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Illusione Cruzado Cigar
Cigar Review: Illusione Cruzado (2017) Churchill



Over the years, Dion Giolito’s Illusione Cigars has released several cigars bearing the Cruzado name. These cigars variations on the original Illusione core line. Giolito gave the new Cruzado blend an updated look. The Illusione Cruzado is a flavorful medium bodied cigar that is a Nicaraguan puro, making use of a Corojo Rosado wrapper with a mix of Criollo and Corojo filler.

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.

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


Southern Draw Cigars has been making some great cigars over the past few years, including the Kudzu and Rose of Sharon, but now this veteran owned boutique brand’s newest cigar may be its best. Featuring a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper from Lancaster County, the Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder pay tribute to owner Robert Holt’s son Jacob, while keeping with the flowering plants theme among the core line of cigars. This full bodied cigar is sure to be one of the company’s most sought after cigars.

Toasted Foot\
Toasted Foot's Top Ten Cigars of 2017



Like last year, this Top Ten is wholly a solo endeavor on my part. These are simply my opinion of what are the best cigars that were reviewed on the site in 2016. Only cigars with published reviews on the site within the last year were eligible to make the list. As always, it’s important to rememberer that this list is entirely subjective, and is based on my own personal palate and preferences.

Dec
31
2017

Toasted Foot’s Top Ten Cigars of 2017

Another year goes by, so it’s time to look back on the past year before we release another Top Ten List. There were a lot of good cigars year, but especially really good medium bodied Connecticut shade cigars. Some of the great cigars that didn’t quite make the list this year will appear on our Honorable Mentions List in the coming days. Like last year, this...

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Dec
29
2017

Cigar Review: Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez Toro

Montecristo / Altadis USA Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano 2000) Binder: Nicaragua (Corojo 98) Filler: Nicaragua (Crillo 98) & Dominican Republic (Piloto Cubano) Size: 6” x 55 Strength: full to very full Price: $10.95 Overall Rating: 9.1 Many people hear the name Montecristo they think of mild Dominican cigars, but over the last several years...

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Dec
27
2017

Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Corona by Foundation Cigars

Foundation Cigar Co.  Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: USA (Connecticut Shade) Binder: Brazil (Mata Fina) Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5 1/2” x 46 Strength: mild to mild-medium Price: $13.00 Overall Rating: 9.2 Nick Melillo’s Foundation cigars has produced some pretty wonderful cigars over the past few years, having a cigar in our Top 5 each of the last two years,...

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Dec
10
2017

Cigar Review: My Father La Opulencia Toro

My Father Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (Rosado Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua x2 (Criollo, Corojo) Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 54 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $11.95 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.3 The Garcia Family’s My Father Cigars has been making great Nicaraguan cigars for over a decade now, earning some great press and...

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Dec
01
2017

Cigar Review: David P. Ehrlich Tremont Churchill

MLB Cigar Ventures Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic Size: 7” x 47 Strength: medium Price: $10.95 Overall Rating: 9.3 The David P. Ehrlich cigar takes its name from a historic Boston area tobacconist. To create the David P. Ehrlich Tremont Mike Bellody’s MLB Cigar Ventures teamed...

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Nov
22
2017

Cigar Review: Avo Syncro South America Ritmo Torpedo

Avo Cigars / Davidoff AG Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Mexico Filler: Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Honduras & Dominican Republic Size: 7” x 54 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $13.90 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.2 The newest release from Avo in its Syncro line, which ventured beyond the company’s Dominican roots with...

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