Top 20 Cigars for 2009
This list was published on social media prior to the launch of Cigar Coop in 2010.
- 1.Liga Privada T52 (Drew Estate)
- 2.CAO La Traviata (CAO)
- 3.Esteban Carrera’s Habano Maduro
- 4.King Havano Black Knight (Oliveros)
- 5.El Baton (JC Newman)
- 6.Cain Maduro (Oliva)
- 7.Roxor Maduro (Perseo)
- 8.Liga Privada No. 9 (Drew Estates)
- 9.Siglo Limited Reserve Maduro
- 10.Esteban Carrera’s 10 Anos
- 11.Pinar Del Rio Oscuro (original blend)
- 12.My Father (Core line)
- 13.Casa Magna Oscuro
- 14.Partagas Benji
- 15.Canimao Robusto Extra
- 16.Siglo Limited Reserve
- 17.Xikar HC Series Habano Colorado
- 18.Rocky Patel Summer Collection – 2009
- 19.Nestor Miranda Special Selection Grande Rosado
- 20.Uppercut by Punch
How did I do this list? I selected 20 sticks I really liked. In some cases I got specific on the size. I then decided each day: 1) Which Cigar I would give away because I didn’t want it?; 2) Which Cigar would I want to buy each day? #1 determined what cigar was eliminated and #2 determined what cigar I would keep. #2 played a more important role as I got into the Final Five which was very close.
Several high quality cigars did not make the cut in time for me to try when I started this list.