It's the prettiest of all the awards.
As we do every year, it's time to recognize what the writers of halfwheel thought were the best packaging of the past year. For 2019, we actually made some changes to eligibility. In previous years we've only accepted one type of packaging per item, so in the rare case a cigar is sold in two different ways, we excluded one of them. This year we evaluated each cigar based on whatever form(s) it was offered in.
A total of 33 different cigars were nominated. After a couple of rounds of voting, we came up with a top 10.
Eligibility is based on a few requirements:
- The product must be new for 2019. Also, it must actually ship to retailers in 2019.
- The design must be primarily new. Simply changing the color or font on a previous design isn’t good enough.