#1 – – The Wise Man

#2 – Dunbarton Tobaco and Trust – Todos Las Dias

#3 – – Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2017

#5 – Mombacho – Cosecha 2012

#6 – – Señor Esugars

#7 – Tatuaje – Cojonu 2003 Reserva Broadleaf

#8 – Caldwell – Hit & Run

#9 – Dunbarton Tobaco and Trust – Muestra de Saka Nacatamale

#10 – Caldwell – All Out Kings

#11 – – Four Kicks

#12 – Tatuaje – Négociant

#13 – Southern Draw – Rose of Sharon

#14 – RoMaCraft – Wunder|Lust

#15 – H. Upmann – by AJ Fernandez

#16 – AVO – Syncro South America Ritmo

#17 – My Father – La Opulencia

#18 – Tatuaje – Reserva J21 Broadleaf

#19 – Nomad – Fin De Los Mundos

#20 – – Master Selection 2008

#21 – Camacho – Liberty 2017

#22 – Joya de – Antaño Gran Reserva

#23 – Southern Draw – Jacobs Ladder

#24 – L’Atelier – Identité

#25 – Serino – Wayfarer

Top 25 Cigars of the Year - 2017

Cigars of the Year – 2017

Voting Process

Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Cigars of the Year – 2017. Order mattered on their votes as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.

  • To be eligible, 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 2016 are eligible
  • New Cuban Cigars from Box Code Dates from 2016-2017 are eligible
  • Cigars that had a limited release to beat the FDA deadline and got a wide release this year are ok.

Here is a full sortable list of the cigars with links to the ones we have reviewed or more info:

Cigar Name
1Foundation The Wise Man Maduro
2Dunbarton Tobaco and Trust Todos Las Dias
3 Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2017
4Drew Estate FSG
5Mombacho Cosecha 2012
6Cornelius & Anthony Señor Esugars
7Tatuaje Cojonu 2003 Reserva Broadleaf
8Caldwell Hit & Run
9Dunbarton Tobaco and Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale
10Caldwell All Out Kings
11Crowned Heads Four Kicks Maduro
12Tatuaje Négociant
13Southern Draw Rose of Sharon
14RoMaCraft Wunder|Lust
15H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez
16AVO Syncro South America Ritmo
17My Father La Opulencia
18Tatuaje Reserva J21 Broadleaf
19Nomad Fin De Los Mundos
20Davidoff Master Selection 2008
21Camacho Liberty 2017
22Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva
23Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder
24L’Atelier Identité No. 2
25Serino Wayfarer

Other Info:

  • 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.
  • Only one vote per cigar per reviewer.
  • To see the votes of each individual panelist, click here.

Interesting Facts

  • and Dunbarton finished #1 and #2 this year, the same thing happened in 2015 with the original  El Gueguense The Wise Man taking #1, and the  Sobremesa taking #2.
  • This is the first year since the brands release that Warped Cigars didn’t make the list. In the past, they have dominated the list, taking 4 spots last year.
  • has taken at least 1 spot every year we have made a list (since 2013).
  • No Cuban cigar made the list again, this happened last year and 2014.
Cigars of the Year – 2017