The excellent lads at halfwheel.com have done something interesting — they’ve condensed the top cigars of 2011 from various cigar bloggers (including My Cigar Blog) and come up with an aggregated list of best cigars of the year, The Consensus. It’s quite a smart thing they’ve done, and the result is a very representative list of the best cigars of 2011.

Since most of the bloggers polled are American, it goes to reason that the majority of the cigars on The Consensus are non-Cubans. I would love to try some of those cigars, my access to those great cigars are extremely limited (as in non-existent). As good as i love my Cuban cigars, i’m don’t discriminate, and appreciate the value of a good cigar, regardless of their country of origin. But i can’t try what i can’t get, i suppose.

Having said that, if you’re wondering what the best cigars (non-Cubans) were for 2011, this list is outstanding. Check it out.

CONSENSUS TOP 25 FOR 2011

  1. Undercrown (Drew Estate | La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  2. San Lotano Oval (A.J. Fernandez | Tabacalera Fernandez | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  3. E.P Carrillo NWC (E.P. Carrillo | Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. | Santiago, Dominican Republic)
  4. Emilio Grimalkin (Emilio Cigars | My Father Cigars S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  5. Casa Magna Domus Magnus (Quesada/SAG Imports | Plasencia Cigars S.A., Estelí, Nicaragua)
  6. Adrians CroMagnon (Adrians/Galveston Bay Tobacco LLC | n/a | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  7. Tatuaje La Casita Criolla (Havana Cellars | My Father Cigars S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  8. Tatuaje Black Label Petite Lancero (Havana Cellars | My Father Cigars S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  9. Four Kicks (Crowned Heads | Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. | Santiago, Dominican Republic)
  10. Quesada Selección España (Quesada/SAG Imports | The Quesada Factory | Licey, Dominican Republic)
  11. My Father Le Bijou 1922 (My Father Cigars | My Father Cigars S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  12. Illusione Epernay (Illusione | Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L. | Danlí, Honduras)
  13. Quesada Oktoberfest (Quesada/SAG Imports | MATASA | Santiago, Dominican Republic)
  14. Tatuaje Avion 2011 (Havana Cellars | My Father Cigars S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  15. Emilio AF1 (Emilio Cigars | Tabacalera Fernandez | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  16. Padrón 1964 SI-15 (PILOTO Cigars Inc. | Tabacos Cubanica S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  17. Room 101 LTD Namakubi (Room 101 Cigars | Tabacos Rancho Jamastran | El Paraiso, Honduras)
  18. Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition 2011 (My Father Cigars | My Father Cigars S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  19. E.P Carrillo Edición Limitada 2011 “Dark Rituals” (E.P. Carrillo | Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. | Santiago, Dominican Republic)
  20. La Flor Dominicana Colorado Oscuro (La Flor Dominicana | Tabacalera La Flor S.A. | Tamboril, Dominican Republic)
  21. My Father El Hijo (My Father Cigars | My Father Cigars S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  22. Viaje Exclusivo Tower Cigars 45th (Viaje Cigars | Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L. | Danlí, Honduras)
  23. Tatuaje Fausto (Havana Cellars| My Father Cigars S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  24. Tatuaje The Wolfman (Havana Cellars| My Father Cigars S.A. | Estelí, Nicaragua)
  25. Man O’ War Armada (Cigars International | Tabacalera Fernandez | Estelí, Nicaragua)