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Hurricane Harvey One Love
Houston Strong: The Cigar Industry and Hurricane Harvey



It’s hard to believe that there’s anyone out there who hasn’t heard about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that it caused over the Greater Houston Area. In a period of less than a week, Hurricane Harvey dumped enough water on South Texas to fill the entire San Francisco Bay TWICE!

Altadis H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez
Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez



Over the last few years Altadis has teamed up with outside cigar makers, like with Pete Johnson on the Henry Clay Tattoo, but perhaps the most sought after cigar blender of late is AJ Fernandez. Altadis has partnered with AJ on the new H. Upmann Nicaragua, which is a departure from standard Altadis fare. The new H. Upmann Nicaragua is one of those cigars regular production cigars that’ll make a good everyday smoke for the avid cigar enthusiast.

Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3
Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3


Rarely does a specific tobacco attain a celebrity status of its own, but Davidoff’s proprietary Ecuadorian 702 wrapper is one such type of tobacco. The 702 wrapper has been a part of some amazing cigars, making its appearance with the Davidoff LE 2009 Seleccion 702, and then being included on legendary cigars like the Avo LE 2012 La Trompeta and Davidoff LE 2013 Year of the Snake. Davidoff has taken this impressive tobacco and used it in place of the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper on seven of their core blends.

Viaje Zombie Antidote 2017
Cigar Review: Viaje Zombie Antidote (2017) Collector's Edition



For years, Viaje has laid claim to Zombie themed cigars, with cigars like the Zombie Supershot, the Zombie Antidote and the recent Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet. This year, there is a new Collector’s Edition of the Zombie Antidote. Unlike previous versions of the Viaje Zombie Antidote which measured 6 1/4” x 44, the latest version has earned the moniker “Double Dose” because it is 6 1/4” x 50.

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon



Last year released its first Connecticut cigar with the QuickDraw Connecticut, and since the release of that cigar, many have wondered if there would be a Connecticut addition to their core line of cigars. Finally, there is one, with the release of the Southern Draw Rose of Sharon. As with previous cigars in the core line, the company is keeping with its theme of flower plant name, while also drawing on the biblical expression that first appeared in the King James Bible in 1611...

Feb
24
2011

Cigar Interview: Jon Huber – Part Three

To view Part One and Two of this interview, click here and here. Part Three: A New Day – Marriage and Crowned Heads Anyone that follows you on Twitter knows that you’re recently engaged and will be married this summer. First off, congrats, and second, what are your plans for honeymooning!? Thank you very much. Wow, I am so excited about marrying my girl. Her...

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Feb
23
2011

Cigar Interview: Jon Huber – Part Two

Today we continue our three part interview with Jon Huber. To view part one, please click here. Part Two: Your Departure from CAO   The Merger In 2007, the climate at CAO began to shift. How did the 2007 merger with Scandinavian Tobacco Group affect the daily operations at CAO? Let’s just say that it became less and less about creating and innovating, and...

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Feb
22
2011

Cigar Interview: Jon Huber – Part One

We are very excited to have an in-depth interview with Jon Huber. Jon formerly served as Director of Lifestyle Marketing and left a few months ago when CAO was merged into General Cigars. Over the next three days, Jon will talk about his early days at CAO, life in the office during the merger, his departure, and his new cigar venture. We hope you enjoy! Part...

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Aug
28
2010

Cigar Interview: Sean Williams of El Primer Mundo

Today we are joined by Sean Williams of El Primer Mundo, a relatively new boutique brand – you can learn more about their cigars online, and if your on Twitter, I highly recommend you follow Sean here. Now, let’s take some time to get to know Sean – we find a little bit about how he got into the industry, his recent changes with distribution,...

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Jul
31
2010

Toasted Foot Cigar Interviews

Over the last year or so, we’ve had a great time getting to know some great people in the cigar industry. It’s been a while since we posted any interviews, but we reference them often when working on reviews and such. We also recently did a redesign on our website, so the Interviews tab is a bit disguised (it’s on a new drop down menu). So,...

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Jul
03
2010

Interview: Bryan White of 13th Floor Cigars

Today we are happy to have Bryan White of 13th Floor Cigars. Bryan recently teamed up with Will Herrera of El Titan de  Bronze to release his first cigar, the Foundation Blend. We reviewed this stick a while back, so check it out here. Everyone, please welcome Bryan! Questions About You: Where did you grow up and where do you currently live? I grew up in...

