. The wrapper was a little brittle and it broke apart when I put it in my mouth to light. Maybe I should have wet my lips more. Anyway, it was quite tasty. It had a nice feel, lots of smoke, nice draw and an even burn. Not overly complex as the taste was the same throughout. I just did MMAO on a 10 pack.
1 out of 5
Taste like dust
I had this in a sample pack that came with my humidor. The cigar was in good shape and not dried out at all. All I can say is if you liked this cigar you must like the taste of dust. Taste horrible in my opinion. But to be fair, I like a medium to full flavor cigars best. I have one more and I might give it another try another time to see if it was just that one.
5 out of 5
Mark twain
Arrived looking great. Love these things.
5 out of 5
What a delightful smoke
This has become my absolute favorite cigar. It has a very creamy flavor with an exceptional draw. I will always keep a box of these on hand.
5 out of 5
Elmer Jarvie
Mild and easy to draw, Pleasant to smoke.
4 out of 5
Easy-going, relaxing
A mild, easy smoke, Mark Twain cleansed my palate after a particularly nasty infused cigar. A gentle oak flavor rests well on the tongue, no bite. Loose, spongy roll, it drops its ash quickly--my only criticism. Keep a few around for those mellow occasions.
5 out of 5
Outstanding everyday cigar!
Excellent everyday cigar for wondering around the yard and drinking a few beers. Smooth and very mild flavor with a nice even burn.
5 out of 5
good cigar for the money,
good cigar for the money, nice smoke
4 out of 5
Smooth, easy draw,long smoke
Smooth, easy draw,long smoke
5 out of 5
A great cigar
One of the best mild cigars I smoke, easy draw, great flavors and the price is on point. A definete keeper.
3 out of 5
3 Stars...for now!
I got this in a sampler and had read good reviews so I was eager to try it out. The one i got was in immaculate condition when I received it, but it was hard as a rock. Literally. I had read that these particular cigars were generally on the "loose roll" side and and most reviews described them as being a bit "spongy feeling" so I was curious about that. Into the humidor it went. Well it's been about 3 weeks and I was trying to decide on a smoke last night and thought I'd fire this one up. Upon inspection, it had a crack in the wrapper at the foot and it was still rather hard feeling. When I cut it, the wrapper came apart at the head, but the binder seemed to be holding up, so I went ahead and lit her up. When I lit it, the crack at the foot expanded and the end of the cigar kind of burst. I kept puffing though...the cigar burned very unevenly at first...but once it burned past that crack it evened out and started to be quite the enjoyable smoke. About 5 or 6 draws later however, the wrapper started coming apart at the head and rendered it unsmokable at that point. I only got a few good draws off this stick. Didn't really get a chance to notice any flavor, but it had a good draw (once it got past that crack) and it was very mild and smooth smoke. I think I'll pick up a five pack of these and let them rest in the humidor for month or maybe two and then try it again. I think I just had some bad luck with the one I got. I'm hoping for better luck next time, because at this price, this would be a good daily smoker...providing the problems I had aren't the norm.
1 out of 5
Cero flavor
It is so mild that you do not know you are smoking. Very Disappointing!
5 out of 5
great cigar
Smooth mild burns perfect may be my new favorite
5 out of 5
Mark Twain No. 1, a winner for me.
One of my favorites for a mild smoke. Stay lit, good ash, nice start and finish.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
Great cigar!
2 out of 5
CONSTRUCTION WAS GOOD, draw was smooth, and burnt evenly. While the cigar was a mild smoke, the taste was not to my liking. Probably would not buy again...
5 out of 5
Great Mild Cigar
Mild easy smoke, great taste even burn, good construction well worth a 5 star rating. In a word. Excellent
5 out of 5
Happy Happy Happy
This stick is one of my all time favorites! My order came in great condition and out of the box I had 0 that were bad! I will continue to buy these and recommend them! Great draw and a great ash! Pefect stick with your morning coffee!
5 out of 5
Mark Twain ' sticks ' make the mark!
For a tasty, smooth, creamy smoke, you can't beat 're for the price!! I will be ordering more.
5 out of 5
Great cigars at a great price!
These cigars are very satisfying for the price!
5 out of 5
Great taste when you are
Great taste when you are in the mood for something mild and easygoing.
4 out of 5
Surprisingly good!
