Top 24 Cigars of 2020

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    More than 24 different cigars in four different categories were included in this year’s Tobacco Business Awards. These cigars were chosen and voted on by retailers, manufacturers and consumers who cast their votes to select the best cigars of the past year. Nicaraguan cigars led the pack this year, with cigars from the Dominican Republic coming in at a close second. One factory, Tabacalera William Ventura, manufactured two of this year’s top 24 cigars, one ranking in the top five. The ranking of this year’s list was based on the number of votes each cigar received in the Tobacco Business Awards 2020 online poll.

    Arturo Fuente Hemingway Untold Story(1) Arturo Fuente Hemingway Untold Story
    Manufacturer: Tabacalera Fuente
    Distinction: Dominican Cigar of the Year
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: USA Connecticut Broadleaf
    Binder: Dominican Republic
    Filler: Dominican Republic
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Figurado (7 5/8 x 54)

    Rocky Patel The Edge Sumatra(2) Rocky Patel The Edge Sumatra
    Manufacturer:
    Rocky Patel Premium Cigars
    Distinction: Honduran Cigar of the Year
    Country of Origin:  Honduras
    Wrapper: Honduras (Corojo)
    Binder: Nicaragua
    Filler: Honduras and Nicaragua
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Missile (5 x 48), Robusto (5 1/2 x 50), Toro (6 x 52), Torpedo (6 x 52), Double Corona (7 1/2 x 52), B52 (4 1/2 x 60), Battalion (6 x 60), Howitzer (7 x 70)

    Oliva Serie V Melanio(3) Oliva Serie V Melanio
    Manufacturer: Tabacalera Oliva S.A.
    Distinction: Nicaraguan Cigar of the Year
    Country of Origin: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Ecuadorean Habano
    Binder: Nicaragua
    Filler: Jalapa Valley Ligero
    Strength: Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Robusto (5 x 52), Churchill (7 x 50), Figurado Limited Edition (6 1/2 x 52), Double Toro (6 x 60), Petite Corona #4 (4 1/2 x 46), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52), Figurado (6 1/2 x 52)

    Room101 Doomsayer(4) Room101 Doomsayer
    Manufacturer:
    Tabacalera William Ventura
    Distinction: Boutique Cigar of the Year
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
    Binder: Indonesia
    Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Ecuador
    Strength: Medium
    Vitolas/Sizes: Super Toro (6 x 55) (one size only)

    Perdomo Habano Bourbon-Aged Maduro(5) Perdomo Habano Bourbon-Aged Maduro
    Manufacturer: Perdomo Cigars
    Country of Origin: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Nicaraguan
    Binder: Nicaraguan
    Filler: Nicaraguan
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Robusto (5 x 54), Epicure (6 x 54), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54), Gordo (6 x 60), Churchill (7 x 54)

    Winston Churchill – The Late Hour(6) Winston Churchill – The Late Hour
    Manufacturer: CIDAV Corp.
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: Ecuadorean Habano Marron Oscuro
    Binder: Negro San Andres (Mexico)
    Filler: San Vicente Mejorado Visus, Piloto Seco, Olor Visus (Dominican Republic) Esteli Visus, Condega Visus (Nicaragua)
    Strength: Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Robusto (5 x 52), Toro (6 x 54), Churchill (7 x 48)

    The Tabernacle(7) The Tabernacle
    Manufacturer:
    A.J. Fernandez / Foundation Cigar Co.
    Country of Origin: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
    Binder: San Andres Mexico
    Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduras
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Toro (6 x 52), Robusto (5 x 50), Corona (5 1/4 x 46), Doble Corona (7 x 54), Torpedo (4 1/2 x 52), Lancero (7 x 40)

    ACID 20 | Drew Estate (8) ACID 20
    Manufacturer: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
    Country of Origin: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
    Binder: Indonesia
    Filler: Nicaragua
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Robusto (5 x 52)

    Camacho Nicaragua Barrel Aged Toro(9) Camacho Nicaragua Barrel Aged Toro
    Manufacturer: Agroindustrias Diadema Zona Franca Honduras S.A.
    Country of Origin: Honduras
    Wrapper: Habano 2000 (Ecuador)
    Binder: Negrito San Andres (Mexico)
    Filler: Corojo ’99 (Nicaragua), Piloto Cubano, San Vicente (Dominican Republic)
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Toro (6 x 50)

    Sobremesa Brulee(10) Sobremesa Brulee
    Manufacturer: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
    Country of Origin: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Ecuadorean Connecticut Shade
    Binder: San Andreas Negro
    Filler: Nicaraguan
    Strength: Mild to Medium
    Vitolas/Sizes: Brulee Robusto (5 1/4 x 52), Brulee Toro (6 x 52), Brulee Gordo (6 1/4 x 60)

    Don Pepin Garcia Original (11) Don Pepin Garcia Original
    Manufacturer: My Father Cigars
    Country of Origin: U.S.A.
    Wrapper: Corojo oscuro
    Binder: Nicaragua
    Filler: Nicaragua
    Strength: Full
    Vitolas: Invictos (Robusto, 5 x 50), Generosos (Toro, 6 x 50), Delicias (Churchill, 7 x 50), Imperiales (Torpedo, 6 1/8 x 52), Lanceros (7 1/2 x 38), Demitasse (Petaca, 4 1/2 x 32), Exquisitos (Corona Gordo, 5 5/8 x 46), Toro Gordo (6 x 56), Exclusivos (Gran Corona, 9 1/4 x 48), Toro Grande (Box Pressed, 6 x 62)

