Continuing the theme of fine, luxurious, and sought-after cigars, we’ve assembled a lean and mean collection—just in time to help you waist time at your uncle’s boring Christmas party…

All cigars added are natural, expensive, and limited in some manner—not to mention, all are worthy adversaries for our increasingly challenging leaderboard. Good luck!

And stay tuned, as we rapidly approach the Cigar of the Month Awards for December, and more importantly, Cigar of the Year awards for 2016!


With these additions, there are now over 46,000 battle combinations!

UPDATE: These cigars have now been ranked after their 1st week in the ring – see how they performed

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Our contenders this week are as follows:

Herrera Estelí Miami

Herrera Estelí Miami cigarHerrera Estelí Miami combines the world-renowned talents of the El Titan de Bronze factory with Drew Estate’s unparalleled selection of tobaccos. Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera returns to his family’s own ETDB factory, crafting a special experience for the connoisseur.

Herrera Estelí Miami is listed as “Other Country” because, even though it is manufactured in America, there are no American tobaccos listed in the blend—therefore we cannot consider it an American cigar.

More info…

  • Country of origin: USA
  • Price: $13.00 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Other Country – Expensive – 2016

Classic Covers Volume 4

AVO 90th Classic Covers Volume 4 cigarAVO cleverly incorporates a music-inspired theme into a 2-year, limited edition series that “covers” their original cigars with upgraded versions, ending with 2016’s Classic Covers Volume 4 cigar, based on the brand’s AVO Domaine blend.

More info…

  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $17.90 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Dominican – Expensive – 2016

Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration

Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration cigarArturo Fuente celebrates 20 years since the original launch of the OpusX with the special-edition Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration, using a new/tweaked blend (including lower-priming wrapper) and a striking new OpusX blue presentation.

More info…

  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $18.75 to $20.00 (SRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Dominican – Expensive – 2016

Honey & Hand Grenades

Viaje Honey & Hand Grenades cigarViaje Honey & Hand Grenades is one of the most recognizable cigars in the world of craft/boutiques, using figurado shapes and bright, foil-wrapped packaging. The cigars use a Nicaraguan puro blend and have been made for 2012, 2013, and 2016 small-batch releases.

Honey & Hand Grenades is listed as “Nicaraguan”, even though it is rolled in Honduras, because it uses 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos.

More info…

  • Country of origin: Honduras
  • Price: $9.35 – $10.00 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2012

Singularé 2013 Rose Croix

Illusione Singularé 2013 Rose Croix cigarIllusione’s limited edition offering for 2013 was the Singularé 2013 Rose Croix, a Nicaraguan puro rolled with select tobaccos in a large, Churchill size. The cigars were limited to only 900 boxes of 15, due to availability of the rare AGANORSA tobaccos used.

More Info…

  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $12.85 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaragua – Expensive – 2013

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.