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.
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.
The Plasencias earn their first top ten cigar on a Cigar Coop as a brand with the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Eduardo I. This uses a lighter wrapper than the original Alma Fuerte. The size pays homage to Plasencia patriarch, Eduardo Plasencia.
2023 Cigar of the Year Countdown (Coop’s List) #11: Mi Querida Black SakaKhan by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
Saka, Saka, Saka; SakaKhan SakaKhan, SakaKhan; SakaKhan, let me rock you; Let me rock you, SakaKhan; Let me rock you, that’s all I wanna do….. Steve Saka lands another cigar on a Countdown coming in at #11 for 2023 with Mi Querida SakaKhan.