ToastedFoot’s Top Ten of 2014 – Honorable Mentions

ToastedFoot’s Top Ten of 2014 – Honorable Mentions

Each year there are so many good cigars that just don’t make our Top Ten list, but we feel that they deserve to be acknowledged and shared with our readers in some way. That is why Willy created the Honorable Mention list a while back, to serve as a place to showcase some of cigars that were in the running for our Top Ten list. We like the idea of being able to revisit some of the cigars that we really enjoyed throughout the course of the last year.

Note: Unlike our Top Ten Cigars of 2014 list, the cigars on the honorable mention list are not ranked in any particular order. Just like the Top Ten list, our choices are entirely subjective.

EP Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary
This may be the best EP Carrillo cigar ever released. The EP Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary was so close to making our list, it was a virtual toss up between the Joel Sherman and the 5 Year. The downside to this cigar is that it is near impossible to find, because everyone seems to have sold out. <Click here to BUY this cigar>

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601 La Bomba Bunker Buster (Smoke Inn Microblend)
Smoke Inn’s Microblend Series always produces great cigars (ie. Room 101 Big Delicious, Quesada Oktoberfest Drunkel, My Father El Hijo). The 601 Bunker Buster is one heck of a great cigar from Erik Espinosa. It’s yet another big hit from Smoke Inn Cigars Microblend Series. Erik’s Laranja Reserva was the #2 Cigar of the Year on our Top Ten Cigars of 2014 list. <Click here to BUY this cigar>

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Southern Draw Firethorn
Owned by former military, the Southern Draw brand is one that just kind of burst on to the scene with some impressive cigars. The Firethorn is a flavorful medium bodied cigar with complexity and flavor that is impressive. Manufactured at A.J. Fernandez’ Tabacalera Fernandez, the Southern Draw Firethorn is worth picking up when you can find it.

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Alec Bradley Nica Puro H-Town Lancero
Jorge Ahued of Stogies in Houston has got to be the Lancero King. No one seems to have a bigger lancero collection than Stogies World Class Cigars. In the original sizes the Alec Bradley Nica Puro was a good cigar, but in the lancero size it is an impressive flavorful smoke.

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Sindicato Toro
The eponymous release from Sindicato Cigars is a great introduction to the brand. Manufactured at the Casa Fernandez factory, the Sindicato is a flavorful medium to medium-full bodied cigar with some complex woodsy flavors that should age quite well. <Click here to BUY this cigar>

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Cordoba & Morales Clave Cubana
The Cordoba & Morales Clave Cubana is the first limited edition cigar from the boutique manufacturer that caught JD’s attention after their appearance on Kiss My Ash Radio. This box pressed Nicaraguan puro is a cigar that won’t disappoint. The Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole was the #9 Cigar of the Year on our Top Ten Cigars of 2014 list.

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Cohiba Comador
Yes, it’s a General Cigar. Yes, it’s a “red dot” Cohiba. And yes, it’s a very good cigar. The Cohiba Comador is quite impressive. Due to the way the wrapper leaf is aged in rum barrels, there are flavors present in the Comador that you cannot find in any other cigar. The price may be a bit steep, but this is a cigar that is definitely worth trying at least once. The Comador even came in as the #17 cigar on our good friend Coop’s Top 30 Countdown over at Cigar-Coop.com.

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Nat Sherman Timeless 660
Not to be mistaken with its non box pressed cousin, the Timeless 660 is a flavorful medium-full to full bodied cigar from the Michael Herklots era Nat Sherman. Few cigars produce such a pleasing aroma. (This is one cigar that your wife or girlfriend probably won’t mind you smoking.) It just a great cigar that is definitely worth trying. The Joel Sherman 75th Celebration by Nat Sherman was our #10 Cigar of the Year on the Top Ten Cigars of 2014 list. <Click here to BUY this cigar>

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Monte Cristo Espada
Altadis has done a great job of revamping and adding to many of its lines in the past several years. Adding a Nicaraguan Monte Cristo to their portfolio was a good call. Not quite what one would expect from the typical Nicaraguan puro, the Espada will please both fans of Monte cigars and those who’ve outgrown the mildness associated with them. <Click here to BUY this cigar>

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Leccia Luchador Loco Perfecto
The Leccia Luchador Loco Perfecto is a cigar bursting with pepper flavors. White, black and crushed red pepper all make appearances in the Luchador Loco Perfecto. The Luchador in other sizes is an okay cigar worth trying if you like full bodied peppery cigars, but the Loco Perfecto is a size that allows the flavors to really shine. It is a full bodied cigar that makes great use of the San Andres wrapper and Nicaraguan filler. <Click here to BUY this cigar>

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This list is obviously not a complete list of everything that JD and Willy enjoyed this year, but we thought that these cigars were worth another look. There are so many good cigars out there that we encourage you to seek them out any way you can. Looking through our older reviews or checking out what our fellow Cigar Media Association colleagues have to say is always a good start. As always, we love to hear your thoughts, comments and what you’re currently smoking.