Hey I got two of these in a sampler and was really surprised! I figured this was a cheap cigar to fill out the sampler, but I really enjoyed these. Tons of smoke output, and flavor was mild/medium by my scale. Flavor was creamy, not harsh (which I hate), and consistent throughout. Great construction. Definitely worth buying
5 out of 5
Mark Twain #1
I must admit I tried this just for the name Mark Twain. Wasn't expecting much, just wanted to try them. Found the Mark Twain to be a extremely good smoke. A mild cigar, but very nice. Feels great in your hand and smokes very well. I will always keep some of these around now.
3 out of 5
mark twains
I enjoyed mark twains..large cigar/ great price and stayed lit!
5 out of 5
Great cigar, good taste and nice even burn
5 out of 5
A great way to relax.
I chose the 8" cigar and found that it was a companion for nearly two hours. Mild, easy to draw and remained lit. Very nice.
5 out of 5
Mark twain
this is my "go to" cigar. I will dabble with other brands....but my main choice is mark twain. It's always consistently good smooth mild cigar. Good for any occasion.
5 out of 5
A delightful cigar!
I bought a box of these for my boyfriend for his birthday, and since we had just seen Hal Halbrook perform a Night with Mark Twain -- which was exceptional -- I thought I would take a chance. What a delightful surprise, so smooth with a nice creamy finish. Sat in the hot tub and enjoyed it immensely. Nice, mild smoke that doesn't command attention with every draw.
5 out of 5
Great mild cigar
It has taken a long tome to find a good quality, affordable mild cigar that I like. The Mark Twain fits the bill. It has become my daily afternoon cigar.
2 out of 5
Sadly dissappointed - Expected better
I received this in a larger sampler. I have to admit I was excited when I saw it, and looked forward to it --held it in the place of honor of saving it for THE late Saturday dusk smoking - a slot I usually stop at the local brink and mortar and pick me up a treat for . Anyway - If I could only use one word to describe it, I would have to go with "Boring". Look is great. Feel is awesome. Even the scent of the unlit stick held promise - but once I set match to it I kept waiting for the "wow" - and it never came. It was quite frankly as dull as smoking a cigarette. I am torn or a reorder - did I get a fluke, or do I want to risk money on another disappointment? Mark Twain is quoted as having said "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I have done it thousands of times". I don't think it will take me a thousand times to decide that giving up on these and trying something else is the right choice. It will take 1 more at the most.
5 out of 5
Great product.
The product is great and the service is fast.I give you 5 stars!
5 out of 5
dr, Maitland, fl
Like the taste and structure. I tend to not light up right away when working around the 'ponderosa', so it is good to know the tobacco won't fall out before I light up.
5 out of 5
Nice and mellow cigar.
Great cigar for the price. Nice and mellow smoke. Well worth getting for an everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
Good, mild cigar!
I have always found the Mark Twain to be a good cigar to have in my humidor. It is mild with a very good draw time after time. It is a very good cigar for the money.
1 out of 5
great loved them
great loved them
3 out of 5
I don't mind mild but taste is barely discernible. Good construction.
5 out of 5
Great inexpensive cigar
i have smoked these cigars after getting them in a sampler. I found them flavorful and consistent.
5 out of 5
mark twain no.3
an excellent cigar, lights , burns and draws very well.
1 out of 5
taking foverer for cigars
It is disappointing to have to wait so long for some cigars,I thought maybe I was forgotton.But I wont lie,a little bonus would have been nice,without having to ask for it,even if was an overnight or 2 day shipping,something!
5 out of 5
Does Mark Twain Proud
I received this in a sampler and fell in love with this cigar! I had to buy more and they do not fail to disappoint. They are mild to medium to the last puff and have a great taste.
5 out of 5
Good cigar
This is a smooth mild cigar.
5 out of 5
Always Great
The customer service is tops. CI cares about it's customers. I highly recommend.
5 out of 5
2 out of 5
I enjoyed the taste but the wrapper is the worst I have ever experienced. It comes off in pieces as soon as you cut it. I finally wrapped masking tape around the cut end and was able to enjoy one.
5 out of 5
Mark Twain done right
I bought these after a co-worker recommended them. After I bought the 5-pack I had to go back and buy a box! I've never had an issue with splitting or the draw. A great relaxing mild cigar, definitely a go to smoke for me.
