Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary Cigar
Cigar Review: Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary LE Toro

To celebrate the 15 years since the launch of his original Don Pepin Garcia brand, My Father Cigars has released the Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 15 years since Garcia released his namesake cigar brand, because Don Pepin’s cigars helped to launch the trend toward full bodied peppery Nicaraguan cigars that are so popular now. Coming in two sizes (robusto and toro), the Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary is limited to 2,000 boxes of 14 individually coffined cigars of each size.

Torano Vault W-009 cigar
Cigar Review: Toraño Vault W-009 Toro

Now under the supervision of Jack Toraño, since General Cigar Co. acquired the Toraño Family Cigar Company, the brand has had some great new releases such as the new Toraño Exodus. In the past, the Toraño Family had released cigars based on the family’s 34 year old blend book started in 1982 by Carlos Toraño, Sr., such as the Toraño Vault A-008. Jack Toraño and the General blend team reworked some of these original blend recipes. The Toraño Vault W-009 is one of these re-envisioned blends...

Southern Draw Jacob\
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacob's Ladder Lancero

Our 2017 Cigar of the Year, the Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder, is now available as a lancero! Just like the toro vitola that earned the top spot on our Top Ten Cigars of 2017 List, the Jacob’s Ladder Lancero is a full bodied cigar that features a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper from Lancaster County, and is a fitting addition to the Jacob’s Ladder line.

Caldwell Cigars the T
Cigar Review: The T. Toro by Caldwell

Matt Booth, Robert Caldwell and AJ Fernandez are all accomplished cigar makers on their own. Bringing the three of them together is similar to bringing together the 1992 Olympic Basketball “Dream Team,” and the result is definitely a winner. The cigar that comes from this collaboration bears the name The Truth or simply “The T.”, and is truly a great medium bodied cigar coming from AJ Fernandez’s factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Top Ten Connecticut Cigars
Toasted Foot's Top Ten Connecticut Cigars

The last few years, many new cigars have been released that have brought new life to the Connecticut shade category of cigars. Instead of simply being mild cigars lacking in flavor that are primarily for novice cigar enthusiasts, these new cigars are complex mild to medium bodied cigars that can be enjoyed by both the novice and the seasoned cigar enthusiast. Many of these new breed of Connecticut cigars are coming from boutique companies that have, until now, been know for fuller bodied cigars.


Cigar Blog Spotlight –

Today we want to use our Toast of the Week to spotlight a new cigar blog. Cigar Photo was setup with a very unique objective – to work in conjunction with other blogs. The site is managed by Jay L., and he describes his approach online: My goal is not to become another statistic but rather deliver something that is slightly different and in some ways,...

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Mike Uhren Contest – Part Three

Today is our final posting for our cigar art contest. We’ll run the contest until the end of next week – March 11th. To view part one and part two, click here and here. Remember, just leave a comment to enter. Opus XXX These were based on a layout of some sticks I got in a trade. The BOTLs that I’ve dealt with thus far have been so...

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Mike Uhren Contest – Part Two

Today we continue our contest, which features cigar art from Mike Uhren. You can view yesterday’s art piece and learn more about the contest by clicking here. Leave a comment to enter. Liga Grande I’d been on a serious Liga binge and was running low on sticks, and wanted a little ‘memory’ after my last one. As I smoked, I’d tried...

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Cigar Artist, Mike Uhren (And Contest)

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cigar Artist Mike Uhren – if you’re unfamiliar with his work, we hope to remedy that this week by highlighting five of his pieces. You can view much of his work on his website here, and you can also follow him on Twitter here. We also have a CONTEST for you – one winner will select his/her favorite of...

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