“30 Cigars in 31 Days” is now in the annals of history.   The Avo LE 10 is my winner for 2010 Cigar of the Year.

2010 was truly one of the greatest years the cigar industry as ever seen.   There were plenty of new releases, and the race for Cigar of the Year as well as a spot on the Top 30 list was probably as competitive as it has ever been.

There were still plenty of great cigars that did not make my Top 30 list.   These were new releases that were all still quality cigars.   I’ve listed these in no particular order other than alphabetical.  These are what I term the “honorable mentions”.   Somehow I wish I could have included all of these on my Top 30.

262 Paradigm
Altadis Warlock
Esteban Carreras Cubana Real Semilla Maduro
LFD Air Bender (Chisel Blend)
Nestor Miranda Domincano Rosado
Quesada Tributo
PDR Oscuro Liga Cubana No 2.
San Lotano Habano
Torano Family Brigade
Torano Family Single Region

Tomorrow, I will announce the winner for best new vitola – that is the best new stick for an existing blend that has come out in a new size or shape.