Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014 – Contest!

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Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014 – Contest!

Every year, we try to come up with our individual Top 10 Cigars of the Year which is quite a task.  There are so many really good cigars out there, its hard to choose only 10.  At Stogie Review, we do it a little different in where we choose the top 10 cigars we smoked that year, not necessarily the top 10 NEW cigars of the year which is why you will see some old favorites along with our new favorites on our list.  This year was a little easier for me because when I smoked these cigars on my list, I knew immediately they were going to be on there.  Still, there were a few I really wish I could have put on there, but I just didn’t have the room or I couldn’t add for one reason or another.  To make my list, it had to be a cigar I smoked a lot of during the year or something that really wowed me.  So without further ado, here is my top 10 of the year.

CONTEST TIME!

Win my Top 10 Cigars of the Year along with a Xikar 10 count travel cigar humidor.  Instruction on entering are at the end of the video.  Good luck!

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73 thoughts on “Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014 – Contest!

  1. Great list! My cigar of the year was the Caldwell Eastern Standard Silk Road Lancero – absolutely loved that cigar!

  2. I haven’t been able to smoke so many new cigars this year as I’ve been bed ridden with back problems. I really enjoyed el luchador by Sam leccia and from a line I don’t particularly like, the camacho blackout. My go to’s are always quesada Oktoberfest and undercrown. I really wanted to get my hands on a shady version this year.

  3. And on another note I remember smoking a cromagnon. I forgery if it was aquitaine or not but it has this bar b q esque taste to it and when I get my funds back I would really enjoy getting a box of those.

  4. Thanks for the contest, Ben! I enjoyed your list. I need to order some of those Epoca’s. They sound tasty!

    My favorite cigar of 2014 was the Jericho Hill 44s. I find it rich, sweet and cocoa-ey. A very close second was the culebra from the Tatuaje Old Man and the C Black version. Age has done wonders to that cigar!

  5. Incredible list! Wow. There are so many that I have to get out and try. You just made my day with those top 3. I need to try them for sure.

    My top cigar this year was a PADRON 3000. I don’t know if it was aged just right ow what, but it was creamy, flavorful, and super enjoyable to smoke! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Great review Ben. My cigar of the year is the Las Calaveras from The Crowned Heads. I bought a box when they released and they have aged nicely. I love the RomaCraft Intemperance BA this year and I have been smoking the heck out of Tatuaje this year – anything I can get. Thanks again.

  7. My favorite is the rocky Patel Beale street maduro. These can only be purchased at Havana mix cigar store in Memphis. If you ever get there try one.

  8. My all time favorite cigar is the la aurora 100 Amos lancero. As far as new cigars for this year my top 3 would be norteno, Jericho hill, and number 1 las calaveras. Thanks for the contest and your list!

  9. Thanks for the great list, Ben. I enjoyed the video. My favorite cigar of the year was…the Joya Red! Affordable, unique, and absolutely delicioso. Thanks again!

  10. Athough released in late 2013, my Cigar of the past year, is the Room 101 Master Collection One in the Roxxo Size. I regret not getting my hands on these when they first came out. But for 2014, its was hands done my goto cigar util they ran out.

  11. Ben, I really enjoyed the presentation and the in-depth explanations for your choices. My vote would have to go to the Nomad C-276 or Emilio La Musa Melete lancero, although the best experience for me this year was an Ashton ESG 20 Year Salute that I smoked for my birthday that had been sitting in my humidor for three years.

    I love the CroMagnon Anthropology, but after smoking the Mode, I may have found my new favorite of that line.

  12. I happened to meet Chris Harper at my local shop today. He is a super nice guy. Makes me want to smoke more Perdomo.

    The best cigar I smoked this year was the Barclay Rex Redux in the Saints & Sinners kit. I smoked it before the reveal and couldn’t believe how fantastic it was. Unfortunately, I only have two more. 1b was the Intemperance B.A. AWS IV. Bought a box after smoking through a box of the Intrigue. The difference in complexity of flavors was shocking.

    Thanks for the list. Now I have to track down the Tennessee Waltz.

  13. My number 1 cigar of the year would be Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro Corona Grande.

    Now a request. Can we get the list in non-video form as well? Ain’t no one got time for that.

  14. Thanks for the video and contest.

    I may always fall back to the Tatuaje 2012 Cojonu Sumatra as my cigar of the year as it’s prob my fave cigar ever.

    But as far as new stuff I had this year I will take the Daruma Gold by room 101. Great smoke!

    Thanks again.

    Yours,

    B.S.

  15. I thought CAs choice was a pretty good one. I have loved the Oliva Serie V Melanio since it first came out…at the top of my list for sure.

  16. Great list. My best for 2014 was Long Live the King! pantella size which just beat out Senorial Corona Gorda which was #2. CroMagnon Anthro was #3.

  17. I would have to say my top cigar of the year was the Don Pepin Garcia My Father Federal Cigar Special “F”. I couldn’t find anything wrong with this cigar and the flavors are phenomenal!

