Monthly Archives: December 2014

Top 25 Cigars of 2014

The best cigars of the year according to Cigar Aficionado have now been revealed, with the top honor going to the Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado. For cigar makers, inclusion on the magazine’s annual list of best cigars is almost like winning the lottery, as all the additional praise, recognition and publicity for their products often translate into increased sales. For cigar consumers, the annual list can be a catalyst to try some new cigars, but at the very least, it will always be the stimulus for some interesting conversations.

Here are a few independent reviews of some of the cigars that made Cigar Aficionado’s list of the Top 25 Cigars of 2014, but not necessarily in the same vitola (shape and size):

Fuente Opus X
Monte by Montecristo
Padilla Reserva
Te Amo Revolution
La Gloria Cubana Serie R Esteli

Cuban Cigars Now Legal in U.S.

On December 17, 2014, diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba were reestablished. However, the trade embargo still remains in effect, so Cuban cigars will not be sold in the U.S. anytime soon. But guess what, there is a new provision for those who travel to Cuba. It will be legal to return to the U.S. with up to $100 worth of Cuban cigars. Yes, this means that Cuban cigars are now legal in the United States!

The Great Smoke Cigar Event

Tickets for The Great Smoke in South Florida go on sale December 15, 2014. This ninth annual Smoke Inn cigar event will be held on February 21, 2015, and will have a new venue this time. For all the details, visit thegreatsmoke.com.

Check out The Great Smoke from prior years on cigars.about.com and youtube.com/aboutcigars.

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