As the only 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. You’ll find all information about the nomination and voting process as well as an overview of all nominees here.
We are delighted to share that this year, more passionados than ever voted for their top cigars, cigar lounges and accessories as part of the 2017 Cigar Trophy Awards. The winners were announced on the evening of Friday, September 22 during the InterTabac trade show in Dortmund, Germany. The ceremony was streamed live online and can be viewed here.
The 17th annual Cigar Trophy Awards were granted in a total of 19 categories. Among them were four awards whose recipients were determined by the Cigar Journal jury: Charity & Community, Outstanding Art, Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement.
Here are the winners of the 2017 Cigar Trophy Awards.
CATEGORY BEST BRAND 2017
Best Brand Costa Rica 2017: Vegas de Santiago
Best Brand Cuba 2017: Partagás
Best Brand Dom. Rep. 2017: Davidoff Yamasá
Best Brand Honduras 2017: Oscar Valladares The Oscar
Best Brand Mexico 2017: Casa Turrent
Best Brand Nicaragua 2017: Drew Estate Liga Privada T52
CATEGORY BEST CIGAR 2017
Best Cigar Cuba 2017: Montecristo No. 2
Best Cigar Dom. Rep. 2017: Fuente Don Carlos No. 3
Best Cigar Honduras 2017: Alec Bradley Fine & Rare 2016
Best Cigar Nicaragua 2017: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Hermoso Maduro
CATEGORY BEST VALUE 2017
Best Value Dom. Rep. 2017: Aging Room Solera Dominican Sun Grown
Best Value Honduras 2017: Rocky Patel Sun Grown
Best Value Nicaragua 2017: Flor de las Antillas
BEST CIGAR LOUNGE 2017
Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars, Indianapolis
BEST CIGAR ACCESSORY 2017
Boveda 2-Way Humidity Control
CHARITY & COMMUNITY 2017
General Cigar Company Inc.
OUTSTANDING ART 2017
Cigar Rings, SRL
Cigar Sense Inc.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2017