Top 10 Best Cigars Of 2016

Top 10 Best Cigars Of 2016

When there is such a surplus of great blends on the market, it gets hard to choose favorites. Here at Famous Smoke Shop, we make an annual list of what our experts think are the best. Here are the smokes that took top honors in 2016!

San Cristobal Quintessence

San Cristobal Quintessence

Only the finest binder and filler tobaccos grown by the Garcia family was worthy of San Cristobal Quintessence. Upon topping them with Ecuador Habano wrapper, medium-bodied notes of wood, coffee, spice, and black pepper emerged.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Medium

Wrapper

Habano

Color

Natural

Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez

Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez

Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez cigars consists of Dominican Pilotico and Nicaraguan fillers held by a Dominican binder and are crowned with an Ecuador Habano wrapper. Full-bodied notes of leather, spices, and roasted almonds are aplenty.

Country

Dominican

Strength

Medium

Wrapper

Sumatra

Color

Natural

Kristoff Pistoff Kristoff

Kristoff Pistoff Kristoff

Pistoff Kristoff cigars are handcrafted with a full-bodied blend of spicy Nicaraguan tobaccos accented by an Indonesian binder and a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. This trifecta teems with creamy waves of earthy spice and a toffee-like finish.

Country

Dominican

Strength

Full

Wrapper

San Andres

Color

Dark Natural

Davidoff Yamasa

Davidoff Yamasa

Davidoff Yamasá Yamasa showcases a dark Dominican Yamasá wrapper that cradles a Dominican San Vicente binder and well-aged long-fillers from Nicaragua. These converge to grant a woody sweetness laced with cocoa and spice.

Country

Dominican

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Habano

Color

Natural

Oliva Baptiste

Oliva Baptiste

Oliva Baptiste cigars feature a diverse blend Nicaraguan filler tobaccos that are topped by a luxurious Ecuador Habano wrapper and release heavy, full-bodied notes of coffee, cedar, sweet tobacco and a dash of pepper on its long finish.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Habano

Color

Natural

Padron Damaso

Padron Damaso

Padrón Damaso features a popular Parejo shape that consists of a Connecticut-seed wrapper overtop an all-Nicaraguan heart of tobaccos. These blend to greet your taste buds with swaths of cedar, sweet cream, pepper, and subtle spices.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Mellow

Wrapper

Connecticut Shade

Color

Natural

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro are renowned for their use of Nicaraguan long fillers, a robust double binder, and a dark and toothy Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper that makes for a dark, spicy, and earthy cigar that's great to the nub.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Broadleaf

Color

Maduro

La Aurora Barrel Aged

La Aurora Barrel Aged

La Aurora Barrel Aged cigars are topped with a Dominican Maduro wrapper, Dominican binder, and stuffed with long filler Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos, all aged four years in oak barrels. To reveal medium-bodied sweet and spicy notes.

Country

Dominican

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Corojo

Color

Maduro

Herrera Esteli Norteno

Herrera Esteli Norteno

Herrera Esteli Norteño is highlighted by a Maduro wrapper over Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos that please your palate with a rich and silky smoke filled with medium-bodied notes of dark chocolate, spices, pepper, and nuts.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Full

Wrapper

San Andres

Color

Maduro

Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794

Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794

Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 cigars don an Ecuador Habano wrapper over an Indonesian Bezuki binder that embraces Dominican and Nicaraguan long fillers that give a sweet peppery spice with espresso and wood notes.

Country

Nicaragua

Strength

Full

Wrapper

Habano

Color

Natural