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Here’s the Complete List of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2016

The year 2016 has brought an abundance of new cigars to the international markets. We have smoked as many as we could. Now the ashtrays are full and our list of the Top 25 cigars of the year 2016 is complete. We recommend that you get your hand on these and … enjoy!

San Cristóbal Quintessence Robusto Named Cigar of the Year 2016

Quintessence is the fifth line within Ashton Cigars’ San Cristóbal brand and was preceded by the Revelation, Ovation, Elegancia and original San Cristóbal lines. Cigar Journal now named the Robusto format of San Cristóbal Quintessence their Cigar of the Year 2016.

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Hermoso Maduro is #3 of Top 25 of 2016

This cigar arrived in April 2016 in a thick, short format unusual for Padrón as the newest addition to the Anniversary 1964 series, which now contains a dozen formats. The box-pressed Hermoso comes in Maduro as well as Natural.

Hoyo La Amistad Robusto is #4 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2016

Hoyo de Monterrey’s new line offers a fresh perspective on the brand. General Cigar Co., the brand’s US owner, had the series produced at A.J. Fernandez in Estelí. Not only is this cigar one of the year’s most interesting creations, its price is also impressive.

Aging Room Pelo de Oro Scherzo is #5 of Top 25 of 2016

Distinctive Pelo de Oro tobacco was once popular in Cuba, but because of its susceptibility to blue mold disease and its low yields, it is hardly grown anymore. Collaborating with farmer A.J. Fernandez allowed Rafael Nodal access to Fernandez’ coveted Pelo de Oro harvest.

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