The cigar countdown began Saturday December 1st with cigar #30. Cigar #29 is unveiled on December 2nd, Cigar #28 on December 3rd, etc. When we get to #1 and #2, I will hold a little suspense and announce those cigars on New Years’ Eve. Cigars eligible are ones released for the first time to retailers during the “2013 Cigar Year” (November 23, 2012 through November 28, 2013 – the Cigar Coop Black Friday to Thanksgiving cycle). The process is detailed in the December 2013 Editor’s Corner column.
I hope you will enjoy this original concept in sharing my top cigars of the year.
The List (Scroll down to see current spot in the countdown)
In 2013, we are introducing a major change to Honorable Mentions.
For the past three years of our Cigar of the Year countdown, we have unveiled a list of “Honorable Mentions”. While we didn’t rank these cigars, we picked ten cigars that just missed making our Top 30 countdown. While we didn’t intend this to be a Top 40 list, this is exactly what this ended up becoming. For 2013, the concept of Honorable Mentions are changing on Cigar Coop The ten cigar we selected were picked from a pool of cigars that did not meet the criteria to qualify for the Top 30. While we didn’t order these cigars, it was worth mentioning some of these very good cigar experiences.
Details of the Honorable Mentions can be found here.
Atabey Brujos by Selected Tobaccoo
Avo Limited Edition 2009 Compañero (Avo LE 09)
El Primer Mundo Epifania
La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Edition Diamond
Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 Natural
Paul Gamirian Symphony 20 Salomones
RoMa Craft Tobac Intemperance BA XXI Avarice
RoMa Craft Tobac Formorian
Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda 2013
Tatuaje Noellas Reserva 2013