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The Hottest Premium Cigars of 2015 #24 – #19.

Hottest Cigars of 2015

Throughout the year, we have reviewed some of the best cigars in the industry and they all were great smokes.  We have a total of 24 cigars that you should definitely try the next time you pay a visit at your nearest cigar retailer, lounge, or shop.  Some of these cigars may be harder to locate but they are definitely worth the search – if you have not opened up every box in your favorite humidor, then you definitely should as there are tons of great cigars for our Average Joe’s to enjoy.  The following list represents our ranked #24 to #19 Hottest Cigar Picks of 2015.

As always enjoy and “Keep It Smokey My Friends.”

Trinidad Lancero “Fundadores” Cigar #24


The Fundadores Lancero is one of Cuba’s finest cigars produced, as evidenced by its superb construction.  There was a great medium flavor profile with touches of spice, creaminess and plenty of great cedary aromas.

Reviewed at: Havana Lounge San Pedro, CA.

Time Smoked: 1 hour 40 minutes.

Purchased at: La Casa del Habano Partagás, Cuba.

Cost: $24.00

Year of foundation: 1969.
Tobacco Country: Cuba.
Tobacco Procedence: Vuelta Abajo.
Factory: Palma Larga.

Body: Medium.

Shape: Laguito Especial.

Length: 7 3/4”.

Ring Gauge: 40.

Rating: 90

T.L. Johnson Tempio cigar by Terry L. Johnson #23


Extremely well made with rich flavors and a long finish. Excellent construction with a slow and even burn. Medium bodied to almost full with a well balance of flavors. Some creamy texture and luring aroma. Nice complexity and easy to enjoy.

Reviewed at: Don Lupe Cigar Lounge Long Beach, CA.

Time Smoked: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Cost: $11.00

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf.

Binder: Dominican.

Filler: Dominican.

Size: 5 x 50

Rating: 90

J.Feugo Gran Reserva Corojo No.1 Lancero Cigar 22


Very well made with a great burn and construction. Rich balanced with good aroma and flavors luring you for more wishing the cigar were not over. Overall a rich and full cigar that’s easy going that’s an honor to enjoy.

Reviewed at: The Man Cave

Time Smoked: 1 hour 45 minutes.

Cost: $11.00

Wrapper: Honduran.

Binder: Costa Rican Corojo

Filler: Nicaragua, Honduran and Undisclosed tobacco.

Binder: Costa Rican Corojo

Size: 7 ½” x 38.

Rating: 90

Kristoff Galerones Series Intensivo Cigar. #21


The Kristoff Galerones Series Intensivo has excellent construction that provided a mostly even burn and held onto a solid, dark gray ash.  It is a medium-body overall with a long flavorful finish, offering earthy rich flavors with the right amount spice in the nose and on the finish.  It smoked effortlessly and was very enjoyable.

Reviewed at: The Man Cave.

Time Smoked: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Cost: $10.50.

Wrapper: Brazilian.

Binder: Nicaragua.

Filler: Honduran, Dominican and Nicaragua.

Size: 5” x 52.

Rating: 90.

The Alibi by Erik Espinosa Cigar Review #20


The Alibi cigar has a very rich character overall.  Its outstanding construction allowed for a slow and even burn that produced nice thick clouds of smoke.  Alibi is a medium-full body with deep flavors and an enticing aroma.  Overall, its great balance and flavor make it a must try.

Reviewed at: The Man Cave.

Time Smoked: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Cost: $9.50.

 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro.

Binder: Undisclosed.

Filler: Undisclosed.

Size: 6” x 48.

Rating: 90.

Epifania by El Primer Mundo Cigars #19


The Epifania aroma was outstanding and the cigar had excellent construction.  It is a medium body that nearly gets to full and provides a great texture throughout.  It was very well balanced and produced amazing rich characters that shifted smoothly and were easily enjoyable.  Overall, Epifania is a truly pleasant cigar to smoke with a smooth body, rich quality and a great finish.

Reviewed at: 2nd Street Cigars & Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Time Smoked:  1hour 50minutes.

Cost: Sample

Wrapper: Ecuadorian

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan / Dominican

Size: 6” x 52

Rating: 90

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