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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.

Apr
02
2018

Cigar Review: Illusione Cruzado (2017)

Illusione Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua (Corojo Rosado) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua (Criollo 98 & Corojo 99) Size: 6 5/8” x 48 Strength: medium Price: $10.25 Overall Rating: 9.1 Over the years, Dion Giolito’s Illusione Cigars has released several cigars bearing the Cruzado name. These cigars variations on the original Illusione core...

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Jul
25
2011

Cigar Review: Esteban Carreras Connecticut

Size: 5×50, Robusto Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut (Aged 7 years) Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra Filler: Dominican Strength: Mild Price: Box of 20, $104 Grade: 8.8 The Connecticut is available in 4 sizes and range from $104 – $132 for a box of 20. There is mixed information online regarding the Binder and the Filler – while most places note them as...

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Jun
22
2011

Cigar Review: 262 Paradigm 4Sixty

Size: 4 x52, 4Sixty (Short Robusto) Wrapper: Brazilian Binder: Honduran Filler: Cubito, Columbian, and Nicaraguan (Seco/Ligero from Esteli and Jalapa) Strength: Medium-Full Price: Box of 20, $141.42 Grade: 8.8 We have previously reviewed the 262 Paradigm Box Pressed Toro here.  Today we are reviewing the same blend, but in a different size that was created...

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Jun
17
2011

Cigar Review: New Orleans Plantation Reserve

Size: 5.25×44, Corona Wrapper: Connecticut Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Honduran Strength: Mild Price: Box of 10, $42 Grade: 8.7 Today’s review was sent to me from Andy (@andym78), a good friend on Twitter. The Plantation Reserve is rolled out of the New Orleans Cigar Factory. The Factory was established in 1999 in the famous French Quarter by two families...

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Jun
03
2011

Quick Toast: La Tradicion Cubana

Size: 5×50, Robusto Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder: Honduran Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan Strength: Mild Price: $5-8 Based in Miami since 1995, La Tradicion Cubana produces a handful of cigars, and today we are reviewing the namesake cigar. Available in 9 sizes, the prices are right on this blend, between $4-9. To learn more, you can visit LTC...

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