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If you’ve spent any amount of time reading Cool Material, you know we love a good cigar. We’re still working our way through our own Cigar Bucket List, so we can’t imagine how the people at Cigar Aficionado managed to work through almost 750 different cigars this year. But they did, and now the results are in. The number one cigar of 2018 according to Cigar Aficionado is the E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic, a sub $12 stick with out of the Dominican Republic with Nicaraguan filler, binder and wrapper. Check out the Top 25 list below, and head over to Cigar Aficionado for all of the details and tasting notes for each of the winners.

#1 E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic
#2 My Father La Opulencia Toro
#3 The Wise Man Maduro Robusto
#4 Padrón Family Reserve No. 44 (Natural)
#5 H. Upmann Sir Winston
#6 Arturo Fuente Hemingway Work of Art
#7 JFR Lunatic Habano Short Robusto
#8 Oliva Serie V Melanio Churchill
#9 Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí Torpedo
#10 Montecristo Nicaragua Series Robusto
#11 Quai d’Orsay No. 54
#12 Punch After Dinner
#13 La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel
#14 Tatuaje Fausto FT153 Toro
#15 Villiger San’Doro Colorado Churchill
#16 Joya De Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Robusto Grande
#17 Micallef Reserva Limitada Privada
#18 Nat Cicco Aniversario 1965 Liga No. 4 Churchill
#19 Cohiba Siglo VI (Tubo)
#20 Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Toro (Tubo)
#21 San Cristobal Quintessence Corona Gorda
#22 Trinidad Santiago Belicoso
#23 OneOff +53 Super Robusto
#24 Plasencia Cosecha 146 San Luis
#25 Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Churchill

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As much as we love watches with dozens of complications and functions, there’s something to be said for a simple and understated design. The Nixon Patrol watch is a modern interpretation of classic designs that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Made with a no-nonsense 42mm stainless case, a rock-solid Miyota quartz movement and a stainless 3-link bracelet, it’s as clean and slim as it is durable and attractive. Add in the bold indices on the face to complete the sleek and stylish look. This is the watch for the makers and doers.