1. Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 cigar 2 stars

    1. Liga Privada No. 9

    Battle Rating: 1601 Wins: 8157 Losses: 3423

    A maduro lover’s dream come true. The Liga Privada No 9 from Drew Estate is a dark and oily gem that generates a massive billow of smoke with each puff. Liga Privada No. 9 claimed the #1 Cigar of the Year for 2016 at Cigar Wars.

  2. Padrón 1926 Serie maduro cigar

    2. Padrón 1926 Serie – Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1549 Wins: 2251 Losses: 1281

    Padrón’s world-famous 1926 Serie cigars were created for brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 75th birthday. These box-pressed Nicaraguan maduros are among the world’s finest, winning more awards than most-any cigar blend ever made.

  3. Fuente Fuente OpusX Belicoso XXX cigar

    3. Fuente Fuente OpusX Belicoso XXX

    Battle Rating: 1544 Wins: 7440 Losses: 3250

    OpusX XXX incorporates the original OpusX blend, the first successful Dominican puro—though it has been slightly tweaked for its small size, making for a stronger smoking experience.

  4. Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel's Share cigar

    4. Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share

    Battle Rating: 1526 Wins: 1626 Losses: 849

    Arturo Fuente introduced the Angel’s Share blend 17 years after the original OpusX cigar. Angel’s Share uses lower priming leaves and a slightly tweaked filler for a milder OpusX experience. The cigars were introduced along a series of new releases to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary.

  5. Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration cigar

    5. Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration

    Battle Rating: 1523 Wins: 1278 Losses: 527

    Arturo Fuente celebrates 20 years since the original launch of the OpusX with the special-edition Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration, using a new/tweaked blend (including lower-priming wrapper) and a striking new OpusX blue presentation.

  6. Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 natural cigar

    6. Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Natural

    Battle Rating: 1523 Wins: 1156 Losses: 435

    Among the many special releases in 2016 for brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday was the 1926 Serie No. 90, using special tubo packaging, a new robusto size, and the line’s first use of a non-box-pressed shape.

  7. Drew Estate Undercrown DOGMA cigar

    7. Undercrown DOGMA

    Battle Rating: 1512 Wins: 7758 Losses: 4560

    The Undercrown Dogma was a limited edition cigar created in collaboration with Cigar Dojo and Drew Estate and sold exclusively at Smoke Inn. The Dogma uses a tweaked blend, making for stronger version of the regular Undercrown cigar. It was also the first-ever box-pressed Undercrown.

  8. Oliva Serie V Melanio cigar

    8. Oliva Serie V Melanio

    Battle Rating: 1506 Wins: 4785 Losses: 2236

    Oliva Serie V Melanio is the most premium offering from Oliva Cigar Co. It was originally introduced in 2012 and has since earned top accolades industry-wide, including Cigar Aficionado’s #1 cigar for 2014.

  9. El Güegüense cigar by Foundation Cigar Co.

    9. El Güegüense

    Battle Rating: 1506 Wins: 6738 Losses: 5440

    El Güegüense is the first cigar from Foundation Cigar Co., a new project from Nick Melillo—one of the most decorated cigar blenders for the modern era.

  10. Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City cigar

    10. Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City

    Battle Rating: 1504 Wins: 4687 Losses: 2349

    Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City is a variation of the famous OpusX blend, which uses an unusual selection of tobaccos grown later in the year, during the summer months. The tobaccos are said to be aged for 5 years before rolling and are created in small batches annually.