We have a fresh crop of new cigars for the first time in quite awhile. This is somewhat of a hodgepodge group, coming primarily from Nicaragua (with one Honduran), natual and maduro wrappers, and mostly expensive price points (although most are only barely above our “expensive” threshold).

With these additions, there are now over 68,000 battle combinations!

UPDATE: These cigars have now been ranked after their 1st week in the ring – see how they performed

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Our contenders this week are as follows:

Guardian of the Farm

Casa Fernandez Guardian of the Farm cigarGuardian of the Farm debuted in 2016 as a collaboration between Max Fernandez (of Casa Fernandez) and Kyle Gellis (of Warped Cigars). Unlike many other brands under Casa Fernandez, Guardian of the Farm takes on a modern look that is much more akin to Warped Cigars’ style. The blend is Nicaraguan puro, inspired from the owner’s dogs that guard the legendary AGANORSA farms.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $7.80 – $8.75 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Affordable – 2016

Señor Esugars

Cornelius & Anthony Señor Esugars cigarSeñor Esugars is the first brand from Cornelius & Anthony to make use of a Mexican maduro wrapper. As with other cigars in the C&A lineup, Esugars is produced at the burgeoning La Zona factory in Estelí (of Espinosa Premium Cigars fame).

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $9.15 – $11.55 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2017


J.R.E. Aladino Lancero cigarAladino is the preeminent line from JRE Tobacco Company, a Honduran-based brand owned by Julio R. Eiroa and his son Justo. The cigar is built from 100% Honduran Corojo tobacco, all harvested from Julio’s acclaimed Eiroa Tobacco Farm, located in the Jamastran Valley. Aladino is medium-bodied, showcasing a classic flavor profile that is said to be similar to Cuban cigars of the 1950s.

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  • Country of origin: Honduras
  • Price: $4.00 – $13.50
  • Categories: Natural – Honduran – Expensive – 2015

601 Green Label

Espinosa 601 Green Label Oscuro cigar601 Green Label embodies a dark and oily Nicaraguan puro profile, leaning towards the stronger side of the 601 collection. Originally released in 2007 by EO Brands, 601 Green Label is now rolled at A.J. Fernandez’s San Lotano factory for Espinosa Premium Cigars.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.75 – $9.25 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2007

ROMEO 505 Nicaragua

ROMEO 505 Nicaragua cigarROMEO 505 Nicaragua is the only Romeo y Julieta cigar to be made in Nicaragua using 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos. The blend follows in the footsteps of the 2012 introduction of ROMEO, a modernization of the classic RyJ brand. 505 is medium to full-bodied and boasts a Nicaraguan profile of earth, toast, dried fruit, wood, and leather.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $10.00 – $10.75 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – 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.