1. Fuente Fuente OpusX Belicoso XXX cigar

    1. Fuente Fuente OpusX Belicoso XXX

    Battle Rating: 1725 Wins: 6942 Losses: 3089

    OpusX XXX incorporates the original OpusX blend, the first successful Dominican puro—though it has been slightly tweaked for its small size, making for a stronger smoking experience.

  2. Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 maduro cigar

    2. Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1705 Wins: 1397 Losses: 936

    Padrón celebrates brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday with the 1926 Serie No. 90, a special version of the 1926 blend in tubo packaging and a rare, non-box-pressed format.

  3. Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel's Share cigar

    3. Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share

    Battle Rating: 1689 Wins: 1078 Losses: 674

    Arturo Fuente introduced the Angel’s Share blend 17 years after the original OpusX cigar. Angel’s Share uses lower priming leaves and a slightly tweaked filler for a milder OpusX experience. The cigars were introduced along a series of new releases to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary.

  4. Padrón Family Reserve 50 Years maduro cigar

    4. Family Reserve 50 Years – Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1674 Wins: 2509 Losses: 1218

    Padrón Family Reserve 50 Years Maduro utilizes the finest tobaccos available from Padrón, having a 5×54 box-pressed robusto vitola, in celebration of the brand’s 50th Anniversary.

  5. Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series natural cigar

    5. Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series – Natural

    Battle Rating: 1674 Wins: 2096 Losses: 1009

    The 1964 Anniversary Series was introduced in 1994 to commemorate Padrón’s 30th anniversary. The cigars are among the most prized in the world, having superior complexity, consistency, and an overall refined smoking experience.

  6. Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 cigar 1 star

    6. Liga Privada No. 9

    Battle Rating: 1664 Wins: 7518 Losses: 3263

    A 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.

  7. Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration cigar

    7. Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Years Celebration

    Battle Rating: 1658 Wins: 730 Losses: 362

    Arturo 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.

  8. Liga Privada T52 cigar

    8. Liga Privada T52

    Battle Rating: 1653 Wins: 298 Losses: 84

    Liga Privada T52 is the hugely successful successor to Drew Estate’s Liga Privada No. 9 cigar. T52 uses a special, stalk-cut & cured, sun-grown Habano wrapper from the famed Connecticut River Valley. This rare wrapper makes T52 among Drew Estate’s most limited cigars to this day.

  9. Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 natural cigar

    9. Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Natural

    Battle Rating: 1639 Wins: 588 Losses: 298

    Among 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.

  10. Padrón 1926 Serie natural cigar

    10. Padrón 1926 Serie – Natural

    Battle Rating: 1636 Wins: 8186 Losses: 4020

    Padrón 1926 Serie Natural cigars debuted in 2002 to celebrate founder José Orlando Padrón’s 75th birthday. This Nicaraguan cigar is widely considered among the best in the world.

  11. Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City cigar

    11. Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City

    Battle Rating: 1632 Wins: 4139 Losses: 2136

    Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City is a variation of the famous OpusX blend, which uses an unusual selection of tobaccos grown later in the year, during the summer months. The tobaccos are said to be aged for 5 years before rolling and are created in small batches annually.

  12. Montecristo No. 2 cigar

    12. Montecristo No. 2

    Battle Rating: 1628 Wins: 6773 Losses: 4532

    Montecristo 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.

  13. Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series maduro cigar

    13. Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series – Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1626 Wins: 6453 Losses: 2866

    Padrón introduced the 1964 Anniversary Series in 1994, during the height of the great cigar boom. This premium, Nicaraguan smoke remains among the best in the world to this day.

  14. Cohiba Robusto Cuban cigar

    14. Cohiba Robusto

    Battle Rating: 1616 Wins: 236 Losses: 105

    Cohiba Robusto is part of the Cuban brand’s Línea Clásica series, among the first cigars offered from the brand developed by Fidel Castro in the 1960s. The Robusto was added in 1989, shortly after Cohiba’s official debut in 1982. It is among the most sought-after Cuban robustos.

  15. Davidoff Yamasá cigar

    15. Davidoff Yamasá

    Battle Rating: 1614 Wins: 1486 Losses: 1145

    Davidoff Yamasá is the fourth release in Davidoff’s popular Black Label series. The blend returns to the Dominican Republic, introducing a new Yamasá-grown leaf—where Davidoff has painstakingly cultivated a barren Dominican soil for 20 years, transforming into a new and unique growing region.

  16. Cohiba Behike BHK cigar

    16. Behike BHK

    Battle Rating: 1613 Wins: 6715 Losses: 4255

    The Cohiba Behike BHK is rolled at the famed El Laguito factory in Cuba. Behike features immaculate construction, including the perfectly placed pigtail cap. The cigar is a winner of a number of awards and is often considered the best and most sought-after (currently produced) cigar in the world.

  17. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve Eye of the Shark cigar

    17. Don Carlos Eye of the Shark

    Battle Rating: 1605 Wins: 4698 Losses: 2716

    Arturo Fuente has released the Don Carlos Eye of the Shark cigar to much fanfare. This undisclosed blend is a limited release, rolled in the famous “Shark” vitola, made popular by the Añejo No. 77 cigar.

  18. My Father Le Bijou 1922 cigar

    18. Le Bijou 1922

    Battle Rating: 1600 Wins: 3409 Losses: 1690

    My Father introduced the Le Bijou 1922 cigar in 2009, an ultra-premium blend using 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos and a very dark, Habano Oscuro wrapper. The cigar is known for its full-bodied complexity of spicy/sweet nuances.

  19. Davidoff Nicaragua cigar

    19. Davidoff Nicaragua

    Battle Rating: 1596 Wins: 90 Losses: 26

    Davidoff, famed for producing ultra-premium cigars out of the Dominican Republic (and previously Cuba), introduced the head-turning Davidoff Nicaragua in 2013; using a Nicaraguan puro blend and rolled at their own Cidav factory in the Dominican Republic. This is the first in Davidoff’s “Black Label” series.

  20. Drew Estate Undercrown Flying Pig cigar

    20. Undercrown Flying Pig

    Battle Rating: 1595 Wins: 541 Losses: 359

    Drew Estate introduced their fan-favorite “Flying Pig” size to the Undercrown line of cigars in 2012. The cigars were originally available only to the Netherlands and considered among Drew Estate’s most sought after releases.

  21. Padrón 1926 Serie maduro cigar

    21. Padrón 1926 Serie – Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1593 Wins: 1664 Losses: 1089

    Padrón’s world-famous 1926 Serie cigars were created for brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 75th birthday. These box-pressed Nicaraguan maduros are among the world’s finest, winning more awards than most-any cigar blend ever made.

  22. Davidoff Escurio 60x6 cigar

    22. Davidoff Escurio

    Battle Rating: 1587 Wins: 115 Losses: 40

    Davidoff Escurio marks the second cigar in the brand’s Discovery series (aka Black Label), offering exotic flavor inspiration from Rio, Brazil.

  23. Ashton Symmetry cigar

    23. Ashton Symmetry

    Battle Rating: 1578 Wins: 1697 Losses: 1251

    Ashton looks to find perfect “symmetry” with their first Ashton-branded product in years. Nicaragua meets Dominican tobaccos for a rich and balanced experience—blended, as usual, by the prestigious Fuente family.

  24. Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada 2014 lancero cigar

    24. Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada 2014 Lancero

    Battle Rating: 1575 Wins: 6920 Losses: 4423

    While the regular Herrera Esteli blend was well received most aficionados agree the Edicion Limitada lancero is the best vital of this amazing cigar.

  25. Oliva Serie V Melanio cigar

    25. Oliva Serie V Melanio

    Battle Rating: 1575 Wins: 4250 Losses: 2036

    Oliva 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.

  26. Tatuaje Cojonu 2009 cigar

    26. Tatuaje Cojonu 2009 Reserva

    Battle Rating: 1574 Wins: 5044 Losses: 3483

    Tatuaje Cojonu 2009 Reserva is the 3rd release in the Cojonu series by Tatuaje. These cigars feature more full-bodied blends than the traditional Brown Label cigars.

  27. Padrón Series - Maduro cigar

    27. Padrón Series – Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1573 Wins: 3707 Losses: 2229

    The Padrón Series is among the most recognized cigars in the world. Also known as the “Thousand Series”, these Nicaraguan puros are Padrón’s baseline cigar offering.

  28. Tatuaje Reserva K 222 cigar

    28. Tatuaje Reserva K 222

    Battle Rating: 1571 Wins: 1513 Losses: 1226

    Tatuaje’s Reserva K 222 was made to commemorate brand owner Pete Johnson’s dog passing in 2015. The blend is a cross between Tatuaje’s Cojonu 2003 and Reserva J21. The cigars are the first new regular production blend from Tatuaje to be produced in Miami since 2009.

  29. Arturo Fuente Añejo No. 77 the Shark cigar

    29. Añejo No. 77 “Shark”

    Battle Rating: 1570 Wins: 7574 Losses: 4149

    The Añejo No. 77 “Shark” cigar is the most sought-after size in the legendary Añejo line by Arturo Fuente. The cigars feature a unique, box-pressed Piramide vitola and a cognac-aged Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper over Dominican fillers.

  30. Bolívar Cuban cigar

    30. Bolívar

    Battle Rating: 1569 Wins: 6519 Losses: 4834

    Bolívar is among the most well-known, acclaimed Cuban cigars in the world. With a goodly dose of ligero tobacco, it is known for its bold smoking profile.

  31. Davidoff 702 Series Special R cigar

    31. Davidoff 702 Series – Special R

    Battle Rating: 1566 Wins: 439 Losses: 312

    Davidoff has taken 7 sizes from their traditional “White Label” cigars and replaced their mild wrappers with an Ecuadorian 702 hybrid habano leaf; offering an edgier smoking experience while retaining the original cigar’s refined qualities.

  32. My Father Flor de Las Antillas cigar

    32. Flor de las Antillas

    Battle Rating: 1564 Wins: 6867 Losses: 4766

    Flor de las Antillas is best known as the #1 cigar of the year in 2012. This My Father cigar provides a ton of classic flavors at an affordable price.

  33. Ashton ESG cigar

    33. Ashton ESG

    Battle Rating: 1561 Wins: 6844 Losses: 4674

    The Aston ESG (Estate Sun Grown) is a Dominican puro that is wrapped in a luxurious, flavorful, and very rare, shade grown Cuban seed tobacco. Priced around $20, these are not intended to be a daily smoke but work perfect for a celebratory cigar.

  34. Cohiba Siglo II cigar

    34. Siglo II

    Battle Rating: 1561 Wins: 3771 Losses: 3084

    The Cohiba Siglo II is the petit corona vitola in the premium Siglo line by the legendary Cohiba. Measuring 5×42, these are among the most sought-after Cuban cigars.

  35. Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed cigar

    35. Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed

    Battle Rating: 1560 Wins: 1945 Losses: 1320

    First introduced in 2013, Davidoff shocked the cigar world by introducing a Nicaraguan puro to their lineup. Now, Davidoff returns to the rich Nicaraguan soils, amping up the experience for a spicier, “bitter sweet” performance.

  36. Drew Estate Liga Privada Dirty Rat cigar

    36. Dirty Rat

    Battle Rating: 1559 Wins: 4621 Losses: 2742

    Dirty Rat is the first cigar in Drew Estate’s Liga Privada Único Serie, a collection of premium cigars featuring custom-tweaked blends to fit unique vitolas.

  37. My Father Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial cigar

    37. Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial

    Battle Rating: 1559 Wins: 2965 Losses: 1906

    Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial is Jaime’s own blend, son of the famous José “Pepin” Garcia. Jaime showcases a darker side for the typically-Cubanesque brand, using a thick, Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers.

  38. Prometheus God of Fire Serie Aniversario cigar

    38. God of Fire Serie Aniversario

    Battle Rating: 1557 Wins: 2662 Losses: 1878

    God of Fire is an ultra-premium brand produced by the famous Fuente family in the Dominican Republic. Made for Prometheus, an upscale cigar accessories manufacturer, the new GOF Serie Aniversario celebrates 10 years since the first GOF cigar—using specially-selected tobaccos and elegant vitolas.

  39. La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor cigar

    39. La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

    Battle Rating: 1556 Wins: 4577 Losses: 2491

    La 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.

  40. LFD Andalusian Bull cigar

    40. Andalusian Bull

    Battle Rating: 1556 Wins: 1231 Losses: 1001

    La 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.

  41. Liga Privada UF-13 Dark cigar

    41. Liga Privada Único Serie UF-13 Dark

    Battle Rating: 1552 Wins: 529 Losses: 374

    Liga Privada Único Serie UF-13 Dark cigars were introduced in 2013. The blend was originally a contender to become the T52 cigar, but was re-branded and re-blended, making for a stronger version of T52, while retaining a similar complexity.

  42. Ashton VSG Virgin Sun Grown cigar

    42. Ashton VSG

    Battle Rating: 1549 Wins: 6686 Losses: 4666

    Ashton Virgin Sun Grown cigars feature a proprietary, sun-grown wrapper over Dominican fillers that have been blended by the renowned Fuente family in the Dominican Republic.

  43. My Father cigar

    43. My Father

    Battle Rating: 1548 Wins: 3803 Losses: 2027

    My Father is a classic blend that smoked so nice, Master Blender (and cigar legend) Don Pepin named his company and cigar factory for it! It uses an Ecuadorian Habano-Rosado wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers and just seems to embody everything a classic, full-flavored cigar should be.

  44. Drew Estate Undercrown DOGMA cigar

    44. Undercrown DOGMA

    Battle Rating: 1541 Wins: 7248 Losses: 4373

    The Undercrown Dogma was a limited edition cigar created in collaboration with Cigar Dojo and Drew Estate and sold exclusively at Smoke Inn. The Dogma uses a tweaked blend, making for stronger version of the regular Undercrown cigar. It was also the first-ever box-pressed Undercrown.

  45. Tatuaje TAA 2012 cigar

    45. Tatuaje TAA 2012

    Battle Rating: 1538 Wins: 6655 Losses: 4029

    Tatuaje’s TAA blends are some of the brand’s most popular limited edition cigars. Each year (with the exception of 2013), Tatuaje has released an altered size of this box-pressed Connecticut Broadleaf blend for the Tobacconists’ Association of America.

  46. Herrera Estelí Miami cigar

    46. Herrera Estelí Miami

    Battle Rating: 1538 Wins: 626 Losses: 466

    Herrera Estelí Miami combines the world-renowned talents of the El Titan de Bronze factory with Drew Estate’s unparalleled selection of tobaccos. Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera returns to his family’s own ETDB factory, crafting a special experience for the connoisseur.

