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The Consensus 2023

This is the 13th version of The Consensus. Get your complaints ready.

The Top 25 Cigars of 2023

The Top 25 cigars of 2023, rated and reviewed by halfwheel.

2023 Awards: Packaging Top 10

The prettiest-looking Top 10 cigars list of 2023.

2023 Awards: Factory of the Year

Our annual awards week continues with a recognition of the factory with the best quality of new cigars in the past year.

Vote for halfwheel’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2023

After counting and sorting through thousands of nominations, the top six vote-getters are now considered finalists. Get your votes in before Jan. 12, 2024.

Final Week: Nominate a Cigar for halfwheel’s Readers’ Choice Awards

You have until the end of Dec. 25, 2023 to nominate a cigar for our first ever Reader’s Choice Award.

Announcing Readers’ Choice Awards 2023

Announcing halfwheel’s first Readers’ Choice Awards. Submit your nomination between now and Dec. 25, 2023.

The Consensus 2022

It’s your favorite cigar blogger’s favorite Top 25 list.

*Unless I am your favorite cigar blogger.

The Top 25 Cigars of 2022

At its core, this is best described as a 198-cigar tournament. Over the course of 2022, we published 198 reviews of cigars that were first released in 2021 or 2022. All of these reviews involved one person smoking three cigars. If the average score of those reviews resulted in a 91-point rating or higher, the cigars advanced to the next round.