The Consensus Top 25 Cigars 2019

The Consensus is back and with more lists than last year. In 2018, there were 28 lists contributed 397 cigars. This year, those numbers increased to...
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The Top 25 Cigars of 2019

The 25 best cigars of any given year are, as would be implied, very good cigars. There’s always a recency bias that takes place when...
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2019 Awards: Packaging Top 10

It’s the prettiest of all the awards. As we do every year, it’s time to recognize what the writers of halfwheel thought were the best packaging...
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2019 Awards: Company of the Year

Last year, we had a three-way tie for this award. This year, some of us considered whether even giving out the recognition made sense. As...
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2019 Awards: Factory of the Year

The award for the best cigar factory in 2019 was nearly unanimous. Unlike our other awards this year where it was very close or even...
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2018 Awards: The Consensus Top 25 Cigars

As many of you noted in the comments section of our own Top 25 list, there are—potentially—too many best cigars of the year list. What’s...
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The 2018 Consensus: Live Now

It’s time to reveal the 2018 Consensus, a compilation of Best Cigars of 2018 lists from numerous cigar media outlets, YouTubers and other people who...
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2018 Awards: Top 25 Cigars

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...
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Reminder: Top 25 2018 Live (2 P.M. CT)

Later today, it’s halfwheel’s Top 25 cigars for 2018 and like last year, we are announcing them live on Facebook and YouTube. Watch below as Patrick...
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2018 Awards: Packaging Top 10

A new date, but same concept. This is halfwheel’s 2018 Packaging Top 10. While we spend most of our time focusing on the blends of cigars, we...
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Announcement: Top 10 Packaging Awards Live

The day is here for the pretty things. Tune in at 2 p.m. central time as Patrick Lagreid, Brooks Whittington and myself announce halfwheel’s annual Top...
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