Let’s start this last article of 2017 with a warm thanks, aimed at all our readers. The entire CigarsLover team wishes a roaring 2018 start, hoping the New Year will bring you satisfaction and happiness.

During 2017, our team tested over 1.100 cigars, belonging to the most renowned terroir, but without forgetting the countries boasting a smaller production, often underrated compared to the quartet Cuba, Nicaragua, Honduras and Dominican Republic. 2017 Awards have proven how good the cigars coming from these territories can be; products from Mexico, Panama and Canary Islands, are three countries included in the rankings of the best cigars of the year. Tested cigars are mostly in the premium range, being the following evaluations referred almost exclusively to long-filler products.

The website has been completely redesigned, with a more intuitive and simple navigation interface.

The overall average of the tested cigars is in line with the one recorded last year: 88.24 (88.20 in 2016 and 88.06 in 2015).

As usual, cigars have been divided by country of production: Nicaragua remains at the top, followed by the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Honduras and the Rest of the World.

For the TOP 10 cigars for each country, the average of the best scores sees Nicaragua and Dominican Republic at the top, followed by Cuba, Honduras and the Rest of the World.

Here, follows the percentages of the tested cigars for each terroir. Most of the new releases came from Nicaragua and Dominican Republic that is why we gave more space to this two terroir.

2017 Awards have had the addition of the Boutique cigars category, which will be further take care in the upcoming year.

2017 was a year of development and confirmation in the spirits sector. Over 130 products were tested with particular attention to the whiskeys, which covered two of the three blind tastings published in CigarsLover Magazine.

And in 2018?

  • There will be news about CigarsLover Magazine, which will be visible starting from the first issue (Spring 2018) of the new year.
  • New sections will be added on both sites (cigarslover.com and cigarslovermagazine.com) and both regarding cigars and spirits.
  • CigarsLover database will surpass the 1.000 references in cigars, confirming it among the TOP 3 worldwide.
  • The distillates database will increase considerably, giving space to all types of premium spirits.

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