At Cigar Wars, our year-end list will work a little differently than most. For starters, it is not subjective, at least not from an editor’s perspective. The cigars are ranked simply by their performance in the Cigar Wars battles throughout the year. Therefore it is more of a “people’s list”, as these are the cigars you chose most frequently.

To rank cigars yearly, we’ve devised a system to capture the highest ranking cigars throughout each week/month. Cigars are then awarded points based on their tier (#1 = 10 points , #2 = 9 points, etc.). The cigars with the most points at the end of each year will be declared the winners in their respective categories.

Because Cigar Wars launched in November, 2015, the year-end list 2015 only contains data from the 2-month span.

Highest Ranked Cigars for 2015

These are the winners for the best-performing cigars when combining data for 2015. Each of these cigars consistently ranked highly in their respective categories throughout the year in order to earn the top position for 2015.

Highest Ranked Natural Shade Cigar: Padrón 1926 Serie – Natural

Padrón 1926 Serie natural cigarPadrón 1926 Serie Natural cigars debuted in 2002 to celebrate founder José Orlando Padrón’s 75th birthday. This Nicaraguan cigar is widely considered among the best in the world.

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  • Cigar brand: Padrón
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $11 – $22
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Maduro Shade Cigar: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series – Maduro

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series maduro cigarPadrón introduced the 1964 Anniversary Series in 1994, during the height of the great cigar boom. This premium, Nicaraguan smoke remains among the best in the world to this day.

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  • Cigar brand: Padrón
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $9.50 – $34
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Affordable Cigar: Jericho Hill

Jericho Hill cigarWith a deep, dark, Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper, this cigar comes out of the My Father Factory in Nicaragua and quickly became a fan favorite among boutique cigar smokers.

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  • Cigar brand: Crowned Heads
  • Wrapper: San Andrés Mexico
  • Price: $5.50 – $9.25
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Expensive Cigar: Padrón 1926 Serie – Natural

Padrón 1926 Serie natural cigarPadrón 1926 Serie Natural cigars debuted in 2002 to celebrate founder José Orlando Padrón’s 75th birthday. This Nicaraguan cigar is widely considered among the best in the world.

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  • Cigar brand: Padrón
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $11 – $22
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Cuban Cigar: Behike BHK

Cohiba Behike BHK cigarThe Cohiba Behike BHK is rolled at the famed El Laguito factory in Cuba. Behike features immaculate construction, including the perfectly placed pigtail cap. The cigar is a winner of a number of awards and is often considered the best and most sought-after (currently produced) cigar in the world.

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  • Cigar brand: Cohiba
  • Wrapper: Cuban
  • Price: $26 – $35
  • Country: Cuba

Highest Ranked Dominican Cigar: Añejo No. 77 “Shark”

Arturo Fuente Añejo No. 77 the Shark cigarThe Añejo No. 77 “Shark” cigar is the most sought-after size in the legendary Añejo line by Arturo Fuente. The cigars feature a unique, box-pressed Piramide vitola and a cognac-aged Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper over Dominican fillers.

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  • Cigar brand: Arturo Fuente
  • Wrapper: Cognac-Aged Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
  • Price: $10.25 – $35
  • Country: Dominican Republic

Highest Ranked Honduran Cigar: Eiroa

Eiroa cigarChristian Eiroa honors the family legacy in the cigar industry with a Honduran puro blend designed for the connoisseur’s palate.

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  • Cigar brand: Eiroa Cigars
  • Wrapper: Honduran
  • Price: $9 – $11.50
  • Country: Honduras

Highest Ranked Nicaraguan Cigar: Padrón 1926 Serie – Natural

Padrón 1926 Serie natural cigarPadrón 1926 Serie Natural cigars debuted in 2002 to celebrate founder José Orlando Padrón’s 75th birthday. This Nicaraguan cigar is widely considered among the best in the world.

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  • Cigar brand: Padrón
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $11 – $22
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Cigar Overall: AVO Syncro Nicaragua

AVO Syncro Nicaragua cigarThe first regular release cigar from the newly-rebranded AVO Cigars, the Syncro Nicaragua takes a cue from the bold, rich tobaccos of Nicaragua. Syncro shows a number of “firsts” for the brand, including first regular release Nicaraguan-inspired blend and first regular release box-pressed cigar.

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  • Cigar brand: AVO Cigars
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Price: $8 – $11
  • Country: Dominican Republic