View the Top 25 Cigars from each year, ranging from 2004 to 2018. Select a year below.
What a great cigar. The Padrón Serie 1926 No. 9 impressed our tasting panel again and again, rising to the top after repeated tests to become the best cigar of the year. In the end, when only a few cigars remained in the last blind …
We review the highest-scoring cigars from the past year and assemble a new tasting of only these cigars.
Repurchase, re-band and then re-smoke the cigars blind—tasters don’t know the identity of the cigar.
The top-scoring cigars are then smoked against each other through multiple rounds.
A new list of 25 cigars is assembled.