5 new cigars: all are expensive – 4/5 are Nicaraguan – 4/5 are new, 2016 releases – and 3/5 are Naturals. What’s that tell you? Cigar prices are clearly going up and Nicaragua is king! This is also our first new addition of a Cuban cigar in many months – an interesting cigar that is basically the sister brand of Cohiba, though lacking the notoriety.

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With these additions, there are now over 41,000 battle combinations.

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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:

Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Maduro

Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 maduro cigarPadrón celebrates brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday with the 1926 Serie No. 90, a special version of the 1926 blend in tubo packaging and a rare, non-box-pressed format.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $19.50
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaragua – Expensive – 2016

Trinidad Fundadores

Trinidad Fundadores cigarTrinidad Fundadores was the first size officially sold to the public from the Cuban brand. The cigars bear many similarities to their Cohiba siblings and were originally only available as a diplomatic gift from Fidel Castro.

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  • Country of origin: Cuba
  • Price: $15.00 – $17.00
  • Categories: Natural – Cuba – Expensive

Haut 10

Illusione Haut 10 cigarIllusione celebrates their 10th anniversary with a special Nicaraguan puro blend, dubbed Haut 10. Working with the esteemed TABSA factory and AGANORSA farms, a special blend has been chosen, featuring a “Grade AAA” Cafe Claro Corojo wrapper and triple sorting to guarantee supreme performance.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $15.95
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaragua – Expensive – 2016

Maestro del Tiempo 5205

Maestro del Tiempo 5205 cigarMaestro del Tiempo 5205 is one of two regular production vitolas in Warped Cigars’ 5th Nicaraguan puro lines out of the famed TABSA factory. Maestro del Tiempo lonsdale showcases tobacco varieties from unique locations within the AGANORSA portfolio.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $9.65
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaragua – Expensive – 2016

Boondocks Saint

BLK WKS Studio Boondocks Saint cigarBlack Works Studio is the sister company of boutique brand Black Label Trading Co., focusing on the craft of Estelí-based Fabrica de Oveja Negra. Among the brand’s first offerings is Boondocks Saint, using a diverse blend of Nicaragua, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut tobaccos and a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $10.00
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaragua – Expensive – 2016

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.