Cigar Aficionado Reveals its Top 25 of 2020

By: Phillips and King | 1/17/2021


Cigar Retailers,

The much anticipated Cigar Aficionado Top 25 of 2020 list has arrived and we just so happen to carry several of these highly regarded cigars. Detailed below is a comprehensive list of all the cigars that that we carry from Cigar Aficionado's rankings which you can pick up today!

#22 Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro:

A Nicaraguan puro of the finest pedigree, this classic 7x50 Churchill uses only the best tobaccos carefully grown on the famed A.J. Fernandez farms, then expertly rolled at his Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. A long-lasting smoke with an easy draw, this artisanal beauty delivers rich medium to full bodied flavors of cedar, wood, coffee, hints of cinnamon, and sweet spice.

#20 Four Kicks Capa Especial Robusto:

The newest reveal in the Four Kicks brand, Capa Especial is a medium-bodied cigar bursting with flavor. It all starts with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. This leaf is seamlessly applied to a core of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers hugged by a Nicaraguan binder. Notes of leather, hazelnut, earth and orange zest come together for a pleasant experience for any cigar lover.

#18 Fonseca by My Father Petit Corona:

These new Fonseca cigars are made at the My Father Cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, and is comprised of all Nicaraguan tobaccos. The cigar blend is highlighted by a shade grown corojo 99’ rosado wrapper, with a rich Nicaraguan core making up the binder and filler tobaccos. A medium bodied profile, rich with flavors of earth and spice, tamed down a bit to pay homage to the classic Fonseca brand.

Though Phillips and King does not carry the Petit Corona of the Fonseco, we do offer the Fonseco in a number of other sizes.

#17 Camacho Nicaragua Robusto:

The Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel Aged is a carefully crafted blend of intense sweet flavor with layered complexity. The Nicaraguan wrapper is tempered in Nicaraguan Rum Barrels, which develops a flavor you won’t forget.

#15 La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No. 1:

This skillfully crafted handmade premium cigar is made in Nicaragua by cigar maker José Pepín García and his family, who use an oily Cuban-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador to surround a robust mixture of aged Cuban-seed long-fillers expertly cultivated in the volcanic soils of Nicaragua. The result is a flawlessly constructed cigar with wonderful flavor notes of cedar and earth accented by a slight hint of sweet spice.

#12 Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Sorcerer:

Ashton VSG Sorcerer Cigars are pure magnificence. Considered one of the best cigars in Ashton's lineup, the Virgin Sun Grown is made by Arturo Fuente using a blend of 6 long-aged Dominican longfillers, one rich ligero leaf for complexity, & an Ecuadorian wrapper for well-rounded flavor.

#10 Henry Clay War Hawk Corona:

Henry Clays have traditionally been dark cigars wrapped in broadleaf, but for the War Hawk, Altadis decided to cloak this cigar in a lighter shade of Ecuador Connecticut and put the darker broadleaf underneath as a binder.

#9 Rocky Patel Number 6 Corona:

Showcasing a Honduran-grown Corojo wrapper with a core blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan filler, the Number 6 is quite simply put: a masterpiece.

#8 Oliva Serie V Melanio Churchill:

Full-flavored yet smooth, this Churchill along with the rest of the Melanio line, may well be the “Rolls Royce” of premium cigars. Every puff of this big smoke, packaged in a box of 10, offers up full-bodied goodness with distinct layers of flavor, such as leather, wood, creamed coffee and warm buttery toast.

#7 Alec Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto:

Gatekeeper comes dressed in an Ecuador Habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder, with fillers from the Dominican and Nicaragua. Its smooth, rich profile is accentuated by notes of cedar, nuts, and leather.

#5 Joya De Nicaragua Numero Uno L'Ambassadeur:

Joya de Nicaragua Numero Uno L'Ambassadeur is handmade in Nicaragua and the line was created for Nicaraguan ambassadors to hand out to world leaders. These cigars are a medium-bodied Lonsdales with an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper and Nicaraguan binder/filler tobaccos.

Phillips and King carries a wide variety of Drew Estate products such as Joya de Nicaragua

#4 Punch Short de Punch

The Punch Short De Punch has a unique size among all Cuban cigars, the Paraisos is a newly created vitola, so despite its name, it is nothing but a short cigar, only a bit shorter than a Robusto.

P&K carries a large variety of Punch cigars, however we do not carry any from Cuba.

#3 Padron 1964 Anniversario Hermoso:

This Nicaraguan Puro is a powerhouse of rich cocoa, wood, and leather. Padron is seasonally available to select retailers. Call for details. Though we do not offer Padron on our website, you may be surprised at the fine selection of top tier premium cigars that we carry!

#2 Arturo Fuente Opus X Double Robusto:

Phillips and King carries Arturo Fuente cigars. Opus X, Padron, Liga Privada, Davidoff and other limited release cigars may be available on a limited basis to approved retail accounts. Please call for details.

#1 E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel:

E.P. Carrillo's Pledge Prequel is a delicious smoke that delivers flavor in bold, zesty parcels of spicy oak, licorice, black cherry and black pepper. Baking spices sing like a holiday chorus, and when you think you’ve tasted all the cigar has to offer, a warm, familiar note of baked apple settles across the palate. 


If you sell cigars and want to buy them at wholesale, you have come to the right place. Phillips and King carries all the top brands of cigars, pipe tobacco, and numerous accessories.

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The full Cigar Aficionado Top 25 list can be found here: The Top 25 Cigars of 2020