  47. Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda 2013 cigar

    47. Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda 2013

    Battle Rating: 1537 Wins: 4043 Losses: 2425

    Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda 2013, also known as “Private Reserve”, is a fan-favorite, limited edition cigar re-released for Tatuaje’s 10th anniversary. The blend was made as Pete’s Johnson’s attempt at re-creating a custom-rolled cigar he had fallen in love with while spending time in Cuba.

  48. Foundation Cigar Company The Tabernacle cigar

    48. The Tabernacle

    Battle Rating: 1536 Wins: 1428 Losses: 1323

    The Tabernacle is the highly anticipated sophomore release from Foundation Cigar Co. Nick Melillo showcases his blending talents with a full-bodied, Connecticut Broadleaf maduro blend.

  49. Tatuaje Reserva RC184 cigar

    49. Tatuaje Reserva RC184

    Battle Rating: 1535 Wins: 1400 Losses: 1274

    Tatuaje Reserva RC184 is among the most premium regular offerings from Tatuaje. It stands for “Retro Cuban”, honoring an authentic Cuban style; with premium foil packaging and a smooth, refined flavor profile.

  50. Herrera Estelí cigar

    50. Herrera Estelí

    Battle Rating: 1534 Wins: 4113 Losses: 2332

    Herrera Estelí was the first cigar blended by Willy Herrera after joining Drew Estate. This Habano blend went on to win multiple awards throughout 2013. The cigars have proven quite successful, with multiple sizes and exclusives added to the line since its launch.

  51. Drew Estate Undercrown Shade cigar

    51. Undercrown Shade

    Battle Rating: 1532 Wins: 4398 Losses: 3273

    Drew Estate has unveiled the Undercrown Shade, the long-awaited counterpart to the original Undercrown cigar. The cigar features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a diverse filler blend, making for a more full-bodied version of the traditionally smooth Connecticut.

  52. Herrera Estelí TAA Exclusive cigar

    52. Herrera Estelí TAA Exclusive 2016

    Battle Rating: 1529 Wins: 1657 Losses: 1330

    Willy Herrera showcases his blending skills with the Herrera Estelí TAA Exclusive, offering his first Connecticut Broadleaf cigar under Drew Estate. This is a limited production cigar sold exclusively at TAA cigar retailers.

  53. Tatuaje TAA 2016 cigar

    53. Tatuaje TAA 2016

    Battle Rating: 1528 Wins: 1580 Losses: 1225

    Tatuaje TAA 2016 brings back the same vitola as the fan-favorite Tatuaje TAA 2012 cigar. This box-pressed maduro has become a seasonal must-buy for cigar enthusiasts, praised for its full flavor and ageability.

  54. LFD Double Ligero Chisel cigar

    54. Double Ligero Chisel

    Battle Rating: 1525 Wins: 6259 Losses: 5267

    Featuring one of the most unique shapes in the cigar world the Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel is a modified torpedo which is flattened out at the head. The Dominican filler and binders are wrapped in a beautiful and oily looking Ecuadorian Sumatra Sun Grown leaf.

  55. RoMa Craft Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Cigar Dojo cigar

    55. Whiskey Rebellion 1794 – Cigar Dojo

    Battle Rating: 1525 Wins: 1365 Losses: 1132

    Whiskey Rebellion 1794 was originally crafted as a limited edition cigar in collaboration with Cigar Dojo. The cigars fall under RoMa Craft’s Intemperance lineup and showcase a unique blend, highlighted by a fiery Ecuador Habano Ligero wrapper. All 500 boxes of the limited allotment sold out in under 1 hour.

  56. Padrón Dámaso No. 32 cigar

    56. Padrón Dámaso No. 32

    Battle Rating: 1524 Wins: 1472 Losses: 1295

    Padrón introduced two new sizes to its Dámaso lineup at IPCPR 2016. The Dámaso No. 32 features a new size and an “amped up” blend, for a fuller Connecticut profile.

  57. My Father La Antiguedad cigar

    57. La Antiguedad

    Battle Rating: 1523 Wins: 1570 Losses: 1243

    My Father follows up the success of Flor de las Antillas with another classic, Cuban-inspired blend. La Antiguedad uses the Garcia’s own tobaccos, grown on their Nicaraguan farms, combined with a special Habano Ecuador Rosado Oscuro wrapper.

  58. 58. Liga Privada Único Serie L40

    Battle Rating: 1520 Wins: 7444 Losses: 4322

    Liga Privada Único Serie L40 is a semi-limited cigar in Drew Estate’s premium Único series, originally released in July, 2011. These cigars are blended specifically for their individual size, making for the most optimum smoking experience.

  59. Davidoff Puro d'Oro Eminentes cigar

    59. Davidoff Puro d’Oro

    Battle Rating: 1520 Wins: 902 Losses: 759

    Davidoff Puro d’Oro incorporates a unique, Dominican Yamasá wrapper—a proprietary tobacco pioneered by Davidoff Master Blender Hendrik Kelner over the course of 10 years. The cigar uses a Dominican puro blend, offering a refined profile.

  60. El Güegüense cigar by Foundation Cigar Co.

    60. El Güegüense

    Battle Rating: 1519 Wins: 6295 Losses: 5192

    El Güegüense is the first cigar from Foundation Cigar Co., a new project from Nick Melillo—one of the most decorated cigar blenders for the modern era.

  61. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 cigar

    61. Hoyo de Monterrey Épicure No. 2

    Battle Rating: 1519 Wins: 6374 Losses: 4741

    Hoyo de Monterrey Épicure No. 2 is among the most notorious robustos in the world. Cigar enthusiasts praise this smoke as being among the world’s best, Cuban or non.

  62. New World by AJ Fernandez cigar

    62. New World

    Battle Rating: 1519 Wins: 3961 Losses: 2496

    New 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.

  63. AVO 90th Classic Covers Volume 4 cigar

    63. Classic Covers Volume 4

    Battle Rating: 1515 Wins: 550 Losses: 481

    AVO cleverly incorporates a music-inspired theme into a 2-year, limited edition series that “covers” their original cigars with upgraded versions, ending with 2016’s Classic Covers Volume 4 cigar, based on the brand’s AVO Domaine blend.

  64. Tatuaje Seleccion de Cazador cigar

    64. Seleccion de Cazador

    Battle Rating: 1515 Wins: 109 Losses: 64

    Tatuaje Seleccion de Cazador is commonly known as “Brown Label.” The cigars use traditional Cuban techniques for an authentic, old-world smoking experience.

  65. AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata cigar

    65. AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata

    Battle Rating: 1507 Wins: 1496 Losses: 1165

    AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata seeks to provide the perfect “synchronization” of a complex and multinational blend, with fiery Nicaraguan ligero at its core. “Fogata” is Spanish for “bonfire” or “campfire”, highlighting Nicaragua’s untamed nature; balanced by a sophisticated blend of Dominican, Ecuadorian, and Mexican tobaccos.

  66. Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Maduro cigar

    66. Hemingway Short Story Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1505 Wins: 4349 Losses: 2818

    The Hemingway Short Story Maduro uses the base blend of Fuente’s Hemingway cigar, with a dark, Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper replacing the standard Cameroon leaf of the original.

  67. Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa cigar

    67. Sobremesa

    Battle Rating: 1503 Wins: 5141 Losses: 2707

    Sobremesa is the first release from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, the latest venture from industry veteran Steve Saka—marking a highly-anticipated release for cigar enthusiasts worldwide, after Saka’s departure from Drew Estate.

  68. Partagas Serie D No. 4 cigar

    68. Partagás Serie D

    Battle Rating: 1501 Wins: 6704 Losses: 4681

    Partagás Serie D is among the most sought-after Cuban cigars in the world, made at the prestigious Partagás Factory, the No. 4 (robusto) size is considered the optimum vitola.

  69. Warped Maestro del Tiempo 6102R cigar

    69. Maestro del Tiempo 6102R

    Battle Rating: 1498 Wins: 1212 Losses: 1204

    Warped “masters time” with the Maestro del Tiempo 6102R cigar. This limited edition version of the Maestro del Tiempo blend showcases the rare medio tiempo ligero tobacco in the cigar’s filler; amping up the flavor and strength of the blend.

  70. Espinosa Laranja Reserva cigar

    70. Laranja Reserva

    Battle Rating: 1496 Wins: 7343 Losses: 4386

    The Espinosa Laranja Reserva set a new standard in style and quality throughout the Espinosa Cigars lineup. The cigar features a strikingly orange-hued Brazilian wrapper.

  71. AJ Fernandez Enclave cigar

    71. AJ Fernandez Enclave

    Battle Rating: 1491 Wins: 6745 Losses: 4945

    Released in 2015 the Enclave by AJ Fernandez is a flavorful, yet affordable cigar made at Tabacalera Fernandez in Nicaragua. Wrapped in a Ecuadorian habano rosado the Enclave is not short on flavor.

  72. Liga Privada Papas Fritas

    72. Liga Privada Papas Fritas

    Battle Rating: 1488 Wins: 5927 Losses: 5236

    Papas Fritas are the affordable, snack-sized Liga Privada offering. These “French Fries” feature short-filler tobaccos from original Liga Privada cigars.

  73. Diamond Crown Maximus cigar

    73. Diamond Crown Maximus

    Battle Rating: 1485 Wins: 1827 Losses: 1578

    With the combined talents of the Fuente, Newman, and Oliva cigar families, the Diamond Crown Maximus marks one of the finest maduro cigars in the world. The cigar is rolled at the Fuente factory, using a special, Ecuador Sumatra leaf grown by Oliva.

  74. Tatuaje 10th Anniversary cigar

    74. Tatuaje 10th Anniversary

    Battle Rating: 1483 Wins: 1731 Losses: 1262

    Tatuaje 10th Anniversary cigars utilize the original Seleccion de Cazador “Brown Label” blend, featuring two new sizes and updated band design.

  75. Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida cigar

    75. Mi Querida

    Battle Rating: 1483 Wins: 1456 Losses: 1090

    Mi Querida by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust marks the brand’s highly-anticipated introduction to a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro blend, for which brand owner Steve Saka is well-known.

  76. Ramón Allones Allones Extra Edición Limitada 2011 cigar

    76. Allones Extra Edición Limitada 2011

    Battle Rating: 1482 Wins: 869 Losses: 778

    Ramón Allones Allones Extra Edición Limitada 2011 was the 3rd cigar selected for Habanos’ limited series, reviving the classic “Allones Extra” band. The cigars feature a darker wrapper, using top leaves of the Tapado. Tobaccos are specially selected and aged for at least 2 years. The cigars are known for their intense flavor and body.

  77. E.P. Carrillo La Historia cigar

    77. La Historia

    Battle Rating: 1480 Wins: 2731 Losses: 1879

    E.P. Carrillo breaks away from their standard look and taste, using a Mexican San Andrés wrapper (a first for the brand’s regular release cigars) for a deeper, more rich smoking experience. La Historia is known for its prestigious #2 spot on Cigar Aficionado’s 2014 Cigar of the Year list.

  78. Matilde Quadrata cigar

    78. Matilde Quadrata

    Battle Rating: 1478 Wins: 1333 Losses: 1220

    Matilde Cigars’ third offering in three years helps to round out their portfolio. Quadrata uses Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos for a medium/full profile with full flavor. Quadrata is also the first box-pressed offering from Matilde.

  79. RoMa Craft CroMagnon cigar

    79. CroMagnon

    Battle Rating: 1478 Wins: 208 Losses: 143

    RoMa Craft introduced their popular CroMagnon line of cigars in 2011, using a clean and modernized design, full flavors, and low cost to attract consumers. The cigar’s “early man” theme has since carried over to other blends in RoMa Craft’s portfolio.

  80. Tatuaje Havana VI Verocu cigar

    80. Havana VI Verocu

    Battle Rating: 1476 Wins: 4133 Losses: 3162

    Tatuaje Havana VI Verocu cigars are now a regular production release from Tatuaje. The cigars feature a tweaked, more full-bodied blend from the original “Red Label” cigars.

  81. L'Atelier La Mission du L'Atelier cigar

    81. La Mission du L’Atelier

    Battle Rating: 1474 Wins: 6587 Losses: 4838

    La Mission du L’Atelier draws inspiration from the wine industry. It is billed as L’Atelier’s most bold offering to date, using a San Andrés Mexican maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers, including the premium Sancti Spíritus leaf.

  82. AVO Syncro Nicaragua cigar

    82. AVO Syncro Nicaragua

    Battle Rating: 1472 Wins: 6946 Losses: 4728

    The first regular release cigar from the newly-rebranded AVO Cigars, the Syncro Nicaragua takes a cue from the bold, rich tobaccos of Nicaragua. Syncro shows a number of “firsts” for the brand, including first regular release Nicaraguan-inspired blend and first regular release box-pressed cigar.

  83. A.J. Fernandez Bellas Artes cigar

    83. Bellas Artes

    Battle Rating: 1471 Wins: 1336 Losses: 1133

    Bellas Artes is the most ambitious blend to date from AJF Cigar Co. The blend incorporates a proprietary, hybrid wrapper, combining 3 seeds for the new “Rojita” leaf, wrapped over a complex filler blend of 6 regions.

  84. Ave Maria Argentum cigar

    84. Ave Maria Argentum

    Battle Rating: 1471 Wins: 1124 Losses: 1114

    Cigars International collaborates with AJ Fernandez once again to showcase the dark side of Ave Maria with “Ave Maria Argentum” – a perfecto that makes use of a dark, Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers.

  85. CLE Corojo cigar

    85. CLE Corojo

    Battle Rating: 1468 Wins: 142 Losses: 118

    Among CLE Cigars’ most popular offerings is their core-line CLE Corojo. The cigar showcases the esteemed Eiroa family’s rich heritage for Honduran, Cuban-seed tobacco.

  86. RoMa Craft Tobac Neanderthal cigar

    86. Neanderthal

    Battle Rating: 1467 Wins: 6097 Losses: 4910

    The Neanderthal cigar by RoMa Craft Tobac is the brand’s first new blend since 2012. This Mexican maduro-wrapped smoke uses an extra heavy dose of ligero tobacco.

  87. Crowned Heads La Imperiosa cigar

    87. La Imperiosa

    Battle Rating: 1467 Wins: 3924 Losses: 3080

    La Imperiosa is the highly-requested return of the fan-favorite Las Calaveras EL14 cigar from Crowned Heads. The cigar is now a regular production release, using the same blend but differing in size and branding.

  88. La Flor Dominicana La Nox cigar

    88. La Nox

    Battle Rating: 1467 Wins: 3397 Losses: 3118

    LFD La Nox is all about “the night”. La Flor Dominicana has created a premium blend featuring dark, Brazilian maduro tobacco to match an equally dark packaging and presentation.

