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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.

Feb
19
2018

Cigar Review: The T. Toro by Caldwell

Caldwell Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $11.50 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.2 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...

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Dec
10
2017

Cigar Review: My Father La Opulencia Toro

My Father Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (Rosado Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua x2 (Criollo, Corojo) Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 54 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $11.95 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.3 The Garcia Family’s My Father Cigars has been making great Nicaraguan cigars for over a decade now, earning some great press and...

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Oct
31
2017

Cigar Review: Espinosa Red River Valley (Regional Exclusive)

Espinosa Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 50 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $9.50 Overall Rating: 9.1 Erik Espinosa’s Red River Valley cigar is a regional release for Texas and Oklahoma, named for the river (and college football rivalry) between those two states. With a Mexican San...

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Jul
18
2017

Cigar Review: Protocol Themis by Cubariqueño Cigar Company

Cubariqueño Cigar Co. Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium Price: $9.89 Overall Rating: 9.1 Last year, Juan Cancel and Bill Ive’s Cubariqueño Cigar Company saw their Protocol Lancero make our Top Ten Cigars 2016 Honorable Mention List. It was quite exciting when they announced that...

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May
02
2017

Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Rooster Limited Edition 2017

Davidoff AG Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Dominican Republic (San Vincente Mejorado) Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 6 3/4” x 50 Strength: mild-medium to medium Price: $39.99 Overall Rating: 9.1 Back in 2012, Davidoff began making cigars to celebrate Chinese New Year with the launch of the Year of the Snake. With the Year of...

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