After last month’s results, it seemed Liga Privada No. 9 was destined for the Hall of Fame. But July told a different story, with naturals taking many of the top spots – namely, just about anything Padrón! Other changes included the first win for Padrón’s baseline “Thousand Series” cigar, earning “Best Affordable Cigar” and Partagás Serie D finally toppling the 4-time champ Behike BHK in the Cuban Cigar category.

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Highest Ranked Cigars of July 2016

These are the winners for the best-performing cigars of the month for July, 2016. Each of these cigars consistently ranked highly in their respective categories throughout July in order to earn the top position for the month.

Cigar of the Month Ranking Method

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
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Highest Ranked Maduro Shade Cigar: Liga Privada No. 9

Liga Privada No. 9 cigarA 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.

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  • Cigar brand: Drew Estate
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf #1 Darks
  • Price: $12 – $16
  • Country: Nicaragua
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Highest Ranked Affordable Cigar: Padrón Series – Maduro

Padrón Series - Maduro cigarThe Padrón Series is among the most recognized cigars in the world. Also known as the “Thousand Series”, these Nicaraguan puros are Padrón’s baseline cigar offering.

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  • Cigar brand: Padrón
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $4.50 – $9.80
  • Country: Nicaragua
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Highest Ranked Expensive Cigar: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series – Natural

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series natural cigarThe Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series was introduced in 1994 to commemorate our company’s 30th anniversary. The cigars are among the most prized in the world, having superior complexity, consistency, and an overall refined smoking experience.

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  • Cigar brand: Padrón
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun-Grown
  • Price: $9.50 – $34.00
  • Country: Nicaragua
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Highest Ranked Cuban Cigar: Partagás Serie D

Partagas Serie D No. 4 cigarPartagás Serie D is among the most sought-after Cuban cigars in the world, made at the prestigious Partagás Factory, the No. 4 (robusto) size is considered the optimum vitola.

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  • Cigar brand: Partagás
  • Wrapper: Cuban
  • Price: $8 – $10
  • Country: Cuba
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Highest Ranked Dominican Cigar: Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City

Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City cigarFuente 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.

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  • Cigar brand: Arturo Fuente
  • Wrapper: Dominican
  • Price: $28+
  • Country: Dominican Republic
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Highest Ranked Honduran Cigar: Prensado

Alec Bradley Prensado cigarAlec Bradley Prensado is best known for winning CA’s Cigar of the Year award in 2011. Since then, Alec Bradley has been a staple in many cigar enthusiast’s humidors. Highlights include a near-perfect, box-pressed construction, full flavors, and a unique, tangy profile.

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  • Cigar brand: Alec Bradley
  • Wrapper: Honduran Trojes Corojo
  • Price: $8.25 – $11.25
  • Country: Honduras
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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
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Highest Ranked Cigar Overall: 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: Nicarguan
  • Price: $11 – $22
  • Country: Nicaragua
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