    Magic Toast (12) Magic Toast
    Manufacturer: Raices Cubanas
    Country of Origin: Honduras
    Wrapper: Honduras
    Binder: Honduras/Nicaragua
    Filler: Honduras/Nicaragua
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Robusto (5 x 52), Toro (6 x 52), Gordo (6 x 60), Chunk (short gordo: 4 ½ x 60)

    Alma del Fuego | Plasencia (13) Alma del Fuego
    Manufacturer: Plasencia Cigars
    Country of Origin: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Nicaragua
    Binder: Nicaragua
    Filler: Nicaragua
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Candente (Robusto, 5 x 50), Flama (Panatela, 6 1/2 x 38), Concepción (Toro, 6 x 54)

    La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Digger (14) La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Digger
    Manufacturer: Tabacalera La Flor S.A.
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: Ecuador
    Binder: Dominican Republic
    Filler: Dominican Republic
    Strength: Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Presidente (8 1/2 x 60)

    Eiroa The First 20 Years(15) Eiroa The First 20 Years
    Manufacturer: El Aladino
    Country of Origin: Honduras
    Wrapper: Honduras
    Binder: Honduras
    Filler: Honduras
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 54), Prensado (6 x 46), Double Toro (6 x 60), Diadema (8 x 60/48)

    Oscar Valladares Super Fly(16) Oscar Valladares Super Fly
    Manufacturer: Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.
    Country of Origin: Honduras
    Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
    Binder: Honduras
    Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua
    Strength: Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Super Corona (5 1/4 x 45), Gordo (6 1/2 x 60), Super Toro (6 x 54)

    Aladino Corojo Reserva(17) Aladino Corojo Reserva
    Manufacturer: JRE Tobacco Company
    Country of Origin: Honduras
    Wrapper: Corojo (Honduras)
    Binder: Corojo (Honduras)
    Filler: Corojo (Honduras)
    Strength: Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 52)

    Macanudo Inspirado Orange | General Cigar(18) Macanudo Inspirado Orange
    Manufacturer: General Cigar Dominicana
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: Olancho San Agustin
    Binder: Honduran Jamastran
    Filler: Dominican Republic (Olor and Piloto Cubano), Honduras (Jamastran), Nicaragua (Ometepe)
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Toro (5 1/2 x 52), Gigante (6 x 60), Churchill (7 x 50), Robusto (5 x 50), Robusto Tubos (5 1/2 x 50), Minis (3 x 20)

    E.P. Carrillo Dusk(19) E.P. Carrillo Dusk
    Manufacturer: E.P. Carrillo Cigar Co.
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
    Binder: Ecuador
    Filler: Nicaragua
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Robusto (5 x 50), Stout Toro (6 x 52), Obscure (7 x 54), Solidos (6 x 60)

    Kristoff Vengeance(20) Kristoff Vengeance
    Manufacturer: Charles Fairmorn Factory
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
    Binder: Indonesia
    Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Perfecto (6 1/2 x 60), 6 x 60, Toro (6 1/4 x 54), Robusto (5 x 50)

    H. Upmann Hispanola by Jose Mendez(21) H. Upmann Hispanola by Jose Mendez
    Manufacturer
    : Tabacalera de Garcia
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: Ecuadorean Sumatra
    Binder: Dominican
    Filler: Dominican
    Strength: Medium to Full
    Vitolas/Sizes: Toro (6 1/8 x 52), Robusto (5 x 50), Belicoso (6 x 50)

    La Barba Cru Ricochet Mexi-Sol(22) La Barba Cru Ricochet Mexi-Sol
    Manufacturer: Tabacalera William Ventura
    Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: San Andrés Habano
    Binder: Sumatra
    Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Pennsylvania
    Strength: Medium
    Vitolas/Sizes: Coronita (6 x 50), Gran Robusto (6 x 50), Magnum (6 x 50), Torpedo (6 x 50)

    Jas Sum Kral Nuggs(23) Jas Sum Kral Nuggs
    Manufacturer: Tabacalera de Aragon S.A.
    Country of Origin: Nicaragua
    Wrapper:  Nuggs 20 mg Ecuadorean Habano, Nuggs 100 mg Broadleaf maduro
    Binder: Undisclosed
    Filler: Undisclosed
    Strength: Medium
    Vitolas/Sizes: 4 1/2 x 48

    Gurkha Treinta(24) Gurkha Treinta
    Manufacturer: Gurkha Cigars
    Country of Origin: Nicaragua
    Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
    Binder: Corojo ’99 Aganorsa
    Filler: Corojo ’99 and Criollo 98 Aganorsa
    Strength: Medium
    Vitolas/Sizes: Robusto, Toro, Magnum

    This story first appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of Tobacco Business magazine. Members of the tobacco industry are eligible for a complimentary subscription to our magazine. Click here for details.