5 out of 5
Nice relaxing smoke
Amazing smoke!! This is a great smoke for a even better price. Its a long smoke so be warned if that's not your thing. I bought a box of these, and will have to buy another soon!!
5 out of 5
A bit-o Mark Twain
Since Mark Twain lived here in my home town of Elmira, NY and wrote some of his best works here token on a big cigar I just had to try some honoring his name. I was not disapointed, smooth, last a long time, nice taste, mild, just an overall enjoyable smoke,(if ya have the time) 54 ring gage and 8in long, great price. You cant go wrong with this choice, my wife took the wooden box with his effagee on it, oh well I got what I wanted. Thanks.
3 out of 5
Cigars a bit dry.
Cigars were a bit dry. When using a punch cutter, the wrapper would split open on some of the cigars.
5 out of 5
good everyday cigar
good everyday cigar
5 out of 5
Great cigar for the price!
4 out of 5
el Mono Borracho
This is an even burning mild dream! All the Mark Twain's are consistent. I love to smoke one fishing....
4 out of 5
good mild smoke
good mild smoke
4 out of 5
not bad
burns a bit too fast - should last more than 12 holes on the golf course.
5 out of 5
Mark Twain #2
Very mild ,for use on golf course, stay lit ok, but don't last as long she suggests , enjoy a lot for the price
5 out of 5
One of the best mild cigars
I am set to make yet another purchase of the Mark Twain as it has proven to be a reliably mild and flavorful cigar. It's a true gem that I am glad to have found, and the Mark Twain now has a permanent home in my humidor.
4 out of 5
Recommend giving these a try.
This was a pleasant surprise! These are fairly well constructed and even burning. The flavor was mild, creamy with a hint of cedar. I would buy these again.
4 out of 5
Trusted One
Smooth but the wrapper needs work
5 out of 5
Best Mild Cigar ever!
This cigar is a treat. Mild enough to smoke often. Great flavor. Does not burn hot when it is a nub. Like the quote contained on the cigar band, "It has been my rule never to smoke when sleeping, and never to refrain from smoking when awake". This cigar makes it possible.
3 out of 5
Very Nice - but with a Caveat
A very nice smoke for the money. BUT - 2 of the 20 were awful. Split when I carefully punched the end, burned very uneven and the wrapper peeled like a molting snake. I am writing those off as part of a bad batch and will try another box.
1 out of 5
Very disappointing
First cigar I tried burned, d,rew and tasted fine. The next 4 were terrible. Each one cracked and split when cut. They basically fell apart. Hopefully some time in the humidor will improve them. But at this point, I think I wasted my money. Wont buy them again. Good news is this is the only disappointment I have had with CI.
5 out of 5
nice smooth smoke enjoyed it
nice smooth smoke enjoyed it very much
5 out of 5
great burn, very relaxing cigar!
2 out of 5
Mediocre at best
The cigars I received were dry and in terrible shape. 2 of the 5 broke and split when I cut them. Not sure I will order again.
3 out of 5
Mark Twain No. 1
Having a great appreciation for Samuel Clemens, I could not resist buying a box. I am very happy I Did. It has a pretty Connecticut Shade wrapper, very good construction, nearly flawless burn, a perfect draw, with mild flavors of wood and earth that linger nicely on a medium finish. Well made.
5 out of 5
Great Breakfast Cigar
A wonderful light cigar with a good draw and easy lite.
4 out of 5
Great buy for the money
Best buy for the money. Draws easily and mild til the end.
5 out of 5
Really enjoyable smoke!
If you haven't tried this stogie you don't want to miss this's smooth from start to finish. The price can't be beat on such a well hand made cigar. I try to keep a couple around all the time. This is a must try if you prefer a mild smoke.
5 out of 5
Very smooth, easy smoke. Highly
Very smooth, easy smoke. Highly recommend this cigar.
5 out of 5
My recent purchase of Mark Twain Churchills has reminded me that you can really enjoy a cigar that doesn't break the bank. Smooth and even burning with little or no bite back till the very end makes this my favorite smoke...and oh yeah CI's price is nice too!
5 out of 5
My Husband’s Favorities
John loves these cigars and we order them whenever he has a few extra dollars. I like them because they smell good.
5 out of 5
Always Happy
The selection & consistent good prices continue to bring me back. I am a happy customer. The Mark Twain's are consistently good and I highly recommend them. Ken
5 out of 5
Great service!
