Nearly every day of the year, we review a cigar. The group of cigars we review over the course of any given year is diverse in just about every way: size, price, blend, stories. But we approach each cigar the same and, with the exception of a few rules, all of the cigars we reviewed in 2018 had a chance to make it on to the list below.
Most of the cigars that made our top 25 are from 2018, though due to delays both in various cigar’s releases and our own scheduling, a few come from 2016 and 2017. Regardless, ever cigar on the list below is one that we enjoyed immensely. In order to qualify, each cigar had to be rated at least 91 points in its initial review. After that review was published, we acquired three more cigars for the other three reviewers on this site to smoke. Each reviewer smoked the cigar and then the scores were averaged.