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Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua
Cigar Review: Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua



The Viaje Exclusivo began life as a personal blend for brand owner Andre Farkas, but since 2009 has become a staple in the Viaje line, with all kind of various sizes being released over the years. Now the Viaje Exclusivo gets a new Nicaraguan puro, manufactured at Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory in Nicaragua, which sets it apart from the original line which is made in Honduras. This new medium-full to full bodied addition to the Viaje Exclusivo line surpasses its original version, and sure to become a favorite of Viaje fans.

Andalino by JRE Tobacco
Cigar Review: Andalino by JRE Tobacco


Julio R. Eiroa (father of Christian) released several new cigars at this year’s IPCPR, but the one that really stands out is the Aladino. Julio is also a legend in the tobacco industry, having grown tobacco in Honduras since 1963 and being famous for his original Corojo tobacco that formed the basis for Camacho’s success. With JRE Tobacco, it is being called a “crop to shop” operation, with every step in the process from farming, production and distribution being controlled by JRE Tobacco.

Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express
Cigar Review: Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express



Once again, the Caldwell Cigar Company booth was one of the busiest at the IPCPR. It’s a testament to Robert Caldwell and the following that his cigars have gained over the past few years. One of the new cigar from Caldwell that keeps coming up in conversation is the Eastern Standard Midnight Express. (Mostly because my friend Lauren won’t shut up about it.) While not a standard “maduro version” of the Eastern Standard, since it is it’s own unique blend...

La Aurora Double Barrel Aged No. 2
Cigar Review: La Aurora Preferidos Double Barrel Aged No. 2


For the first time since adding La Aurora Preferidos Diamond No. 2 back in 2012, La Aurora has expanded the Preferidos line with a new blend. While the other cigars in the line are differentiated by the type of wrapper used (ie. Brazillian, Broadleaf, Cameroon), this time La Aurora is focusing on the aging process. After being rolled the cigars are aged for an additional 90 days, imparting an interesting sweetness to the cigar. The new La Aurora Preferidos Double Barrel Aged No. 2 is a good addition to the flagship Preferidos line.

HR Blue Maduro
Cigar Review: HR Blue Maduro



After the stellar release of the HR Habano in late 2014, everyone was waiting to see what Cuban tobacco grower Hirochi Robaina would do next. First he made our Most Fascinating People in the Cigar Industry 2015 List, then he teamed up with Spence Drake to expand the brand at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Shows in New Orleans with two new additions. The HR Blue is the new maduro added to the line, and uses tobacco from the original HR Habano blend covered in a Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper.

Herrera Esteli H-Town Lancero
Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Maduro H-Town Lancero



The well-recieved Stogies H-Town Lancero Series continues to expand, this time with a rare cigar in a rare vitola. For this year’s TAA, Drew Estates released the Herrera Esteli TAA Maduro, and the latest Stogies store exclusive lancero is that blend in the vitola that only seems to fly off the shelves at Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas. Like the other cigars in the H-Town Series the Herrera Esteli Maduro H-Town is a great cigar, and is definitely going to be sought after by hard core cigar enthusiasts.

May
01
2015

Cigar Review: Surrogates Animal Cracker by L’Atelier

L’Atelier Imports / Surrogates  Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Hanano Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 60 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $9.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.2 As a brand, Surrogates was originally sold as an exclusive to Dan Welsh’s New Havana Cigar Company in two original blends (the...

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Feb
04
2015

What’s In Your Humidor: Jonathan David & Willy Styl (co-editors of ToastedFoot)

Back in the old days of ToastedFoot there was a feature called “What’s in Your Humidor” that was a big hit with ToastedFoot’s readers. For some time we’ve wanted to bring it back to the site, but we wanted to make sure it was done properly in a way that honored the original while bring in a sense of the new ToastedFoot style. The...

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Jan
28
2015

Cigar Review: Illusione Pactum (Smoke Inn Mircoblend)

Illusione / Smoke Inn Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andreas) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5 1/2” x 56 Strength: full bodied Price: $8.95 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.2 Smoke Inn’s latest edition to its Microblend Series is also one of its most limited, with only 400 total boxes being released. Only 400 boxes are...

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Jan
15
2015

Press Release: Avo Cigars Unveils a New Look for 2015

Basel, January 2015 – AVO Cigars, the globally renowned cigar brand ventures into a new era. AVO Cigars is being relaunched in early 2015 behind contemporary packaging, new communication and a streamlined range that focuses on core lines. Avo Cigars started when the brand’s founder; Avo Uvezian; a legendary jazz and cigar composer of global fame met...

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Dec
24
2014

ToastedFoot’s Top Ten Cigars of 2014

Another year has passed and it has become time to look back and reflect on the past year. For us at ToastedFoot it has been an exciting year filled with many changes. Jonathan David and Willy Styl merged their sites to create a bigger and better ToastedFoot, we’ve reviewed more cigars than ever before and seen many exciting new releases hit store shelves. All...

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