Every week, new cigars will make their entrance into the ring, new contenders to battle in the most epic cigar contest on the web: Cigar Wars! This week’s round of contenders offers primarily Nicaraguan cigars and maduro cigars, with nearly all verging in the expensive category, though not by much. With these additions, there are now over 8,000 battle combinations!

Our contenders this week are as follows:

Dirty Rat

Drew Estate Liga Privada Dirty Rat cigarDirty Rat is the first cigar in Drew Estate’s Liga Privada Único Serie, a collection of premium cigars featuring custom-tweaked blends to fit unique vitolas.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $14
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaragua – Expensive

Chinese Finger Trap

MoyaRuiz The Chinese Finger Trap cigarThe Chinese Finger Trap is a unique, limited edition cigar that features a completely undisclosed blend (an Ancient Chinese secret…) and packaging to resemble a Chinese finger trap puzzle. Only 1,000 boxes were released in 2015, made (in part) to commemorate the Cigar Dojo community.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $10
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaragua – Expensive

Fausto

Tatuaje Fausto cigarTatuaje Fausto is a Nicaraguan cigar released in 2011, featuring a full-powered blend. The cigars are among the strongest regular-production blends from Tatuaje. As they say in This is Spinal Tap, “Crank it up to eleven.”

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $7.00 – $8.50
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaragua – Affordable

La Nox

La Flor Dominicana La Nox cigarLFD La Nox is all about “the night”. La Flor Dominicana has created a premium blend featuring dark, Brazilian maduro tobacco to match an equally dark packaging and presentation.

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  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $11
  • Categories: Maduro – Dominican – Expensive

Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial

Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco cigarCuatro Cinco Reserva Especial by Joya de Nicaragua is a re-release of the original cigar from 2013. The cigars are now back by popular demand, with a slightly tweaked blend. Cuatro Cinco features Grade A Nicaraguan tobaccos aged in vintage, white oak barrels.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $7.00 – $11.50
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaragua – Expensive

Flor del Valle

Warped Flor Del Valle cigarFlor del Valle is one of the original cigar lines from Warped Cigars, a modern brand that is quickly rising in popularity among cigar enthusiasts. The cigar is a revived Cuban brand that uses classic Cuban rolling techniques with 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $8.50 – $9.50
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaragua – Expensive
New cigars will be added to the Cigar Wars battle each week, making for more interesting combinations, as well as a more accurate rankings system with time.