Expert Picks: Through the Years

As we step into a new decade, we can't forget about all the great cigars that have come and gone throughout the industry during all these years, while anxiously awaiting to see what else is in store with all the innovation that has yet to come. As we look back and move forward in time, our experts at weigh in on their favorite premiums throughout the past decade and then some—find your reason to celebrate with Expert Picks: Throughout the Years.

Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970

This premium is worth celebrating, as this was the initial brand made in the first cigar factory that opened in Nicaragua in 1969. Continuing to top the charts on my favorites list with its full-bodied profile, cedar and earth nuances, and spice on the finish, Antaño is perfect when you want to sit back and reminisce!
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Rocky Patel Decade

'95' rated Rocky Patel Decade is beautifully constructed with Nicaraguan fillers and binder, then draped with a dark and oily Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. This box-pressed beauty is complex and well-balanced with flavors of bourbon, black pepper, and coffee, finishing with hints of ripened cherry. Perfect to pair with a nice stout on a chilly afternoon.
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AVO 30 Years LE Maduro

AVO has stood the test of time, and smoking any of them will explain why. The 30 Years LE Maduro with a beautiful Connecticut wrapper brings in a smooth experience with decadent notes of chocolate, oak, and leather layering throughout. This blend truly lives up to the saying you get what you pay for!
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La Aurora 1495 Series

A medium-bodied cigar that showcases slight spice but is full on flavors, this '92' rated gem hits you with earth and leather from the first draw, turning into a nutty and woodsy sweetness on the finish. Complex throughout and wonderfully constructed, this is definitely one of La Aurora's finest offerings!
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Torano Exodus 1959 '50 Years'

With a robust multi-country recipe of long-leaves beneath a spicy Habano wrapper, Toraño Exodus 1959 dishes out the delectability with cedary notes of cinnamon, leather, and tea. The complex and balanced profile impressed me...and then some. Go on your own cigar journey today, with Toraño as your guide.
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