Here’s where I will begin to collect from my soon to be many years of blogging, each Zen Cigar of the Year.
This cigar has to have met a few simple requirements:
- It was new to that year. Most other blogs don’t do this. I like to be different. :P
- It’s production run, even if limited, has to be available to a wide number of consumers.
- It’s affordable. The Cigar if the Year should not be a 30 dollar super-premium.
Zen Cigars of the Year:
2010 – La Flor Dominicana Air Bender - every size tastes different, from medium and flavorful to intoxicating and in your face.
2009 – Liga Privada T-52 – won both the readers’ vote and mine for Cigar of the Year! This is an amazingly full-bodied complex and robust smoke that won’t fry your palate and will have you begging for another!
2008 – The Cruzado – Created by the mastermind behind the ultra-popular Illusione line, Dion Giolito hit it out of the park again with a peppery, balanced and extremely complex cigar.
Zen Limited Edition Cigar of the Year – a special category for the hard to find small-batch gems that make up the best tobacco and blends money can buy!
2009 – Padron No. 44 Natural & the Avo Companero – You the Readers picked the Avo Companero and I picked the ultra-limited Padron No. 44 natural!