Cigar Journal recently announced the winners of the 2017 Cigar Trophies. Cigar Journal is the hands down best cigar magazine you can buy IF you want to read about cigars, the cigar industry, and the cigar lifestyle. Cigar Journal focuses solely on cigars, unlike other cigar magazines that focus on cars, golf, girls in skimpy outfits, etc. Now, we have nothing negative to say about these things except when they are in a cigar magazine.
Winners were selected via a two-step process. First, readers of Cigar Journal submitted their selections for each category and Cigar Journal selected finalists based on the number of votes received during the nomination phase. Next, readers selected the winners from the finalists of the nomination phase.
Cigar Journal announced the winners at the InterTabac trade show in Dortmund, Germany on September 22nd, 2017. Cigar Journal streamed the event live and you can watch the event HERE. The video includes all the nominees and a short speech by each of the winners.
Here are the winners of the 2017 Cigar Trophy Awards:
Best Brand 2017
- Costa Rica: Vegas de Santiago
- Cuba: Partagas
- Dominican Republic: Davidoff Yamasa
- Honduras: Oscar Valladares The Oscar
- Mexico: Casa Turrent
- Nicaragua: Drew Estate Liga Privada T52
Best Cigar 2017
- Cuba: Montecristo No. 2
- Dominican Republic: Fuente Don Carlos No. 3
- Honduras: Alec Bradley Fine & Rare 2016
- Nicaragua: Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Hermosa Maduro
Best Value 2017
- Dominican Republic: Aging Room Solera Dominican Sun Grown
- Honduras: Rocky Patel Sun Grown
- Nicaragua: Flor de las Antillas
- Boveda 2-way Humidity Control. You can check out our thoughts on Boveda humidity control HERE.
Best Cigar Lounge
- Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars, Indianapolis, Indiana
- Cigar Rings, SRL
Charity and Community
- General Cigar Company, Inc.
- Cigar Sense, Inc. You can check out our review of Cigar Sense HERE.
- Ernesto Perez-Carillo