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: CAO Hurricane

CAO Cigars / General Cigar Co. Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua & Dominican Republic Size: 6″ x 54 Strength: full bodied Price: $6.99 MSRP Overall Rating: 8.2 Just in time for Hurricane Season in the south east comes the Hurricane from CAO. The CAO Hurricane grew out of last year’s Last Stick...

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Cigar Review: Camacho Ecuador Churchill

Camacho Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Brazil (Mata Fina) Filler: Hionduras & Dominican Republic Size: 7″ x 48 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $7.50 Click here to buy now Overall Rating: 9.1 The Camacho Ecuador is an interesting new direction for Camacho. The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is grown in the rugged soil beneath the...

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Cigar Review: My Father La Antiguedad

My Father Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua (Criollo & Corojo) Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5 1/4″ x 52 Strength: full bodied Price: $6.70 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.8 With their newest release, My Father has resurrected an old Cuban brand called La Antiguedad. The name translates as “The...

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Cigar Review: Tatuaje 10 Grand Chasseur 2013 TAA Exclusive

Tatuaje Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras Size: 6 3/8″ x 54 Strength: medium-full bodied Price: $11.00 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.0 The Tobacconists Association of America (TAA) is a trade organization of tobacco retailers. Many companies make a TAA exclusive cigar (often a special size...

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Cigar Review: My Father La Dueña Petit Lancero No. 7

My Father Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf) Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf & Nicaragua Filler: Connecticut Broadleaf & Nicaragua Size: 6 x 42 Strength: full bodied Price: $7.75 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.5 Don Pepín Garcia and Pete Johnson are two of the modern heroes of the cigar world, which is why their...

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