Earlier today I published el niño diablo’s masterpiece, a fairly comprehensive and lengthy list of new releases, extensions, brands, cancellations and all the other updates in terms of cigar releases for 2011. Currently the list sits at 99 entries, with at least two more still needing to be added. Here’s the deal, take a guess on what the final number will be come December 31st, 2011; closest one without going over wins a five-pack.

All you have to do is comment below, it’s probably best that you either use a Twitter handle, forum handle, but preferably e-mail address so I’ll be able to contact you come January of 2012.

Pick a number, closest without going over wins. If the same number is chosen multiple times, the person who posted first will win. Entries close March 1st.


  • (1) Arturo Fuente Añejo Shark No. 77
  • (1) AVO Heritage Robusto
  • (1) La Aurora 107 Lancero
  • (1) León Jimenes Don Fernando No. 4 (The highest rated cigar I’ve reviewed to date)
  • (1) Liga Privada Ünico Serie Dirty Rat

Regulations: You must be of age to consume tobacco products in the area you reside in. We take zero responsibility for anything. You use tobacco at your own risk. There’s no cash value. Etc. Etc. Etc. You get the idea?

In case you missed the list, it’s here.


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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.