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May
08
2010

Interview: Brad Mayo, Jameson Cigars

Today we are joined by Brad Mayo of Jameson Cigar Company. Be sure to visit them online or give Brad a follow on Twitter; he is one of the few that personally chats with the smokers. Questions About You: Where did you grow up? Huntington, WV Where do you currently live? I Currently live in Huntington and travel to Miami on a monthly basis. When did you first...

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Apr
24
2010

Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars

Today we are joined by Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars. Clint is one of three partners that run 262, who’s first release was the Paradigm (review). Clint talks in detail about the process of taking a cigar from concept to consumption, so everyone welcome him aboard! We’ll also be giving away a box of 262 Paradigm’s in April, so be on the lookout for...

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Feb
27
2010

Interview with Lisa Rotenberg of Rocketfuelcoffee.com

Today we are very happy to have Lisa from Rocketfuelcoffee.com; she’s up in Canada and sells some of the hardest to find coffees from around the world. A trained artist, all of the packaging is original to Lisa! And, she’s a cigar smoker! So take a minute to get to know Lisa and Rocketfuelcoffee.com. You can visit Rocketfuel online and follow Lisa...

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Feb
20
2010

Luis Falto of La Garita Cigar Company (Part 2)

To read Part One of our interview with Luis Falto, click here. Questions About the Cigars: Where did the idea come from to begin your own blend? Who helped you through this process? The “Boom” was fatal for the cigar industry.  I needed a great cigar that I enjoyed and made according to my own personal taste.  I decided that to smoke the best cigars...

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Feb
18
2010

Luis Falto of La Garita Cigar Company (Part 1)

Today we are joined by Luis Falto of La Garita Cigar Company, maker of cigars primarily under the moniker of Falto Cigars. You can visit La Garita Cigar Company online and follow them on Twitter. We are pleased to have them as a Toasted Foot sponsor and as our guest today! Questions About You: Where did you grow up? I grew up in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Where do...

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Jan
28
2010

Luis Tiant of El Tiante Cigars

Today Luis Tiant joins us for a talk. Luis is the founder of El Tiante Cigars, the producer of the 23  Series line and the La Leyenda. Luis is a former Major League Baseball pitcher known for his unique pitching delivery, comeback ability, and for always having a lit cigar in the clubhouse. He spent most of his career with the Red Sox, but also played for the...

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Dec
24
2009

Mike Argenti of Berger & Argenti Premium Cigars

Today we interview Mike Argenti of Berger & Argenti Premium Cigars. Mike and his brother Al have been very kind to Toasted Foot, through providing review samples, hosting contests, and agreeing to join us today. Mike gives great details on the process of creating a new blend, from concept to final product, and gives us a great peak into the day to day...

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Dec
12
2009

Paul Bush of Flatbed Cigar Company

Today we interview Paul Bush of Flatbed Cigar Company, known for their line of Panacea cigars. We’ve chatted back and forth with Paul over the last few months and he was kind enough to send us some review samples of the Panacea line and to take the time to answer a few questions for our readers. Paul’s story is interesting and truly is a nose to the...

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Oct
15
2009

Interview: Barry of A Cigar Smoker’s Journal

Today we interview Barry of  A Cigar Smoker’s Journal. You can find him online or on Twitter. We’ve been enjoying Barry’s website for I guess around a year or so. He provides readers several reviews a week and is always ahead of the curve with reviewing production cigars, limited releases, and the cigars us folks with a tiny cigar budget dream...

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Oct
07
2009

Interview: Bruce Goldstein of Arnold’s Tobacco Shop

Today we interview Bruce Goldstein of Arnold’s Tobacco Shop located in Plainview, New York. In business  since 1911, Arnold’s remains in the family today, specializing in online sales and boutique selections. You can view the history of Arnold’s and view their wide array of cigars at their website. Let’s welcome Bruce! When did you...

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Sep
25
2009

Interview: Bryan Peruski of Cigar Spike

Please welcome Bryan Peruski, developer of the Cigar Spike. He takes some time out of a busy promotion schedule to answer a few questions for us. The Cigar Spike is quickly making its way into shops and in the hands and on the key chains of smokers across the world. Bryan sent me a few spikes a month or so ago and I’ve kept one and shared the...

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Sep
09
2009

Interview: Luis Molina of Molina Cigar Company and Devil’s Weed

Luis Molina, of Molina Cigar Company (MCC), recently took some time to answer several questions about the company, their blend Devil’s Weed, and the new blends they are currently working on. MCC is run by Luis and his father, Roberto. Roberto fled El Salvador in the 70s with his wife and started up several companies before starting MCC in 2007. Their...

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