CI provides prompt delivery of your cigars. So, if you want them fast...........CI is the place to go!
4 out of 5
Worth the wait
Took longer than anticipated but they were good
5 out of 5
Mark Twain is a good
Mark Twain is a good smoke!
3 out of 5
Not a bad stick but a bit loosely packed with short fillers. Cutting the cap with a normal Guillotine left a lot of loose particles. Using a punch worked better
5 out of 5
Mark Twain No 1
There smooth and flaverfule. Great for the price.
5 out of 5
Has become my favorite
Over the years, this cigar has become my favorite. It burns slow and evenly and is easily a 2 hour smoke. My only concern is sometimes the wrappers are not done well and will come unwrapped in the middle of a smoke.
Customer Testimonials
The Mark Twain is one of my favorite mild cigars. I keep some in my humidor at all times. They have a smooth draw, mild taste, and a moderate burn rate. The aroma is very aromatic with a moderate smell of leather. This is a great cigar to smoke around those who are really into the whole cigar smell.
I bought two boxes on sale, they were cheap enough I could give them away and not feel bad. Well, that ain't gonna happen. I smoked a second one after arrival to make sure the first was not a fluke. This is the best $2 cigar ever, better than some of the $10 to $15 cigars I have bought!
I got a Churchill from a sampler pack that came with my order. Wow. I was really blown away. Normally, I don't expect much from a mild cigar, but it was surprisingly flavorful. There were pleasant notes of cedar and leather, and a faint bit of cherry. I'm really glad I tacked on the sampler pack for $5, because this was a great find. I'll be adding them to the humidor soon.
For your money, this cigar puts many bundle cigars to shame. It was a great smoke for the money. The ash was brilliantly white and held on for the ride. Pretty nice construction and I had no burning issues whatsoever. I wish I had bought more when they were on sale. That said, at the current price, it's still a good cigar. Not great, but very good. Check it out.
It's been awhile since I've had these, but CI had a 1 day deal of 10 for $20 plus a $20 gift card (thanks for the no brainer deal, CI). All I can say is it's an overall great value. Good construction, even burn, solid ash, easy draw with a good amount of smoke. It's kind of a 1 hit wonder with the taste, but it's a good buttery smooth flavor. It goes really well after a heavier meal, when you have the time for a longer smoke, and it pairs well with multiple drinks. Overall, I would give this a solid 7.5 out of 10. It would be higher if it had more of a flavor profile, even if it was just some woodsy nuances mixed in.
This is a great cigar, great taste, smooth thick smoke, rich but you can inhale, good price, burns even, very satisfying but best of all this sucker last one and one half hours good to the last inch. Got one in a sample pack then brought the 20 box 8 inch, comes in a nice box.
Enjoying my 1st cigar that a friend gave me. I think it's the 8.5x54. Very good smoke. Nice burn, good construction, mild cigar. I like it!
A great cigar at a great price. This is my "grass" cigar. I cut about 1 acre and when I get on my mower, put on my ear protection and light one up...the world melts away. There's always enough left at the end to sit down and enjoy it with my "reward" beer - for a job well done! Even burn, nice, long gray ash. I order a box every spring and it lasts all season with 1-3 left over for just plain enjoying without the work.
Big and Mild! A solidly mild smoke, creamy to the nub! Listen carefully; can you here old Sam calling to you? Enjoy!
Absolutely fantastic mild cigar with wonderful aroma, burn, and taste. There is no reason to buy a different brand if you're looking for a smooth, mild cigar. Does anyone know who makes these?
Surprisingly good. Would definitely put these up there with the 5 Vegas Gold.
Nice cigar. Well made and great draw. Overall it's a good smoke.
"Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man's enjoyment of his cigar." - Mark Twain As a relative newcomer to the world of cigars, I found this cigar to be very enjoyable. It had a slow burn, lots of smoke, lots of ash, and a very consistent flavor throughout. They arrived about 2 weeks ago and have been sitting in the humidor (once I got it seasoned). My dog was thrilled too, because I smoked this as I walked him so his walk was twice as long as usual. When we came around to the house, he was ready to go back inside. But, I was still not done with the cigar. So, I set it down, put a cup under the Keurig, added some Kahlua, and headed to the garage (don't smoke in the house) and spent another 15 minutes finishing it up. I have had cigars that cost twice or more as much as this cigar that I didn't enjoy half as much (the CAO CX2, for example). I am going to be sure to keep room for these in my little humidor. And if I run out of room, I'll just have to buy a bigger humidor in order to make room.
