Monday 22 September 2008

ECCJ - Cigar Trophies 2008

Highest accolade in the cigar trade awarded in Dortmund

Dortmund, September 21st, 2008. – Today, the European Cigar Cult Journal awarded the Cigar Trophies in Dortmund, Germany at the 30th Inter-tabac trade fair. This was the eighth time the prizes, regarded as the highest accolade in the trade, had been awarded since 1998.

This time a total of 13 prize winners were selected in four categories. The award for the “Best Brand” from their country of origin went to …
- Trinidad (Cuba)
- Winston Churchill (Dominican Republic)
- Flor de Copan (Honduras)
- La Meridiana Celebración 10 Años (Nicaragua)

In the country's "Best Cigar" category, the choice fell on …
- Cohiba Espléndidos (Cuba)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX PerfecXion X (Dominican Republic)
- Flor de Selva Tempo (Honduras)
- Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial (Nicaragua)

The award for the cigar with the best price-performance ratio (“Best Value”) was awarded to …
- Mythos Solitude (Costa Rica)
- Cuesta-Rey (Dominican Republic)
- Peterson (Honduras)
- Casa de Torres (Nicaragua)

The hotly awaited cigar industry “Lifetime Achievement” award went to José Orlando Padrón, founder of Padrón Cigars, Inc.

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