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Top 25 Cigars

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Emilio AF2 Toro is #5 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2015

Emilio AF2 Toro is #5 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2015

Gary Griffith from Delaware/USA is the mastermind behind the brand Emilio, which he founded in 2010 before he retired in May of 2015. The cigar isn’t a new release – it simply took some time before this cigar was brought to our attention. We are all the more grateful for this new „discovery“.

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Plasencia Reserva Orgánica Cortes is #7 of Top 25 of 2015

Agricultural engineer Nestor Plasencia Jr., managing the company in its fifth generation, was a pioneer in terms of organically cultivated tobacco and has invested a lot of time and money in this sympathetic project. The result is a perfectly manufactured, medium-bodied, harmonious cigar …

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Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Robusto is #8 of Top 25 Cigars of 2015

Within the cigar scene, Rocky Patel’s Vintage series 1990 and 1992 are very hot tips. Since having been launched on the market in 2002, they’ve become very popular and have also become humidor classics. Tasting notes: Following a few peppery sharp draws this cigar becomes gentle and soft. Coffee and chocolate dominate in the creamy smoke …

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Dunhill Heritage Robusto Box Pressed is #10 of Top 25 of 2015

The Dunhill Heritage is the first cigar ever produced in Honduras by the long-standing company; it is also the most full-bodied cigar in the entire Dunhill portfolio. It was launched in July 2015 and is manufactured at the Honduras American Tobacco S.A. in Danlí.

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La Bohéme Pittore is #11 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2015

Just before 2015 rolled in, a new cigar brand by Boutique Blends Cigars arrived in Europe, which is why we included it in our tasting at the beginning of this year. Our tasting panel was blown away by this cigar. The blend started out mild and mellow and the cigar became bolder with time …

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Macanudo Inspirado Piramide is #12 of Top 25 of 2015

Following the successful start of the Macanudo Inspirado line with four formats 2014, in April 2015, the Diplomat and Piramide vitolas were launched. Tasting notes: With the sweetness of candied almonds, woody and leathery aromas, this cigar is a pleaser for the tastebuds. A multifaceted, smooth blend …

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Casa Turrent Maduro Torpedo is #13 of Top 25 of 2015

In the spring of 2015 Alejandro Turrent launched the brand Casa Turrent. Tasting notes: This Torpedo has a fine sweetness, roasted and woody aromas, as well as opulent spice. There is also some eucalyptus freshness coffee/nut aromas in the creamy smoke. Complex and flavorful.

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Flor de Selva N°20 is #14 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2015

When Maya Selva celebrated the 20th anniversary of her company in June 2015, the invited guests were not just slightly amazed: for her jubilee cigar, the Flor de Selva N°20, the Franco-Honduran chose a Lancero format. Behind the graceful exterior of the cigar, however, lies some power …

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Montecristo Media Corona is #15 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2015

This Half Corona celebrated its world debut as part of the 225th anniversary of the British Habanos importers Hunters & Frankau in June 2015. The vitola was actually first rolled in 1907, and, in the 1920s and 1930s became a veritable sales success. It’s the shortest hand-rolled Habanos cigar that exists.

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Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Epicure Maduro is #16 in Top 25

The launch of the new Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage line by the family-run company was the cause of a lot of sensation in the summer of 2014. It might be a tough find, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Tasting notes: Masterful workmanship! A very complex blend, with ample woody aromas …

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