There’s been some changes since our September rankings. Liga Privada No. 9 is now officially in the Cigar Wars Hall of Fame (and subsequently removed from battle for 3 months), Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Maduro has returned to battle after 9 months resting in the Hall of Fame, and of course, 10 new cigars have been added into the mix—bringing the total battle combinations up by nearly 3,000!

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series – Natural took home the majority of awards this month, as well as the cigar’s first-ever win in the “Overall” category. Other notable wins include the continued dominance of Montecristo in the “Cuban” category and the dethroning of Alec Bradley’s Prensado in the “Honduran” category—a cigar that came in first for 8 weeks straight (and 3 months straight)!

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Highest Ranked Cigars of October 2016

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

Cigar of the Month Ranking Method

Highest Ranked Natural Shade 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 (4-year-aged)
  • Price: $9.50 – $34
  • Country: Nicaragua
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Highest Ranked Maduro Shade Cigar:
Sobremesa

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Sobremesa cigarSobremesa is the first release from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, the new company from industry veteran Steve Saka, a much-anticipated release from cigar enthusiasts world wide.

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  • Cigar brand: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
  • Wrapper: La Meca Ecuador Habano #1 Rosado
  • Price: $9.50 – $13.00
  • Country: Nicaragua
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Highest Ranked Affordable Cigar:
Flor de las Antillas

My Father Flor de Las Antillas cigarFlor de las Antillas is best known as the #1 cigar of the year in 2012. This My Father cigar provides a ton of classic flavors at an affordable price.

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  • Cigar brand: My Father Cigars
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
  • Price: $6.50 – $8.50
  • 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 (4-year-aged)
  • Price: $9.50 – $34
  • Country: Nicaragua
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Highest Ranked Cuban Cigar:
Montecristo No. 2

Montecristo No. 2 cigarMontecristo is the world’s largest cigar brand, and at the center of the brand is the Montecristo No. 2 cigar—the best of the best. Critically acclaimed and world-renowned, it’s a classic, to say the least.

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  • Cigar brand: Montecristo
  • Wrapper: Cuban
  • Price: $14.00
  • 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:
EIROA The First 20 Years

Eiroa The First 20 Years cigarEIROA Cigars follows up their premium line of cigars with The First 20 Years, a Honduran puro blend made from a special selection of tobaccos; gifted to brand owner Christian Eiroa by his father, in celebration of Christian’s milestone 20 years in the cigar industry.

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  • Cigar brand: EIROA Cigars
  • Wrapper: Honduran
  • Price: $11.50 – $13.50
  • Country: Honduras
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Highest Ranked Nicaraguan 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 (4-year-aged)
  • Price: $9.50 – $34
  • Country: Nicaragua
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Highest Ranked Cigar Overall:
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.

More info…

  • Cigar brand: Padrón
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun-Grown (4-year-aged)
  • Price: $9.50 – $34
  • Country: Nicaragua
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