There’s a little bit of everything with this group. Three are boutique, two are mainstream. Three are affordable, two are expensive. Three are natural, two are maduro (with two of these “naturals” being Connecticut Shade). And finally, three are rolled in Nicaragua, while two are rolled in the DR. One thing they share in common is that all are new releases, with the oldest brand being Warped’s Villa Sombra, which was released in 2016.

With such new cigars, it can be a bit tricky to predict the outcome. But since I must, my predictions are listed below:

AUTHOR PREDICTIONS
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Our contenders this week are as follows:

Macanudo Inspirado Black

Macanudo Inspirado Black cigarMacanudo Inspirado Black is the counterbalance to Inspirado White. This series focuses on inspiration, using experimental curing and fermentation techniques for a bold smoking experience.

Inspirado Black is listed as “Other Country” because, even though it is manufactured in the Dominican Republic, there are no Dominican tobaccos listed in the blend—therefore we cannot consider it a Dominican cigar.

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  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $6.99 – $7.99 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Other Country – Affordable – 2017

Villa Sombra

Warped Villa Sombra cigarVilla Sombra marks the first Connecticut Shade-wrapped cigar for Warped. Until this point, all Nicaraguan-made Warped cigars used 100% Nicaraguan (AGANORSA) tobaccos. Villa Sombra adds a more clean, refreshing, and mellow profile to the collection of Warped cigars.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $8.80 – $9.00 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2016

The T.

The T. cigar by Caldwell Booth FernandezThe T. (formerly known as TRUTH) is among the most sought-after cigars for 2017. This limited edition cigar uses a Nicaraguan puro blend and is a collaboration between Matt Booth, Robert Caldwell, and AJ Fernandez.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $10.50 – $12.00 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaragua – Expensive – 2017

Cloud Hopper

Edition One Cloud Hopper cigarCloud Hopper is the first release from Edition One, a company built by brothers Devin and Kyle Gellis. Devin is the younger brother of Kyle, whom is best known for creating Warped Cigars. Cloud Hopper uses a Nicaraguan puro blend and focuses on an affordable price range.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.30 – $6.50 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaragua – Affordable – 2017

Macanudo Inspirado White

Macanudo Inspirado White cigarMacanudo Inspirado White is part of the Inspirado series, made as a counterbalance to Inspirado Black. The blend focuses on a diverse selection of well-aged tobaccos, aiming for a supremely creamy and complex experience.

Inspirado White is listed as “Other Country” because, even though it is manufactured in the Dominican Republic, there are no Dominican tobaccos listed in the blend—therefore we cannot consider it a Dominican cigar.

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  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $6.49 – $7.29 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Other Country – Affordable – 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.