It's that time of year again! Every January, Cigar Snob releases its rankings of the previous year's 25 best smokes. This year's list includes a variety of products on every front: format, profile, country of origin, and price to name a few.
How do we arrive at this list? It starts with a review of all the cigar ratings we released during 2015. Any cigar that scored 91 or higher was smoked one more time by our tasting panel. We used this fresh feedback on the crème de la crème to produce the list you see below.
Scroll to the bottom of this list for links to the rest of our Top 25 rankings.
25. La Aurora 100 Años
Manufacture: Dominican Republic (La Aurora Cigar Factory)
Wrapper: Dominican Republic; Binder: Dominican Republic; Filler: Dominican Republic
Vitola: Robusto; Physical size: 5 x 50
24. Padilla La Pilar
Manufacturer: Honduras (Tabacalera Aguilar S. de R.L.)
Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Vitola: Toro; Physical size: 6 x 52
23. J Grotto Silk
Manufacture: Honduras (Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L.)
Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Indonesia; Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras
Vitola: Lancero; Physical size: 7 1/2 x 40
22. Intemperance BA XXI
Manufacture: Nicaragua (Nica Sueño S.A.)
Wrapper: Brazil; Binder: Indonesia; Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Vitola: The Breach of the Peace; Physical size: 5 x 56
21. Espinosa Laranja Reserva
Manufacture: Nicaragua (La Zona Cigar Factory)
Wrapper: Brazil; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Corona Gorda; Physical size: 5 5/8 x 46