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View the Top 25 Cigars from each year, ranging from 2004 to 2021. Select a year below.
Alan Rubin has come a long way in 16 years. He first joined the cigar business in 1996, selling a cigar brand designed for sale at golf courses. It didn't succeed. Rubin had left the family fastener business for something he enjoyed: …
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.