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QuickDraw Connecticut by Southern Draw Cigars
Cigar Review: QuickDraw Connecticut by Southern Draw Cigars


Veteran-owned Southern Draw Cigars has been producing high quality cigars for two years now, and their Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo even earned a spot in our Top Ten Cigars of 2015. With their QuickDraw line, Southern Draw has created some small, but no less flavorful cigars at a reasonable price. The QuickDraw Connecticut in the line to be released in two vitolas, and joins the QuickDraw Habano and QuickDraw Pennsylvania.

Espinosa Habano (2015) Cigar Review
Cigar Review: Espinosa Habano (2015)


At last year’s IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans, Erik Espinosa’s company was one of the definite stars, with several new releases coming from his Estelí based La Zona Factory. One of the new releases on display was a rebranded and reblended Espinosa Habano. Similar to the original Espinosa Habano, the 2015 version is a full flavor and full bodied cigar at a very reasonable price.

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What's In Your Humidor? w/ Rocky Patel



t’s hard to be a cigar smoker and not know the name Rocky Patel. I often refer to him as the Donald Trump of cigars, just because it seems like his name is everywhere. Few people have done as much for all aspects of the cigar industry as Rocky Patel. After twenty years in the cigar industry, Rocky is no longer an outsider, but a prominent member of the cigar community. His Rocky Patel Premium Cigars brand is know worldwide, and for good reason.

Why I Love Cigars - 100 Cigar Giveaway to Celebrate JD\
Contest Update: Why I Love Cigars - 100 Cigar Giveaway to Celebrate JD's Wedding



The response to our Why I Love Cigars Contest was amazing. There were 177 total entries of all kinds. Some were long, some were short, some were serious, and some were quite funny. I think that Dave G’s entry put it best, “I love cigar because of all the wonderful, amazing stories like there from all these incredible people. After reading through all these comments, all I can say is Wow! Well done everyone!”

Cornelius Cigar by Cornelius & Anthony
Cigar Review: Cornelius by Cornelius & Anthony



The Bailey Family, which has been growing tobacco in Virginia for 150 years, has expanded their portfolio to include the premium cigar brand Cornelius & Anthony. Brand owner Steven Bailey has named their new release after his grandfather Cornelius Bailey, who ran the family’s first tobacco business back in 1866. The Cornelius is being produced at Miami’s El Titan de Bronze Factory, and like other cigars coming from the factory is a well constructed complex cigar that is sure to be a hit with avid cigar enthusiasts.

Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32
Cigar Review: Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32



At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans, Master Blends Cigar Company, owned by Luis Gutierrez and Juan Carlos Rojas, announced the Manolo Estate Cuban Heritage line to be produced in the Dominican Republic. The brand’s name pays tribute to Manual “Manolo” Rojas, and the multiple generations of the Rojas and Gutierrez families that have been in the cigar industry. The Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32 manages to mix flavor and strength at an exceptional value.

May
02
2016

Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive

Drew Estate Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf) Binder: Brazil (Mata Fina) Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $12.00 Overall Rating: 9.2 Drew Estate has built their reputation on broadleaf tobacco with the Liga Privada. So what happens when Willy Herrera uses broadleaf for the first time since joining...

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Apr
26
2016

Cigar Review: QuickDraw Connecticut by Southern Draw Cigars

Southern Draw Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut) Binder: Nicaragua (Ometepe) Filler: Nicaragua (Esteli & Condega) Size: 5 1/2” x 40 Strength: medium Price: $6.00 Overall Rating: 9.1 Veteran-owned Southern Draw Cigars has been producing high quality cigars for two years now, and their Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo even earned a spot in our...

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Apr
23
2016

Toast of the Week (4/23/16)

Hey everyone, I hope you’ve all been smoking some great cigars. Around here things have been a little crazy. Personally, getting married, my day job  and the flooding in Houston have been taking up a lot of my time and look like it will likely do so until C.A.T.S. Fest in May. I just thought I’d give you guys a heads up, in case you’r...

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Apr
20
2016

Cigar Review: Espinosa Habano (2015)

Espinosa Premium Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: full Price: $6.98 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.0 At last year’s IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans, Erik Espinosa’s company was one of the definite stars, with several new releases coming from his Estelí based La Zona...

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Apr
18
2016

What’s In Your Humidor? with Rocky Patel

It’s hard to be a cigar smoker and not know the name Rocky Patel. I often refer to him as the Donald Trump of cigars, just because it seems like his name is everywhere. Few people have done as much for all aspects of the cigar industry as Rocky Patel. After twenty years in the cigar industry, Rocky is no longer an outsider, but a prominent member of the cigar...

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Apr
11
2016

Cigar Review: Freyja Valhalla

Las Cumbres Tabaco Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Dominican (Criollo ’98) Binder: Mexican (San Andres) Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 5 1/2” x 50 Strength: medium-full Price: $7.85 Overall Rating: 9.1 Emma Viktorsson, the well known wife of Jose Blanco, has blended a cigar of her own that made its official debut at the 2015 IPCPR Trade...

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Apr
10
2016

Press Release: Southern Draw Cigars Release QuickDraw Connecticut

The NEW QuickDraw Connecticut blend will complement the successful QuickDraw Ecuadorian Dark Habano and QuickDraw Pennsylvania Broadleaf blends, and was blended to provide a unique balance of body, strength and flavor not found in traditional cigars with Connecticut wrappers.   Blend Profile: Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder: Ometepe (Nicaraguan)...

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Apr
07
2016

Press Release: Southern Draw Cigars and Boveda Inc.

