All new additions this week consist of 2017 cigar releases. The division between natural/maduro and affordable/expensive is about even, with all cigars hailing from Honduras and Nicaragua. The only true limited edition on the list is Imperial Stout Barrel-Aged (ISBA), a collaboration between Camacho Cigars and Cigar Dojo.

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Our contenders this week are as follows:

Medulla Oblongata

Asylum Medulla Oblongata cigarMedulla Oblongata by Asylum Cigars explores the two sides of the human brain. For this release, each cigar vitola is offered in a round (Medulla) and box-pressed (Oblongata) shape. 50-count boxes are split down the center, offering both the Medulla and Oblongata.

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  • Country of origin: Honduras
  • Price: $7.00 – $11.00 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Honduras – Affordable – 2017

Umbagog

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Umbagog cigarUmbagog is Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust owner Steve Saka’s take on a value-priced cigar. Umbagog is based on the Mi Querida cigar blend, using tobaccos that didn’t make the cut in order to offer an affordable cigar that smokes above its price point.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.95 – $7.85 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaraguan – Affordable – 2017

Imperial Stout Barrel-Aged

Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel-Aged cigarImperial Stout Barrel-Aged is the collaboration between Camacho Cigars and Cigar Dojo, where Honduran Corojo tobaccos were aged for 6 months in barrels formerly containing Ten FIDY Imperial Stout.

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  • Country of origin: Honduras
  • Price: $9.99 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Honduras – Expensive – 2017

Pappy Van Winkle Tradition

Pappy Van Winkle Tradition cigarPappy Van Winkle Tradition offers a traditional-style blend (compared to the unorthodox Pappy Barrel Fermented cigar), created by Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera. Tradition is sold in limited, seasonal shipments, coinciding with the annual release of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $14.60 – $24.60 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaragua – Expensive – 2017

Négociant

Tatuaje Négociant Monopole cigarTatuaje Négociant is crafted in 4 sizes, dubbed Négociant Monopole No. 1 – 4. This represents Tatuaje’s borrowing of sister company L’Atelier Imports’ blend and marketing it as their own. The name is a French wine-making term, where wines may use grapes from another vineyard but are bottled under their own label.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $8.00 – $12.00 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Connecticut – Nicaragua – Expensive – 2017

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.