As we near the end of 2014, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. In keeping with tradition, each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation group list would look like.
Unlike last year where I gave the guys no direction, we've changed it up a bit this year. Each reviewer was asked to provide 3 lists:
Like last year, the fact that the 5 reviewers live in different parts of the country and Canada (and, thus, have access to different cigars) and have vastly diverse palates, produced some interesting results.
The #1 cigar on our consensus list showed up on 4 of the 5 total lists, the most any cigar appeared meaning no cigar was a unanimous "Top" cigar for all our reviewers. Its worth noting here that my list is not included in the Cigar Federation list as a means of remaining impartial in producing this content - I will share it after completion of the site's list.
Over the next ten days (not including weekends), I will unveil another cigar in the List. In the end, each of our reviewers will unveil their personal lists. We're also trying to get the FedHeads involved. How does your list match up? Join the discussion and get involved here.
Without further adieu, I unveil #3 on our list - please check back tomorrow for #2.
#3 Crux Passport
Crux Cigars has been taking the social media community by storm all year - generating a lot of interest in the brand and its blends. If you've followed the Crux social media channels, you've seen giveaways and factory pictures of #3 on our list - the Crux Passport.
You can read Jerad's review of the Crux Passport Half Corona here.
You can watch our interviews with Crux Cigars at IPCPR2014 here.
You can read our full coverage of Crux's booth at IPCPR2014 including coverage of the Passport here.
You can watch Crux Cigars on CigarChat here.
Get into the discussion and share YOUR Top List here.
EDIT: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the blend information for the passport. Thanks to Logan Drake of Crux Cigars for the correction.