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We asked, and you responded. What was your favorite cigar of 2015? The votes poured in and we counted them to come up with the top ten cigars of 2015. Check out the list below and look for the special feature on these cigars in the upcoming Winter issue of Cigars & Leisure.

1. Undercrown Shade (Drew Estate)
The time, effort, and thought put into Undercrown Shade was clearly appreciated by Cigars & Leisure’s readers who voted this cigar as their favorite cigar in the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. Undercrown Shade made its debut in mid 2015 and since then it’s become an obsession for many cigar enthusiasts. With its Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Sumatran binder and Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo fillers, this medium-bodied cigar, this cigar is hailed by many as not only being well constructed but packed with flavor, memorable and well-priced. This was the first cigar blended by Drew Estate’s Master Blender Willy Herrera that wasn’t released under the Herrera Estelí brand  but Herrera’s influence and hand in creating this cigar is evident from start to finish. “Since day one, Drew Estate has demonstrated that no premium cigar company better understands its team, and that the heard of the company is the production floor and factory. This is why I chose to work closely with the rollers responsible for the original Undercrown blend, and challenged them to create a Connecticut blend that would satisfy my palate,” revealed Herrera. “It was a long road, taking more than a year to develop. In the end, it was a very rewarding process, as finding a Connecticut blend to fit my palate wasn’t easy.”

 

2. Nomad Estelí Lot 8613 (Nomad Cigar Company)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium
Website: nomadcigarcompany.com

3. Gurkha Ghost (Gurkha Cigars)
Wrapper: Brazil
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Strength: Medium
Website: gurkhacigars.com

4. AVO Syncro Nicaragua (AVO Cigars)
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian
Strength: Medium-Full
Website: avo.com

5. CAO Flathead V770 (CAO Cigars)
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: Medium-Full
Website: caocigars.com

6. Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut (Altadis USA)
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Peru
Strength: Mild-Medium
Website: montecristo.com

7. Twentieth Anniversary (Rocky Patel Cigar)
Wrapper: Honduras
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
Strength: Medium-Full
Website: rockypatel.com

8. PSyKo Seven (Ventura Cigar Company)
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Filler: Mixed Filler
Strength: Mild-Medium
Website: venturacigar.com

9. Cuatro Cinco (Joya de Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Nicaragua Habana
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: Medium
Website: joyacigars.com

10. El Güegüense (Foundation Cigar Company)
Wrapper: Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Full
Website: foundationcigarcompany.com

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