Cigar of the Year

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Cigar of the Year Predictions – Fan Mail

September 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by J.C. Newman – This week Matt and Kevin talk about what new cigars they have smoked this year and discuss which ones might be considered to... Read more

2022 Smokin Tabacco Top 25 Cigar List

December 29, 2022 By Matthew Tabacco
It is that time of the year again – Cigar of the Year. Last year, our first Cigar of the Year went to Drew Estate for their new... Read more

Drew Estate Announces New Connecticut Shade Acid 20

January 23, 2022 By Matthew Tabacco
In 1999, Drew Estate unleashed ACID cigars onto an unsuspecting premium cigar world, bridging old-world tobacco traditions to new-world innovation with iconic taste and style … placing Brooklyn,... Read more

Cigar of the Year 2021 #1: Drew Estate “Undercrown 10” Toro

December 23, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
First of all congratulations to Drew Estate! They are the winners of Smokin Tabacco’s 2021 Cigar of the Year! What they have done with Undercrown 10 has been fun to... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #2: All Saints “Saint Francis” Robusto

December 22, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Perhaps one of my absolute favorite cigars of the year came from Micky Pegg, who is just getting back into the industry after taking a break. Micky was previously with... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #3: Rocky Patel “SIXTY” Toro

December 22, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
When I first smoked this cigar a few months ago when it landed, I knew right away it was going to be a huge contender for cigar of the year... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #4: J.C. Newman “The American” Double Robusto

December 19, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
If you haven’t heard of J.C. Newman you have probably been living under a rock. They are perhaps one of the oldest cigar companies still in business. They have gone... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #5: Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Maduro Epicure

December 17, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
When I think Perdomo, I ALWAYS think sun-grown. I think that Nick Perdomo and his company have done a tremendous job making all cigars. Don’t get me wrong, there is... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #6: Micallef “A” Churchill

December 13, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Micallef is a smaller yet up and coming brand based down in Texas. Owner Al Micallef made his money outside of the cigar business but decided to join in for... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #7: Plasencia “Alma Fuerte Colorado” Sixto I

December 12, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
I first encountered this cigar in May while in Miami. I remember where I was, at City Cigar. I had been a huge fan of what Plasencia had been doing... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #8: Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Churchill

December 8, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
We all know about Montecristo’s core line of cigars that you would find on almost every shelf in every cigar shop. However, sometimes their other releases can be forgotten about.... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #9: Jake Wyatt “Lithium” Belicoso

December 3, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
If there is a smaller and newer brand making its way around retailers that has my attention, it’s Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. we caught up with them at the 2021... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #10: HVC “Hot Cake” Gran Canon

December 1, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
When Master Blender Reinier Lorenzo moved to the United States from Cuba, he had no intention of becoming a cigar maker or having anything to do with cigars. In 2011... Read more

Official Smokin Tabacco 2021 Cigar of the Year Contenders

November 26, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Last year was our first year running our website. In addition to that, we decided to participate in awarding a manufacturer with a “Cigar of the Year’. Unfortunately, it didn’t... Read more