It’s been a solid three months folks, but Cigar Wars is back in action with a new group of five cigars for your voting pleasure! Summer is typically the busiest time of the cigar calendar year (with the exception of the year-end Cigar of the Year lists in December/January), as this is when the bulk of all new cigars for the year are introduced. And with the annual IPCPR trade show now behind us, the 2017 year is beginning to take shape (exciting stuff!). As such, we’ve tried to include a decent selection of new cigars for this week’s additions, with four of the five cigars debuting in 2017. Straight away, you’ll notice this is quite the elite selection, making this week’s outcome really anybody’s guess.

*NOTE: while we typically only add cigars that have been widely released to the public, Undercrown Sun Grown is still listed as “pre-order” with most retailers. However, the cigars were released in small batches earlier this year, making them eligible to add into Cigar Wars battle.

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With these additions, there are now over 59,000 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:

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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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $8.20 – $12.72 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2017

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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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $12.80 – $15.80 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2017

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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  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $17.50 – $20.10 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Dominican – Expensive – 2017

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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  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $10.90 – $13.90 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Dominican – Expensive – 2017

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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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $8.50 – $10.00 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaraguan – 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.