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.
Here is a full sortable list of the top 25 cigars with links to the ones we have reviewed.