«

»

Jan 17

Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Cigars Of 2011 List

Cigar Aficionado January February 2012 MagazineEvery year Cigar Aficionado publishes their list of the Top 25 Cigars. As a cigar smoker and man of leisure I was very much influenced by this magazine with the launch of FlawlessCrowns.com. A lot of these cigars I have tried and some I have not. An interesting list nonetheless.

Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill#1
Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill
MADE BY:
Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas S. de R.L.
FACTORY LOCATION: Honduras
WRAPPER: Honduras
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Honduras, Nicaragua
PRICE: $10.25
RING GAUGE: 48
LENGTH: 7″
RATING: 96

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Belicoso#2
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Belicoso
MADE BY:
My Father Cigars S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Mexico
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
PRICE: $7.75
RING GAUGE: 54
LENGTH: 5 1/2″
RATING: 95

Illusione Epernay Le Taureau Cigar#3
Illusione Epernay Le Taureau
MADE BY:
Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas S. de R.L.
FACTORY LOCATION: Honduras
WRAPPER: Nicaragua
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
PRICE: $11.25
RING GAUGE: 56
LENGTH: 5 1/2″
RATING: 94

Partagás Serie P No. 2 Cigar#4
Partagás Serie P No. 2
MADE BY:
Habanos S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Cuba
WRAPPER: Cuba
BINDER: Cuba
FILLER: Cuba
PRICE: £18.06
RING GAUGE: 52
LENGTH: 6 1/8″
RATING: 94

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo Maduro Cigar#5
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo Maduro
MADE BY:
Tabacos Cubanica S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Nicaragua
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
PRICE: $10.90
RING GAUGE: 50
LENGTH: 5 1/2″
RATING: 94

Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary Torpedo Cigar#6
Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary Torpedo
MADE BY:
Tabacalera Villa Cuba (Tavicusa)
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
PRICE: $10.75
RING GAUGE: 52
LENGTH: 6 1/8″
RATING: 93

Cabaiguan Guapo Cigars#7
Cabaiguan Guapo
MADE BY:
My Father Cigars S.A
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
PRICE: $11.00
RING GAUGE: 54
LENGTH: 5 5/8″
RATING: 93

Punch Double Corona Cigar#8
Punch Double Corona
MADE BY:
Habanos S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Cuba
WRAPPER: Cuba
BINDER: Cuba
FILLER: Cuba
PRICE: £20.76
RING GAUGE: 49
LENGTH: 7 5/8″
RATING: 93

Warlock Robusto Cigar#9
Warlock Robusto
MADE BY:
Agros Tobacos Industriales
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
PRICE: $6.25
RING GAUGE: 54
LENGTH: 4 3/4″
RATING: 92

Casa Magna Colorado Diadema#10
Casa Magna Colorado Diadema
MADE BY:
Plascensia Cigars
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Nicaragua
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
PRICE: $8.95
RING GAUGE: 54
LENGTH: 6 3/4″
RATING: 92

Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R Vitola “Fifty-Four” Cigar#11
Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R Vitola “Fifty-Four”
MADE BY:
Tabacalera A. Fuente y. Cia.
FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Dom. Rep.
FILLER: Dom. Rep.
PRICE: $7.60
RING GAUGE: 54
LENGTH: 6 1/4″
RATING: 92

Casa Fernandez Miami Toro Cigar#12
Casa Fernandez Miami Toro
MADE BY:
Casa Fernandez Miami
FACTORY LOCATION: U.S.A.
WRAPPER: Nicaragua
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
PRICE: $7.50
RING GAUGE: 52
LENGTH: 6 1/2″
RATING: 92

Ashton Estate Sun Grown 22-Year Salute Cigar#13
Ashton Estate Sun Grown 22-Year Salute
MADE BY:
Tabaclera A. Fuente y Cia.
FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic
WRAPPER: Dom. Rep.
BINDER: Dom. Rep.
FILLER: Dom. Rep.
PRICE: $20.00
RING GAUGE: 52
LENGTH: 6″
RATING: 92

E.P. Carrillo Golosos Cigar#14
E.P. Carrillo Golosos
MADE BY:
Tabacalera La Alianza
FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Dom. Rep.
FILLER: Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
PRICE: $8.70
RING GAUGE: 60
LENGTH: 6 1/4″
RATING: 92

Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Cigar#15
Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona
MADE BY:
Habanos S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Cuba
WRAPPER: Cuba
BINDER: Cuba
FILLER: Cuba
PRICE: £21.20
RING GAUGE: 49
LENGTH: 7 5/8″
RATING: 92

Aging Room Small Batch M356 Presto Cigar#16
Aging Room Small Batch M356 Presto
MADE BY:
Tabacalera La Palma
FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic
WRAPPER: Dominican Republic
BINDER: Dominican Republic
FILLER: Dominican Republic
PRICE: $7.25
RING GAUGE: 48
LENGTH: 4 1/8″
RATING: 92

Winston Churchill Chartwell Cigar#17
Winston Churchill Chartwell
MADE BY:
Cigars Davidoff
FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Dom. Rep.
FILLER: Dom. Rep., Peru, Nicaragua
PRICE: $9.80
RING GAUGE: 43
LENGTH: 5″
RATING: 92

La Gloria Cubana Rabito de Cochino Cigar#18
La Gloria Cubana Rabito de Cochino
MADE BY:
El Credito Cigars
FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
PRICE: $5.00
RING GAUGE: 44
LENGTH: 6 1/2″
RATING: 92

Dunhill Signed Range Toro Cigar#19
Dunhill Signed Range Toro
MADE BY:
Scandinavian Tobacco Group Cigar Factory
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Nicaragua
BINDER: Cameroon
FILLER: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
PRICE: $13.70
RING GAUGE: 50
LENGTH: 6″
RATING: 92

La Reloba Selección Sumatra Torpedo Cigar#20
La Reloba Selección Sumatra Torpedo
MADE BY:
My Father Cigars S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
PRICE: $6.50
RING GAUGE: 52
LENGTH: 6 1/8″
RATING: 92

H. Upmann No. 2 Cigar#21
H. Upmann No. 2
MADE BY:
Habanos S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Cuba
WRAPPER: Cuba
BINDER: Cuba
FILLER: Cuba
PRICE: £17.50
RING GAUGE: 52
LENGTH: 6 1/8″
RATING: 92

Oliva Serie V Liga Especial Double Robusto Cigar#22
Oliva Serie V Liga Especial Double Robusto
MADE BY:
Tabacalera Oliva S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Nicaragua
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
PRICE: $7.46
RING GAUGE: 54
LENGTH: 5″
RATING: 92

La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Matatan Cigar#23
La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Matatan
MADE BY:
Tabacalera La Flor S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Dom. Rep.
FILLER: Dom. Rep.
PRICE: $7.00
RING GAUGE: 50
LENGTH: 5″
RATING: 92

Camacho Corojo Torpedo Cigar#24
Camacho Corojo Torpedo
MADE BY:
Tabacos Rancho Jamastran S.A.
FACTORY LOCATION: Honduras
WRAPPER: Honduras
BINDER: Honduras
FILLER: Honduras
PRICE: $7.35
RING GAUGE: 54
LENGTH: 6″
RATING: 92

Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Pyramid Cigar#25
Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Pyramid
MADE BY:
Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.
FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic
WRAPPER: Ecuador
BINDER: Dom. Rep.
FILLER: Dom. Rep.
PRICE: $17.30
RING GAUGE: 52
LENGTH: 6 1/2″
RATING: 92

I was surprised to see the Alex Bradley Prensado Churchill land the coveted top cigar of 2011. I’ve tried it in a different shape and I thought it was an average smoke. I must revisit it again. Let me know your thoughts on the list. Long ashes!

Via Cigar Aficionado

Pin It

6 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. lex

    There’s a few on this list that i definitely need to try

  2. In A Fabulous World

    After reading about the company’s story, I’ve always wanted to try Alec Bradley.

  3. Marcus James

    I haven’t had the “Prensado Churchill” yet, but I’ll have to try it. I do love the “Black Market”, by Alec Bradley. I can’t believe the “Camacho Corojo Torpedo” got 24th place. Oh well! in any case – you should try the following; if you haven’t done so already: “Casa Magna Colorado Diadema” & “Cabaiguan Guapo”. Great Stick!!!

    1. Martin

      Marcus,

      Thanks for the suggestions. Again I’m not an Alec Bradley kind of smoker, but I will revisit his line. What is your current favorite smoke?

  4. Jen

    This is a great list and I would have to agree with them. Definitely some amazing cigars.

  5. JDF

    Thankyou for this list.
    In my area is difficult to find & try some of this but i hope to do as possible.

Leave a Reply