  89. Matilde Oscura cigar

    89. Matilde Oscura

    Battle Rating: 1466 Wins: 5796 Losses: 4745

    The Matilde Oscura is Matilde Cigars’ follow-up release from 2014’s Renacer cigar. For this release, the brand has turned to the dark side, using a dark, Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper.

  90. El Centurion H-2K-CT cigar

    90. El Centurion H-2K-CT

    Battle Rating: 1465 Wins: 6456 Losses: 5075

    The unique El Centurion H-2K-CT cigar from My Father Cigars features a flavor packed USA Connecticut Hybrid wrapper and a great price tag.

  91. Casa Magna Colorado cigar

    91. Casa Magna Colorado

    Battle Rating: 1464 Wins: 2020 Losses: 1799

    Casa Magna Colorado is the ingenious collaboration between Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plasencia, crafting a full-bodied, affordable, Nicaraguan puro masterpiece—one that most any cigar connoisseur will agree upon.

  92. Ramón Allones cigar

    92. Ramón Allones

    Battle Rating: 1463 Wins: 5874 Losses: 5285

    Ramón Allones is one of the oldest and most well-known cigar brands in the world (est. 1845). This medium-full bodied, luxurious smoke claims fame to some serious pioneering in the cigar world, including inventing the cigar band and using colorful lithographs for box art.

  93. Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2014 cigar

    93. Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2014

    Battle Rating: 1462 Wins: 6678 Losses: 4684

    The legendary Las Calaveras EL 2014 cigar went on to be among the most popular cigars throughout 2014 and remains a fan-favorite smoke in the cigar scene to this day. Largely considered superior to its 2015 variant.

  94. Aging Room Small Batch M356 cigar

    94. Aging Room M356

    Battle Rating: 1460 Wins: 3968 Losses: 2952

    The Aging Room M356 was the first cigar under the Aging Room Small Batch series by Boutique Blends. The cigars are created in small batches in the Dominican Republic. Upon its release in 2011, M356 went on to win multiple year-end cigar awards.

  95. Caldwell Eastern Standard cigar

    95. Eastern Standard

    Battle Rating: 1458 Wins: 4618 Losses: 3841

    Caldwell Eastern Standard uses rare and vintage tobaccos and is crafted at the Ventura factory in the Dominican Republic. The cigar makes use of a unique, dark Conncticut hybrid wrapper over vintage fillers.

  96. Eiroa The First 20 Years cigar

    96. EIROA The First 20 Years

    Battle Rating: 1458 Wins: 1338 Losses: 1179

    EIROA Cigars follows up their premium line of cigars with The First 20 Years, a Honduran puro blend made from a special selection of tobaccos; gifted to brand owner Christian Eiroa by his father, in celebration of Christian’s milestone 20 years in the cigar industry.

  97. Espinosa Habano cigar

    97. Espinosa Habano

    Battle Rating: 1456 Wins: 6034 Losses: 5146

    The Espinosa Habano cigar has been updated with a sleek new look and slightly tweaked blend, making for a more refined version of this classic, award-winning cigar.

  98. San Cristobal Ovation cigar

    98. San Cristobal Ovation

    Battle Rating: 1456 Wins: 3701 Losses: 2968

    San Cristobal Ovation is the first limited edition cigar in the SC line. Crafted by the famed Garcia family, Ovation uses a special 2.5 year double-fermentation on its San Andrés Oscuro wrapper.

  99. Rocky Patel Royale cigar

    99. Rocky Patel Royale

    Battle Rating: 1456 Wins: 2048 Losses: 1802

    Rocky Patel Royale encompasses the more elite side of Rocky’s lineup, featuring Nicaraguan tobaccos and a special, double binder of Connecticut leaves—both broadleaf and shade-grown.

  100. Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla II cigar

    100. Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla II

    Battle Rating: 1455 Wins: 1112 Losses: 1056

    Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla II is the limited edition followup to the 2014 original. The cigars are a collaboration with Cigar Dojo and the La Zona factory. The sequel uses the original blend with a more slender, toro vitola.

  101. Plasencia Alma Fuerte cigar

    101. Plasencia Alma Fuerte

    Battle Rating: 1455 Wins: 430 Losses: 419

    Alma Fuerte is the first in a series of releases from the new Plasencia 1865 brand, where the famed Plasencia family of Nicaraguan tobacco artisans can adequately showcase their 5 generations-worth of tobacco expertise.

  102. Alec Bradley Prensado cigar

    102. Prensado

    Battle Rating: 1453 Wins: 2310 Losses: 1857

    Alec 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.

  103. Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro cigar

    103. Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro

    Battle Rating: 1453 Wins: 1430 Losses: 1220

    Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro takes the original blend from 2015, featuring extremely aged tobaccos, and replaces the delicate Connecticut shade wrapper with a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro leaf, making for a new take on this fan-favorite blend.

  104. Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco cigar

    104. Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial

    Battle Rating: 1451 Wins: 3562 Losses: 3170

    Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial by Joya de Nicaragua is a re-release of the original cigar from 2013. The cigars are now back by popular demand, with a slightly tweaked blend. Cuatro Cinco features Grade A Nicaraguan tobaccos aged in vintage, white oak barrels.

  105. Hoyo de Monterrey Du Prince cigar

    105. Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo du Prince

    Battle Rating: 1450 Wins: 1511 Losses: 1375

    Of all the cigars in the Hoyo de Monterrey lineup, the Le Hoyo series often ranks among the most prized by connoisseurs. In this series, the cigars showcase smaller, petit frontmaks and a more edgy profile (though still not exceeding medium). A gentle spice is present throughout, along with honey sweetness, citrus, and a light cedar.

  106. Ramón Allones Superiores cigar

    106. Ramón Allones Superiores

    Battle Rating: 1449 Wins: 5715 Losses: 5204

    Take your old standby Ramón Allones and amp it up! These limited edition smokes are a shop-exclusive for La Casa Del Habanos (we Americans only wish we had access) and are in high demand!

  107. Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills cigar

    107. Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills

    Battle Rating: 1448 Wins: 5295 Losses: 5732

    Wide Churchills is a new size variant of the popular Cuban brand, released in 2010, shortly after the successful Short Churchill size. It is among the most popular RyJ cigars, having a unique vitola in the Cuban cigar world.

  108. Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Sun Grown cigar

    108. Gran Reserva Sun Grown

    Battle Rating: 1448 Wins: 2239 Losses: 1718

    Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Sun Grown takes the brand’s classic Gran Reserva blend and tops it with an oily, Ecuadorian Sun-Grown wrapper, finished in Spanish cedar vaults and packaged in cedar sleeves.

  109. Partagás Shorts cigar

    109. Partagás Shorts

    Battle Rating: 1448 Wins: 1401 Losses: 1438

    Short and spicy! Partagás Shorts provide only a 15 minute smoke, but it’s got enough flavor to make up for it! Comparable to Partagás Serie D in flavor profile.

  110. Warped La Colmena Black Honey cigar

    110. La Colmena Black Honey

    Battle Rating: 1442 Wins: 5132 Losses: 5808

    La Colmena Black Honey was an ultra-limited release in 2015 that included only 60 bundles of 10 cigars. The blend uses La Colmena fillers under an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper from Warped’s El Oso cigar made at the same ETDB factory.

  111. A. Florez 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano cigar

    111. 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano

    Battle Rating: 1440 Wins: 3436 Losses: 3437

    The A. Florez 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano cigar took home the prestigious honor of #10 cigar of the year in 2014. It is crafted at PDR Cigars in the Dominican Republic, making use of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, box press, and Entubado rolling technique.

  112. La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2 cigar

    112. Goldie Laguito No. 2

    Battle Rating: 1439 Wins: 5627 Losses: 4822

    The first Goldie cigar, Laguito No. 2, was released in 2012. Every year following, La Palina has introduced a new, limited edition size of the blend. While all Goldie cigars are limited, none were more rare than this, the first release.

  113. RoMa Crfat Tobac Intemperance BA XXI cigar

    113. Intemperance BA XXI

    Battle Rating: 1437 Wins: 5643 Losses: 5384

    RoMa Craft Intemperance BA XXI cigars showcase the darker side of this line, using a unique Brazilian Arapiraca maduro wrapper over a diverse, multi-national filler blend.

  114. Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro cigar

    114. Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1437 Wins: 2787 Losses: 2281

    Perdomo celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special blend. The 20th Anniversary is 100% Nicaraguan, using a wrapper leaf that has been aged in used bourbon barrels for an additional 14 months for added complexity.

  115. La Palina Maduro cigar

    115. La Palina Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1437 Wins: 1602 Losses: 1536

    The La Palina Black Label blend takes this classy, traditional cigar brand down a darker road, making good use of their first Mexican San Andrés maduro blend. Expect a maduro with less grit and more refinement, having a sweet and buttery quality, with cocoa and spice tossed in for good measure.

  116. Quesada 40th Anniversary cigar

    116. Quesada 40th Anniversary

    Battle Rating: 1436 Wins: 5461 Losses: 5412

    The Quesada 40th Anniversary cigar commemorates the company’s Master Blender Manuel Quesada and his 40 years in the cigar industry with a special blend.

  117. Caldwell Eastern Standard Dos Firmas cigar

    117. Dos Firmas

    Battle Rating: 1436 Wins: 1258 Losses: 1238

    Dos Firmas is the third cigar under Caldwell’s Eastern Standard lineup, introducing a special “signature” blend from industry veteran William Ventura – developed over twenty years before the cigar’s launch.

  118. Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2016 cigar

    118. Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2016

    Battle Rating: 1435 Wins: 1569 Losses: 1311

    Crowned Heads introduces the third blend in their hugely popular Las Calaveras series. Las Calaveras EL 2016 features the first use of Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper tobacco for the limited/seasonal series.

  119. Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express Maduro cigar

    119. Midnight Express

    Battle Rating: 1435 Wins: 1195 Losses: 1264

    Caldwell introduces a new take on their popular Eastern Standard cigar with Midnight Express; trading out the original Connecticut Hybrid Ecuadoriano leaf for a dark, Conecticut Arapiraca Maduro wrapper.

  120. Punch Habanos cigar

    120. Punch

    Battle Rating: 1434 Wins: 61 Losses: 51

    Punch cigars are among the world’s oldest cigar brands in current production. The Cuban, Habanos brand was established in 1840 and is now classified as a multi-local brand. The blend uses tobaccos of Cuba’s most premium Vuelta Abajo region and are considered medium body.

  121. Arturo Fuente Casa Fuente cigar

    121. Casa Fuente

    Battle Rating: 1432 Wins: 6021 Losses: 4846

    The Casa Fuente by Arturo Fuente is a special, shop-exclusive cigar made for the Casa Fuente cigar bar (run by Ashton), located in the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV. The cigar was introduced for the bar’s opening in 2005 and uses a blend that is believed to be based off the legendary OpusX, with a Cameroon wrapper.

  122. Illusione "Original Documents" cigar

    122. Illusione “Original Documents”

    Battle Rating: 1431 Wins: 2605 Losses: 2792

    Illusione’s first core-line offering, “Original Documents”, features a Nicaraguan puro blend and is a true small batch offering, utilizing the premium Aganorsa tobaccos and being crafted at the esteemed TABSA factory in Nicaragua.

  123. Maestro del Tiempo 5205 cigar

    123. Maestro del Tiempo 5205

    Battle Rating: 1431 Wins: 1130 Losses: 1076

    Maestro del Tiempo 5205 is one of two regular production vitolas in Warped Cigars’ 5th Nicaraguan puro lines out of the famed TABSA factory. Maestro del Tiempo lonsdale showcases tobacco varieties from unique locations within the AGANORSA portfolio.

  124. Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla cigar

    124. Sarsaparilla

    Battle Rating: 1429 Wins: 5853 Losses: 5018

    The widely popular “Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla” was the Cigar Dojo’s follow-up to the Drew Estate Undercrown DOGMA. The Sarsaparilla was well received, garnering great reviews and completely selling out in just a few weeks.

  125. H. Upmann Cuban cigar

    125. H. Upmann

    Battle Rating: 1429 Wins: 2821 Losses: 3107

    H. Upmann is among the oldest and most recognized Cuban cigar brands in the world, dating back to 1844. Typically, the profile is a more mild strength when compared to some of the other sought-after Cuban cigars.

  126. Fratello Bianco cigar

    126. Fratello Bianco

    Battle Rating: 1428 Wins: 3148 Losses: 3829

    Fratello Cigars debuts their sophomore release with the Fratello Bianco. Despite the name, the cigar is actually darker than the original release, using a San Andrés Mexican maduro wrapper over a diverse filler blend.

  127. Balmoral Añejo XO cigar

    127. Balmoral Añejo XO

    Battle Rating: 1427 Wins: 1677 Losses: 1679

    Balmoral Añejo XO is the followup to Royal Agio’s original Balmoral Añejo 18, which used a special, 18-year-aged wrapper. While the wrapper has been replaced, Balmoral still utilizes long-aged tobaccos for a refined palate.

  128. Drew Estate Nica Rustica cigar

    128. Nica Rustica

    Battle Rating: 1425 Wins: 2618 Losses: 1994

    For most Drew Estate fans (and cigar fans in general), Nica Rustica was just what the Dr. ordered. The Undercrown often served as the affordable alternative to the premium Liga Privada cigars, but lacked the heavy Broadleaf wrapper of Liga. Nica Rustica fills the gap, offering dense and earthy flavors at a much more friendly price.

  129. Caldwell Savages cigar

    129. Savages

    Battle Rating: 1425 Wins: 1357 Losses: 1275

    Savages is a special release from Caldwell Cigar Co., offered only to Caldwell’s best retail accounts. The blend showcases a more premium iteration of the brand’s popular Long Live the King cigar.

  130. Padrón Dámaso cigar

    130. Padrón Dámaso

    Battle Rating: 1423 Wins: 6000 Losses: 5504

    Padrón Dámaso marks a huge change for Padrón, one of the world’s leading cigar brands. For the first time, a Padrón cigar features a Connecticut-seed wrapper. This cigar fills the gap in their lineup, now including a premium cigar for the mild palate.

  131. Illusione Epernay cigar

    131. Epernay

    Battle Rating: 1421 Wins: 5176 Losses: 5601

    Illusione Epernay is a Nicaraguan puro, featuring a smooth and delicate profile, with full flavors and a brilliant complexity. The cigar uses a unique, ligero-free blend that takes away any intense nicotine kick, replaced with subtle nuances.

  132. Camacho American Barrel-Aged cigar

    132. American Barrel-Aged

    Battle Rating: 1421 Wins: 4883 Losses: 3794

    Camacho American Barrel-Aged takes whiskey-meets-cigars to the next level, using nearly 100% American tobaccos and aging Honduran Cuban-seed Corojo for 5 months in used bourbon barrels.

