We are pleased to present our 1st annual Blind Man’s Puff Top 25 Cigars of the Year.
#12 - Drew Estate Nica Rustica
#13 - Liga Privada UF-13
#15 - Felix Assouline Havanna Sunrise Reserve Ray
#17 - Don Pepin Garcia 10th Anniversary
#18 - Davidoff Nicaragua Toro
#19 - L'atelier Maduro MAD54
Each of our 13 panelists were given 15 votes to cast with the following guidelines:
- The cigars must have been released this year with the following exceptions:
- Re-releases of old brands are eligible
- New sizes in blends that already existed are eligible
- Lines that were not previously introduced to the US but became available in 2013 are eligible
- Since they change so much from year to year, and take a while longer to become ready to smoke, Cuban Cigars from Box Code Dates from 2012-2013 are eligible and don’t necessarily have to be a ‘new’ release.
- Only one vote per cigar line per reviewer
- Votes were not limited to cigars we reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but must have been smoked by the reviewer this year.
- Votes were submitted individually without discussion.
- This list was not based off blind reviews as is our normal procedure. The reviewers knew which cigars they were voting for.