SOUTHERN DRAW CIGARS – BOVEDA INC. Boveda Inc., the standard for premium tobacco storage and Southern Draw Cigars, purveyor of hand-crafted Nicaraguan cigars, announce Co-op and Advertising Agreement.   Southern Draw Cigars will include Boveda’s patented 2-way humidity control in 100% of its packages, including boxes, bundles and samplers. Southern Draw Cigars...

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Apr
06
2016

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Releases 2016 Morphine Cigar

April 6 2016 – Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the third release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra. Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June 2014. Followed by the second release in June 2015. MORPHINE is produced by BLTC’s factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli. “Morphine has quickly...

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Apr
04
2016

Contest Update: Why I Love Cigars – 100 Cigar Giveaway to Celebrate JD’s Wedding

The response to our Why I Love Cigars Contest was amazing. There were 177 total entries of all kinds. Some were long, some were short, some were serious, and some were quite funny. This contest was meant to celebrate my wedding, but it turned into something much more. It became a celebration of the stories that brought us to this lifestyle that forges lifelong...

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Apr
02
2016

Toast of the Week (4/2/16)

We will announce the winners of our Why I Love Cigars Contest on Monday, April 5, 2016. My wife is busy reading all 177 entries to choose the winners, and once she’s picked them I will post the winners. Good luck to all who entered. This week we reviewed several great cigars. The Rocky Patel Twentieth Lancero, Cornelius by Cornelius & Anthony and...

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Apr
01
2016

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Twentieth Lancero

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper: Honduras Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua Size: 7 1/2” x 38 Strength: medium Price: $9.95 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.1 In 1995, Rocky Patel launched entered the cigar industry, and began on a path to cigar stardom. To celebrate his first ten years in the business he released...

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Mar
30
2016

Cigar Review: Cornelius by Cornelius & Anthony Cigars

Cornelius & Anthony  Country: USA (Miami) Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Special Reserve) Binder: Ecuador Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5 1/2” Strength: medium Price: $13.50 Overall Rating: 9.4 The Bailey Family, which has been growing tobacco in Virginia for 150 years, has expanded their portfolio to include the premium cigar brand Cornelius & Anthony. Brand owner...

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Mar
30
2016

La Aurora 1962 Corojo and La Aurora 1987 Connecticut Now In Stores

(Miami, Florida) March 2016 – La Aurora is pleased to announce that the La Aurora 1962 Corojo and the La Aurora 1987 Connecticut are now in stores. La Aurora is celebrating their 113 years in existence. These two blends are dedicated to the years in which they began working with the types of wrappers used on each. The La Aurora 1962 features a corojo wrapper,...

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Mar
29
2016

Press Release: Smoke Inn’s 11th Microblend by Davidoff to be Released

In celebration of their fifteenth anniversary, in 2010 Smoke Inn began collaborating with some of the world’s greatest manufacturers to create a collection of unique store exclusives called the Microblend Series.TM It only seemed fitting that the 11th installment of this series would be in celebration of Smoke Inn’s twentieth anniversary. Smoke Inn is proud to...

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Mar
28
2016

Cigar Review: Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32

Master Blends Cigar Company Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Broadleaf) Binder: Dominican Republic (Corojo) Filler: Nicaragua & USA (Pennsylvania) Size: 5” x 50 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $6.48 Overall Rating: 8.8 At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans, Master Blends Cigar Company, owned by Luis Gutierrez and Juan Carlos...

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Mar
25
2016

Toast of the Week (3/25/16)

It’s been an interesting week around here. My week started off by hanging out with Enrique Sejas over at Stogies World Class Cigars, making this the perfect time to recommend the Matilde Oscura from our Top Ten Cigars of 2015.  I’m finally getting back to reality after too long a time spent in honeymoon mode, so we’ve reviewed the MBombay...

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Mar
23
2016

Cigar Review: 601 Steel “Rod”

Espinosa Cigars / Famous Smoke Shop Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5” x 54 Strength: full Price: $6.95 Overall Rating: 8.8 Espinosa Cigars has released an exclusive extension of their 601 brand at Famous Smoke Shop. The 601 Steel is a full bodied cigar that manages to be tough as steel, while...

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Mar
21
2016

Cigar Review: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

Bombay Tobak Country: Costa Rica Wrapper: Ecuador (Corojo Oscuro) Binder: Ecuador Filler: Peru, Ecuador & Dominican Republic Size: 5 1/2 x 50 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $11.95 Overall Rating: 9.2 MBombay has been a very highly rated cigar brand here at Toasted Foot, with the KeSara Pyramid being our No. 4 Cigar of 2014 and the Mora Toro being our...

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Mar
18
2016

Toast of the Week (3/17/16)

Hey guys, I’m so excited that we have brought back this old Toast of the Week feature. It gives us a chance to share with our readers what’s happening at other sites, and maybe introduce them to sites they may not have visited yet. Also, it give me the opportunity to share a bit of what is happening around here. As I’m sure most of you are aware, I just got...

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Mar
16
2016

Press Release: Toasted Foot Relaunches “Toast of the Week” Feature

March 16, 2016 – Houston, Republic of Texas – One of the oldest cigar media sites, ToastedFoot.com brings back the long running “Toast of the Week” feature in an effort to share with readers what’s going on at other reputable sites and further foster a sense of collaboration and camaraderie among members of the cigar media community. From 2009 to...

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Mar
15
2016

Cigar Review: Montecristo 80th Anniversary No. 2 Limited Edition

Altadis USA Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra) Binder: Dominican Republic (Olor 2010) Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6” x 54 Strength: medium Price: $22.00 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 8.9 To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Montecristo brand, two special cigars are being released, one Cuban and the other...

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