  133. Matilde Serena cigar

    133. Matilde Serena

    Battle Rating: 1415 Wins: 426 Losses: 467

    Matilde Serena is the fourth offering from Matilde Cigars, showcasing a more limited production for the brand’s most mild blend to date.

  134. Camacho Corojo Box-Pressed BXP cigar

    134. Camacho Corojo BXP

    Battle Rating: 1415 Wins: 86 Losses: 81

    Camacho Corojo Box-Pressed BXP is the amped-up version of the original Corojo. The cigars feature box-pressed shapes, and new black-themed appearance, and added Pennsylvania Broadleaf in the filler.

  135. Camacho Powerband cigar

    135. Camacho Powerband

    Battle Rating: 1414 Wins: 1366 Losses: 1401

    Camacho Powerband is the 2nd cigar in Camacho’s new Master Built Series. V-twin biker imagery sparks a powerhouse smoke from a diverse, multinational blend. Camacho also introduces a proprietary Powerband™ bunching technique, boasting a smooth draw, despite having a large quantity of tobaccos in the blend.

  136. San Cristobal Elegancia cigar

    136. San Cristobal Elegancia

    Battle Rating: 1414 Wins: 142 Losses: 158

    Ashton introduced an Ecuadorian Connecticut blend to its San Cristobal lineup in 2011, teaming with the famed Garcia family to blend the Elegancia. The cigar is the only Connecticut Shade offering from San Cristobal, offering a fuller-bodied experience than Connecticuts of old—hovering around the medium-light-body range.

  137. Oliva Master Blends 3 cigar

    137. Master Blends 3

    Battle Rating: 1413 Wins: 3840 Losses: 2999

    The Oliva Master Blends 3 was originally released as a limited edition cigar in 2006. It is now crafted on a regular basis in small quantities out of Oliva’s factory in Nicaragua.

  138. Ashton Aged Maduro cigar

    138. Ashton Aged Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1413 Wins: 1673 Losses: 1412

    Ashton Aged Maduro is among the most well-known maduro cigars worldwide (also ranked as top choices by many of the industry’s biggest personalities). Produced at the famed Fuente factory, these dark Dominicans are sweet and balanced, with classic maduro characteristics.

  139. Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary cigar

    139. Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary

    Battle Rating: 1411 Wins: 2394 Losses: 2427

    Rocky Patel’s latest “Anniversary Edition” cigar celebrates the brands 20th year, using a primarily Honduran blend, crafted in their usual Honduran locale. Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary is billed as a more premium offering than their usual affair.

  140. Cornelius & Anthony Cornelius cigar

    140. Cornelius

    Battle Rating: 1410 Wins: 1308 Losses: 1492

    Cornelius & Anthony Premium Cigars are among the most talked about brands coming into 2016. Their first release is known as Cornelius, featuring a luxury-priced blend made out of the famed El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami’s Little Havana Neighborhood.

  141. Flor de D'Crossier 512 cigar

    141. Flor de D’Crossier 512

    Battle Rating: 1408 Wins: 5873 Losses: 4870

    The Flor de D’Crossier 512 is D’Crossier Cigars first attempt at a inexpensive offering and they hit a home run. These Costa Rican, salty, sweet, and savory, cigars feature a perfect draw, tons of flavor, and endless satisfaction. The Corona Gorda size it the best in our opinion but frankly you can’t go wrong with any vitola of Flor de D’Crissier 512.

  142. Protocol cigar

    142. Protocol

    Battle Rating: 1407 Wins: 5154 Losses: 5497

    The Protocol cigar features a Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper and a quadruple ligero filler. This is the first release from Cubariqueño Cigar Company.

  143. Illusione Maduro cigar

    143. Illusione Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1407 Wins: 1492 Losses: 1512

    Illusione Maduro is the maduro variant of the brand’s baseline “Original Documents” cigar. This is a true small batch operation, with very careful attention to detail, being rolled by the highly-esteemed TABSA factory in Nicaragua. The cigar’s Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper adds a nutty sweetness to this fan-favorite blend.

  144. Trinidad Fundadores cigar

    144. Trinidad Fundadores

    Battle Rating: 1407 Wins: 1119 Losses: 1138

    Trinidad Fundadores was the first size officially sold to the public from the Cuban brand. The cigars bear many similarities to their Cohiba siblings and were originally only available as a diplomatic gift from Fidel Castro.

  145. Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary cigar

    145. Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary

    Battle Rating: 1407 Wins: 155 Losses: 152

    Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary cigars debuted in 2010 to celebrate Rocky’s anniversary in the cigar industry. It is among the brand’s highest scoring blends, ranking among the top 25 cigars of the year on three occasions.

  146. Jericho Hill cigar

    146. Jericho Hill

    Battle Rating: 1406 Wins: 7005 Losses: 4708

    With a deep, dark, Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper, this cigar comes out of the My Father Factory in Nicaragua and quickly became a fan favorite among boutique cigar smokers.

  147. Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Nicaragua cigar

    147. Timeless Collection Nicaragua

    Battle Rating: 1406 Wins: 2138 Losses: 1927

    Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Nicaragua is the Nicaraguan-inspired followup to 2012’s NS Timeless (Dominican) cigar. It features a 100% Nicaraguan puro blend, made at the renowned Plasencia factory in Nicaragua.

  148. Sindicato cigar

    148. Sindicato

    Battle Rating: 1404 Wins: 4786 Losses: 5915

    Featuring a very limited and unique Shade Grown Corojo wrapper, the Sindicato features creamy flavors with notes of graham crackers and cinnamon – a full-flavored stick with a medium to full strength profile.

  149. CAO Pilón cigar

    149. CAO Pilón

    Battle Rating: 1404 Wins: 1538 Losses: 1417

    The CAO Pilón utilizes a 19th century Cuban technique of fermenting leaves in circular pilóns, rather the rectangular arrangement used today. CAO Pilón showcases a refined look, intended to compete with over-priced luxury cigars, making for a more manageable celebratory smoke.

  150. RoMa Craft Wunder|Lust cigar

    150. Wunder|Lust

    Battle Rating: 1403 Wins: 78 Losses: 73

    RoMa Craft debuted the unorthodox Wunder|Lust cigar at the tail end of 2015, releasing a unique blend exclusively to the German cigar market. The blend smokes much differently than RoMa Craft’s usual portfolio, offering a more delicate and aromatic experience, highlighted by a “mysterious” tobacco in the cigar’s filler.

  151. Rocky Patel Prohibition Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro cigar

    151. Prohibition – Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1402 Wins: 4703 Losses: 5941

    Prohibition – Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro cigars showcase Nicaraguan tobaccos, wrapped in a dark, Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper in a singular, toro vitola.

  152. Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Edition cigar

    152. Oktoberfest

    Battle Rating: 1402 Wins: 5495 Losses: 5373

    Quesada Oktoberfest cigars are some of the most anticipated seasonally released cigars on the market—the cigars have been blended to pair with Marzen-style beers (Oktoberfest), making for a great fall tradition.

  153. La Palina Goldie Dalia cigar

    153. Goldie Dalia

    Battle Rating: 1402 Wins: 1374 Losses: 1310

    The 2016 edition of the fan-favorite “Goldie Series” features the closest size to La Palina’s original Laguito No. 2 to date. At 6¾” × 43, this lonsdale is referred to as “Dalia” in the Cuban industry. As usual, Goldie Dalia showcases among the finest craftsmanship in the world.

  154. Punch Rare Corojo cigar

    154. Rare Corojo

    Battle Rating: 1400 Wins: 1530 Losses: 1687

    Punch Rare Corojo is among the most popular small batch / seasonal cigar releases, with its annual, limited allotment released each February to cigar fans. Many credit Rare Corojo with creating demand for special, annual releases in the craft cigar market.

  155. The Oscar cigar by Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.

    155. The Oscar

    Battle Rating: 1398 Wins: 1232 Losses: 1203

    The Oscar by Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. is the premium follow-up release to the brand’s popular LEAF by Oscar cigars, using primarily Honduran tobaccos and a bright, Candela cover leaf to replace the conventional cellophane.

  156. San Lotano Oval cigar by AJ Fernandez

    156. San Lotano Oval

    Battle Rating: 1397 Wins: 2310 Losses: 1983

    San Lotano Oval was introduced in 2011 by boutique manufacturer AJ Fernandez. AJ offered the unique concept of an oval-shaped Habano cigar—which, aside from looking unique, fits perfectly in the mouth. A long-time popular choice from craft cigar enthusiasts since its launch.

  157. Caldwell The Last Tsar cigar

    157. The Last Tsar

    Battle Rating: 1396 Wins: 3244 Losses: 3601

    Caldwell’s The Last Tsar is an ultra-premium cigar made in small batches at the Tabacalera William Ventura factory in the Dominican Republic. Differing from the Caldwell Collection, very little is known of the blend other than a Hybrid Connecticut Arapiraca Maduro wrapper.

  158. Alec Bradley Tempus cigar

    158. Tempus

    Battle Rating: 1395 Wins: 2153 Losses: 2136

    Alec Bradley Tempus is all about balance. The brand’s most full-bodied blend incorporates a special Honduran tobacco, double binder, and expert craftsmanship to bring a full-bodied blend with enough flavor to balance out one of the most popular cigars in today’s market.

  159. L'Atelier Identité cigar

    159. Identité

    Battle Rating: 1395 Wins: 48 Losses: 53

    L’Atelier Imports Identité represents the brand’s identity, using their signature Sancti Spíritus tobacco (a hybrid of Criollo and Pelo de Oro varietals) in all three portions of the cigar’s blend.

  160. La Palina Mr. Sam cigar

    160. Mr. Sam

    Battle Rating: 1394 Wins: 5803 Losses: 5047

    La Palina Mr. Sam cigars are a special blend made to commemorate the brand’s founder, Sam Paley. Mr. Sam is rolled at the famed El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, Florida, which employs only the highest level cigar rollers.

  161. MBombay Corojo Oscuro cigar

    161. MBombay Corojo Oscuro

    Battle Rating: 1394 Wins: 1384 Losses: 1316

    MBombay cigars by Bombay Tobak have become some of the most sought-after craft/boutique cigars over the past few years. The Corojo Oscuro features dark & decadent flavors, derived from a diverse, multinational blend and a rich, Ecuadorian Corojo Oscuro wrapper.

  162. Warped Don Reynaldo Regalos cigar

    162. Don Reynaldo Regalos

    Battle Rating: 1392 Wins: 5038 Losses: 5134

    Warped Cigar’s Don Reynaldo Regalos brings the fan-favorite, ultra-limited edition cigar back to the market. The cigar incorporates the same blend as 2014’s Coronas De Luxe size, this time using a larger 5×46 “Regalos” corona vitola.

  163. Warped Futuro cigar

    163. Futuro

    Battle Rating: 1392 Wins: 5516 Losses: 5637

    Futuro is the brainchild of Kyle Gellis of Warped and Max Fernandez, son of Eduardo Fernandez of AGANORSA. The cigars use the famed AGANORSA farm’s most premium tobaccos from their top secret “tobacco vault”.

  164. La Hacienda by Warped Cigars

    164. La Hacienda

    Battle Rating: 1391 Wins: 5603 Losses: 5443

    Warped Cigars continues its quest to bring the classic Cuban cigar heritage to the modern smoker. La Hacienda offers a medium-bodied, well-balanced smoking experience at a surprisingly affordable price point.

  165. La Gloria Cubana Serie R cigar

    165. La Gloria Cubana Serie R

    Battle Rating: 1391 Wins: 2957 Losses: 2421

    La Gloria Cubana Serie R is known for helping to spark interest for the more modern style of boutique cigars, with big flavors and equally big ring gauges. In 1999, the brand was sold to General Cigar Company by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.

  166. Gurkha Cellar Reserve Platinum Edition cigar

    166. Cellar Reserve Platinum Edition

    Battle Rating: 1391 Wins: 1163 Losses: 1489

    Gurkha adds to its collection of well-aged offerings, showcasing the Cellar Reserve Platinum Edition—a Nicaraguan blend with 12-year-aged tobaccos.

  167. Nat Sherman 85th Anniversary

    167. Nat Sherman 85th Anniversary

    Battle Rating: 1390 Wins: 1760 Losses: 1681

    Celebrating the opening of Nat Sherman’s legendary Townhouse store in Manhattan, NY in 1930, the brand has crafted a special cigar for the occasion. Utilizing Nicaraguan fillers and a special Dominican wrapper, the cigars are rolled with the classic entubado style, making for an ultra-premium experience.

  168. L'Atelier LAT52 cigar

    168. L’Atelier

    Battle Rating: 1389 Wins: 2405 Losses: 2272

    L’Atelier is the more affordable counterpart to the legendary Behike BHK cigar. Made in Nicaragua, L’Atelier emulates Behike with a much cheaper price point, while offering its own unique subtleties that have made it a staple in the craft cigar scene.

  169. Quesada Reserva Privada cigar

    169. Quesada Reserva Privada

    Battle Rating: 1388 Wins: 5504 Losses: 5365

    The luxurious Quesada Rserva Privada features a binder from 1997 and topped with a gorgeous Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. This limited release cigar is tough to find but well worth the $15 price tag.

  170. Illusione Rothchildes cigar

    170. Illusione *R* Rothchildes

    Battle Rating: 1388 Wins: 4076 Losses: 3503

    Illusione *R* Rothchildes is heavily considered among the best value cigars in the world. Enthusiasts buy Rothchildes by the 50-count box to smoke daily—with full flavors, this $3 – $4 cigar is nearly unbeatable.

  171. 1502 XO cigar

    171. 1502 XO

    Battle Rating: 1388 Wins: 1565 Losses: 1574

    1502 XO is the most premium cigar to date from Global Premium Cigars. Named for the designation of the most premium cognac spirits, the cigar boasts a special blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos and rare, 18-year-aged leaves.

  172. Espinosa Crema cigar

    172. Espinosa Crema

    Battle Rating: 1388 Wins: 1235 Losses: 1306

    Espinosa Premium Cigars veers from their usual, high-octane releases with the Espinosa Crema—showcasing a more mellow and creamy smoking experience—expanding their core lineup to include a broader range of profiles for cigar enthusiasts.

  173. Hoyo La Amistad cigar

    173. Hoyo La Amistad

    Battle Rating: 1387 Wins: 1238 Losses: 1114

    Hoyo de Monterrey entered the modern era of premium cigars in early 2016 with the rebranded HOYO. The brand now teams with industry veteran AJ Fernandez for a special, limited edition blend that showcases AJ’s knowledge of Nicaraguan tobacco.

