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Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2014 Unveil Begins

Dec 16, 2014 | By CA Staff
Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2014 Unveil Begins

After tasting more than 700 cigars this year, Cigar Aficionado has begun to reveal our Top 25 Best Cigars of 2014 list.

Today we reveal cigars number 7, 6 and 5. Each cigar also has an accompanying video with editors David Savona, Gordon Mott and Greg Mottola smoking and discussing each cigar.

Since we are always looking to improve the experience for those surfing CigarAficionado.com, this year's Top 25 hub has been completely designed so that it is now optimized for viewing on any screen, from desktop to your personal smartphone.

The reveal continues all this week.

Click here to view the current Top 25 Best Cigars of 2014.

Full schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, December 17: Cigars No. 4, 3, 2
Thursday, December 18: The Cigar of the Year
Friday, December 19: Cigars No. 11 through No. 25
Monday, December 22: Best Bargain Cigars of 2014

"Hello, I am a relative newbie to the world of cigars and Scotch. I have only been in the game for 7 years now therefore, my comment may seem odd to the actual cigar aficionado out there. 1st with the exception of the Padróns family cigar along with Trinidad and Monte. To follow up on Daniel's comment that there does not seem to be any consistency in the top 25 chosen from year to year which is probably due to the blind smoking of each cigar being featured? However, my next question is this I know the individuals rating the cigars such as Gordon Mot & David Savona are truly Afficanadio but even their palate must become accustomed to a particular aromatic feature of a particular cigars which introduces systemic or unintentional biases into the cigar tasting notes? I know that even I as a newbie has developed a particular affinity to cigars from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and of course Cuba but not all Cuban cigars. I am also willing to try other cigars in an attempt not to bias my own palate to a specific brand but I seem to gravitate back to my favourite Winston Churchill Lancaster & the Casa Magna Colorado Robusto do you think it would be beneficial in maintaining the integrity of your tasting by taking several other tasters under your guidance as you move forward? I know your reviews for me are usually very informative and provides me with a gauge as to what cigars could potentially be one I could add to my humidor. I find that Gordon and David's tasting reviews are bolder than my own so I use the reviews as guidance and not gospel for all things cigar. I would also like to thank you both for all the information you provide me and the other readers regarding cigars and pairing them with Scotch. I have grown into my love of cigars through all your videos from the beginner videos to the final product at the end of the year either the top 25. Please Keep up your great work from an an avid fan of your review and the Cigar Afficanadio magazine. Cheers, " —January 27, 2016 20:15 PM
"cuban cigars are sooooo overrated" —December 23, 2014 23:36 PM
"Only 3 Cubans in the top 25? Being Canadian my cigars purchased tend to be almost exclusively Cuban. The top 25 list does make an interesting read that I look forward to each year. Thanks!" —December 22, 2014 18:00 PM
"Mr. Savona, Mr. Mott, or Mr. Motolla, I was curious about how cigars rated so highly one year can disappear from the top 25 list the next. For example, the Montecristo 2 and Cohiba Behike are not a top 25 cigar this year. Do you guys rate the cigars in production for this exact year only (meaning a box made in 2014) or did the selections for 2014 simply surpass what was selected in 2013? I like to collect premium cigars, so mixing up the rankings does nothing but give me more stuff to browse for and try out. I was just curious. " —December 19, 2014 15:00 PM
"LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL" —December 16, 2014 21:09 PM