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 all Dominican & Nicaraguan cigars. With these additions, there are now over 9,000 battle combinations!

UPDATE: These cigars have now been ranked after their 1st week in the ring – see how they performed

Our contenders this week are as follows:

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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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $15
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaragua – Expensive

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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  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $8.00 – $9.50
  • Categories: Natural – Dominican – Expensive

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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  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $5.50+
  • Categories: Maduro – Dominican – Affordable

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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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $9.50 – $12.00
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaraguan – Expensive

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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  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $1.50 – $6.50
  • Categories: Natural – Dominican – Affordable

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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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $7 – $8
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaragua – Affordable
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.