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9/26/17

Kaplowitz Media Cigar of the Year 2016-17

Please read: Shemptember News & Events

STEPS TOWARD NAMING THE 2016-17 CIGAR OF THE YEAR
  1. All Cigars of the Month shall be listed (below)
  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.
Every-day a' the year?
OCTOBER 2016

NOVEMBER 2016
Neya Classic
Tatuaje Regio Reserva
Xiphos CR Habano
Dona Nieves Nievita
Protocol Corona Gorda
Protocol Lancero
BEST: Tatuaje Regio Reserva

DECEMBER 2016
Dunbarton T&T Sobremesa Short Churchill
Nomad Martial Law
Nomad SA-17
Mi Querida Ancho Largo
Crowned Heads La Imperiosa Magicos
Felix Assouline Ego Spirit
BEST: Nomad SA-17

JANUARY 2017
La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro
Jas Sum Kral Zlatno Sonce
Jas Sum Kral Crna Nok
BEST: Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro

FEBRUARY 2017
Flatbed Panacea Billboard San Andres
Felix Assouline IISaintS
Cala Cigars Gran Reserva
Cala Cigars GR Robusto
Flatbed Panacea KFC
Partagas 1845
MBombay Gaaja Maduro
BEST: MBombay Gaaja Maduro

MARCH 2017
Isabela Time Traveler
Ashton Symmetry
Diamond Crown Julius Caeser
CAO Amazon Basin
Bombay Gaaja Natural
Aging Room Quattro F55 Vibrato
Bombay Gaaja Maduro
Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserva no. 888
BEST: MBombay Gaaja Natural

APRIL 2017
Isabela Cuban-sized Corona
Dunbraton T&T Todas Las Dias
Jas Sum Kral Crna Nok
San Lotano Bull
BEST: Jas Sum Kral Crna Nok

MAY 2017
La Aroma de Cuba
JNV Habano Toro
Flatbed Panacea Wild Thing
Drew Estate Undercrown Shade
Flatbed Panacea Green Label
Cattle Baron Trail Boss
Felix Assouline Ego Perfect
Cattle Baron Bull
Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970
BEST: Cattle Baron Trail Boss

JUNE 2017
Padron Ambassador Maduro
Gispert Intenso
El Baton
Brick House Maduro
Flatbed Panacea Green Label
San Cristobal Revelation
Topper Grande 120th Anniversary Habano
Dunbarton T&T Mi Querida Gordita
Deadwood Fat Bottom Betty
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel Maduro
BEST: Dunbarton T&T Mi Querida Gordita

JULY 2017
Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Flying Pig
My Father Flor de las Antillas
Martinez Cigars New York City Blend
Deadwood Crazy Alice
Martinez Cigars Pasion
Fallen Angel
Drew Estate Undercrown Shade
Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc
BEST: Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc

AUGUST 2017
Hit & Run
CAO Fuma em Corda
Man O' War Special Edition Figurado
Cornelius & Anthony Daddy Mac
BEST: Cornelius & Anthony Daddy Mac

SEPTEMBER 2017
Hoyo La Amistad
Illusione Cruzado
Bespoke Basilica C #1
Bespoke Cabinet Selection Rosetta
My Father El Centurion
Jeremy Jack Libelula
BEST: Bespoke Basilica C #1

REMAINING TEN FINALISTS


TEN THRU SIX
10. MBombay Gaaja Maduro
09. Tatuaje Regio Reserva
08. Jas Sum Kral Crna Nok
07. Nomad SA-17
06. Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro

FIVE THRU ONE
05. Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc
04. Dunbarton T&T Mi Querida Gordita
03. MBombay Gaaja Natural
02. Cornelius & Anthony Daddy Mac
01. Bespoke Basilica C #1
I'm busy recording a new Kaplowitz Radio.
It'll contain a review of the above, and be posted below upon completion.

"Cigar of the Year" Kaplowitz Radio: October 1, 2017