  174. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo cigar

    174. Antaño Dark Corojo

    Battle Rating: 1386 Wins: 2237 Losses: 2418

    Antaño Dark Corojo comes from Joya de Nicaragua, the oldest factory in Nicaragua. This is an ultra-bold smoke, showcasing the power of Nicaraguan tobaccos. In fact, Joya warns you straight away, “Novices need not light.”

  175. Partagas 1845

    175. Partagas 1845

    Battle Rating: 1386 Wins: 1515 Losses: 2044

    Partagas 1845 is the new core-line cigar from the non-Cuban Partagas brand. Featuring a fuller body and long-filler tobaccos aged in Dominican rum barrels. Partagas situates this blend between the delicate nuances of the original and the decadent sweetness of their Black Label cigars.

  176. Crowned Heads The Angel's Anvil TAA 2016 cigar

    176. The Angel’s Anvil TAA 2016

    Battle Rating: 1386 Wins: 1215 Losses: 1225

    Crowned Heads introduces a maduro offering for their third cigar in the limited edition The Angel’s Anvil series. The 2016 TAA uses Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers, rolled at the prestigious La Alianza factory in the DR.

  177. L'Atelier Imports Extension de la Racine ER15 cigar

    177. L’Atelier Extension de la Racine

    Battle Rating: 1384 Wins: 2713 Losses: 2924

    L’Atelier Extension de la Racine is an annual, limited edition cigar that is rolled in a new vitola each year. The cigar features the rare Sanctí Spiritus tobacco and a Nicaraguan puro blend.

  178. A.J. Fernandez Last Call Maduro cigar

    178. Last Call Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1384 Wins: 1088 Losses: 1076

    Last Call Maduro by AJF Cigar Co. is the followup to the rothschild-sized Last Call cigar introduced in early 2016. The new blend utilizes a Nicaraguan puro blend, complete with a Nicaraguan-grown Pennsylvania Broadleaf-seed wrapper.

  179. La Jugada Habano cigar

    179. La Jugada Habano

    Battle Rating: 1383 Wins: 5651 Losses: 5378

    The number one cigar of the year in 2013 the La Jugada Habano is full flavored and full strength giving plenty of smoking satisfaction for a great price.

  180. E.P. Carrillo CORE Natural cigar

    180. E.P. Carrillo CORE

    Battle Rating: 1382 Wins: 2127 Losses: 1901

    E.P. Carrillo CORE Natural was the first cigar introduced by EPC Cigar Co. upon launching in 2010. This is a classic Dominican blend with superb balance and an attractive price point.

  181. Warped El Oso Ursus cigar

    181. El Oso Ursus

    Battle Rating: 1382 Wins: 804 Losses: 880

    El Oso “Ursus” by Warped is a limited edition version of the brand’s first cigar line. El Oso, often referred to as “The Bear”, incorporates 3 regular release sizes. Ursus uses the Latin translation for “bear”. The new size uses a corona gorda vitola and a covered foot.

  182. Punch Signature cigar

    182. Punch Signature

    Battle Rating: 1380 Wins: 4452 Losses: 6406

    Punch showcases a throwback cigar with Punch Signature. Old school themes, marketing, and even similar Corojo seed tobaccos have been used for this retro-inspired blend.

  183. Illusione ~eccj~ 20th cigar

    183. ~eccj~ 20th

    Battle Rating: 1379 Wins: 1291 Losses: 1425

    Illusione returns to the popular blend from the original ~eccj~ 15th, which became the basis for their Epernay line. The cigar’s size and blend have been tweaked for this limited edition release, making for a more refined experience.

  184. Partagas Heritage cigar

    184. Partagas Heritage

    Battle Rating: 1379 Wins: 62 Losses: 69

    Partagas Heritage recalls nostalgic imagery and blending profile from the brand’s vast “heritage”. The cigar uses a proprietary Honduran wrapper and similar fillers from the famed Partagas 150 and 160.

  185. Crowned Heads Four Kicks cigar

    185. Four Kicks

    Battle Rating: 1378 Wins: 3905 Losses: 3691

    Four Kicks was the first release by Nashville-based brand Crowned Heads. The cigars feature primarily Nicaraguan tobaccos and are made in the Dominican Republic under the watchful eye of Master Blender E.P. Carrillo. A medium-bodied, full-flavored smoking experience.

  186. AJ Fernandez San Lotano Requiem Habano cigar

    186. San Lotano Requiem Habano

    Battle Rating: 1378 Wins: 154 Losses: 143

    San Lotano Requiem Habano by A.J. Fernandez Cigar Company showcases a diverse blend, offering a fuller-bodied smoking experience that is highlighted by a high-octane Brazilian Habano ligero wrapper.

  187. Rocky Patel Super Ligero cigar

    187. Rocky Patel Super Ligero

    Battle Rating: 1376 Wins: 5277 Losses: 5813

    The Super Ligero is Rockey Patel’s most powerful cigar to date. Featuring a triple helping of Costa Rican Triple Ligero filler that will satisfy even the most demanding palette.

  188. Camacho Corojo cigar

    188. Camacho Corojo

    Battle Rating: 1376 Wins: 5392 Losses: 5822

    At the center of Camacho’s BOLD lineup is the Corojo, consisting of original Cuban-seed Corojo tobacco, grown in Honduras since being smuggled out of Cuba in the 1960’s. Camacho now carries the torch for the original Corojo, as Cuba has since switched to hybrid, mold-resilient tobaccos.

  189. Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 cigar

    189. Vintage 1992

    Battle Rating: 1376 Wins: 2161 Losses: 2155

    Rocky Patel has become well-known for their Vintage cigar blends. With Vintage 1992, the cigar showcases a 10-year-aged wrapper over Nicaraguan & Dominican long-fillers, crafted in the Honduras.

  190. EP Carrillo Short Run 2016 cigar

    190. Short Run 2016

    Battle Rating: 1375 Wins: 1374 Losses: 1637

    For the first time since its launch in 2010, the EP Carrillo Short Run features a completely unique blend. Short Run 2016 has been rolled in a singular Toro size, limited to 2,500 boxes of 10 cigars—Short Run 2016 marks a new look for EPC as well.

  191. Warped Flor del Valle Sky Flower cigar

    191. Sky Flower

    Battle Rating: 1375 Wins: 1277 Losses: 1377

    Warped introduced Sky Flower to their popular Flor del Valle line in 2015. The new version includes the rare medio tiempo ligero (made famous by the Behike BHK) for a stronger blend.

  192. L'Atelier Maduro cigar

    192. L’Atelier Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1374 Wins: 1900 Losses: 1709

    L’Atelier Maduro makes good use of a dark, Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, complete with a premium Sancti Spíritus binder, grown at the famed Garcia farms in Nicaragua. An affordable price is just a segue into a silky smooth profile of chocolate and vanilla.

  193. Rocky Patel Tabaquero Hamlet Paredes cigar

    193. Tabaquero Hamlet Paredes

    Battle Rating: 1373 Wins: 5079 Losses: 5769

    Tabaquero Hamlet Paredes is the first cigar blended by Rocky Patel’s new all-star Cuban roller Hamlet Paredes, working at the Rocky’s Burn lounge in Naples, Florida. Hamlet is a popular Cuban roller of Partagas and Romeo y Julieta fame.

  194. CAO Colombia cigar

    194. CAO Colombia

    Battle Rating: 1373 Wins: 4549 Losses: 6643

    CAO Colombia features a unique multi-national blend of tobaccos, ranging from Honduras, Colombia, Cameroon, and Brazil—to top it off, it’s made in Nicaragua. The CAO world tobacco tour continues with this ridiculously affordable smoke.

  195. Cornelius & Anthony Venganza cigar

    195. Venganza

    Battle Rating: 1373 Wins: 1174 Losses: 1364

    Cornelius & Anthony debuted Venganza at IPCPR 2016. Their 4th release in the lineup, Venganza features a more premium and full-bodied experience, compared to their other cigars from the La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

  196. Room101 The Big Payback cigar

    196. The Big Payback

    Battle Rating: 1371 Wins: 4697 Losses: 6172

    The Big Payback is a Nicaraguan puro made as a thank you from Room101 to its supporters that helped elevate the brand to its current position in the industry. Made with a puro blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos, the cigars in the line all feature large sizes and affordable prizes.

  197. La Aurora Preferidos Maduro cigar

    197. La Aurora Preferidos Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1370 Wins: 1725 Losses: 1652

    La Aurora Preferidos Maduro is a favorite for maduro fans industry-wide. The cigars are instantly recognizable, having a very intricate & bulbous shape. This well-known blend is made at the La Aurora factory, which is known for both its skilled craftsmanship, as well as being the oldest in the Dominican Republic.

  198. San Cristóbal de La Habana cigar

    198. San Cristóbal de La Habana El Príncipe

    Battle Rating: 1370 Wins: 1283 Losses: 1445

    El Príncipe by San Cristóbal de La Habana is the smallest size in the lineup. This Petit Corona offers a mild-medium body and surprisingly intricate and complex flavors for its size—described as heavy in floral and cocoa nuances.

  199. Henry Clay Tattoo cigar

    199. Henry Clay Tattoo

    Battle Rating: 1369 Wins: 4874 Losses: 5707

    Henry Clay Tattoo cigars see the unlikely pairing of Pete Johnson of Tatuaje and the Grupo de Maestros of Altadis USA. Pete has worked closely with Altadis’ expert blenders to create a cigar to pay homage to one of his favorites—the original Henry Clay cigar.

  200. AJ Fernandez Last Call cigar

    200. Last Call

    Battle Rating: 1369 Wins: 1388 Losses: 1492

    Last Call marks the first cigar under the new Portfolio Series by AJ Fernández, offering the cigars exclusively to brick & mortar retailers. The cigars are value-priced, like many AJ blends, featuring a short, yet fulfilling experience.

  201. La Barba Red cigar

    201. La Barba Red

    Battle Rating: 1369 Wins: 1079 Losses: 1278

    La Barba Red became an instant fan-favorite among boutique smokers when launched in 2013. The cigars have now been re-blended and re-worked for a larger scale, using primarily Dominican tobaccos and being distributed by Down and Back LLC (Caldwell Cigar Co.).

  202. Cornelius & Anthony Meridian cigar

    202. Meridian

    Battle Rating: 1367 Wins: 146 Losses: 183

    Meridian is the fourth release in the newly rebranded Cornelius & Anthony brand. This nautically themed cigar uses a medium-bodied, Habano blend; made at the La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

  203. Tatuaje Tattoo cigar

    203. Tattoo

    Battle Rating: 1366 Wins: 5441 Losses: 5314

    Tattoo is Tatuaje’s answer to an affordable cigar. Using the English translation of Tatuaje, these maduros are made at the Garcia’s alternate TACUBA factory in Estelí. Pricing ranges from $5 – $6, though the real savings comes into play with the large, 50-count boxes—bringing the cigars under the $5 range.

  204. Gurkha Ghost cigar

    204. Gurkha Ghost

    Battle Rating: 1364 Wins: 4058 Losses: 7204

    Thought by many to be one of the better Gurkhas on the the market the Ghost is adorned with an oily Brazilian Arapiraca maduro wrapper. The Gurkha Ghost is a medium strength, full flavored, cigar produced at the PDR Factory in the DR.

  205. Cohiba Nicaragua cigar

    205. Cohiba Nicaragua

    Battle Rating: 1364 Wins: 4701 Losses: 6213

    Setting aside the mild Dominican tobaccos and going bold, bold, bold, with the full flavors that Nicaraguan tobacco has to offer. Cohiba hit the nail on the head with this blend by finishing off the Nicaraguan filler and binder with a gorgeous Honduran Colorado Oscuro wrapper.

  206. Romeo Añejo cigar

    206. ROMEO Añejo

    Battle Rating: 1363 Wins: 4061 Losses: 6478

    ROMEO Añejo is the dark companion to 2012’s ROMEO cigar, the best-selling Romeo cigar to date. It showcases a Connecticut Broadleaf Vintage 2010 maduro wrapper over fillers of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Honduran vintage tobaccos.

  207. AJ Fernandez New World Connecticut cigar

    207. New World Connecticut

    Battle Rating: 1363 Wins: 3550 Losses: 3612

    AJ Fernandez debuts the New World Connecticut, a Connecticut Shade version of the popular New World cigar, featuring full flavors at an affordable price.

  208. Cubanacan HR cigar

    208. HR – Hirochi Robaina

    Battle Rating: 1362 Wins: 5400 Losses: 5220

    Descending from cigar royalty, Hirochi Robaina has teamed with Cubanacan Cigars to offer one of the most premium smoking experiences currently available.

  209. Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. cigar

    209. Regius Exclusivo U.S.A.

    Battle Rating: 1362 Wins: 145 Losses: 170

    The first cigar in the Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. series is commonly referred to as the “red label.” The cigars use a Nicaraguan puro blend, offered in four sizes. Regius CEO Akhil Kapacee crafted the series for the American palate, using more spice and body than other Regius cigars.

  210. L'Atelier Côte d’Or cigar

    210. Côte d’Or

    Battle Rating: 1361 Wins: 4080 Losses: 3766

    L’Atelier Côte d’Or is the brand’s most premium cigar offering to date. It utilizes the rare Pelo de Oro tobaccos, an ultra-premium and rare tobacco variety.

  211. Warped Flor Del Valle cigar

    211. Flor del Valle

    Battle Rating: 1361 Wins: 3481 Losses: 3221

    Flor del Valle is one of the original cigar lines from Warped Cigars, a modern brand that is quickly rising in popularity among cigar enthusiasts. The cigar is a revived Cuban brand that uses classic Cuban rolling techniques with 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos.

  212. Quesada Keg cigar

    212. Quesada Keg

    Battle Rating: 1361 Wins: 1873 Losses: 2261

    The Quesada Keg is a limited edition/seasonal cigar release that has been custom-blended to pair with Irish Stout beers for St. Patrick’s Day. The cigars are bundled in jars modeled after beer kegs and branded to match the notorious Guinness stout.

  213. Regius of London Black Label cigar

    213. Regius Black Label

    Battle Rating: 1360 Wins: 2674 Losses: 3838

    Regius of London, often referred to as “Black Label”, is the brand’s baseline offering, a Nicaraguan puro, crafted at the Plasencia factory in Nicaragua.

  214. Partagas Aniversario 170 cigar

    214. Partagas 170

    Battle Rating: 1359 Wins: 1428 Losses: 2000

    Partagas Aniversario 170 follows in the footsteps of the famous Partagas 150 and 160 releases, honoring the legendary brand with a special, limited edition blend—topped with a Sun-Grown Cameroon wrapper.

