Liga Privada continues its domination, hitting another win after being inducted into the Hall of Fall in January.

Our other notable winner is Oliva Serie V Melanio, claiming its 1st win since, Feb. 2017.

Highest Ranked Natural Shade Cigar:
Oliva Serie V Melanio

Oliva Serie V Melanio cigarOliva Serie V Melanio is the most premium offering from Oliva Cigar Co. It was originally introduced in 2012 and has since earned top accolades industry-wide, including Cigar Aficionado’s #1 cigar for 2014.

  • Manufacturer: Oliva Cigar Co.
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Price: $8.00 – $14.00
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Maduro Shade Cigar:
Liga Privada No. 9

Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Hall of Fame cigar 2 starsA 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:
New World

New World by AJ Fernandez cigarNew World marked the next era for industry veteran A.J. Fernandez. Co-blended with A.J.’s father, the cigars feature big flavors and an unusually affordable price. A common favorite amongst maduro enthusiasts as a daily, budget smoke.

  • Manufacturer: AJF Cigar Co.
  • Wrapper: Dark Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.38 – $7.24 (MSRP)
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Expensive Cigar:
Liga Privada No. 9

Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Hall of Fame cigar 2 starsA 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:
Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration

Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration cigarArturo Fuente celebrates 20 years since the original launch of the OpusX with the special-edition Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration, using a new/tweaked blend (including lower-priming wrapper) and a striking new OpusX blue presentation.

  • Manufacturer: Arturo Fuente
  • Wrapper: Dominican Shade-Grown (3rd priming)
  • Price: $18.75 – $20.00 (SRP)
  • 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 cigar 2 starsA 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 cigar 2 starsA 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