Cigar Trophy Awards 2018

2018 Cigar Trophy Nominations

As the most anticipated awards in the cigar industry that are decided on by public vote, the Cigar Trophy Awards honor the great knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment and the hard work of those within the cigar industry.

Cigar Trophy winners are determined through a two-step process. During the nomination round, readers submit their top candidates for each category. During the voting round, winners are chosen from these finalists.


From June 4 to June 13, 2018, cigar lovers were able to nominate their favorite cigars (from various countries of origin), cigar accessories and cigar lounges. After the deadline, those who have received the most nominations moved on as finalists. During the voting round from June 20-27, winners were chosen from the category finalists.

Nomination Guidelines

All nominations must adhere to the following guidelines: Only one nomination may be made per person and category. Nominations must reflect the nominator’s personal opinions and may not be made on behalf of a business or employer. Companies that offer benefits or gifts in exchange for the nomination of their products will be disqualified. Nominated products must be available on the market. Any nominations that do not follow these guidelines are considered null and void.

The nomination phase has ended!

2018 Cigar Trophy Nominations


Best Brand Cuba
Partagás Maduro
Quai d’Orsay
Ramon Allones

Best Cigar Cuba
Cohiba Edición Limitada 2017, Talismán
Hoyo de Monterrey Añejados Hermosos No. 4
H. Upmann Magnum 54
Montecristo 80 Aniversario
Trinidad La Trova


Best Brand Dom. Rep.
A. Fuente Gran Reserva
Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour
E.P. Carrillo Encore
Gurkha Cellar Reserve
La Aurora ADN

Best Cigar Dom. Rep.
A. Fuente Hemingway Classic
Davidoff Nicaragua Toro
Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Toro
La Flor Dominicana La Volcada
Villiger Flor de Ynclan Torpedo

Best Value Dom. Rep.
Cusano Dominican Connecticut
Kristoff Original Maduro
La Galera Habano
León Jimenes Doble Maduro
VegaFina Nicaragua


Best Brand Honduras
Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art
Camacho American Barrel Aged
Eiroa First 20 Years Colorado
Oscar Valladares The Oscar Maduro
Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Connecticut

Best Cigar Honduras
Alec Bradley Texas Lancero
Camacho Liberty 2017
Cavalier Genève White Series Diplomate
Plasencia 146 Cosecha Toro
Flor de Selva Grand Pressé Maduro

Best Value Honduras
Asylum 13 Corojo
Flor de Copan Maduro
Macanudo Inspirado White
Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Maduro
Villa Zamorano


Best Brand Nicaragua
A.J. Fernandez Enclave Broadleaf
Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown
My Father La Opulencia
Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne/Connecticut
Plasencia Alma Fuerte

Best Cigar Nicaragua
Alec Bradley Nica Puro Diamond
Joya Black Toro
L’esprit de Vérité 2013
Micallef Reserva Limitada Privada
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Presidente Maduro

Best Value Nicaragua
Brick House Double Connecticut
Cain Daytona
Oliva Serie O
Padrón Classic Series
Rocky Patel Fifty-Five


Best Brand Other Countries
Casa Turrent 1901 (MX)
Cornelius & Anthony Cornelius (USA)
Mbombay Gaaja (CR)
Toscano (I)
Villiger Tobajara (BR)


Colibri V-Cut
Davidoff Travel Humidor
Xikar VX2


BURN by Rocky Patel, Pittsburgh
Cigaragua, Amsterdam
Cigar Lounge Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna
Herzog am Hafen, Berlin
The Cabinet Cigar & Whisky Lounge, Kuala Lumpur


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