  215. Partagas Benji Menendez Master Series Prominentes cigar

    215. Benji Menendez Partagas Master Series

    Battle Rating: 1359 Wins: 396 Losses: 429

    Benji Menendez Partagas Master Series cigars were originally released in 2009. The cigars were hailed for their premium Cameroon wrappers and superior price/value.

  216. Joya Red cigar by Joya de Nicaragua

    216. Joya Red

    Battle Rating: 1358 Wins: 5284 Losses: 6077

    With the combination of full, easy-to-love flavors and a ridiculously affordable price point, Joya Red is one of the best bang-for-your-buck stciks on the market

  217. Island Jim # TWO cigar

    217. Island Jim No. 2

    Battle Rating: 1357 Wins: 1273 Losses: 1407

    Island Jim No. 2 is shaped after a # TWO pencil, of all things; complete with light and dark wrappers at the cap (pencil tip) and shaggy foot (eraser) at the cigar’s foot. These colorful smokes are made by Oscar Valladares out of Honduras and Jim Robinson, makers of the popular Leaf by Oscar cigars.

  218. Warped Corto cigar

    218. Corto

    Battle Rating: 1356 Wins: 3424 Losses: 3834

    Using 100% Aganorsa leaf, this Nicaraguan puro is packed with flavor. The Corto (meaning short) has a slight box press to it and will be a annual release from Warped Cigars, with each year bringing a new size.

  219. Flor de Gonzalez FDG 20 Aniversario Maduro cigar

    219. FDG 20 Aniversario Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1356 Wins: 1159 Losses: 1319

    FDG Cigars honors the 20th anniversary of their Nicaraguan factory with the limited edition 20 Aniversario cigars. Two wrapper styles are used to emulate the brand’s first cigars—the Gold Series. This Maduro showcases a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro.

  220. Cubariqueño Cigar Co. Protocol Probable Cause cigar

    220. Protocol Probable Cause

    Battle Rating: 1355 Wins: 1086 Losses: 1070

    Probable Cause is the followup to Cubariqueño’s first release, Protocol. The name draws from the brand owner’s backgrounds in law enforcement. Probable Cause utilizes a new blend, featuring Nicaraguan tobaccos wrapped in a San Andrés Mexican maduro wrapper.

  221. CAO Consigliere cigar

    221. Consigliere

    Battle Rating: 1354 Wins: 1049 Losses: 1279

    CAO is back with another mobster-themed cigar. Technically, Consigliere is the same blend as the original, fan-favorite CAO Sopranos cigar—although, they’ll only go so far as to hint at it. All new sizes have been rolled, using the same blend and best of all, reduced prices.

  222. Romeo y Julieta 1875 cigar

    222. Romeo y Julieta 1875

    Battle Rating: 1352 Wins: 2876 Losses: 3775

    The baseline cigar from Romeo y Julieta – the “original” Romeo cigar. Of course this is referring to the non-Cuban cigar out of the Dominican Republic. Romeo y Julieta is another cross-over brand, having a Cuban and non-Cuban variant due to the embargo.

  223. Alec Bradley Sanctum cigar

    223. Sanctum

    Battle Rating: 1351 Wins: 2381 Losses: 3479

    The Sanctum is Alec Bradley’s new release for 2015, featuring a diverse, multinational blend and an affordable price range.

  224. Illusione Singularé 2013 Rose Croix cigar

    224. Singularé 2013 Rose Croix

    Battle Rating: 1351 Wins: 502 Losses: 539

    Illusione’s limited edition offering for 2013 was the Singularé 2013 Rose Croix, a Nicaraguan puro rolled with select tobaccos in a large, Churchill size. The cigars were limited to only 900 boxes of 15, due to availability of the rare AGANORSA tobaccos used.

  225. Kristoff Corojo Limitada cigar

    225. Kristoff Corojo Limitada

    Battle Rating: 1350 Wins: 2220 Losses: 2508

    Kristoff Corojo Limitada may very well be the most popular among boutique brand Kristoff Cigars. This Habano earned an elite #11 spot in 2012’s Top 25 Cigars list by Cigar Aficionado.

  226. La Barba One and Only cigar

    226. One and Only

    Battle Rating: 1350 Wins: 729 Losses: 868

    One and Only is the 2016 limited edition blend by La Barba. The cigars are limited to 500 boxes of 10 and use an undisclosed blend, made in the Dominican Republic at Tabacalera William Ventura.

  227. Alec Bradley Black Market cigar

    227. Black Market

    Battle Rating: 1348 Wins: 2178 Losses: 2723

    Alec Bradley Black Market is among the most popular cigars from one of today’s biggest brands. The cigar makes good use of a diverse, multinational blend and attractive price.

  228. Cohiba Macassar cigar

    228. Cohiba Macassar

    Battle Rating: 1348 Wins: 119 Losses: 161

    Cohiba Macassar is the most luxurious blend in the brand’s esteemed core lineup. The tobaccos are proprietary and aged up to six years, being finished in Dominican rum barrels.

  229. Tatuaje Anarchy Microblend cigar

    229. Anarchy

    Battle Rating: 1346 Wins: 5043 Losses: 5416

    Tatuaje Anarchy cigars were the 1st cigar in Smoke Inn’s Microblend Series. These dark, Ecuadorian Habano-wrapped Nicaraguans are now a collector’s item in the cigar scene.

  230. Camacho Ecuador cigar

    230. Camacho Ecuador

    Battle Rating: 1345 Wins: 5901 Losses: 5533

    Released in 2014, the Camacho Ecuador is a reasonably priced, full-flavored cigar that fits right into the “BOLD” theme of the rebranded Camacho Cigar line. The Camacho Ecuador fittingly features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and a Brazilian Mata Fina binder.

  231. Alec Bradley Family Blend The Lineage cigar

    231. The Lineage

    Battle Rating: 1343 Wins: 1535 Losses: 1652

    Alec Bradley The Lineage is a family cigar blend, commemorating the coming of age for founder Alan Rubin’s sons, Alec and Bradley. Alan complied to US laws regarding smoking for his boys, and when they were of legal smoking age, The Lineage cigar was made to celebrate.

  232. D'Crossier Golden Blend Aged 10 Years cigar

    232. Golden Blend Aged 10 Years

    Battle Rating: 1342 Wins: 5004 Losses: 5213

    The D’Crossier Golden Blend Aged 10 Years was introduced in 2014 as a replacement for the original Golden Blend Aged 7 Years. As the name implies, the tobaccos have been aged for 10 years. This as well as a more robust blend of tobaccos, makes for a stronger, more refined smoking experience comparable to a classic, Cuban profile.

  233. Room101 San Andrés cigar

    233. Room101 San Andrés

    Battle Rating: 1342 Wins: 1664 Losses: 1791

    Room101 San Andrés takes a detour from the brand’s familiar, dark maduro wrappers—showcasing an uncommon natural, Mexican San Andrés wrapper over Honduran & Dominican fillers.

  234. Rocky Patel Sun Grown cigar

    234. Rocky Patel Sun Grown

    Battle Rating: 1341 Wins: 1236 Losses: 1557

    Rocky Patel’s Sun Grown line is among their most popular, featuring a well-aged blend that utilizes up to 7-year-aged tobaccos in the filler and wrapper. It is a medium-plus bodied blend with distinct pepper spices throughout.

  235. Por Larrañaga Petit Coronas cigar

    235. Por Larrañaga Petit Coronas

    Battle Rating: 1340 Wins: 40 Losses: 60

    Por Larrañaga is the world’s oldest cigar brand in current production. The Por Larrañaga Petit Coronas size is among Cuba’s most sought-after small cigar, showcasing a mild to medium profile that caters towards delicate and complex nuances over strength and body.

  236. Viaje Platino cigar

    236. Viaje Platino

    Battle Rating: 1339 Wins: 4508 Losses: 6032

    Viaje Platino is considered one of the brand’s baseline cigars. With Viaje’s standard small batch production, these Nicaraguan puros are the epitome of boutique in the cigar world.

  237. Eiroa cigar

    237. EIROA

    Battle Rating: 1338 Wins: 5508 Losses: 5493

    Christian Eiroa honors the family legacy in the cigar industry with a Honduran puro blend designed for the connoisseur’s palate.

  238. Sancho Panza Belicosos cigar

    238. Sancho Panza Belicosos

    Battle Rating: 1338 Wins: 420 Losses: 483

    Sancho Panza is among the oldest Cuban cigar brands still in existence (dating back to 1848), with the intricately-crafted Belicosos size being among the most popular in the series. The blend showcases a medium body.

  239. MoyaRuiz The Chinese Finger Trap cigar

    239. The Chinese Finger Trap

    Battle Rating: 1335 Wins: 2517 Losses: 4004

    The Chinese Finger Trap is a unique, limited edition cigar that features a completely undisclosed blend (an Ancient Chinese secret…) and packaging to resemble a Chinese finger trap puzzle. Only 1,000 boxes were released in 2015, made (in part) to commemorate the Cigar Dojo community.

  240. La Palina Bill's Blend TAA 2016 cigar

    240. La Palina Bill’s Blend

    Battle Rating: 1335 Wins: 1243 Losses: 1468

    La Palina Bill’s Blend TAA 2016 is a limited edition cigar made exclusively for Tobacconist Association of America retailers, using Bill Paley’s personal blend and rolled at the famed El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.

  241. NUb Maduro cigar

    241. NUb Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1334 Wins: 1864 Losses: 2401

    NUb cigars were the creation of StudioTobac, which is now operated by Oliva. The concept is to offer only the cigar’s “sweet spot”, with short & stout sizes. Their Maduro blend utilizes a Brazilian wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers, making for a rich, dessert-like profile.

  242. CAO Flathead cigar

    242. Flathead

    Battle Rating: 1334 Wins: 2073 Losses: 2045

    CAO Flathead is an affordable cigar line launched in 2013 to satisfy the likes of most any cigar enthusiast: premium cigars, cars, and girls… This ’50s-infused gearhead smoke has recently been named CA’s #3 cigar of the year for 2015, but does Cigar Wars agree?

  243. Crux Guild cigar

    243. Crux Guild

    Battle Rating: 1334 Wins: 1269 Losses: 1453

    Crux Guild pays homage to the skill of the craft, utilizing some of the most talented rollers at the famed Plasencia Cigars factory in Estelí.

  244. Espinosa 601 La Bomba Napalm cigar

    244. 601 La Bomba Napalm

    Battle Rating: 1334 Wins: 1263 Losses: 1622

    601 La Bomba Napalm is a 100% Nicaraguan powerhouse blend from Espinosa Premium Cigars. Beginning with a bomb fuse cap, this robusto packs a punch!

  245. Bombay Tobak Gaaja cigar

    245. Gaaja

    Battle Rating: 1334 Wins: 1133 Losses: 1267

    Bombay Tobak introduces their first line outside their popular MBombay series with Gaaja. The name translates to mean “Elephant”, which, in Hindu mythology, elephants teach patience. This is displayed in the years it took to procure the impressive selection of tobaccos from many regions of the world.

  246. Tatuaje L′Esprit de Vérité Robusto 2008 Vintage cigar

    246. L′Esprit de Vérité Robusto 2008 Vintage

    Battle Rating: 1333 Wins: 4817 Losses: 5680

    L′Esprit de Vérité Robusto 2008 Vintage is an ultra-limited run cigar that emulates wine, using tobaccos grown from a singular farm in Estelí, Nicaragua.

  247. La Sirena Merlion cigar

    247. Merlion

    Battle Rating: 1333 Wins: 4072 Losses: 6561

    La Sirena introduces its 2nd cigar blend, Merlion. Half mermaid, half lion, this Corojo-wrapped cigar showcases a smooth, medium-bodied smoking experience. This is a milder offering compared to the brand’s original La Sirena cigar.

  248. Camacho Shellback cigar

    248. Shellback

    Battle Rating: 1332 Wins: 3049 Losses: 4028

    This 6×50 toro is a limited cigar and features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and fillers. Shellback is a limited release cigar for 2015, incorporating a nautical theme.

  249. La Jugada Prieto cigar

    249. La Jugada Prieto

    Battle Rating: 1331 Wins: 1283 Losses: 1404

    La Jugada Prieto was the first offering from boutique brand MoyaRuiz in 2013. It is known for its dark, thick maduro wrapper—producing rich characteristics. While the cigars are occasionally criticized for burn issues, they are equally praised for a stellar performance with age.

  250. Cuaba Cuban cigar

    250. Cuaba

    Battle Rating: 1328 Wins: 1871 Losses: 2451

    Cuaba is a post-revolution Cuban cigar, introduced in 1996 in an effort to revive the classic figurado cigar vitola. Every cigar in the line is rolled in a figurado/salomon shape, being made at the famous Briones Montoto (Romeo y Julieta) factory.

  251. Foundry Tobacco Company Time Flies cigar

    251. Time Flies

    Battle Rating: 1328 Wins: 104 Losses: 185

    FTC’s Time Flies is one of multiple collaborations between General Cigar and AJ Fernandez; using AJ’s Estelí factory and filler tobaccos of Fernandez’s own Nicaraguan farms.

  252. Por Larrañaga Picadores cigar

    252. Por Larrañaga Picadores

    Battle Rating: 1328 Wins: 36 Losses: 63

    Por Larrañaga Picadores was discontinued in the ’70s and subsequently reimagined in 2014, using a slightly thicker ring gauge, offered as a Corona Extra vitola. The blend is on the mild side, showcasing a velvety smooth smoke with delicate complexities.

  253. La Gran Llave cigar

    253. La Gran Llave

    Battle Rating: 1327 Wins: 1196 Losses: 1517

    Industry veterans Michael Argenti and AJ Fernandez team up for a new smoking experience, utilizing select, well-aged tobaccos exclusively. The cigars feature a luxurious look and feel, with a smoking experience you’d expect at twice the price.

  254. La Palina Red Label cigar

    254. La Palina Red Label

    Battle Rating: 1326 Wins: 5174 Losses: 5534

    La Palina Red Label showcases the superb construction of PDR Cigars’ factory in the Dominican Republic. This is a mild-medium-bodied, smooth and straight-forward smoking experience.

  255. Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 cigar

    255. Nomad Esteli Lot 8613

    Battle Rating: 1326 Wins: 4591 Losses: 5936

    Smooth, consistent, and full flavored, the Nomad Cigars Company Esteli Lot 8613 is produced at the famed Tobacalera AJ Fernandez factory in Nicaragua.

  256. Oliva Connecticut Reserve cigar

    256. Oliva Connecticut Reserve

    Battle Rating: 1325 Wins: 2020 Losses: 2915

    Oliva Connecticut Reserve is one of the most known Connecticut shade cigars. This Nicaraguan features a golden-hued Ecuadorian wrapper and a very attractive price point.

