The Best Cigars of 2016

Cigar appreciation is at a high, and cigar makers across the world are creating some of their finest work. As trade relations between the United States and Cuba relax, many are enjoying a renewed interest and appreciation in the cigar world.

From Honduras to Cuba to Nicaragua and beyond, 2016 is shaping up to be a great cigar year. It’s a great year to fall in love with a new cigar, or to revisit a recurring favorite.

Here are the best cigars of 2016.

1. Eiroa Classic Prensado

A box-pressed Corona from Honduras. This is a classic and light cigar with woody and espresso aromas. A good wrapper and nice, even draw make this cigar a great choice for the top of our list.

2. Padrón Family Reserve No. 50 Maduro

A limited edition cigar made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Padrón Family Reserve. Rich with coffee and earthy flavors. Easy draw and burns nicely, too. Hard to be disappointed with this classic cigar. Get them while you can as the supply run is limited.

3. Don Pepín García Black Edition 1979 Robusto

A strong blend from Nicaraguan black soils. Toasted cedar and black pepper notes make this cigar a favorite.

4. The Aging Room Quattro F55

A small-batch handmade cigar from the Dominican Republic. Rich and full with a rare story and unique wrapping. A good, full draw.

5. Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9

Chocolate and coffee notes round out this pleasant-smoking Nicaraguan cigar with a smooth and even draw. Easy for palates of many levels and experience grades.

6. Tatuaje Reserva 7th Reserva

Another blend with chocolate and coffee notes and some creamy pepper flavors make this cigar a great choice. A true broadleaf with a dark chocolate wrapper.

7. Warped El Oso

A unique Ecuador cigar with a distinct bear logo on the label. Rich and thick with notes of cocoa and pepper. A lush wrapper and appealing draw, good burn time make this a good choice.

8. Romeo y Julieta Reserve Churchill

A classic Romeo y Julieta familiar to cigar lovers around the globe. Any cigar fan is sure to enjoy these year after year, 2016 being no different.

9. CAO Pilon Robusto

This Nicoraguan cigar with a Ecuador Habano wrapper burns slow and leisurely. Pepper, spice and cocoa fill out the flavor profile here

10. Alec Bradley Black Market Toro

Last but not least, this one is a smart Honduran cigar with a Nicaraguan wrapper. A long, full draw with a slow burn and smooth finish make this cigar a great choice.

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