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Top 25 Cigars of 2019

Our panel of editors name the very best cigars of 2019
By Gregory Mottola | From Top 25 Cigars Of The Year, January/February 2020
Top 25 Cigars of 2019
Revealing our annual Top 25 list is always an exciting event. The cigars here represent the finest examples of creativity and craftsmanship in the premium, handmade industry, but naming a cigar of the year is no quick or easy task. First, we create a list of the highest-scoring cigars that were rated in the magazine and in Cigar Insider throughout the year via our blind-tasting process. Then, we eliminate duplicate brands to avoid redundancy. Once we’ve chosen our candidates, a tasting coordinator purchases the cigars at retail and we smoke them all over again using the same blind tasting methodology. Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 is less of an awards ceremony and …
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