  257. Illusione Gigantes cigar

    257. Illusione *G* Gigantes

    Battle Rating: 1325 Wins: 1168 Losses: 1422

    Illusione *G* Gigantes is the big brother to the brand’s popular *R* Rothchildes cigar. A large Gordo size and affordable price (combined with premium Aganorsa tobacco) make it all-the-more attractive as the enthusiast’s go-to choice.

  258. Toraño Exodus cigar

    258. Toraño Exodus

    Battle Rating: 1325 Wins: 937 Losses: 1132

    Toraño Exodus is among the design and blending changes introduced to the classic Toraño brand after being acquired by General Cigar Co. in 2014. A colorful and bold, new design highlights a re-blending of Exodus – showcasing a 4-country blend and proprietary wrapper.

  259. Epic Maduro Reserva cigar

    259. Epic Maduro Reserva

    Battle Rating: 1324 Wins: 5224 Losses: 5837

    Epic Maduro is made in the Dominican Republic and features superb craftsmanship, along with a rich, full, and aromatic smoking experience unlike many maduro cigars today.

  260. 260. Casa Cuba

    Battle Rating: 1323 Wins: 5947 Losses: 5147

    Intended to be a 2012 release to celebrate Arturo Fuente’s 100th anniversary, Casa Cuba didn’t hit shelves until 2013, bearing a “Pre Release” sub-band. In 2014 the cigars became a regular production offering. Casa Cuba is Fuente’s first true new release in almost 20 years, blended by Carlos Fuente Sr. to emulate cigars from his early days, when he blended with Cuban tobaccos.

  261. Rocky Patel Freedom cigar

    261. Rocky Patel Freedom

    Battle Rating: 1321 Wins: 4717 Losses: 6576

    Rocky Patel Freedom is a Nicaraguan puro designed to do 2 things: taste good, and battle for the rights of American cigar smokers against the imposed FDA regulations.

  262. Espinosa 601 Blue Label maduro cigar

    262. 601 Blue Label

    Battle Rating: 1321 Wins: 5123 Losses: 5524

    601 Blue Label is one of three varieties in Espinosa’s 601 lineup. The Blue Label fills the role of the dark, box-pressed Connecticut Broadleaf maduro.

  263. Illusione Haut 10 cigar

    263. Haut 10

    Battle Rating: 1319 Wins: 1055 Losses: 1203

    Illusione celebrates their 10th anniversary with a special Nicaraguan puro blend, dubbed Haut 10. Working with the esteemed TABSA factory and AGANORSA farms, a special blend has been chosen, featuring a “Grade AAA” Cafe Claro Corojo wrapper and triple sorting to guarantee supreme performance.

  264. Ortega Serie D Natural cigar

    264. Ortega Serie D Natural

    Battle Rating: 1318 Wins: 5357 Losses: 5934

    One of Eddie Ortega’s first releases of his newly formed Ortega Cigar Company back in 2012 the Serie D natural quickly became a popular cigar known for it’s warm cinnamon and roasted nut flavors.

  265. Vegas Robaina cigar

    265. Vegas Robaina

    Battle Rating: 1318 Wins: 4860 Losses: 5845

    Vegas Robaina is a post-revolution Cuban brand made to honor the legendary Alejandro Robaina, known as the best Cuban tobacco farmer of all time. The cigar was introduced in 1997, using tobaccos from Robaina’s farm.

  266. Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur cigar

    266. Excalibur – Connecticut

    Battle Rating: 1316 Wins: 1732 Losses: 2423

    Hoyo De Monterrey, made in Honduras, as opposed to the original Cuban variant, offers their premium “Excalibur” cigar. This Connecticut Shade-wrapped smoke is a staple in humidors across the country—a favorite among casual smokers and golfers alike.

  267. Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne cigar

    267. Perdomo Reserve Champagne

    Battle Rating: 1314 Wins: 2077 Losses: 2255

    Perdomo Reserve 10 Year Anniversary Champagne cigars take a different approach from the renowned Perdomo brand. A triple-fermented, 6-year-aged Connecticut “Champagne” wrapper shows softer complexity.

  268. Rocky Patel Prohibition Mexican San Andreas Maduro cigar

    268. Prohibition – San Andreas Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1312 Wins: 4783 Losses: 6019

    Rocky Patel Prohibition – San Andreas Maduro cigars showcase Nicaraguan tobaccos draped in a dark, Mexican maduro wrapper leaf, utilizing a retro-inspired, prohibition-era look and feel.

  269. Southern Draw Firethorn cigar

    269. Southern Draw Firethorn

    Battle Rating: 1312 Wins: 2258 Losses: 3581

    Southern Draw Firethorn is the 2nd cigar released by boutique brand Southern Draw out of Texas. The cigars focus on Southern values and having a smooth draw—every time. This is the brand’s Habano offering, being produced at Tabacalera Fernandez in Nicaragua.

  270. Drew Estate MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured cigar

    270. Kentucky Fire Cured

    Battle Rating: 1312 Wins: 1694 Losses: 1971

    The MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured is a unique smoking experience, filled with a rich, BBQ-like smokiness from the cigar’s unorthodox curing process—an ancient technique of curing the tobaccos over smoldering embers of various woods.

  271. Room101 Chief Cool Arrow cigar

    271. Chief Cool Arrow

    Battle Rating: 1312 Wins: 1137 Losses: 1439

    Chief Cool Arrow is the second release in Room101’s Artist Collection Series. This limited-run project showcases a diverse blend, highlighted by a punchy, Mexican Ligero wrapper. All three sizes feature intricate, figurado vitolas.

  272. E.P. Carrillo Dusk cigar

    272. Dusk

    Battle Rating: 1312 Wins: 1131 Losses: 1306

    E.P. Carrillo introduced the Dusk line at IPCPR 2016. This Broadleaf Maduro blend falls in line with the brand’s The Classics series – described as traditional in make and style.

  273. Tatuaje Fausto cigar

    273. Fausto

    Battle Rating: 1311 Wins: 2978 Losses: 3698

    Tatuaje Fausto is a Nicaraguan cigar released in 2011, featuring a full-powered blend. The cigars are among the strongest regular-production blends from Tatuaje. As they say in This is Spinal Tap, “Crank it up to eleven.”

  274. The Rake cigar by Moya Ruiz

    274. The Rake

    Battle Rating: 1310 Wins: 5240 Losses: 5633

    The Rake by Moya Ruiz is a full flavor, full strength, cigar that comes in a box that functions as a rake box when you are playing a game of poker with friends.

  275. Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon cigar

    275. Vintage 2003 Cameroon

    Battle Rating: 1306 Wins: 1572 Losses: 1923

    Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon is a medium-bodied profile within Rocky’s popular Vintage lineup. With an African Cameroon wrapper, it offers a refined experience.

  276. Altadis USA Montecristo cigar

    276. Montecristo (Dominican Republic)

    Battle Rating: 1306 Wins: 1388 Losses: 1849

    Altadis USA showcases the Dominican side of the world-renowned Montecristo brand. Often known as the Montecristo Yellow, the cigar uses a delicate, Connecitcut shade wrapper over Dominican fillers for a silky smooth smoking experience.

  277. Serino 20th Anniversary Royale XX Maduro cigar

    277. Serino Royale Maduro XX

    Battle Rating: 1305 Wins: 371 Losses: 471

    Serino Cigar Co. entered the premium cigar market in 2016, lead by their most premium bend – Serino Royale Maduro XX. The cigars are blended by Omar González-Alemán at the heralded La Corona Cigars factory in Nicaragua.

  278. Crowned Heads J.D. Howard Reserve cigar

    278. J.D. Howard Reserve

    Battle Rating: 1304 Wins: 2606 Losses: 3297

    Crowned Heads’ third regular production release, J.D. Howard Reserve, pays homage to outlaw Jesse James. This Western-themed smoke takes on a similar character, with smokey, campfire-like notes throughout.

  279. Flor de Rafael Gonzalez Marquez cigar

    279. Flor de Rafael González Márquez

    Battle Rating: 1303 Wins: 3895 Losses: 6493

    Flor de Rafael González Márquez, despite being quite the mouthful, is a highly-regarded smoke among enthusiasts, having a tremendous bang-for-your-buck value. The cigars are mild-bodied and often found in smaller vitolas.

  280. Room101 Johnny Tobacconaut cigar

    280. Johnny Tobacconaut

    Battle Rating: 1302 Wins: 2777 Losses: 3980

    Johnny Tobacconaut by Room101 is among the most talked about releases for 2015, featuring a stylin’ funk-meets-class packaging and unique, figurado vitolas. There’s really no excuse not to have some of these in your collection—that is, if you can find them.

  281. Nomad Martial Law cigar

    281. Martial Law

    Battle Rating: 1301 Wins: 368 Losses: 509

    Nomad Martial Law uses a new factory to introduce an “amped-up” version of the popular Estelí Lot 8613 cigar. A Nicaraguan bend, complete with double ligero fillers, showcases a very “full” smoking experience.

  282. Macanudo Estate Reserve 2015 cigar

    282. Macanudo Estate Reserve 2015

    Battle Rating: 1299 Wins: 1552 Losses: 2380

    Macanudo’s Estate Reserve 2015 cigar was a bit of a surprise for 2015, showcasing an ultra-premium blend, making for quite a favorable smoking experience from this old Jamaican brand—which has become among the most recognizable in the world.

  283. Perdomo Habano cigar

    283. Perdomo Habano Connecticut

    Battle Rating: 1298 Wins: 4762 Losses: 6370

    Perdomo pays homage to their native Cuban heritage with the Perdomo Habano. The blend showcases 3 variants, with Connecticut, Corojo, and maduro wrappers. Here, with the Connecticut, the wrapper adds a smooth, creamy flavor to the rich, Nicaraguan fillers.

  284. HOYO by Hoyo de Monterrey

    284. HOYO

    Battle Rating: 1298 Wins: 1136 Losses: 1743

    Hoyo de Monterrey has updated their look for the modern era. The new HOYO features a spicy (very spicy) Nicaraguan blend and a clean, modernized design.

  285. 285. CroMagnon Fomorian

    Battle Rating: 1297 Wins: 3914 Losses: 7000

    The CroMagnon Fomorian is an altered version of RoMa Craft’s Connecticut Broadleaf-wrapped CroMagnon cigar. This limited edition cigar features a Candela wrapper and has been released in 2013 (10 boxes of 24) and 2014 (100 boxes of 24).

  286. Sindicato Particulares cigar

    286. Particulares

    Battle Rating: 1297 Wins: 1095 Losses: 1284

    Sindicato and Casa Fernández team up to bring the historic, Cuban Particulares brand back to life. This 1800s brand has been re-blended using 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos from the Fernández family’s AGANORSA farms. The cigar’s design also closely resembles the original cigar.

  287. Pinar Del Rio Habano Sun Grown cigar

    287. Pinar del Río Habano Sun Grown

    Battle Rating: 1294 Wins: 4261 Losses: 6354

    Pinar del Río Habano Sun Grown cigars are now all but extinct, though you’ll still find these fun little smokes for sale at ridiculously tempting prices on cigar deal sites and apps.

  288. Crowned Heads Headley Grange Drumstick cigar

    288. Headley Grange Drumstick LE 2013

    Battle Rating: 1294 Wins: 1344 Losses: 1614

    Crowned Heads’ Headley Grange “Drumstick” was a limited edition version of the brand’s popular cigar made in an authentic, Cuban-style lancero vitola. The cigar debuted in 2013, following up the fan-favorite Four Kicks “Mule Kick” of 2012.

  289. Viaje Honey & Hand Grenades cigar

    289. Honey & Hand Grenades

    Battle Rating: 1294 Wins: 444 Losses: 602

    Viaje Honey & Hand Grenades is one of the most recognizable cigars in the world of craft/boutiques, using figurado shapes and bright, foil-wrapped packaging. The cigars use a Nicaraguan puro blend and have been made for 2012, 2013, and 2016 small-batch releases.

  290. Yargüera H. Upmann cigar

    290. Yargüera H. Upmann

    Battle Rating: 1291 Wins: 1231 Losses: 1808

    Yargüera H. Upmann showcases a new hybrid tobacco variety, proprietary to Altadis USA. Yargüera combines a special Cuban-seed tobacco, cultivated in Honduras since the 60’s, with Criollo ’98 seed. The cigars offer a balanced, sweet and aromatic profile.

  291. Room101 OSOK One Shot One Kill

    291. OSOK

    Battle Rating: 1285 Wins: 5583 Losses: 5839

    The Room101 OSOK – One Shot One Kill is a classic release for cigar enthusiasts. This limited edition cigar was rolled in its entirety by one man, using tobaccos that cannot be reproduced—the cigar’s blend will never be made again.

  292. La Barba Purple cigar

    292. La Barba Purple

    Battle Rating: 1285 Wins: 974 Losses: 1204

    La Barba Purple is the second release from La Barba Cigars, introduced in 2014 with an aim on Dominican tobaccos. The brand moved from Honduras to the DR, working with the esteemed Ventura family to make use of a unique blend of tobaccos.

  293. Maya Selva Flor de Selva Connecticut cigar

    293. Flor de Selva Connecticut

    Battle Rating: 1283 Wins: 4145 Losses: 6481

    Flor de Selva is a luxurious cigar that has become a leader in the European market. These Honduran puros are now poised to captivate the Americas, showcasing custom-built blends in each and every vitola.

  294. Henry Clay Stalk Cut cigar

    294. Henry Clay Stalk Cut

    Battle Rating: 1283 Wins: 1474 Losses: 2080

    Henry Clay Stalk Cut by Grupo De Maestros is the latest project under the Henry Clay name. The cigar is semi-box-pressed and utilizes a stalk-cut, Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper—a process that allows the leafs to continue absorbing nutrients from the plant as it cures.

  295. E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut cigar

    295. New Wave Connecticut

    Battle Rating: 1282 Wins: 1134 Losses: 1547

    New Wave Connecticut by Master Blender Ernesto Perez-Carrillo offers a smooth and balanced experience, highlighted by a touch of Nicaraguan spice.

  296. Brick House cigar

    296. Brick House

    Battle Rating: 1281 Wins: 5231 Losses: 6231

    Brick House cigars are made by J.C. Newman in Tampa Bay’s Cigar City area. Originally crafted from 100% Cuban tobaccos, the cigars are now Nicaraguan puros.

  297. Curivari Buenaventura cigar

    297. Buenaventura

    Battle Rating: 1281 Wins: 1673 Losses: 2201

    Curivari Buenaventura, introduced in 2012, is a Nicaraguan puro, crafted from 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos. This affordable cigar is well-known as one of the best value cigars on the market.

