Editor’s Note: It’s been a while since the 2011 list has been updated, which I apologize for. I plan on having it up to date by the end of the week, so look for a lot of updates in the mean time. — el niño diablo.

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  • Viaje Skull and Bones “?” Ships — There are two version of the cigar, one is box-pressed with what appears to be a different wrapper. Both are 4 1/2 x 54. The box-pressed version is offered in an all black box with a matte black band, whereas the non box-pressed features the regular black and white Skull and Bones band. There are 250 boxes of the non box-pressed and just 125 box-pressed.
  • Rocky Patel 50th Ships — Orange boxes for Rocky’s birthday. A lot of Rocky haters should at least give it a try, remember I called it then most talked about cigar at IPCPR 2011.
  • Litto Gomez Small Batch No.4 & La Flor Dominicana Factory Press IV — If there aren’t any delays, La Flor Dominicana believes both should be released in December. Story is here.
  • E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2010 No.4 — These are going to Rick Gadway’s Federal Cigar in December, story is here.
  • La Aurora 107 Maduro — It’s made its appearance at a few events and should be shipping shortly. It would seem that La Aurora has finally gotten the Oscuro wrapper to cooperate, the long-suspected reason for the delay.
  • Ramón Allones Petit Robusto (ER Israel) Released — As per Trevor Leask.
  • Bolivar Emperador (ER Russia) Released — That would seem to be the word from Top Cigars.
  • Juan Lopez Distingudos (ER Germany) ReleasedAlso released.
  • XIV Festival del Habano Dates — February 27, 2012 to March 2, 2012. ProCigar dates (it’s the week before) were announced last week, no word on whether we are going to see a third Nicaraguan Festival or second Humo Jaguar (Honduras), but Cuba’s festival will honor Cohiba and Romeo y Julieta. More info here. The UK’s Habanosommelier contestant was crowned this past week.
  • Notice of Default for StonehouseScore one for Brick House.
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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 handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.