Before You Buy That Top 10

Padron Family Reserve 45 Years

This week the big dog barked, and all across the cigar-smoking country (and possibly the world), printers cranked to life, dutifully replicating the most anticipated top 10 list of the year. Chances are, you’ve seen it already. But before you take your printout, withdraw the $165.96 it would take to buy the ten smokes ($95.05 if you can’t buy Cubans) and drop by your local brick and mortar, we thought we’d humbly offer you a second opinion. Who knows, maybe we’ll save you a little money.

We haven’t reviewed all the cigars on the list (we’re a little weak in the Behike and other Cuban category), but we’ve touched on many of them. Here’s our take on the smokes in the popular lifestyle magazine’s list.

Padron Family Reserve 45 Years (#3)

Camacho Corojo (#5)

Illusione Epernay (#7)

EP Carrillo Edición Limitada 2010 (#8)

La Flor Dominicana Air Bender (#10)

Punch Grand Cru No. 2 Maduro (#13)

CAO La Traviata (#15)

Brick House (#17)

Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial (#18)

Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary (#19)

Alec Bradley Prensado (#20)

Ashton VSG (#23)

Casa Magna (#24)

This second opinion wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t tell you what we think are the top 10 cigars of 2010. And we will. In fact, we have so many opinions here at Stogie Review, you have your pick of four top 10’s. Choose one, or stack ’em up for a monstrous four-story opinion monolith, your choice. As Walt would politely say, happy smoking.

Top 10 Cigars – TGT Edition (2010)

Walt’s Top 10 Cigars of 2010

The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2010

Mike’s Top 10 Cigars I Smoked In 2010