Cigar Wars changes the game in cigar ratings/rankings, never before have cigars been ranked by such a large number of cigar fanatics, bringing some of the most popular cigars together in head-on battles.

And while this system makes for the most lively, fun, and intense cigar rankings system available, there are some drawbacks (as with any system). Most noticeably, because of the constant battles from thousands of participants across the globe, the rankings tend to change patterns quite regularly. Because of this, we will be capturing statistics and giving recognition to the best performing cigars throughout the week/month/year in this – the Cigar Wars records book.

Cigars of the Week

Each week, 5-10 cigars are added to the battle. And the week following, we will rank these new entrants and see how they performed in battle!

For the Cigars of the Week section, we’ve decided to use the cigar’s wins/losses ratio to determine their ranking. This way, we can avoid the ever-fluctuating battle rankings throughout the week – which serve their own purpose – but we feel are better suited for the day-to-day rankings. Therefore, the weekly rankings won’t be skewed by a single day’s votes when tallying up the scores.

Ranking the best new cigar additions from December 15, 2015:

  1. Romeo y Julieta 1875

    Romeo y Julieta 1875 cigarThe baseline cigar from Romeo y Julieta – the “original” Romeo cigar. Of course this is referring to the non-Cuban cigar out of the Dominican Republic. Romeo y Julieta is another cross-over brand, having a Cuban and non-Cuban variant due to the embargo.

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    • Wins: 133
    • Losses: 149
    • Record: 47.2%
  2. San Cristobal Ovation

    San Cristobal Ovation cigarSan Cristobal Ovation is the first limited edition cigar in the SC line. Crafted by the famed Garcia family, Ovation uses a special 2.5 year double-fermentation on its San Andrés Oscuro wrapper.

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    • Wins: 144
    • Losses: 134
    • Record: 51.8%
  3. Master Blends 3

    Oliva Master Blends 3 cigarThe Oliva Master Blends 3 was originally released as a limited edition cigar in 2006. It is now crafted on a regular basis in small quantities out of Oliva’s factory in Nicaragua.

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    • Wins: 169
    • Losses: 136
    • Record: 55.4%
  4. Aging Room M356

    Aging Room Small Batch M356 cigarThe Aging Room M356 was the first cigar under the Aging Room Small Batch series by Boutique Blends. The cigars are created in small batches in the Dominican Republic. Upon its release in 2011, M356 went on to win multiple year-end cigar awards.

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    • Wins: 143
    • Losses: 112
    • Record: 56.1%
  5. Hemingway Short Story Maduro

    Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Maduro cigarThe Hemingway Short Story Maduro uses the base blend of Fuente’s Hemingway cigar, with a dark, Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper replacing the standard Cameroon leaf of the original.

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    • Wins: 172
    • Losses: 132
    • Record: 56.6%
  6. La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

    La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor cigarLa Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is made for Ashton by the famed Garcia family in Estelí, Nicaragua. Mi Amor uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper not found on the baseline LADC cigars.

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    • Wins: 172
    • Losses: 102
    • Record: 62.8%