  18. Lots of good cigars there. I haven’t tried the Tennessee Waltz yet, but since most of my siblings live in Knoxville, looks like this Virginia boy won’t be left out in the cold. As for my cigar of the year, it’s a tough choice for me. If I went with quantity smoked, I’d have to go with the little boutique, Nica Libre Potencia. Not sure exactly why, but it really was a goto for me…I must have smoked 2 – 3 boxes of this cigar alone.

    The other choice, and the one I’d probably pick if pressed, is the Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Sun Grown (Epicure). This has got to be one of the most flavorful sticks I’ve ever had the pleasure of being introduced to. Truly top notch!

  19. Great list! My no. 1 this year has to be the Eiroa 4×48. But two close runner ups are the Quesada 40th Anniversary Corona Clasica and the Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta lancero.

  20. Hoyo de Monterrey Resposado En Cedros (discontinued but I finished my last stick during 2014 — and I am thinking that you may have sold me on your #3 CLE Eiroa CBT Prensado and #1 Crowned Heads Tennessee Waltz (I reside in Tennessee) for 2015.

  21. My favorite smoke of the year was… Ortega Project: Blend #1 6×46. Sexy toothy wrapper. Amazing dark chocolate and cinnamon. A+blend.

    Great list Ben. Thanks !

  22. I mean no disrespect to you, consider it constructive criticism. Your post was extreamly boring. The average human being’s attention span is 3 min. You spent 40 mins seemingly saying the same thing. No entertainment, no humor. Very difficult to watch. Great top 10 tho.

  23. I have enjoyed the Monster Series #7, Tatuaje Jeckyll , as much as anything new this year. I tired of smoking strong cigars and have enjoyed medium cigars more of late and the Jeckyll fit the bill. Love that cigar.

    The cigar that surprised me the most this year was the Tortuga 215 Reserva. Beautiful looking cigar with perfect construction and loads of nice buttery, soft spices. Hard to find but so worth it.

  24. It’s hard to say… For top cigar/cigars.
    Could be Joya de Nicaragua Red line or the entire Roberto P Duran cigars lines. From their cheap but really good quality Baracoa to Burgundy, White line and their Premium lines. Really good stuff

  25. Hmmm….I’d have to say the most interesting cigar I smoked this year would be the Crowned Heads Las Cavaleras robusto. Great complexity.

  26. My top cigars of 2014, Fuente 858 Maduro for a morning smoke and DPG Blue Churchill or DPG Black 1979 for an evening smoke

  27. Ben,

    My cigar of the year for 2014 would be the Nat Sherman 1930 in the rothschild size. I think it’s a cigar that brings both new and experienced cigars together because it’s both easy to smoke, medium bodied, and complex enough to keep everyone interested and engaged.

  28. Ben you have opened my eyes to a wonderful new cigar. The EIROA CBT MADURO is outstanding and I am not sure I would have explored it apart from your review. Many thanks!!

  29. My cigar of the year is A Flores 1975-Serie Privada SP 52 Maduro Toro and the Flor De Las Antillas Robusto sun Grown!!!!!!

  30. I enjoyed the video of your top ten this year very much.
    My top cigar of the year is La Antiguedad by My Father cigars- the size I liked most is the Corona Grande size- which delivered (for me) the right balance of flavor (spice, cocoa, leather) and power maybe because of the wrapper to filler ratio in that particular size (6.4 x 47).

  31. Ben enjoyed your video and can tell you love cigars. My top cigar is the padron 1964 maduro imperial. I think you would like it even though you say you don’t like many maduros. It is a corona gorda size which you favor. I find it to be very complex and change in flavors. Starts of pepper than goes to a creamy coffee cedar at the midway point and end of the cigar is the same as mid way point. It’s almost like each flavor takes turns and comes back. The best part is also I picked 1 box for about 12.50 a stick on a auction site. They have about 6 months age before I smoked first one and have smoked about 10 already.
    Keep the vides coming!

  32. Ben enjoyed your video and can tell you love cigars. My top cigar is the padron 1964 maduro imperial. I think you would like it even though you say you don’t like many maduros. It is a corona gorda size which you favor. I find it to be very complex and change in flavors. Starts of pepper than goes to a creamy coffee cedar at the midway point and end of the cigar is the same as mid way point. It’s almost like each flavor takes turns and comes back. The best part is also I picked 1 box for about 12.50 a stick on a auction site. They have about 6 months age before I smoke first one and have smoked about 10 already.

  33. I love these Best Of the Year lists, and your video has given me some more cigars to add to my Must Try list. Although there are still many I haven’t tried, my Cigar of the Year is the Herrera Esteli.

  34. Ben, great video! With so many new cigars I can’t keep up. Thanks for sizing up the more desirable stogies. I personally enjoyed the Perdomo Double Aged 12 Yr Vintage. Really blew away my expectations.

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