Editorial: Cigar Media 2016 Recap and Fantasy Cigar Shopping Spree

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Watch the show live on Tuesday, January 17th at 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern or watch it recorded immediately after the show ends.

Fantasy Cigar Shopping Spree Concept

We wanted to do an exercise where we took a set budget for a year and do a shopping spree of the cigars that were released in 2016. To come up with the budget number, we created a poll and posted it on our site and various cigar forums that we are members of. We then took an average of all of the responses. The result was a budget of $2,331.

For those that are interested in additional numbers, there were a total of 141 budget submissions. They ranged from $250 to $18,000. The median budget was $1,500.

Goals

  1. See what actual purchasing would look like based on an average smokers budget with a realistic smoking frequency.
  2. Give readers/viewers a resource to reference if they are looking for buying ideas based on last years full cigar release list.

Rules

  1. Only cigars that were released in the calendar year of 2016 are eligible.
  2. For cost, we use MSRP in U.S. Dollars.
  3. No Cuban cigars.
  4. Get as close as possible (slightly below/over) to the budget number.
  5. Number of cigars needs to fit at least a years worth of smoking (use 100 as a minimum), more if the budget can support it.

To see the list for Jiunn and Aaron, click here

will-cooper Will “Cigar-Coop” Cooper – Cigar-Coop

Cigar
MSRP
Quantity
Total
1502 XO Toro$17.751$17.75
Baracoa The Voyage Toro$9.002$18.00
Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend Robusto$9.504$38.00
Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet Robusto$9.502$19.00
Bombay Tobak Gaaja$15.503$46.50
Caldwell Eastern Standard Dos Firmas Piramide$11.002$22.00
Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf TABSA Connecticut Toro$7.2034$244.80
Crux du Connoisseur No. 2$8.9919$170.81
Crux Guild Toro Extra Marblehead BP$9.955$49.75
Cubariqueño Protocol Lancero$10.992$21.98
Davidoff Chefs Edition$30.003$90.00
Davidoff Golf Scorecard Edition 2016$24.001$24.00
Davidoff Nicaragua Box-Pressed Toro$17.203$51.60
Davidoff Royal Robusto$80.001$80.00
Davidoff Yamasá Piramides$23.003$69.00
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Ancho Largo$9.4525$236.25
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Short Churchill$10.455$52.25
Espinosa Crema No. 5$8.905$44.50
Espinosa Wasabi$8.505$42.50
Flores y Rodriguez Connecticut Valley Reserve Grand Toro$18.002$36.00
Fonseca Nicaragua Petite Corona$4.9544$217.80
H. Upmann Ingot TheBANKER Private Holding$9.251$9.25
JRE Aladino Elegante$8.0019$152.00
La Galera Habano El Lector$7.005$35.00
LH Maduro Lancero$9.503$28.50
MBombay Vintage Reserve Lancero 1973$13.502$27.00
MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia Islero Pita$8.951$8.95
MoyaRuiz Pickle Juice$7.6910$76.90
Nomad Martial Law$12.002$24.00
Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro Toro$13.952$27.90
Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. Oscuro Especial Robusto$8.955$44.75
RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794$8.3324$199.92
Saga Short Tales: Tales of High Priming$8.4912$101.88
Totals:257$2,328.54

eric-guttormson Eric “Master Sensei” Guttormson – Cigar Dojo

Cigar
MSRP
Quantity
Total
AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Short Churchill$8.2520$165.00
AJ Fernandez Last Call$5.0040$200.00
AVO Syncro Fogata Short Torpedo$8.9010$89.00
Caldwell Eastern Standard Dos Firmas Corona$9.6020$192.00
Camacho Powerband Robusto $11.0010$110.00
Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Churchill$9.8910$98.90
Davidoff Yamasa Petit Churchill$12.9012$154.80
Espinosa Crema No. 4$8.2510$82.50
Foundation The Tabernacle Corona$9.0020$180.00
Illusione Haut 10$15.955$79.75
Moya Ruiz Civil Disobedience $6.0010$60.00
Particulares Belvederas$8.755$43.75
Quesada Oktoberfest Kurz$7.2510$72.50
Room101 Big Payback Connecticut Chavala$5.5030$165.00
Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla II$8.9020$178.00
Southern Draw Firethorn Pome Lancero$8.9910$89.90
Tatuaje K222$14.005$70.00
Warped Maestro Del Tiempo 5205$9.0020$180.00
Warped Maestro Del Tiempo 6102R$10.5010$105.00
Totals:277$2,316.10

