Editorial: Cigar Media 2017 Recap and Fantasy Cigar Shopping Spree


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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 2017. 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 $2,083 and an average number of cigars smoked/purchased of 238.

For those that are interested in additional numbers, there were a total of 112 budget submissions. They ranged from $45 to $15,286. The median budget was $1,008.50.


  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.


  1. Only cigars that were released in the calendar year of 2017 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 (target 238 cigars), 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

EIROA The First 20 Years Colorado 50 x 5$12.256$73.50
Guardian of the Farm Rambo$7.8016$124.80
Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Robusto$9.259$83.25
Torano Vault E-021 Robusto$5.9928$167.72
Crux Epicure Robusto$10.008$80.00
Black Works Studio Sindustry Toro$10.007$70.00
Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo Robusto$7.5015$112.50
Casa Fernandez Condega Corojo Serie S $8.0015$120.00
Cornelius & Anthony Senor Esugars Corona Gorda$9.1510$91.50
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Gran Cónsul $10.007$70.00
Fratello Navetta Discovery$10.757$75.25
La Gloria Cubana Colección Reserva Robusto$7.5931$235.29
Hoyo La Amistad Silver Pancho$7.5010$75.00
Gispert Intenso Toro$6.5010$65.00
Undercrown Sun Grown Corona$7.8010$78.00
Espinosa Reggae Short Churchill$10.308$82.40
Asylum 13 Oblongata 52 x 6$8.258$66.00
La Aurora 1903 Cameroon Robusto$5.7532$184.00
Davidoff Nicaragua 6 x 60$19.202$38.40
Gaaja Maduro Torpedo$15.502$31.00
Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Robusto$9.909$89.10
Davidoff The Master Selection 2016$35.002$70.00

 Craig Vanderslice – Cigar Craig

Cornelius & Anthony Señor Esugars Corona Gorda$9.1540$366.00
La Gloria Cubana Coleccion Reserva Robusto$7.5940$303.60
Fratello Firecracker$5.0020$100.00
H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez Robusto$7.0030$210.00
Hoyo La Amistad Silver Pancho$7.4930$224.70
La Aurora 1903 Cameroon Robusto$5.7524$138.00
La Palina Classic Maduro Robusto$5.9930$179.70
MUWAT Swamp Thang Robusto $7.8925$197.25
Umbagog Corona Gorda$7.7540$310.00
Cornelius & Anthony Cornelius Lonsdale$13.504$54.00

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

Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown Corona$7.8050$390.00
Foundation The Wise Man Maduro Torpedo$11.5014$161.00
Cloudhopper No. 88$6.5056$364.00
Tatuaje Negociant No. 1$10.0010$100.00
Casa Cuevas Habano Robusto$7.2020$144.00
Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata Robusto$7.0010$70.00
La Gloria Cubana Colección Reserva Torpedo$8.295$41.45
Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel Aged$9.9510$99.50
Quesada Dojo de Luxe$9.9510$99.50
Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour Churchill$20.108$160.80
Hit and Run Corona$10.5010$105.00
Todos Las Dias Double Wide Belicoso$12.455$62.25
Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Corona Gorda$8.7510$87.50
AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Torpedo Largo$13.905$69.50
Cubariqueno Protocol Themis Toro$9.895$49.45
Camacho Corojo BXP Robusto$8.0010$80.00

 Charlie Minato – Halfwheel

Aladino Maduro Rothschild$9.0015$135.00
Camacho Nicaragua Barrel-Aged Robusto$10.005$50.00
CAO Fuma Em Corda$8.9910$89.90
Cavalier of Geneva Black Series II Robusto$8.506$51.00
Davidoff Culebra (one full)$18.503$55.50
Davidoff The Master Selection 2011$35.005$175.00
Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour Churchill$20.103$60.30
Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto$12.255$61.25
Fable Fourth Prime P Versus NP$11.005$55.00
Fratello Navetta Atlantis$12.505$62.50
Hamlet 25th Year Toro$9.305$46.50
Illusione La Grande Classe Rex$5.5025$137.50
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Robusto Grande$9.905$49.50
L’Atelier Identité No. 2$9.007$63.00
La Aurora 1903 Cameroon Robusto$5.7510$57.50
Macanudo Inspirado Black Robusto$6.9917$118.83
Muestra de Saka Exclusivo$14.954$59.80
Oliva Gilberto Reserva Corona$5.2515$78.75
Quesada Reserva Privada Barber Pole Corona Gorda$12.9510$129.50
Surrogates 7th Sam$11.0010$110.00
Tatuaje Tattoo Needles$3.2525$81.25
Tatuaje The Michael$13.0013$169.00
Umbagog Robusto Plus$6.4515$96.75
VegaFina Añejado 7 Años Robusto Extra$6.0015$90.00


Let us know your thoughts on our 2017 discussion and the participants shopping lists. We’ll work with all of the guys to answer any questions you may have.

Editorial: Cigar Media 2017 Recap and Fantasy Cigar Shopping Spree
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  • Hector Alfonso - January 16, 2018 reply

    Guys, I am honored to see so much of our La Zona products on all your lists, thank you so much for supporting what we do. As for that other guy, I already know his deal.

  • ryan - January 16, 2018 reply

    How do you get into the chat

    Aaron Loomis - January 16, 2018 reply

    Go to the full YouTube page

  • Arless - January 16, 2018 reply

    So tell me how you really feel…… Oh wait, I think you just did!! ; ^ )

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