Cigar-Aficionados-Top-25-Cigars-of-2018

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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[Shop]  The original Timex Military Watch was designed based on two things: ruggedness and simplicity. Ruggedness to stand up to the demands of a soldier, and simplicity so the time could be grasped with a passing glance. That doesn’t mean such a watch couldn’t receive some updates, however. This is the MK1 Chronograph, a reimagining of the original military watch. Now packed with a chronograph, this Timex still allows for easy readability, only now you can use it as a stopwatch as well. Built with a robust aluminum case that’s strong yet light and a double-layer black slip-through band, the Timex MK1 Chronograph is as comfortable and stylish as it is dependable.