john-reiner

 John “Cigar Surgeon” Reiner – Cigar Federation

Cigar
MSRP
Quantity
Total
Baracoa The Voyage Robusto$8.5020$170.00
CAO Consigliere Associate$7.0020$140.00
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Short Churchill$10.4514$146.30
Foundation Charter Oak CT Broadleaf Lonsdale$5.3020$106.00
Gran Habano Corojo #5 Corona$6.6020$132.00
Hoyo La Amistad Rothschild$6.4920$129.80
Illusione Ultra Op. No. 3$8.3548$400.80
Joya Black Toro$7.9520$159.00
Nestor Miranada Collection Corojo Robusto$7.5020$150.00
Nomad SA-17 Coronita$8.5021$178.50
Quesada Keg 2016 Lonsdale$5.9521$124.95
Southern Draw Quickdraw Broadleaf Petite Corona$5.4020$108.00
Southern Draw QuickDraw Connecticut Short Panatela$6.0020$120.00
Warped Maestro del Tiempo 5205$9.0025$225.00
Totals:309$2,290.35

jonathan-david

 Jonathan David – Toasted Foot

Cigar
MSRP
Quantity
Total
AJ Fernandez Last Call$5.0010$50.00
Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT$12.951$12.95
Black Label Trading Co. Santa Muerte Corona Gorda$8.504$34.00
Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express Corona$9.002$18.00
Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe$20.002$40.00
Cornelius & Anthony Cornelius Corona Gorda $12.0015$180.00
Cornelius & Anthony Daddy Mac Corona Gorda$8.505$42.50
Cornelius & Anthony Venganza Robusto$9.0010$90.00
Crowned Heads Angel's Anvil TAA 2016$10.503$31.50
Crowned Heads Las Calaveras EL 2016 LC46$9.255$46.25
Cubariqueño Protocol Lancero$10.992$21.98
Davidoff Limited Edition 2016 Year of the Monkey$34.001$34.00
Davidoff Yamasa Toro$22.706$136.20
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Fino Largo$8.952$17.90
Espinosa Alpha Dawg Short Churchill$8.754$35.00
Foundation The Tabernacle Churchill$11.5020$230.00
Fratello Oro Toro$8.754$35.00
Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration Father & Son$20.002$40.00
Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration Power of a Dream$20.002$40.00
Guaimaro Torpedo$8.754$35.00
Hoyo La Amistad Toro$7.793$23.37
Illusione H-Town Lancero$9.9516$159.20
JRE Aladino Toro$10.004$40.00
La Flor Dominicana 48th TAA 2016$9.406$56.40
La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull$15.002$30.00
La Palina Mr. Sam Lancero$12.005$60.00
Nat Sherman Schrader MMXIII $14.002$28.00
Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 Maduro$19.502$39.00
Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 Natural$19.501$19.50
RoMa Craft Neanderthal OM H-Town Lancero$10.0010$100.00
Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla II$8.9010$89.00
Serino Royale Maduro XX Sublime$10.504$42.00
Southern Draw Kudzu Code Duello Perfecto$11.006$65.97
Southern Draw QuickDraw Connecticut Short Panatela$6.004$24.00
Ted's Cigars Trump 2016 Commemorative Cigar$8.673$26.01
The Oscar Toro$10.954$43.80
Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua Toro$9.0020$180.00
Viaje Full Moon 2016 Collector's Edition$10.424$41.68
Viaje Holiday Blend Candy Cane Edición Limitada 2016$12.002$24.00
Warped Maestro del Tiempo 5205$9.004$36.00
Warped Maestro del Tiempo 6102R$10.503$31.50
Totals:219$2,329.71

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Let us know your thoughts on our 2016 discussion and the participants shopping lists. We’ll work with all of the guys to answer any questions you may have.

Editorial: Cigar Media 2016 Recap and Fantasy Cigar Shopping Spree
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