While October’s results were all about the changing of the guard, November represents the exact opposite. For the first time in Cigar Wars history, the top cigar in every category held its position! Of course, there’s still some interesting developments in the runner-up positions (click “See Top 5” under each ranking to view the upward/downward changes in rankings), such as Padrón 1964 Maduro coming out of retirement and quickly rising through the ranks. Also, in the Cuban category, Bolívar has managed to rank #2 an astonishing 7 out of the last 8 months… Mr. Simón can’t catch a break! Although, that certainly places it as a strong contender for the Cuban Cigar of the Year race.

Click the pulldown labelled “See Top 5” beneath each cigar to view the top 5 cigars in each category

Highest Ranked Cigars of November 2016

These are the winners for the best-performing cigars of the month for November, 2016. Each of these cigars consistently ranked highly in their respective categories throughout November 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 1964 Anniversary Series was introduced in 1994 to commemorate Padrón’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 1964 Anniversary Series was introduced in 1994 to commemorate Padrón’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 1964 Anniversary Series was introduced in 1994 to commemorate Padrón’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 1964 Anniversary Series was introduced in 1994 to commemorate Padrón’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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