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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...

Top Ten Cigars of 2016
Toasted Foot's Top Ten Cigars of 2016



Once again, it’s the time of the year when lists of all kinds appear, and amount them is our annual Top Ten Cigars list. It has been a very interesting year for the cigar industry. The FDA regulations seem to loom large over everything. Many new cigars were released this year, owing a lot to manufacturers trying to meet deadlines, and so there was an unusually high number of impressive releases this year. This made putting together this year’s Top Ten List harder to put together than in years past...

Aug
05
2016

IPCPR 2016 Coverage – Final Thought on the Show

Well, the 2016 IPCPR is finally over with, and I’ve had a few days to recover. While running errands with my wife, hanging out with friends and catching up on work for my day job, I’ve had some time to gather my thoughts on the IPCPR Trade Show last week. As I sit here on my patio smoking an Espinosa Laranga H-Town Lancero, I have decide to lay out my thoughts...

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Jun
22
2016

Press Release: Smoke Inn Cigars Announces The Microblend Collection First Edition

Wednesday, June 22, 2016—Boynton Beach, FL—Smoke Inn Cigars is pleased to announce a collection of exclusive, premium cigars, six years in the making. Introducing The Microblend Collection First Edition—featuring our finest presentation to date—including each of the first ten cigars in the legendary Microblend SeriesTM. The Microblend Collection First Edition...

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Jan
18
2016

Press Release: José Orlando Padrón’s 90th Birthday Celebration at Smoke Inn

Boynton Beach, FL – January 18, 2016.  The Padrón Family will host a 90th Birthday Celebration for their iconic patriarch, José Orlando Padrón. The event will be held at Smoke Inn’s worldwide headquarters in Boynton Beach Florida on Friday January 29th, 2016. José Orlando Padrón arrived in Miami in 1962 and after 2 years of dedicated hard work as a carpenter...

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Jan
08
2016

Press Release: José Orlando Padrón’s 90th Birthday Celebration at Smoke Inn

Boynton Beach, FL – January 7, 2016. The Padrón Family will host a 90th Birthday Celebration for their iconic patriarch, José Orlando Padrón. The event will be held at Smoke Inn’s worldwide headquarters in Boynton Beach Florida on Friday January 29th, 2016. José Orlando Padrón arrived in Miami in 1962 and after 2 years of dedicated hard work as a carpenter...

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Dec
29
2015

Toasted Foot’s Most Fascinating People in the Cigar Industry 2015

Last year, while watching Barbara Walter’s Most Fascinating People of 2014, an idea came to me, “Why doesn’t someone do a list of the most fascinating people in the cigar industry?” There are so many characters in this industry, from the eccentrics like Matt Booth and Jonathan Drew to the do-gooders like Glynn Loope and Storm Boen, and each year more new and...

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