Last week’s additions were all of the new variety, and voters responded kindly—ranking all but 1 cigar with a winning record… not something you see too often. As a whole, the group scored a 63.25 winning record, making this the second best overall group ever added to Cigar Wars! Leading the charge was Drew Estate’s newest addition to the legendary Undercrown series—Undercrown Sun Grown. Likewise with the group as a whole, Sun Grown tallied the second best winning percentage ever scored in a cigar’s first week—falling just below the 91.3% record set by Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Natural in June of 2016. If this is a sign of things to come, who knows, we could have a new Hall of Fame member in our midsts…

Cigars of the Week

Each week, 5 – 10 cigars are added to the Cigar Wars battle field. And the week following, we will rank these new entrants and see how they performed in action!

SEE ALSO: Cigars of the Week Ranking Method Explained

Ranking the best new cigar additions from August 9, 2017:
  1. Fourth Prime

    Fable Cigars Fourth PrimeFourth Prime is the first cigar from Fable Cigars; a line that was quick to gain a following when introduced in 2016, being made at the acclaimed Nica Sueño factory, where RoMa Craft is produced.

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    • Wins: 13
    • Losses: 21
    • Record: 38.2%
  2. AVO Syncro South America Ritmo

    AVO Syncro South America Ritmo cigarAVO Syncro South America Ritmo offers a more exotic experience for AVO’s Syncro series, venturing to South America with Ecuador, Peru, and Brazilian leaves. These are brought to “synchronization” with a diverse blend that spans a total of seven countries, making for a refined, yet adventurous experience.

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    • Wins: 17
    • Losses: 12
    • Record: 58.6%
  3. The Late Hour

    Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour cigarDavidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour is the second cigar under Davidoff’s luxury Winston Churchill brand. This unique blend incorporates Nicaraguan tobacco aged in used Scotch barrels.

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    • Wins: 27
    • Losses: 14
    • Record: 65.9%
  4. All Out Kings

    Caldwell All Out Kings cigarCaldwell collaborates with the revered Drew Estate to introduce a new maduro smoking experience with All Out Kings, blended by Robert Caldwell and Willy Herrera and produced at Drew Estate’s famed La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory in Nicaragua.

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    • Wins: 34
    • Losses: 17
    • Record: 66.7%
  5. Undercrown Sun Grown

    Drew Estate Undercrown Sun GrownDrew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown is the third cigar in the Undercrown series of cigars, using a Nicaraguan blend and Ecuadorian Sumatra Sun Grown wrapper. This unique blend sets itself apart from the heavy-hitting maduro of the original or the mild characteristics of Undercrown Shade—falling somewhere in between.

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    • Wins: 33
    • Losses: 5
    • Record: 86.8%

Author Predictions

  1. All Out Kings
  2. Undercrown Sun Grown
  3. The Late Hour
  4. AVO Syncro South America Ritmo
  5. Fourth Prime
Outcome

  1. Undercrown Sun Grown
  2. All Out Kings
  3. The Late Hour
  4. AVO Syncro South America Ritmo
  5. Fourth Prime

Even though Drew Estate’s UC Sun Grown hasn’t officially made its way to many retailers, the brand was strong enough to pull out the second best week ever scored! Sorry, All Out Kings, I thought you had the winning formula this week. Still, AOK’s 66.7% would typically be a good enough score for the top spot, and marks the cigar as the 21st best score of all time… it’s safe to say there are some hot new cigars coming out this year!