This is my go-to golfing cigar. Two cigars easily last 18 holes. Very smooth cigar with nice construction.
I ordered a box based on all the positive reviews and was not disappointed. Usually a medium to full smoker I found these to have ample spice and the sale price made this a good buy.
I got some of these in a sampler and they turned out to be the favorite of the bunch! Each one had a great draw and a silky smooth character with some spicy notes. I was so pleasantly surprised I am definitely going to order these again. Definitely more than worth the price.
A good cigar for the price.
I met a guy a week ago at a garden center...he was about 20 yards away and I could smell his cigar...told me wife and she agreed that it had a nice aroma...started up a conversation and he said it was a Mark Twain and how inexpensive it was...couple days later I had to put in an them yesterday and had to have one today...have to admit it was very very good... especially the price. Nice and mild , no bite...very easy draw and great plumes of was huge but lasted a little over an hour which was fine with me...I will be getting more of these sticks for sure...
With a name like Mark Twain you might suspect this cigar to be gimmicky but, to my surprise, this cigar is incredibly enjoyable for a mild bodied anytime cigar. This beauty is well constructed, has a moderately even burn, releases the ash around two inches, and has a consistent creamy flavor from foot to nub. The best all around mild bodied, flavorful yard cigar I have tried. With continued consistency, you can expect this cigar's price to increase with its reputation.
Have my first Mark Twain Churchill this afternoon with some coffee. Great smoke. Very mild and flavorful. I think it is comparable to the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999. What a value. Great smoke and I'll do it again. Thanks CI for the great stick.
looking for a nice long mild smoke? look no further these will not disappoint nice smoke nice price thanks CI
Mark Twain is a GREAT Mild Cigar. Great Draw and mild Taste. 3 Jumbo Sizes are a plus. More Bang for your buck!! GREAT BUY....
I always passed over these for fear they would let me down. I figured the cheap price and gimmicky name were sure signs of poor flavor and construction. But DAMN! was I wrong! I personally have yet to try a stick of this size and quality at $3 a piece. When the sale email came out I decided to read the reviews and was surprised by all the positive comments so I gave them a shot. 3 days after they arrived I decided to order another box. Now I just need to grow a Mark Twain beard so I can truly fit the role.
Easy to light. Very good construction, draw and burn. Slight uneven burn requiring only one touchup. Heavy smoke output but light on the palate. Mild strength with medium flavors. Sweet cedar and cream flavors with a slight white pepper finish. No change in strength or flavor profile but does become a bit harsh and bitter in second half.
I would like to add to the chorus of praise on this cigar brand...very mild...sweet and creamy...awesome smoke at a good price and a nice box to boot.
well, not much to say that hasn't been said. its a right good cigar I tell you what, and its a bloody shame ol' mark couldn't smoke 'em his self. he'd find it a better endorsement than the typesetter he busted on. but its mellow, smooth, and for the price, I feel like im robbing CI, but thanks to these fellas behind the counter, so to speak, us shoppers get the best deal for our dough. long live CI!
I'm in my 5th box now of these wonderful cigars. Each one has been a great draw and smooth all the way to the finish. Not only are these great on walks, but on golf courses too! They are wonderfully mild, yet have a quite unique taste. Not sweet like other mild cigars, but just the perfect blend without the bitter taste in your mouth at the end. Great cigar!
I'm a full flavor guy (Ruination, Diesel, Flathead, La Bijou, etc), but my wife thought she would be nice and buy me a box of Mark Twain #1's for Christmas....... I almost asked her to send them back, but didn't want to hurt her feelings, so I said "what the heck" and gave them a try. At first light, they are REALLY mild, but to my surprise, they began to pick up some pretty decent flavor after the first inch...... once I got down to the second half, I would certainly classify these as more of a medium than mild. These turned out to be a fantastic after dinner cigar out on the deck along with a good cup of coffee. A good reminder that it doesn't have to be a powerhouse cigar to be tasty.....
