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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Kaplowitz Media Cigar of the Year 2017-18

"Have you Kaplowitz'd to-day?"

The month of September, or Shemptember 'round this way, is a month-long Aniversario Celebracion, yes. There's more to it than 'just' that, tho. It's also the month where Kaplowitz Media picks up its pace in financially securing another Aniversario in 365. That's right -- I'm begging for money. Well, busking really & to be further apt. I mean I am performing somewhat here.


September is K/M's month-long 3rd Aniversario Celebracion!
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  1. All Cigars of the Month shall be listed (9/26)
  2. A best of each month shall be announced (9/27)
  3. List shall then be whittled down to ten (9/28)
  4. Ten-six announced (9/29)
  5. Five-one announced (9/30)
Please note that whilst all offerings herein scored a grade twixt A- and A+, that is not automatically heeded to whilst compiling. I do this because I am looking for 'memorable' aspects of each cigar. How I think of it now, as much as then. Thusly, I am purposefully blinding myself to partial-grade minutia particulars. Also: the offerings here were smoked by me, not released by whomever, during the given span a' time.

Check back here every-day listed above (@ 12:01am PT or after) for the step-by-step slow unfurling of the Kaplowitz Media Cigar of the Year.

September 26th.
List of Cigars of the Month
[remember these are all links to full reviews]

Oct. 2017
Gilberto Oliva Reserva
My Father La Opulencia
Macanudo Inspirado Black (Original Blend)
Drew Estate Undercrown Sungrown
CAO Flathead V554 Camshaft
Pappy Van Winkle Tradition
AVO Syncro Ritmo

Nov. 2017
Herrera Esteli by Drew Estate Miami Edition
La Gloria Cubana EPC Coleccion Reserva
Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andres
Graycliff Silver
Espinosa Murcielago

Dec. 2017
La Palina Lp01
Hoyo La Amistad Silver by AJ Fernandez
Joya de Nicaragua Cuenca y Blanco (CyB)
Curivari Achilles Legendario Heroicos
La Flor Dominicana La Volcada
Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc
Henry Clay Stalk Cut

Jan. 2018
Alec Bradley Post-Embargo
San Cristobal
Isabela StarDust
Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon
MBombay Classic Torpedo

Feb/March. 2018
Illusione Cigars ~MJ12~ Maduro
Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ (bonus content)
Archetype Axis Mundi
Ceron Sumatra
Padron 1964 Anniversary (Natural) No. 4
Bespoke Cigars Gran Mareva
Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic
MBombay Mora

April 2018
Illusione Cigars ~ultra~ op. no. 3
Illusione Cigars ~2~ & Crowned Thorns

May 2018
Illusione Cigars Cigares Prive
Tatuaje Tattoo
Gran Habano Cigars Persian King

June 2018 
Casa Cuevas Habano
Casa Cuevas Maduro
La Barba Red
Surrogates Satin Glove
Caldwell Cigars Eastern Standard Dos Firmas

July 2018
Cornelius & Anthony Daddy Mac
The Griffin's Classic by Davidoff
Oliva Serie V Melanio
601 Blue Label Maduro
La Barba Red
Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff CT
My Father Flor De Las Antillas

August 2018
DAV Cigars Habana Clasico
Edition One Cloud Hopper No. 53
Crowned Heads Jericho Hill

September 2018
Asylum 13 Cigars Medulla [Oblongata]
Tabac Cigar Co. Muestra de Tabac
Caldwell Cigars Long Live the King
Illusione Cigars Garagiste
Illusione Haut 10

September 27th.
List: Best Cigar of each Month
[remember these are all links to full reviews]

Oct. 2017: My Father La Opulencia
Nov. 2017 Herrera Esteli by Drew Estate Miami Edition
Dec. 2017: La Flor Dominicana La Volcada
Jan. 2018: MBombay Classic Torpedo
Feb. 2018: Bespoke Cigars Gran Mareva
March 2018: Padron 1964 Anniversary (Natural) No. 4
April 2018: Illusione Cigars ~2~ & Crowned Thorns
May 2018: Gran Habano Cigars Persian King
June 2018: La Barba Red
July 2018: Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff CT
August 2018: DAV Cigars Habana Clasico
Sept. 2018: Illusione Cigars Garagiste

NOTE: listed jointly as Feb./March up-top, each month gets its own representative here. The joint filing is due to my taking the last 2wks off in Feb.

September 28th.
List whittled down to 10.
(In no particular order.)
[remember these are all links to full reviews]

My Father La Opulencia
La Flor Dominicana La Volcada
MBombay Classic Torpedo
Bespoke Cigars Gran Mareva
Padron 1964 Anniversary (Natural) No. 4
Illusione Cigars ~2~ & Crowned Thorns
La Barba Red
Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff CT
DAV Cigars Habana Clasico
Illusione Cigars Garagiste

September 29th.
#s 10-6 announced
[remember these are all links to full reviews]

10. Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff CT
9. La Barba Red
8. DAV Cigars Habana Clasico
7. lllusione Cigars ~2~ & Crowned Thorns
6. Bespoke Cigars Gran Mareva

September 30th.
Five-one announced
[remember these are all links to full reviews]


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