2017 Cigar of the Year-A Compendium of Magazine Ratings

Our post provides a list of the 2017 Cigar of the Year selections by various cigar magazines. While we don’t review cigars except for our own single Cigar of the Year published in January of each year, we certainly keep track of the selections. You can sort by cigar name, ranking, etc. to do your own comparison of the cigars selected by various sources.

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Cigar Intel 2017 Cigar of the Year

This is our 6th year selecting a Cigar of the Year. Unlike other websites and publications, our Cigar of the Year is based simply on the cigar Smokey Butts and I smoked the most of that year.  Plain and simple. Other publications base their selection on taste, quality, burn, flame, ash, hints of heather and cinnamon, tobacco source, blah blah blah.  Our selection for 2017 was easy. I personally smoked at least 100 of our 2017 Cigar of the Year. Smokey smoked a ton as well. The empty cigar boxes from our winner are stacked a couple of feet high in my smoke room. Yes, this cigar is a winner!

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Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars

Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars is a soon to be released documentary about premium cigars. The film includes a number of interviews with leaders in the cigar industry-manufacturers, cigarlebrities, etc., including Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars, Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigars, Jose Orlando Padron of Padron Cigars, Jose Pepin Garcia of My Father Cigars, and Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. The documentary is 70% complete and the directors need your help to finish the film. They are attempting to raise $50,000 to provide funds to film in the Dominican Republic and Cuba, and also edit the film to completion.

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Cigar Aficionado’s 25th Anniversary Cover Challenge

It is hard to believe that Cigar Aficionado has been around for 25 years! To celebrate their quarter-century anniversary, they are holding a Cover Challenge, pitting Cigar Aficionado magazine covers from the last 25 years against each other and letting you vote for the best cover. Cigar Aficionado magazine selected 64 of their most memorable celebrity covers.

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