Have to be honest. Had to see what Mark Twain was about. Overall... not a bad smoke. Buying another box. GC the Fat Cat
the MARK TWAINS are some of the best cigars ive had in some time I love the the toast taste about half way and for the money i would buy them anytime one great cigar
I'm more of a medium-full type of guy, but I got these in a sampler pack so I gave it a shot. Glad I did. Great flavor that was consistent throughout the whole stick. I will definitely be ordering some in the future, especially with its great prices. If you're a medium-full guy looking for a change or to "come to the other side" try one of these.
Ordered a box of #2 and the first one off the truck was great. Even draw, slow burn and plenty of pleasant white smoke. As a novice smoker the taste was smooth, and has a nice finish. Gave one to my buddy who introduced me to cigars, and he thoroughly enjoyed it as well! Time in the humidor makes them even better. No wonder they have been selling like hot cakes!
Wow, what a great cigar!
They are just ok. For the price I can't complain....
A box of Double Coronas was my joyous introduction to the CI way of doing things, and having enjoyed my first order so much (so far) I've purchased a number of boxes, bundles and tins! This smooth stick was to smoking what the man it was named after was to story telling. Smooth taste with an even burn and long ash, and it stayed cool to the end. I did let them have 4 or 5 days in the humidor before I lit up the first one and it was so worth the wait. Recommended to beginners and long time aficionados too..... and certainly a box I will order again.
Incredibly mild, but very flavorful. I didn't know what to expect from the "toast" taste described in the rundown and by others, but that is exactly what it tastes like. Strong toast and oak throughout. Very pleasing and will DEFINITELY be buying again.
Great cigar. Have never been disappointed with brand. However, I'm saving them for cooler weather because they last at least an hour on the back porch.
Very smooth and creamy stick. Definitely tasted a bit of oak near the end. This puppy burned about an hour and a half and never required to be relit or touching up. Very even burn throughout the experience. If you are a mild cigar person or want to try something new, definitely consider these!
Very good light cigar for a Sunday morning.
I ordered a box of #3. Outstanding smoke! Excellent taste and a fragrant aroma. An easy draw and even burn. Would go perfectly with a morning cup of coffee! I will be ordering a box each month! Due to the length of time it takes to smoke one, this is an excellent choice for one's day off!
Always smooth and so good. This has become one of my favorites and at an unbelievable price. I always keep plenty of these on hand in my humidor.
The outside of the box says, nothing better for the price. This is so true. Even burn, easy draw, perfect construction. For $3 for a 54 ring 8 inch beauty, these are truly a terrific deal!
A nice, smooth smoke! And like Mark Twain, I will enjoy several while rolling down the Mississippi River this summer on the American Queen!
Smooth broomstick. My only complaint was the rings were a little tough to remove, but that had nothing to do with the great taste.
Well, I got 5 of the #1 in a sampler. I smoked one right out of the gate and I was not impressed it was like blah. I did however leave the others in the humidor for about three weeks and WOW that made a world of difference. It smokes great, no relight good ash and great flavor. I will buy some again but I will leave them mellow for awhile.
I got a 7x52 in a sampler pack and the first few inches were a little harsh and left a bad taste in my mouth. but it did get better as I smoked more. I will leave the other 3 in the humidor a while to see if they improves.
creamy smooth and mellow (just the way I like my gars). and big churchills to boot (another way I like my gars). the twains are my everyday cigar. I've found a home with the twains or maybe the twains found a home with me I should say.
This is an inconsistent cigar. When you get a good one, it's very good but it's a real hit and miss. Aging helps but you still get some that have bad draw and harsh flavor. An OK cigar but there are other comparably priced cigars that are superior.
I bought a box of the #3s (the biggest ones) and I'm definitely going to buy these again from now on. I was working my way through all the top selling mild cigars here at CI, but after trying 5 Vegas Gold (which I found too strong) then trying Mark Twain, and after finding them to be mild, mellow and even tasting until the last 2 1/2" or so, I see no reason to test others. You have to set aside at least a good 90 minutes to smoke one.
Yes! I scored a box of these for under 40 bucks. How do I get away with that sort of thing? Built like a churchill that goes to the gym a lot, I can't call this thing a 'stick' - it's a branch. And it's a tasty branch: very smooth and mellow, but still flavorful. The draw was just right, and it burned even from front to ... still front .. middle... almost back .. back. It's like watching Spaceball 1 fly by. Buy some, and smoke it with someone you can stand hanging out with for an hour and half or more.
