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For a third year, we asked our readers what they considered to be the best in cigars, spirits, travel destinations, and more. Our third annual Readers’ Choice Awards are an eclectic collection of readers’ favorites—some familiar and some that will be new discoveries to try in the new year. Check out the results of this year’s competitive awards in the following pages.

Editor’s note: Click each entry name for additional stories and pictures. 

FAVORITE CIGAR

isabela cigars open box with logo

1 – Isabela “Sparkle” Robusto

2 – Cohiba Blue Toro

3 – Drew Estate’s Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Toro

4 – AJ Fernandez’s New World Puro Especial

5 – Maya Selva’s Cumpay Volcan Maduro

6 – JM Tobacco’s Espanola Black Label

7 – Degenerate Cigar Company Gold Star

8 – Davidoff Cigars’ Nicaragua Box Pressed Toro

9 – Fratello Oro Robusto

10 – Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona

NEW RELEASE CIGAR YOU’RE MOST EXCITED FOR

Undercrown-Sungrown-Single

1 – Drew Estate’s Undercrown Sun Grown

2 – CAO Cigars’ Amazon Anaconda

3 – La Aurora’s ADN Dominicano

4 – Padilla Cigars’ Classic 1932

5 – Villiger Cigars’ La Flor De Ynclan

FAVORITE FEATURED MIXED DRINK

Old fahioned in the rocks

1 – Old Fashioned in the Rocks with Buffalo Trace bourbon

2 – Bright Lights, Big City with Ron Barceló Platinum rum

3 – Pot Brownie with Elation Vodka

4 – Alabama Slammer with Absolut and Southern Comfort

5 – Veracruzana with reposado tequila

6 – DOA Cooler with Kettle One vodka

7 – Pachamama Sour with Hendrick’s gin

8 – Stone Carver Bacon Chaos with Sandstone Bacon-Infused Whiskey

9 – Pumpkin Spice Dominican Coffee with Ron Barceló Imperial rum

10 – Sensei Serenity with Casa Noble tequila

FAVORITE FEATURED BEER

Odell's Golden Raspberry Sour Brazzle bottle and glass

1 – Odell Brazzle Barrel Aged Golden Raspberry Sour

2 – New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin

3 – Cigar City Brewing Florida Cracker Belgian White Ale

4 – Heavy Seas Double Cannon Triple IPA

5 – Wicked Weed Brewing Barrel Aged French Toast Imperial Stout

6 – Weyerbacher Sexy MotherPucker

7 – 21st Amendment Brewery Brew Free or Die IPA

8 – Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company Danzig Baltic Porter

9 – New Holland Brewing Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout

10 – Sam Adams Black Lager

FAVORITE FEATURED U.S. CITY

Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans

1 – New Orleans, Louisiana

2 – Maui, Hawaii

3 – Seattle, Washington

4 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

5 – Chicago, Illinois

6 – Las Vegas, Nevada

7 – Washington, D.C.

8 – Boston, Massachusetts

9 – New York, New York

10 – Miami, Florida

FAVORITE FEATURED INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION

Girl stands by pool in St Barts overlooking ocean

1 – St. Barts

2 – Japan

3 – Cabo San Lucas

4 – Cambodia

5 – Nicaragua

FAVORITE FEATURED THEME PARK

magic kingdom

1 – Disney’s Magic Kingdom

2 – Universal Studios

3 – Cedar Point

4 – Six Flags Magic Mountain

5 – Disney’s Epcot

6 – Universal’s Islands of Adventure

7 – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

8 – Kings Island

9 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom

10 – Hersheypark

FAVORITE FEATURED ARTIST

john rich in fur coat with cigar

1 – John Rich

2 – Ayron Jones

3 – Dale Stewart of Seether

4 – Hank Williams Jr.

5 – Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans


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