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Cohiba Behike – BHK 52 Crowned Cigar Aficionado’s ‘Cigar of the Year’

On 6th January it was announced that the Cohiba Behike BHK 52 had been placed No.1 in Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 cigars for 2010.

The Cohiba Behike line including the BHK 54 and BHK 56 as well as the BHK 52 was first showcased in Havana during the Habanos Festival in February last year and in May the UK was the first country outside of Cuba to launch them.

The cigar scored an impressive 97 points from Cigar Aficionado’s tasting panel and was described as “phenomenally rich, delicious smoke that more than lives up to the reputation of cigars with the name Cohiba”.

Two other Habanos also made the top 25. The H. Upmann, No. 2 with 94 points came 9th, whilst the Partagas Lusitania was awarded 92 points and landed 21st place. To view the full list and reviews, visit the Cigar Aficionado website by clicking here.

This is the second time in the five years since the magazine started its top 25 awards that a Cuban cigar has made the top spot. The last one was the Bolivar Royal Corona in 2006.

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