Tastes as good as advertised, but the construction is much better than I expected. A very nicely rolled, slow-burner that'll routinely leave 2 - 2.5 inch ash. I'm happy to have found this one - a nice option to my morning when I don't want a sweet baccarat or am not quite up for my regular 5 vegas gold.
I am a novice and this is the cigar experience I was looking for. Immediately after I lit it, I realized why. This is very similar to what my sicilian uncle, a WWII tank vet, smoked in his barber shop. Most particularly, the aroma and how the smoke hangs in the air. What I like most is the mild finish as I don't like a strong flavor lingering on my palate. My ONLY complaint is the difficulty I had unsticking the label from the outer leaf. That one more inch was worth the effort. An excellent long cigar for beginners.
3 boxes in and I can safely say this is one of the most flavorful, consistent tasting mild cigars I've smoked in the last few years. Leave your "price = quality" attitudes at the door, this cigar is a keeper!
These arent half bad for the price. If kept in the right condition, they burn pretty even and have a good flavor for a mild cigar. They're way cheap too. I scored a 10 pack at auction for 13 bucks. Not the best, but would buy again...just maybe not a whole box.
Honestly, I was skeptical about these. I only ordered them since they were the daily deal and my entire order shipped free with it. I figured even if I didn't like them, I got them for next to nothing and could hand them out while I smoked the "good" cigars. Boy was I wrong about these babies. They are smooth, creamy, ashes well, and keeps me on the porch - and out of my wife's hair - for about an hour. My 2nd order has been sitting in my humi for a week. If you like it mild and mellow and have some time, these are it!
This is an inexpensive cigar, but it's a good cigar. I got the churchill and --once it's done its time in the humidor--it's about an hour-and-a-half time committment. So, make sure you grab a couple craft brews and good buddy to smoke with you as the women-folk stay inside while you puff these on the patio. For a mild cigar, these really do have a lot of taste. I got toast, a hint of pepper, and tobacco flavors. This is a consistent cigar from foot to nub, and I didn't get a bad stick in the box. Worth the money? Heck to the yes! They're also good to share with guys that can handle a long smoke, but might not be quite ready to appreciate your more expensive stogies. Get a box!
Smoked the No.2 and No.3 size in this line up. Great breakfast cigar or anytime cigar for price. Good natural tobacco taste and goes good with coffee. I have this cigar and Vegas Gold as morning lineup before work. Highly suggest for the price and the sticks burn for a long time!
I didn't have the experience that SA had when I opened one of these right off the truck. It was so fragile, flavor lacking, and burned hot and fast. After putting it in my humi for a few days, it turned around 100%, and I enjoyed it all the way down to my fingers. Pretty good even burn, and an enjoyable mild with loads of flavor cigar. If I had it to do over again, instead of ordering the 7.5 X 52, I would have chosen the one with an 8 X 54 ring size, due to the length needs something a little bigger in rings size. Will buy more of these, but strongly recomend you put them in the humidor a few days prior to smoking.
Having read the reviews, and I thank all of those who write them and wished more would write. This is the way I find out about cigars, and if it is worth the risk of purchasing them. As bad as I disklike saying this, and it goes against all of the other reviews. The first cigar I opend, cracked the cap when I went to cut it. The second one burned up to two inchces longer than the other side, and the flavor was less than enjoyable. I may have received a bad batch, and will leave in the humidor for a long period of time before trying another one. I ordered the 7.5 X 24, but if I had it to do over again, I would order the 54 rings size with the 8 inches in length. I'm only one who is not happy with the condition of the cigars, but again these may have come from a bad lot. When I smoke another one, if it acts the way the first two have I will send them back to CI.
Just a great kick back cigar. Perfect for a relaxing evening with a tall glass of rum and coke. The No.2 are perfect for the price and I can't wait to order a box of No.3.
Everything about this cigar is top notch. When I first got them in from the UPS man I took two out and gave one to a friend. We sat down and enjoyed an hour and a half of great smoke and commented on how good these were right out of the box.
Right out of the box great smoke. NO. 3 box purchase was well worth it. This cigar smoked very smooth. Burn was even and ash held for over 2 1/2 inches which is nice. Not much maintence needed. Smoke was extremly smooth and aroma was divine. Definatly just a light and enjoy, and for 3 bucks a stick, I cant see a better alternative. These have replaced my CI Mistakes, and Acid Kuba Kubas as my regulars.