  298. Sindicato Hex cigar

    298. Hex

    Battle Rating: 1279 Wins: 3892 Losses: 6656

    Sindicato Hex features a premium blend at a surprisingly affordable price. These maduros utilize a Dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper in a beautiful perfecto size, including an attractive pigtail cap.

  299. Crowned Heads Las Mareas cigar

    299. Las Mareas

    Battle Rating: 1279 Wins: 1180 Losses: 1434

    Crowned Heads aims to recreate the mystique of a classic, Cuban Habano with Las Mareas. The line begins with a rustic, Hawaiian look (with the name translating to “Tides”), featuring 100% Nicaraguan puro tobaccos from the legendary Garcia family.

  300. Room101 The Big Payback Connecticut cigar

    300. The Big Payback Connecticut

    Battle Rating: 1276 Wins: 1253 Losses: 2044

    Luxury lifestyle brand Room101 introduces the sequel to their popular “The Big Payback” cigar, using a lighter Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper for a more delicate smoking experience.

  301. Vegueros Cuban cigar

    301. Vegueros

    Battle Rating: 1275 Wins: 3681 Losses: 6539

    Vegueros is a modern-style Cuban cigar made in Cuba’s famed Pinar del Río region. The blend was discontinued in 2012 but now returns, using a more mild profile. This is a great budget smoke for the Cuban enthusiast.

  302. Leccia Tobacco Black cigar

    302. Leccia Black

    Battle Rating: 1274 Wins: 2858 Losses: 3071

    Leccia Tobacco introduced the Leccia Black in 2013 to rave reviews from cigar enthusiasts, as it successfully incorporated fire-cured tobaccos in the blend. Leccia was among the first to re-introduce such a technique to the world of premium cigars, which quickly became a popular trend.

  303. Henry Clay Brevas

    303. Henry Clay

    Battle Rating: 1274 Wins: 1566 Losses: 2047

    Moved from Havana to Dominican Republic, Henry Clay is among the most well-known brands in the world. The Domincan cigar (Brevas) features a hefty Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. The cigars are known to be an inspiration to “maduro legend” Pete Johnson of Tatuaje.

  304. Camacho Connecticut cigar

    304. Camacho Connecticut

    Battle Rating: 1274 Wins: 1430 Losses: 1714

    Camacho Connecticut is 1 of only 2 cigars to retain its original blend when the brand completely overhauled their look and feel in 2013. The cigar is blended to offer a more intense smoking experience than your average Connecticut—the fuller side of the mild spectrum.

  305. Quesada Fonseca Nicaragua cigar

    305. Fonseca Nicaragua

    Battle Rating: 1274 Wins: 1089 Losses: 1312

    Fonseca is considered the brand that put Quesada on the map. This affordable brand is now offered in a Nicaraguan puro blend, retaining big flavors and low prices – made to showcase the spicier qualities of Nicaraguan tobaccos.

  306. Cubao Maduro cigar by EO Brands

    306. Cubao Maduro (EO Brands)

    Battle Rating: 1269 Wins: 4482 Losses: 5871

    Cubao Maduro became a fan-favorite for its cheap prices and full, sweet, maduro flavors. The cigars are now discontinued and somewhat collectable/sought-after.

  307. Cohiba "Red Dot" cigar

    307. Cohiba

    Battle Rating: 1269 Wins: 1183 Losses: 1604

    Cohiba cigars made outside of Cuba are commonly referred to as “Red Dot”, referring to the cigar’s design. This is the core Cohiba line from General Cigar, hailing from the Dominican Republic and highlighted by a premium Cameroon wrapper.

  308. Nestor Miranda Habano cigar

    308. Nestor Miranda Habano

    Battle Rating: 1268 Wins: 4364 Losses: 6449

    The Nestor Miranda Habano is a balanced cigar produced at the My Father Cigars factory in Nicaragua featuring a full flavor profile at an affordable price.

  309. Cohiba Blue cigar

    309. Cohiba Blue

    Battle Rating: 1267 Wins: 32 Losses: 71

    Cohiba Blue offers an entry point for cigar consumers into the premium collection of Cohiba’s Dominican-based cigars; using a diverse, three-country blend and proprietary, Honduran OSA tobaccos on the cigar’s wrapper and binder.

  310. Room101 Master Collection Three cigar

    310. Master Collection Three

    Battle Rating: 1266 Wins: 4452 Losses: 6015

    Master Collection Three by Room101 is the epic conclusion to the brand’s upscale, limited edition trilogy. The cigar uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over DOminican and Nicaraguan fillers, crafted at the Camacho factory in Honduras.

  311. Gran Habano Corojo #5 cigar

    311. Gran Habano Corojo #5

    Battle Rating: 1266 Wins: 1489 Losses: 2341

    Gran Habano Corojo #5 is the strongest blend in the Gran Habano profile. These Honduran blends feature affordable prices and a classic, Cubanesque look.

  312. Ventura Cigar Co. Archetype Initiation cigar

    312. Archetype Initiation

    Battle Rating: 1263 Wins: 101 Losses: 178

    Archetype Initiation is one of five new blends coming from Ventura Cigar Company in 2016. Initiation cigars showcase a milder, nuanced blend and caught attention for being rolled at Drew Estate’s famed factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

  313. Gurkha Heritage cigar

    313. Gurkha Heritage

    Battle Rating: 1260 Wins: 3337 Losses: 7511

    The Gurkha Heritage features a medium-bodied blend crafted in Nicaragua, with a Rosado Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and a diverse filler blend.

  314. La Jugada Nunchuck cigar

    314. La Jugada Nunchuck

    Battle Rating: 1259 Wins: 1097 Losses: 1617

    MoyaRuiz introduced their 1st-ever limited edition cigar in the innovative form of a nunchuck! Two cigars are joined at the head, creating the La Jugada Nunchuck. These Nicaraguan puros smoke as strong as a weapon-themed cigar should…

  315. Nat Sherman Epoca cigar

    315. Epoca

    Battle Rating: 1256 Wins: 3316 Losses: 4402

    Nat Sherman Epoca opts to recreate the glory days that made Nat Sherman famous, using Dominican tobaccos to recreate the brand’s first cigar from 1929.

  316. BLK WKS Studio Boondocks Saint cigar

    316. Boondocks Saint

    Battle Rating: 1255 Wins: 948 Losses: 1257

    Black Works Studio is the sister company of boutique brand Black Label Trading Co., focusing on the craft of Estelí-based Fabrica de Oveja Negra. Among the brand’s first offerings is Boondocks Saint, using a diverse blend of Nicaragua, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut tobaccos and a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper.

  317. Room101 Ichiban cigar

    317. Ichiban

    Battle Rating: 1254 Wins: 1524 Losses: 2538

    Room 101’s Ichiban project is a special cigar blend that has been rolled in a unique size for 8 different cigar shops across the country. The cigar showcases a look very similar to the brand’s famous OSOK release, but features an all-new blend for this release.

  318. Espinosa 601 Red Label cigar

    318. 601 Red Label

    Battle Rating: 1253 Wins: 1045 Losses: 1205

    The Espinosa Red Label Habano has been a staple in enthusiasts humidors for many years, beginning with EO Brands and now being made at the La Zona factory by Espinosa Premium Cigars. The easily-identifiable, colored bands help categorize the 601 line, with “Red” representing a natural, Nicaraguan Habano puro blend.

  319. El Artista “Big Papi” by David Ortiz cigar

    319. Big Papi

    Battle Rating: 1252 Wins: 957 Losses: 1194

    Former MLB star David Ortiz teams with fellow Dominican manufacturer El Artista to introduce the “Big Papi” cigar, blended by Ortiz with El Artista’s guidance.

  320. Quesada Fonseca cigar

    320. Fonseca

    Battle Rating: 1241 Wins: 1184 Losses: 1663

    Originally a Cuban brand, Fonseca has also been produced by the Quesada family in the Dominican Republic since 1963. Manuel Quesada, Master Blender at Quesada, is well known for his ability to master classic Cuban techniques, capturing profiles that meet and often beat traditional Cuban offerings.

  321. E.P. Carrillo INCH Colorado cigar

    321. INCH Colorado

    Battle Rating: 1236 Wins: 1132 Losses: 1391

    E.P. Carrillo returns to one of their most popular lines with the INCH Colorado. Focusing on large ring gauges, INCH Colorado uses a new Ecuadoran Colorado wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan & Dominican fillers, making for a full-bodied smoke.

  322. CLE Connecticut cigar

    322. CLE Connecticut

    Battle Rating: 1234 Wins: 1439 Losses: 2295

    Christian Eiroa presents a Connecticut Shade blend for the ever-growing CLE Cigar Company, based in Danlí, Honduras. The cigar offers smooth & creamy complexities with a backbone of Honduran spice.

  323. Asylum 13 Ogre cigar

    323. Asylum 13 Ogre

    Battle Rating: 1232 Wins: 3941 Losses: 7228

    Asylum 13 Ogre is a barber pole-style cigar, featuring Nicaraguan habano and candela wrapper leafs. The cigar is best known for its ultra-large sizes.

  324. Ortega Wild Bunch Warrior Joe cigar

    324. Wild Bunch: Warrior Joe

    Battle Rating: 1231 Wins: 931 Losses: 1942

    Warrior Joe is the 10th installment in Ortega’s unorthodox “Wild Bunch” series – in which a new cigar blend was released every month throughout the 2013 year. This is a medium+ body profile, using a dark, Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.

  325. Room101 Big Delicious cigar

    325. Big Delicious

    Battle Rating: 1223 Wins: 3893 Losses: 6284

    Room101 Big Delicious is a limited edition cigar made exclusively for Smoke Inn’s Microblend Series. These Honduran smokes make good use of an Ecuadoran Habano 2000 wrapper, which is extended for a long and fittingly “shaggy” foot.

  326. Onyx Reserve cigar

    326. Onyx Reserve

    Battle Rating: 1209 Wins: 4004 Losses: 7030

    The Onyx Reserve is a popular introductory cigar to the hobby. This near-pitch-black-wrapped cigar uses a multi-national blend and is crafted in Dominican Republic by Altadis USA.

  327. Arandoza Red Label cigar

    327. Arandoza Red Label

    Battle Rating: 1208 Wins: 3977 Losses: 6420

    The Arandoza Red Label is the only maduro cigar in Arandoza’s Red, White, and Blue series. It features a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers.

  328. Foundry Chillin' Moose Too cigar

    328. Chillin’ Moose Too

    Battle Rating: 1204 Wins: 977 Losses: 1543

    Chillin’ Moose Too is the maduro variant of the popular, affordably priced Chillin’ Moose original cigar. Now with a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers.

  329. CAO La Traviata cigar

    329. La Traviata

    Battle Rating: 1198 Wins: 1543 Losses: 2334

    CAO La Traviata is among the more “classic” blends offered by the forward-thinking, flashy CAO brand. The cigar is known for its affordability and has won multiple awards throughout the years.

  330. Gurkha Legend cigar

    330. Gurkha Legend

    Battle Rating: 1196 Wins: 1154 Losses: 1835

    With countless brands and blends, it can be quite the chore sifting through the Gurkha lineup. A Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper is rumored to be aged 8 years. On the interior, Legend utilizes a Cameroon binder and Dominican fillers.

  331. Leccia Luchador El Gringo cigar

    331. Luchador El Gringo

    Battle Rating: 1188 Wins: 4315 Losses: 6352

    Luchador El Gringo is the much-anticipated sequel to the original Leccia Luchador cigar, trading out the Mexican San Andrés wrapper for an emphasis on Nicaraguan leafs. The cigar is known for its striking “Frog Splash” size, having a rectangular-pressed 4.5″x70 vitola.

  332. Schizo Maduro cigar

    332. Schizo Maduro

    Battle Rating: 1187 Wins: 1106 Losses: 2458

    Due to the use of short-filler tobaccos mixed in with the traditional long-fillers, Asylum’s Schizo cigars are able to maintain some of the most affordable prizes on the market. The Schizo Maduro is the much-requested maduro counterpart to the original Schizo cigar (2012).

  333. Foundry Chillin' Moose cigar

    333. Chillin’ Moose

    Battle Rating: 1186 Wins: 1050 Losses: 1653

    Chillin’ Moose is the highly-popular, affordable offering from Foundry. Using a diverse blend, the cigars offer flavor at some of the cheapest prices industry-wide.

  334. Espinosa La Zona Connecticut cigar

    334. La Zona Connecticut

    Battle Rating: 1181 Wins: 4259 Losses: 6713

    La Zona Connecticut cigars by Espinosa Cigars are the standard in bang-for-your-buck smokes. With 80-count coffin boxes available, these mild-yet-flavorful smokes are a no-brainer for a daily-smoke cigar.

  335. Gurkha The Beast cigar

    335. The Beast

    Battle Rating: 1177 Wins: 1295 Losses: 2205

    The Beast is a small batch offering from Gurkha, a brand known for lavish packaging and extreme cigar projects. 1,000 Boxes are produced per year.

  336. MoyaRuiz Pickle Juice cigar

    336. Pickle Juice

    Battle Rating: 1124 Wins: 1048 Losses: 2311

    MoyaRuiz is never the type to shy away from creative packaging and the Pickle Juice is no exception. Thirteen Candela-wrapped cigars are packaged in plastic jars made to resemble jars of pickles. This is a limited edition cigar made for the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day season.

  337. Isla del Sol cigar

    337. Isla del Sol

    Battle Rating: 1116 Wins: 1064 Losses: 2262

    Isla del Sol goes back to the early days of Drew Estate cigar infusion experimentation. With a sweetened cap and rich notes of Mandheling bean coffee, this Nicaraguan is smooth and sweet, yet remains natural and balanced. And let’s not forget affordable.

  338. ACID Kuba Kuba cigar

    338. ACID Kuba Kuba

    Battle Rating: 1112 Wins: 1723 Losses: 3922

    Potentially Drew Estate’s most popular cigar in the ACID lineup. These “fat robustos” come at a more premium price point, offering a medium bodied experience.

  339. Acid Cold Infusion cigar

    339. Acid Cold Infusion

    Battle Rating: 1109 Wins: 2748 Losses: 8232

    A flavored cigar that will leave your taste buds spinning. The Acid Cold Infusion from the Drew Estate Factory in Nicaragua is an affordable and fun stick to break up the monotony.

  340. Sindicato Maniac cigar

    340. Maniac

    Battle Rating: 1101 Wins: 898 Losses: 1696

    Sindicato’s fifth cigar line goes BIG, featuring two affordably priced Nicaraguan cigars, each carrying massive, 7″ x 70 sizes!