Top 25 Cigars

La Aurora Black Lion Cameroon Toro is #25 of the Top 25 of 2016

La Aurora Black Lion Cameroon Toro is #25 of the Top 25 of 2016

Newly released in 2016 by La Aurora, the Dominican Republic’s most time-honored cigar manufacturer, the Black Lion line kicks off Cigar Journal’s list of the best cigars of 2016. In particular, the La Aurora Black Lion Cameroon Toro won over the tasting panel.

Eiroa Classic Prensado is Cigar Journal’s Cigar of the Year 2015

In 2015, Christian Luis Eiroa undertook his first endeavor to also establish his new brands across the globe. Our cigar of the year is a classic, box-pressed Corona, which impresses even the most fastidious palate. Tasting notes: Espresso and woody aromas, in addition, gingerbread and a gingery spiciness …

Padrón Family Reserve No. 50 Maduro Named #2 of Top 25

The Family Reserve No. 50 was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Padrón Cigars and was launched in the USA at the end of 2014, and worldwide in 2015. Tasting notes: Fine honey and chocolate sweetness, underlaid by espresso, woody and roasted aromas …

Don Pepín García Black Edition 1979 Robusto is #3 of Top 25

The My Father line Don Pepín García Black Label (known as Cuban Classic in the USA) is the first blend from Pepín that was produced in the then newly opened Tabacalera Cubana in Estelí, Nicaragua. We took another look at this milestone from the career of this industry great and were utterly impressed …

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“.

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 …

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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