Surprisingly, with a group filled with fresh, buzzed-about cigar releases, only one cigar managed to come out with a winning record! That cigar is none other than Todos Las Dias by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust—a brand that has enjoyed consistently high rankings in the Cigar Wars leaderboard. Not only was TLD our weekly winner, but the cigar tallied one of the best records in Cigar Wars to date, placing the 9th highest winning percentage ever in a single week (76.2%).

As a group, these five scored a losing record of 47.7%. This isn’t actually that terrible, considering only one cigar scored a winning record. This places these five just above average in the database.

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 24, 2017:
  1. Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang

    Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang cigarKentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang is an unusual blend from Drew Estate’s MUWAT sub-brand, showcasing a contrast of fire-cured tobaccos and a candela wrapper. This is intended to be a sweeter, more approachable variant of the original MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured cigar.

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    • Wins: 17
    • Losses: 35
    • Record: 32.7%
  2. Blind Man’s Bluff

    Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff cigarCaldwell Cigar Co. introduced Blind Man’s Bluff in 2015, offering the premium look of their high-end products but with a lower price point. As Caldwell is known to team with well-established cigar manufacturers, BMP features Honduran tobaccos and is made at the famed Camacho factory (Agroindustrias Laepe S.A.) in Honduras.

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    • Wins: 22
    • Losses: 31
    • Record: 41.5%
  3. Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged

    Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged cigarCamacho introduces the followup cigar to American Barrel-Aged with a diverse, five-country blend that focuses on Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 filler tobaccos aged in used Flor de Caña rum barrels, making for a unique take on a Nicaraguan-focused smoking profile.

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    • Wins: 22
    • Losses: 28
    • Record: 44%
  4. Amazon Anaconda

    CAO Amazon Anaconda cigarCAO finishes their sought-after Amazon Trilogy with Amazon Anaconda, a limited edition, exotic blend that focuses on tobacco growing and processing techniques of the Brazilian rainforest.

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    • Wins: 20
    • Losses: 25
    • Record: 44.4%
  5. Todos Las Dias

    Dunbarton Todos Las Dias cigarTodos Las Dias by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is the company’s third core-line cigar and strongest blend to date. TLD is a Nicaraguan puro that is intended to start on the mellow side, building to a high-octane, Nicaraguan powerhouse blend through a gradual progression.

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    • Wins: 32
    • Losses: 10
    • Record: 76.2%

Author Predictions

  1. Todos Las Dias
  2. Amazon Anaconda
  3. Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged
  4. Blind Man’s Bluff
  5. Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang
Outcome

  1. Todos Las Dias
  2. Amazon Anaconda
  3. Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged
  4. Blind Man’s Bluff
  5. Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang

5 out of 5, that ain’t bad! Dunbarton has always been hot on Cigar Wars and the new Todos Las Dias seems to have fans abuzz. Amazon Anaconda is the thrilling finale to CAO’s popular Amazon Trilogy, although diehards seem to be holding the original Amazon Basin on a pedestal that the followup releases can’t quite match up to. Camacho’s Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged is exciting, but may take some time for fans to warm up to the unorthodox concept of rum barrel-aging. Blind Man’s Bluff has always received mixed reviews since its launch, and may be a bit dull after a few years on the market (compared to the flashy appeal of other, new releases). And Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang is sure fun to look at, but the cigar’s recipe combines two styles (fire-cured and candela tobaccos) that typically don’t perform well in Cigar Wars (and with hardcore cigar enthusiasts, for that matter).