The 2022 Cigar of the Year – Montosa Maduro

December 31, 2022, marks the 30th time “The Cigar of the Year” has been awarded.  “The Cigar of the Year” award was given out on the esteemed cigar podcast called The Cigar Authority. This team takes their assignment very seriously and takes everything into consideration when giving out the award.  Availability, consistency, quality and of course flavor and value are just some of the criteria that separates a good cigar from a great one, and once again, they had a clear winner.

The 2022 “Cigar of the Year” is Montosa Toro Maduro 

Montosa cigars are hand-rolled in the Dominican Republic by Arnold Andre, a German based cigar company founded in 1817, finally finding its way for the first time into the United States in 2022 after 205 years, and they are off to a tremendous start.    

Montosa Toro Maduro measures 5 7/8” by 50 ring gauge and features an oily Mexican Sumatra wrapper, surrounding a Mexican San Andres binder and a blend of Nicaraguan Condega, Nicaraguan Esteli and Brazilian Cubra filler tobacco leaves, all creating complex flavors and aroma notes. 

Montosa Maduro is full of flavors and aromas including espresso, earthy spice, and ground pepper.  If flavor and aroma wasn’t enough, at a time of shortages, price increases, and limited editions, Montosa is readily available and easily approachable, with great pricing in addition to quality.  The price is outstanding and at just $6.40 and scoring 92 points.  For all these reasons – Montosa Maduro Toro is “The 2022 Cigar of the Year.” 

Today’s Montosa becomes only the 12th Dominican cigar to become The Cigar of the Year in 30 years.  

Montosa Cigars are available in 4 sizes, Short Robusto, Robusto, Toro and Churchill and also available in an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade version in the same 4 size formats for those looking for a lighter, creamier smoke.  

Congratulations to Arnold Andre’ and Montosa Cigars – The 2022 Cigar of the Year. 

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