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The Cigar Nut’s Countdown 2014: Number 2

And then there were two… Today we have come to the number 2 cigars as chosen by our Nuts!

Recap of what we have so far:

David:

#11 Dunhill 1907

#10 Studio Tobac Reckoning

#9 Tatuaje CiGWAR

#8 Espinosa/Cigar Dojo Sarsaparilla

#7 Viaje Full Moon

#6 Room 101 Masters Collection Papi Chulo

#5 Gunslinger Perdition

#4 Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Lancero

#3 One13 Maduro

Brandon:

#11 Matilde Recanar

#10 E.P. Carrillo 5th Anniversary

# 9 Maya Selva Flor de Selva

#8 Nomad Connecticut Fuerte

#7 Espinosa Cigars Laranja

#6 Ohana Cigars First Generation

#5 Black Label Trading Company Morphine

#4 Hermosa Tierra Santa

#3 RoMa Craft Aquitaine Mode 5

Maxwell:

#11 Casa Fernandez Aganrosa Leaf Maduro Ilustre

#10 Crowned Heads Jericho Hill

#9 Alec Bradley Fine & Rare Ta-25A

#8 Las Cumbres Senorial

#7 Crowned Heads Mason Dixon (South)

#6 Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada Lancero

#5 Tatuaje Jekyll

#4 Tatuaje TAA Exclusive 2014

#3 Arturo Fuente Don Arturo Destino al Siglo de Familia

And here are the picks for number 2:

David’s Number 2: Las Calvaeras LC550: One step closer to number one, Crowned Heads comes across with a cigar that literally stopped a conversation when I first came across them. Any long time reader of the site knows that I have been smoking a lot of cigars from Crowned Heads this year and it is for good reason! One of the most engaging smoking experiences of the year. When people talk about their “wow” cigars, it could be for a number of reasons but for me – it is the varying and dymanic flavor profile changes that really draws in my attention and this cigar certainly does that. Yet another cigar coming out of Nicaragua, Crowned Heads has changed up the solid Nicaraguan core with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper bringing out a mix of solid and sharp black pepper while adding a very unique citrus twang that plays well with the darker more classic Nicaragua notes. Extremely smooth, this is is a cigar that not only has me wanting more, but will have me searching for more from this limited 1000 box run.

Brandon’s Number 2: Las Cumbres Senorial: Jose Blanco broke out on his own this year with Senorial.  This cigar really showcases the talent of one of the best blenders in the industry.  Jose has teamed with cousin Jochi at Tobacalera Palma to create a cigar that had complexities and balance with a nice punch of strength.  Click here for the full review!

Maxwell’s Number 2: Padron Family Reserve 50th Maduro: It is probably not much of a surprise that this cigar holds a spot in my top 11 of 2014. The complexity and depth of flavors was beautiful and the construction was flawless. There was nothing lacking from the cigar and nothing I would change about it. The only reason that it is not number 1 is simply that I discovered one cigar that blew me away even more than this beauty from the Padron Family.  Click here for the full review!

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