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Hurricane Harvey One Love
Houston Strong: The Cigar Industry and Hurricane Harvey



It’s hard to believe that there’s anyone out there who hasn’t heard about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that it caused over the Greater Houston Area. In a period of less than a week, Hurricane Harvey dumped enough water on South Texas to fill the entire San Francisco Bay TWICE!

Altadis H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez
Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez



Over the last few years Altadis has teamed up with outside cigar makers, like with Pete Johnson on the Henry Clay Tattoo, but perhaps the most sought after cigar blender of late is AJ Fernandez. Altadis has partnered with AJ on the new H. Upmann Nicaragua, which is a departure from standard Altadis fare. The new H. Upmann Nicaragua is one of those cigars regular production cigars that’ll make a good everyday smoke for the avid cigar enthusiast.

Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3
Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3


Rarely does a specific tobacco attain a celebrity status of its own, but Davidoff’s proprietary Ecuadorian 702 wrapper is one such type of tobacco. The 702 wrapper has been a part of some amazing cigars, making its appearance with the Davidoff LE 2009 Seleccion 702, and then being included on legendary cigars like the Avo LE 2012 La Trompeta and Davidoff LE 2013 Year of the Snake. Davidoff has taken this impressive tobacco and used it in place of the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper on seven of their core blends.

Viaje Zombie Antidote 2017
Cigar Review: Viaje Zombie Antidote (2017) Collector's Edition



For years, Viaje has laid claim to Zombie themed cigars, with cigars like the Zombie Supershot, the Zombie Antidote and the recent Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet. This year, there is a new Collector’s Edition of the Zombie Antidote. Unlike previous versions of the Viaje Zombie Antidote which measured 6 1/4” x 44, the latest version has earned the moniker “Double Dose” because it is 6 1/4” x 50.

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon



Last year released its first Connecticut cigar with the QuickDraw Connecticut, and since the release of that cigar, many have wondered if there would be a Connecticut addition to their core line of cigars. Finally, there is one, with the release of the Southern Draw Rose of Sharon. As with previous cigars in the core line, the company is keeping with its theme of flower plant name, while also drawing on the biblical expression that first appeared in the King James Bible in 1611...

Feb
06
2017

Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana 2017 Football Special Edition

La Flor Dominicana Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano and Connecticut Shade) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 6 1/2” x 52 x 60 Strength: medium Price: $15.00 Overall Rating: 8.6 Super Bowl LI is over, and once again the Patriots have won it all (despite no one telling the Falcons they were supposed to loose)....

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Jan
31
2017

Cigar Review: Fratello Oro “The Boxer”

Fratello Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut) Binder: Cameroon Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic Size: 6 1/4” x 52 Strength: mild-medium to medium Price: $9.50 Overall Rating: 9.2 Omar de Frias introduced his first Connecticut cigar at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show. Teaming up with the Dominican’s storied La Aurora factory,...

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Dec
27
2016

Toasted Foot’s Top Ten Cigars of 2016 – Honorable Mentions

Every year, there are some cigars that are so good that they really stood out, but for one reason or another did not make our annual Top Ten Cigars list. Many of those great cigars are ones that we feel deserve some acknowledgement, and we believe are worth pointing to our readers. The answer was to create the Honorable Mentions list, of cigars that very well...

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Dec
21
2016

Toasted Foot’s Top Ten Cigars of 2016

Once again, it’s the time of the year when lists of all kinds appear, and amount them is our annual Top Ten Cigars list. It has been a very interesting year for the cigar industry. The FDA regulations seem to loom large over everything. Many new cigars were released this year, owing a lot to manufacturers trying to meet deadlines, and so there was an unusually...

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Dec
15
2016

Cigar Review: Montecristo Pilotico

Altadis USA Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6 1/2” x 52 Strength: medium Price: $16.90 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 8.7 Last year, Altadis released the Montecristo 80th Anniversary that made use of special Pilotico from Pepe Mendez. This year, in a...

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