#1 – Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | Sin Compromiso
#2 – Warped | Moon Garden
#5 – Cigar Dojo ReviveR by Aganorsa Leaf
#7 – Joya de Nicaragua | Cinco Décadas
#8 – Black Label Trading Co. | Bishops Blend 2018
#9 – Tatuaje | El Triunfador Original Robusto
#11 – MBombay | MQBA
#12 – Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | Todos Las Dias Thick Lonsdale “Mas Fuerte”
#13 – Diesel | Whiskey Row
#13 – Diesel | Whiskey Row
#14 – Southern Draw | Rose of Sharon Lancero
#15 – El Artista | Cimarron Maduro
#16 – MLB Cigar Ventures | David P. Ehrlich PLM Series
#18 – Foundation | The Wise Man Maduro Lancero
#19 – Warped | Serie Gran Reserva 1988
#20 – Atabey | Spiritus
#21 – Emilio | Grimalkin Halloween Edition
#22 – Black Label Trading Co. | BLK WKS Sindustry
#23 – Arturo Fuente | OpusX Perfecxion 888
#24 – My Father | La Gran Oferta
#25 – JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva
Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered 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 2018 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 top 25 cigars with links to the ones we have reviewed:
|1||Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | Sin Compromiso|
|2||Warped | Moon Garden|
|3||Jas Sum Kral | Toothpick 2.0 Habano|
|4||Crowned Heads | Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2018|
|5||Cigar Dojo ReviveR by Aganorsa Leaf|
|6||Davidoff | Diademas Finas 2018|
|7||Joya de Nicaragua | Cinco Décadas|
|8||Black Label Trading Co. | Bishops Blend 2018|
|9||Tatuaje | El Triunfador Original Robusto|
|10||Drew Estate | Liga Privada T52 Corona ¡Viva!|
|11||MBombay | MQBA|
|12||Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | Todos Las Dias Thick Lonsdale "Mas Fuerte"|
|13||Diesel | Whiskey Row|
|14||Southern Draw | Rose of Sharon Lancero|
|15||El Artista Cimarron Maduro|
|16||MLB Cigar Ventures David P. Ehrlich PLM Series|
|17||Drew Estate | Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo|
|18||Foundation | The Wise Man Maduro Lancero|
|19||Warped | Serie Gran Reserva 1988|
|20||Atabey | Spiritus|
|21||Emilio | Grimalkin Halloween Edition|
|22||Black Label Trading Co. | BLK WKS Sindustry|
|23||Arturo Fuente | OpusX Perfecxion 888|
|24||My Father | La Gran Oferta|
|25||JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva|
- 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.
- Dunbarton finished #1 this year, this is the first time taking #1, but they took #2 in 2017 with the Todos Las Dias and #2 in 2015 with Sobremesa.
- Warped is back in the top 25 after missing it for the first time last year.
- Crowned Heads has taken at least 1 spot every year we have made a list (since 2013).
- No Cuban cigar made the list again, this in 2017, 2016 and 2014.
- TABSA was the factory with the most appearances with 4 making it: Moon Garden, Cigar Dojo ReviveR by Aganorsa Leaf, and The Wise Man Maduro Lancero, Serie Gran Reserva 1988. Joya de Nicaragaua had 3 with Sin Compromiso, Cinco Décadas, and Todos Las Dias Thick Lonsdale “Mas Fuerte”. Fabrica Oveja Negra had 3 with Bishops Blend 2018, Grimalkin Halloween Edition, and Sindustry.