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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.

Aug
06
2016

Press Release: Southern Draw Cigar Release “Rose of Sharon” and “Jacobs Ladder” Cigars

August 5, 2016 – Esteli, Nicaragua & Austin, Texas Southern Draw Cigars has released two new blends, Rose of Sharon and Jacobs Ladder, both are being produced at Tabacalera Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua. The two blends were initially planned for 2017 and 2018 releases and are currently in very limited production.   Southern Draw has been blessed to...

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Aug
03
2016

Press Release: Espinosa Cigars Announces Extensions to New La Crema Line

Espinosa Cigars is adding new several new line extensions to their La Crema line. According to Héctor Alfonso of Espinosa Cgars, “Even though we planned all along to have these sizes they didn’t arrive by show time but we are thrilled to have them available especially with how well the Espinosa Crema was received at the show.” The additions to...

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Mar
29
2016

Press Release: Smoke Inn’s 11th Microblend by Davidoff to be Released

In celebration of their fifteenth anniversary, in 2010 Smoke Inn began collaborating with some of the world’s greatest manufacturers to create a collection of unique store exclusives called the Microblend Series.TM It only seemed fitting that the 11th installment of this series would be in celebration of Smoke Inn’s twentieth anniversary. Smoke Inn is proud to...

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Feb
06
2016

Press Release: Michael Argenti Returns with La Gran Llave to be Released at IPCPR 2016

Miami, Florida February 1st, 2016 – After a two year hiatus, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Berger & Argenti, Michael Argenti has announced the collaboration between himself and cigar impresario, Abdel Fernandez of world famous AJ Fernandez Cigars on the creation of a new and exciting cigar line called LA GRAN LLAVE. Argenti has been in the...

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Dec
31
2015

Press Release: Davidoff Unveils New Nicaragua Box Pressed Coming March 2016

Basel, December 2015. Davidoff Cigars has unveiled its new Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed, arriving in late March 2016 – the first ever box pressed cigar from Davidoff. Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed follows on the heels of the acclaimed Davidoff Nicaragua line – Cigar Aficionado’s Top 3 cigar of 2013 & Cigar Journal’s Best Brand / DR – in 2015 – and...

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