The Top 25 Cigars of 2016 (16-20)

Every January, Cigar Snob releases its rankings of the previous year's 25 best smokes. This year's list comes on the heels of a rollercoaster year for the cigar industry, as the consequences of looming FDA regulation converged with the uncertainty of a tight presidential election to make waves through all 12 months of 2016. There were acquisitions, product releases and all sorts of shakeups at cigar brands big and small.

So how do we put this list together? It starts with a review of all the cigar ratings we released during 2016. Any cigar that scored 91 or higher was smoked one more time by our tasting panel. We used this feedback to create the list you see below.

Let us know your thoughts by writing us at feedback@cigarsnobmag.com; we might just publish your letter in an upcoming issue of the print magazine.

Scroll to the bottom of this list for links to the rest of our Top 25 rankings.

16. Quesada Oktoberfest 2016

Manufacturer: MATASA (Dominican Republic)
Wrapper: Dominican Republic; Binder: Dominican Republic; Filler: Dominican Republic
Vitola: Das Boot; Physical size: 6 x 52
MSRP: $8.75
Rating: 92

17. Mombacho 10th Anniversary

Manufacturer: Mombacho Cigars S.A. (Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Nicaragua; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Toro; Physical size: 6 1/4 x 52
MSRP: $19.95
Rating: 92

18.Aging Room M19

Manufacturer: Tabacalera Palma (Dominican Republic)
Wrapper: Dominican Republic; Binder: Dominican Republic; Filler: Dominican Republic
Vitola: Fortissimo; Physical size: 5 3/4 x 47
MSRP: $13.90
Rating: 92

19. Leaf by Oscar Maduro

Manufacturer: Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. (Honduras)
Wrapper: Nicaragua; Binder: Honduras; Filler: Honduras
Vitola: Toro; Physical size: 6 x 52
MSRP: $9.00
Rating: 92

20. Crowned Heads Le Careme

Manufacturer: Tabacalera La Alianza (Dominican Republic)
Wrapper: USA/Connecticut; Binder: Ecuador; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Hermoso No. 1; Physical size: 6 1/2 x 48
MSRP: $8.75
Rating: 92


Check out the rest of our 2016 list