It’s the final part of our Awards Week, although it’s not really “our award.”
The Consensus is a Top 25 list unlike any other. It combines roughly 35 lists from cigar blogs, magazines, podcasts and YouTube channels. All of those lists are placed into a single spreadsheet with the aim of trying to find if there’s a consensus amongst cigar media. This is the 12th iteration of The Consensus and like I’ve said for the last decade, I believe this is best viewed as a way to understand the relationship between cigar manufacturers and the media that covers them.
While it’s daunting at times, the process of constructing The Consensus is pretty simple:
- Up to 25 entries were accepted per list. The best cigar was awarded 25 points, the second best 24 points, etc. Each publication can only award a maximum of 325 total points.
- Once all lists have been entered, the vitolas for each line nominated were combined into a singular entry.
- Publications that published multiple lists had their points of a singular entry split amongst them.
This live show will be different than the two from last week. First, it will just be me on video. Second, this is a Q&A style show. So if you have a question about The Consensus, the cigars on it, halfwheel’s Top 25 or other things—please ask on Facebook or YouTube.