The 2023 Cigar of the Year Countdown is now in the annals of history, so it’s time for our post-game report. With the Countdown completed, it is time to look at some of the numbers. In this article, we look at two items: A breakdown of the cigars on the Countdown by vitola, country of […]
2023 Cigar of the Year Countdown (Coop’s List) #1: My Father Le Bijou 1922 100 Años Limited Edition Corona Extra
Ladies and gentlemen – we have a #1 Cigar of the Year, the My Father Le Bijou 1922 100 Años Limited Edition Corona Extra. This cigar pays homage to the 100th birthday of Don Pepin Garcia’s father.
The number two cigar of the year for 2023 is the Alfonso Extra Añejo No. 2 by Selected Tobacco. Alfonso was the fourth brand introduced into the Selected Tobacco portfolio, and the Extra Añejo is the first line under that brand.
It’s the most expensive cigar to land on the Countdown, but the Meerapfel Richard Double Robusto more than earned a podium spot for 2023.
2023 Cigar of the Year Countdown (Coop’s List) #4: Black Label Trading Co Deliverance Porcelain Robusto
The #4 2023 Cigar of the Year is the Black Label Trading Co Deliverance Porcelain Robusto: This is a Robusto sized line extension to Black Label Trading Co Deliverance Porcelain, a Connecticut Shade offering.
Are you ready for the next generation? Litto Gomez Jr’s La Flor Dominicana Solis nails the number 5 Cigar of the Year on this year’s Countdown.
2023 Cigar of the Year Countdown (Coop’s List) #6: Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll Churchill 2022
Macanudo gets its highest Cigar Coop Countdown placing with the Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll. This features a binder leaf aged in French Oak barrels that were used to age Flint Knoll’s single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
The fourth installment of Espinosa Cigars’ Las 6 Provincias series lands a top ten spot for 2023.
The Kristoff Guardrail was inspired by a serious motorcycle accident by Kristoff owner Glen Case. It is unique in that it incorporates tobacco from Zimbabwe.
The story of the Tatuaje Havana VI Verocú continues with the Verocú Blue. This cigar incorporates a Shade Grown wrapper grown on one of the Garcia family farms in Nicaragua.