On September 22, and the winners of the 2017 Cigar Trophy Awards were announced at a big gathering in presence of industry giants.
The 17th annual Cigar Trophy Awards were granted in a total of 19 categories with the winners decided upon by public vote.
The candidates for the 2017 Cigar Trophy are determined and the voting phase starts now!
Through June 15, 2017, you can nominate your favorite cigars (from various countries of origin), cigar accessories and cigar lounges.
We combed through our blind tastings from the year 2016 again to find out which cigars received particularly good evaluations during the course of the year but are offered for a much lower price compared to others of the same rating.
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!
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.
For two decades, Hendrik Kelner and Manuel Peralta have collaborated on the Yamasá Project, cultivating tobacco on about 250 acres in the Yamasá region. The fruit of their labor, the Davidoff Yamasá, arrived in July 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 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.
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.
A.J. Fernandez’ Enclave Salomon was named the #6 of Cigar Journal’s list of the best cigars of the year 2016. The Top 25 of 2016 feature newly released cigars that received outstanding reviews by the tasting panel.