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Well, the magazines will be putting out their lists soon, (That most of us will be in near complete disagreement with..)

So it's time to get started on our second annual top 25 of our own!
(With blackjack and.......) ;)

Now credit to @Hopduro , this is his baby, but he's busy right now I think, so lets go ahead and get this rolling..

2017 thread - http://www.botl.org/threads/botl-top-25-for-2017.91938/

So think back fellas, and think hard.
What are the top 5 smokes you've smoked "This Year" in order.
They don't have to have been introduced this year, just smoked in it. And for cc's, list code and year if you can.

Go ahead and list your votes as soon as you can decide. You can go back and edit if need be up until we tally sometime in the next month.

I think I've got an idea how to do it, but if I get in over my head I may have to enlist the help of someone good with numbers and spreadsheets to get an accurate final tally.

With that said, let's get on with it!
Let's bring some honesty to top 25 cigar lists...
 
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I'm torn as to whether we should each list 10 instead of 5. Maximizing opportunities for overlap should really increase accuracy. But I worry it would get out of hand for the final tally..
If you can't choose just 5, add a line break and then list your next 5 through 10 and we'll see if we can work it in.
 
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My tentative list.

1. HDM Epicure Deluxe '17
2. H. Upmann Magnum 46' 17
3. Warped villa Sombra
4. Illusione Epernay Churchill
5. Tatuaje Cabaiguan

6. El Borracho
7. Pan Caliente
8. Bishops Blend
9. L'atelier 52
10. Las Calaveras 15
 
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5) Warped Maestro del Tiempo 5205
4) Fratello Oro
3) H Upmann by AJF
2) Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial TAA '17
1) Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Lancero
Mmmm. Good list! Wow, those rose really did impress you! Now I'm wondering where @BenS will rank them since he likes them so much.

Fratello over the Epernay though, huh? Hmm.
 

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Hmm...in no particular order.
-tat brown label Lance
-illusione singular rose croix (2013?)
-viaje Pina robo
-illusione epernay la grande from 2015
-MF just the straight up belicoso..whats that a no.3?

But I'm about to get some dog blue from smoqman with about 8 years on em so one spot might change soon.

Honorable mentions go to the jackal I had on Halloween, C&A the mistress toro and a my last diesel unholy cocktail LE Petit Corona with tons of age
 
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Mmmm. Good list! Wow, those rose really did impress you! Now I'm wondering where BenS will rank them since he likes them so much.

Fratello over the Epernay though, huh? Hmm.
Give me a couple days to collect my thoughts on this. I didn't buy many boxes this year, mostly smoked what I have had in my stock. Thanks for tagging me.
 

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Hmm...in no particular order.
-tat brown label Lance
-illusione singular rose croix (2013?)
-viaje Pina robo
-illusione epernay la grande from 2015
-MF just the straight up belicoso..whats that a no.3?

But I'm about to get some dog blue from smoqman with about 8 years on em so one spot might change soon.

Honorable mentions go to the jackal I had on Halloween, C&A the mistress toro and a my last diesel unholy cocktail LE Petit Corona with tons of age
Interesting. Well, try to arrange them in order sometime before the tally if you can.
Mistress that good huh? Hmm. I thought it'd be hard to top the Cornelius.
 
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I’ll have to dig out box codes and I might go back and edit this once I can look and see what I may have missed.

1. Partagas E2
2. Quai Dorsay 50
3. Cohiba Siglo I
4. Partagas D4
5. Zino platinum Crown series double grande tubo Churchill

Wunderlust petit belicoso
Trinidad Reyes
Punch Punch
LFD Andalusian Bull
Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial
Fuente Anejo Shark
 
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1. H. Upmann Mag 50 - numerous box codes, doesn't matter. Hit's my palate.
2. Las Calaveras 2015 - Still and probably always my favorite CH release
3. Four kicks seleccion #5 - I have 2 '13 boxes. These are starting to turn into something special.
4. Rose of Sharon robusto - 2017 box
5. HdM Epicure #2 - BMP Feb 17 - These were amazing last spring but have fallen off for now.

Honorable mention
- Illusione Haut 10. I need to explore Illusione offerings more next year.
- NC HdM Excalibur #5 - A reliable smoke that I can find for cheap and always enjoy with my dad around a fire with a few drinks.
- Punch Punch TOR Ene 16 - Smoked 1 a couple weeks ago and swear I tasted birthday cake in the 2nd 3rd.

I've intentionally left out a lot of HTF or high priced stuff from this list. I always prefer to read about which smokes that are great AND easily available. LC15 is very HTF, but I love it.
 

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1. H. Upmann Mag 50 - numerous box codes, doesn't matter. Hit's my palate.
2. Las Calaveras 2015 - Still and probably always my favorite CH release
3. Four kicks seleccion #5 - I have 2 '13 boxes. These are starting to turn into something special.
4. Rose of Sharon robusto - 2017 box
5. HdM Epicure #2 - BMP Feb 17 - These were amazing last spring but have fallen off for now.

Honorable mention
- Illusione Haut 10. I need to explore Illusione offerings more next year.
- NC HdM Excalibur #5 - A reliable smoke that I can find for cheap and always enjoy with my dad around a fire with a few drinks.
- Punch Punch TOR Ene 16 - Smoked 1 a couple weeks ago and swear I tasted birthday cake in the 2nd 3rd.

I've intentionally left out a lot of HTF or high priced stuff from this list. I always prefer to read about which smokes that are great AND easily available. LC15 is very HTF, but I love it.
Great choices Ben. Did you try the 17 FK MK?
Guess I need to break out this Haut I've been sitting on.
Have you tried the Epernay yet?
 
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