It’s the third month in a row that Drew Estate and their famed Liga Privada series have claimed the top spot on Cigar Wars, with the Liga No. 9 taking the title in October, the T52 in November, and the No. 9 returning for December. The most notable winner on the list is the LFD Andalusian Bull, taking the top spot in the Dominican category for the first time (as well as LFD’s first-ever appearance on the monthly list altogether).

The theme for December appeared to be expensive Nicaraguan maduros, with Padrón and Drew Estate claiming the majority of wins.

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These are the best-performing cigars for the month of December, 2017. Each of these cigars consistently ranked highly in their respective categories throughout each week in order to earn the top positions.

Highest Ranked Natural Shade Cigar:
Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Natural

Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 natural cigarAmong the many special releases in 2016 for brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday was the 1926 Serie No. 90, using special tubo packaging, a new robusto size, and the line’s first use of a non-box-pressed shape.

  • Manufacturer: Padrón Cigars
  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Price: $19.50 (MSRP)
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Maduro Shade Cigar:
Liga Privada No. 9

Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Hall of Fame cigarA maduro lover’s dream come true. The Liga Privada No 9 from Drew Estate is a dark and oily gem that generates a massive billow of smoke with each puff. Liga Privada No. 9 claimed the #1 Cigar of the Year for 2016 at Cigar Wars.

  • Manufacturer: Drew Estate
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf #1 Darks
  • Price: $12.00 – $16.00
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Affordable Cigar:
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor cigarLa Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is made for Ashton by the famed Garcia family in Estelí, Nicaragua. Mi Amor uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper not found on the baseline LADC cigars.

  • Manufacturer: Ashton
  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Price: $7.00 – $8.00
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Expensive Cigar:
Liga Privada No. 9

Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Hall of Fame cigarA maduro lover’s dream come true. The Liga Privada No 9 from Drew Estate is a dark and oily gem that generates a massive billow of smoke with each puff. Liga Privada No. 9 claimed the #1 Cigar of the Year for 2016 at Cigar Wars.

  • Manufacturer: Drew Estate
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf #1 Darks
  • Price: $12.00 – $16.00
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Cuban Cigar:
Montecristo No. 2

Montecristo No. 2 cigarMontecristo is the world’s largest cigar brand, and at the center of the brand is the Montecristo No. 2 cigar—the best of the best. Critically acclaimed and world-renowned, it’s a classic, to say the least.

  • Manufacturer: Montecristo
  • Wrapper: Cuban
  • Price: $14.00
  • Country: Cuba

Highest Ranked Dominican Cigar:
Andalusian Bull

LFD Andalusian Bull cigarLa Flor Dominicana follows up their successful “La Nox” cigar with the new “Andalusian Bull” for 2016. Limited in production and using proprietary tobaccos, these intricately rolled figurados are full-bodied, yet smooth.

  • Manufacturer: La Flor Dominicana
  • Wrapper: Dark Ecuadorian Corojo
  • Price: $15.00 (MSRP)
  • Country: Dominican Republic

Highest Ranked Honduran Cigar:
Prensado

Alec Bradley Prensado cigarAlec Bradley Prensado is best known for winning CA’s Cigar of the Year award in 2011. Since then, Alec Bradley has been a staple in many cigar enthusiast’s humidors. Highlights include a near-perfect, box-pressed construction, full flavors, and a unique, tangy profile.

  • Manufacturer: Alec Bradley
  • Wrapper: Honduran Trojes Corojo
  • Price: $8.25 – $11.25
  • Country: Honduras

Highest Ranked Nicaraguan Cigar:
Liga Privada No. 9

Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Hall of Fame cigarA maduro lover’s dream come true. The Liga Privada No 9 from Drew Estate is a dark and oily gem that generates a massive billow of smoke with each puff. Liga Privada No. 9 claimed the #1 Cigar of the Year for 2016 at Cigar Wars.

  • Manufacturer: Drew Estate
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf #1 Darks
  • Price: $12.00 – $16.00
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Cigar Overall:
Liga Privada No. 9

Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Hall of Fame cigarA maduro lover’s dream come true. The Liga Privada No 9 from Drew Estate is a dark and oily gem that generates a massive billow of smoke with each puff. Liga Privada No. 9 claimed the #1 Cigar of the Year for 2016 at Cigar Wars.

  • Manufacturer: Drew Estate
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf #1 Darks
  • Price: $12.00 – $16.00
  • Country: Nicaragua