Crowned Heads Yellow Rose Cigar
Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Yellow Rose

Crowned Heads was the Cigar Media Association’s Brand of the Year in 2014. It’s not very hard to see why to anyone whose smoked their recent releases, and the Yellow Rose is another great cigar from the company. Following the release of Tennessee exclusive Tennessee Waltz and the Hawaii exclusive Paniolo Especiale, the Yellow Rose will be available exclusively in the State of Texas. Many at the My Father factory in Nicaragua, the Yellow Rose is an impressive cigar that is sure to be much sought after by collectors and regular smokers alike.

Nat Sherman Panamericana 2015 TAA
Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Panamericana TAA 2015

AFew cigar brands have the sense of class and timelessness that the Nat Sherman brand does, but for a long time cigars had become an afterthought to the company. Yet, when the company refocused it’s efforts on cigars (in what some call the Michael Herklots era), the results have been very impressive. The Nat Sherman Timeless, Timeless Nicaragua, Sterling and Joel Sherman 75th have all been wonderful releases with high ratings here on ToastedFoot, so when Nat Sherman announced the Panamericana as a TAA release I was looking forward to it.

Woody by Oscar Cigar
Cigar Review: Henry Clay Tattoo

Perhaps one of the most eagerly awaited cigars of 2015 is the Henry Clay Tattoo, a collaboration between Pete Johnson of Tatuaje and Altadis USA. Pete has said in the past that Henry Clay was one of his favorite brand names and his favorite Altadis product, so it only makes sense that this is the cigar brand that Johnson became involved with. While, until now, Johnson has worked almost exclusively with the Garcia family, the Henry Clay Tattoo is being made in the Dominican Republic by Altadis.

WIYH Robert Holt of Southern Draw Cigars
What's In Your Humidor?: Robert Holt of Southern Draw Cigars

Southern Draw Cigars may be a relative “newcomer” to the cigar industry, but they’ve been quickly catching on with average smokers and avid cigar enthusiasts alike. The Southern Draw Firethorn even captured a sport on our Honorable Mention List for 2014. This veteran owned cigar brand with cigars manufactured at AJ Fernandez’s factory in Nicaragua was the brainchild of Robert Holt, who I’ve been luck enough to get to know over the past two years and call a friend.

Tatuaje H-Town Lancero a Stogies World Class Cigars Exclusive
Cigar Review: Tatuaje H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)

Pete Johnson’s Tatuaje is the original boutique cigar company (despite claims made by other brands), and as such has become much beloved and highly sought after by avid cigar enthusiasts. When it was announced that Tatuaje would be releasing a cigar as part of the Stogies World Class Cigars’ H-Town Lancero Series, it set the internet (and the phones at Stogies) buzzing. Manufactured at My Father Cigars S.A. and limited to 500 total boxes, the Tatuaje H-town is sure to become a sought after collector’s item.

Espinosa Murcielago Cigar
Cigar Review: Espinosa Murcielago Nocturne

In 2009, Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega’s EO Brands started the recent Mexican San Andres trend with the release of the Don Pepín blended Murcielago. Since that time, Erik and Eddie dissolved their partner and then went on to pursue their separate projects. Although Pepîn kept the blend, Espinosa kept the name. For years, Erik has been trying to (for lack of a better way of putting it) “reverse engineer” the original blend.


Cigar Review: Mason Dixon Project North Edition by Crowned Heads

Crowned Heads Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium-full Price: $9.85 MSRP Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.8 The guys at Crowned Heads are on a roll; they picked up awards left and right last year. They had a cigar in our own Top Ten of 2014 (the Headley...

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Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo

Southern Draw Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 60 Strength: full Price: $9.95 Overall Rating: 9.2 One day while hanging out at Stogies of Houston, I ran into Robert Holt from Southern Draw Cigars. After a very long conversation, I had the chance to try the Southern Draw Firethorn (which...

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Cigar Review: AKA Nth° Eternal

American Kick Ass Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres – aged 4 years) Binder: Dominican Republic (aged 4 years) Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras & Peru (aged 4-5 years) Size: 7 1/4″ x 50 Strength: medium bodied Price: $8.75 Overall Rating: 8.8 Only a company based in Texas would name their company American Kick Ass Cigars....

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Cigar Review: Room 101 Daruma Gold Monstro

Room 101 Cigars / Camacho / Davidoff Country: Honduras Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Brazil (Mata Fina) Filler: Honduras & Dominican Republic Size: 5″ x 60 Strength: medium-full Price: $10.25 MSRP Overall Rating: 8.6 Ever since I introduced the original Room 101 Daruma to my friend Carmin he smokes at least one a day. I’m convinced...

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Cigar Review: Illusione Rothchildes

Illusione Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 4 1/2” x 50 Strength: medium-full Price: $4.50 Click here to buy now Overall Rating: 9.1 It seems like every few years there is a price increase in the cost of cigars. (Primarily due to regulations and taxes.) So it is a relief to see a high quality cigar...

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