The Cigar of the Year Collection

Since 2004, Cigar Aficionado has selected its Top 25 Cigars, with one cigar claiming the top spot as the definitive Cigar of the Year. It isn’t easy to stand out in today’s premium cigar industry, with hundreds of well-crafted smokes from numerous countries that use tobacco in ways cigarmakers of yesteryear might not have envisioned. However, year after year, Cigar Aficionado’s expert panel of taste testers works its way through the lineup. In the end, the panel’s blind ratings analyze everything from shape and roll quality to flavor profile and draw, all of which combine to determine one winner. Click here for article