Cigar Trophy Awards 2018

The Cigar Trophy Awards 2016

From the thousands of nominations of outstanding cigars, accessories and lounges that were sent to us this year, our readers selected the best via online voting. In September, the winners of the public votes were announced and the Cigar Trophy Awards were thus awarded for the sixteenth time since 1998. Not all of the nomination categories made it through to the voting period. Due to the lack of nominations, this year, no prizes were awarded for the countries of origin Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Europe.

In total, 15 categories were voted on. Four awards were not decided by the public but by a jury. These included the Ambassador prize, which went to the Cigar Authority, the Charity & Community award for charitable projects (Plasencia Cigars), as well as the award for Lifetime Achievement, which was given to Manuel Quesada.


Best Brand Cuba

  • Cohiba
  • Montecristo
  • Partagás

  • Ramón Allones
  • Trinidad

Best Brand Dom. Rep.

  • Davidoff Winston Churchill 

  • Gurkha 125th Anniversary
  • La Aurora 107
  • La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero
  • Quesada 40th Anniversary

Best Brand Honduras

  • Alec Bradley Black 

  • Camacho American Barrel Aged
  • Flor de Copan
  • Flor de Selva
  • Rocky Patel Twentieth 

Best Brand Nicaragua

  • CAO Flathead
  • Joya de Nicaragua 
Cuatro Cinco
  • Nub
  • Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage 

  • San Cristóbal / Paradiso

Best Brand USA

  • Casa Fernández Miami
  • El Primer Mundo 
Liga Miami
  • El Reloj El Ocho
  • La Palina Family 
Series Miami
  • Tatuaje Reserva 

Best Cigar Cuba

  • Bolívar Belicosos Finos
  • Cohiba Behike BHK 56
  • Cohiba Siglo VI
  • Partagás Serie D No. 5
  • Trinidad Vigía

Best Cigar Dom. Rep.

  • Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Belicoso
  • Ashton Symmetry Sublime
  • Davidoff Escurio Gran Toro
  • La Bohème Encantador La Scala
  • La Flor Dominicana La Nox

Best Cigar Honduras

  • Alec Bradley Sanctum Robusto
  • Camacho Connecticut Robusto
  • Flor de Selva Tempo Maduro
  • Leaf by Oscar Maduro Toro
  • Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary Rothschild

Best Cigar Nicaragua

  • A.J. Fernández Enclave Salomon
  • El Centurion H-2K-CT Toro
  • Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo Maduro
  • Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Epicure Sun Grown
  • Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes Toro

Best Value Dom. Rep.

  • A. Flores Gran Reserva
  • Kristoff Ligero Maduro
  • La Aurora 1495 Series
  • Macanudo Inspirado Black
  • VegaFina Nicaragua

Best Value Honduras

  • Camacho Ecuador
  • CLE Connecticut
  • Dunhill Heritage
  • Villa Zamorano
  • Rocky Patel The Edge

Best Value Nicaragua

  • A.J. Fernández New World
  • Brick House
  • Cain Daytona
  • Joya Red
  • Perdomo Small Batch 2005

Best Medium Filler

  • Perla de Calvano
  • Toscano Originale
  • Quintero
  • Flor de Cano
  • Quorum

Best Cigar Lounge

  • Ashton Cigar Bar, Philadelphia
  • Casa Fuente, Las Vegas
  • Club Macanudo, New York City
  • Jack’s Cigar Bar & Lounge, Rotterdam
  • P.G.C. Hajenius, Amsterdam

Best Accessory

  • Cigar Traveller Lighter To Jet Flame Converter
  • Daniel Marshall Treasure Chest
  • Davidoff Duocut Double Blade Punch Cutter
  • Palio Cutter
  • Xikar Forte Lighter


This article was published in the Cigar Journal Winter Edition 2016. Read more


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