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.


Toast of the Week (2/15/11)

Valentine’s Edition! Unfortunately, that get’s you nothing…nothing at all. Although I do hope you were able to enjoy some time with your significant other, whether that be a spouse, a girl/boyfriend, or a nice cigar. For today’s toast, we have a very special announcement! Next week, we’ll be posting a three part interview with Mr....

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Some of our Favorite Posts

Some posts are just a bit more fun to work on… I’m not saying these our best posts, but these are some of the ones we’ve most enjoyed writing! – Articles – Why I Love Cigars: When you really take the time to reflect on why you love something so much, often times you’re surprised by just how much you love it (here) A Bloggers...

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What’s In Your Humidor: Sean Williams of El Primer Mundo

Each Thursday, we’ll be asking those closest to the industry what they keep in their humidor and what their smoking habits are… Today we are joined by Sean Williams, of El Primer Mundo. Sean works with Willy Herrera of El Titan de Bronze to create his blends, and just recently unveiled his fourth cigar, the Liga Miami. His lineup also includes a Criollo Maduro,...

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What’s In Your Humidor: Bryan White of 13th Floor Cigars

Each Thursday, we’ll be asking those closest to the industry what they keep in their humidor and what their smoking habits are… Today we are joined by Bryan White, brand owner of 13th Floor Cigars. We’ve known Bryan for around a year or so, back when he was blend testing for his inaugural release of the Foundation Series. Bryan is a great guy and a joy to...

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What’s In Your Humidor: Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars

Each Thursday, we’ll be asking those closest to the industry what they keep in their humidor and what their smoking habits are… This week we are joined by Clint Aaron, President of 262 Cigars. We’ve been in contact with the three guys behind 262 since last year, when they released their inaugural cigar, the Paradigm (review). They also recently released...

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