I smoke mild/medium and don't have a good taste for nuances. I found this stick (#3) mild but harsh at the same time if that makes any sense. This was right out of the box so I'll give the rest some time to age and hope they improve.
Right out of the box this is a pleasure. Nice construction, good solid burn, plenty of smoke, and a nice taste on the palate. I smoke med-full usually but this is a great change up. I'll always have some in the humidor.
What a beautiful smoke! Perfect construction, draw and burn.
good construction,easy draw,even burn. mild smooth smoke. a real cigar.
This Mark Twain cigar seems like a gimmick, but it isn't. This cigar is the real deal Holyfield. For about $3.00, you get a very good mild-medium bodied cigar with excellent construction, nice burn, real tobacco flavor with hints of cedar and wood, and a clean smooth finish. Samuel Clements would be proud!

Mark Twain


Being in the CI retail stores for many years now, I noticed that I get a lot of requests for specific styles of cigars & one of the most popular requests in general is for “Good, BIG, mild, cheap cigars that are reasonably priced.”  Some of these guys don’t want to pay much more than a Buck-a-Stick for anything 8” or bigger, but then again they’re probably not smoking for the taste & pleasure that so many fine, lesser expensive cigars can bring.  So I’m focusing on one of the best cigars to fit that bill (while still being priced at a helluva value) that I’ve seen come along in a long time – Mark Twain cigars.

Rich B, of Bethlehem, PA was one of the very first customers that walked through our doors over 10 years ago and he is still coming in to this day.  A true-grit type of guy. He’s a decorated WWII veteran, father of many, & grandfather to even more (there's a small town in Florida comprised solely of his progeny).  He’s been everywhere & done everything & he’s not easily impressed.  But I digress.  He has always been very specific about what he wanted from when I first met him, and that’s still exactly what he’s looking for in the 10+ years that I’ve know him.  Great, BIG, MILD cigars that are around $3.00 each.  I’ve delighted him with so many treasures over the years (and some clunkers too) but all-in-all I have become his go-to guy when he comes in and wants to try something new.  On his last visit in we were just then getting the Mark Twains into the store for the very fist time so as I opened up a box of the Churchill size No. 1.  Now 7”x50 surely is one of the larger vitolas of cigars on the market, “But wait,” I said, “There’s more.  And you’re going to LOVE these cigars!”  With Rich B. somewhat intrigued, but still more annoyed that I hadn’t yet filled his half-dozen lighters that he brought in for me. He said, “That’s great, if they’re under 3 bucks each I’ll take a box.”  I didn’t even mess around with opening a box of the No. 2 (a 7.5 x 52 behemoth) but skipped directly to the box of No. 3’s (a whopping 8” x 54 tree-trunk of a cigar.)  I saw his face light up when I pulled one out and handed it to him.  When I told him it was the same price for any size he just about hugged me (well, I think I caught a faint smile anyway) & since that day he’s been back once a week for a box of his new favorite cigar.  Mark Twain No. 3.

Now, as you may or may not know milder cigars aren’t usually my thing.  But this one I had to try, and I figured “Go Big or Go Home.”  So I sparked up one of the 8” x 54 No. 3’s yesterday morning.  It had just snowed a few inches the night before & I wasn’t going to be too busy that morning with the icy roads & school closing so I started my day out with a 2+ hour commitment of a cigar.  It was nice and firm in my hand with a smooth-as-silk Connecticut wrapper & it lit up quickly & evenly for such a large cigar.  The draw was perfect & I got creamy puff after creamy puff of thick, billowing smoke.  As I sat at my computer working and helping out the customers that came in I laid it down very infrequently & at about halfway through I discovered that I was really enjoying this cigar.  It was as creamy & smooth, with a lot of good flavor throughout & it hadn’t changed a bit since I lit it over an hour before.  I paid more attention to the 2nd half of the cigar, and although the flavor increased & it became a bit oaky it still retained that rich creaminess and I enjoyed each & ever puff from that beauty.  I finished the Mark Twain No. 3 after about another hour or so & I was so delighted that I had the opportunity to enjoy this very well made, Good, BIG, mild, cheap cigar & if this is what you look for in a cigar then put this one on your next order.  You won’t be disappointed!