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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.

Mar
28
2016

Cigar Review: Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32

Master Blends Cigar Company Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Broadleaf) Binder: Dominican Republic (Corojo) Filler: Nicaragua & USA (Pennsylvania) Size: 5” x 50 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $6.48 Overall Rating: 8.8 At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans, Master Blends Cigar Company, owned by Luis Gutierrez and Juan Carlos...

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Mar
15
2016

Cigar Review: Montecristo 80th Anniversary No. 2 Limited Edition

Altadis USA Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra) Binder: Dominican Republic (Olor 2010) Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6” x 54 Strength: medium Price: $22.00 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 8.9 To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Montecristo brand, two special cigars are being released, one Cuban and the other...

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Jun
23
2015

Cigar Review: Ashton Symmetry Sublime

Ashton Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Unspecified Filler: Domican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 52 Strength: mild-medium Price: $14.00 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.7 It seems like late Ashton has spent most of its time and money on their brands from Don Pepín Garcia (San Cristobal and La Aroma de...

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Jun
30
2014

Cigar Review: 1907 by Dunhill

Dunhill / General Cigar Co. Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Honduras Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 5″ x 52 Strength: medium bodied Price: N/A Overall Rating: 8.4 In 1907, Alfred Dunhill opened his first tobacco shop in London, and he soon made a name for himself as the tobacconist of choice for King George VI and Sir...

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Jun
21
2014

Cigar Review: 1502 Ruby

Global Premium Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 50 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: N/A Overall Rating: 8.8 The year 1502 was the year Christopher Columbus discovered Nicaragua (although I’m pretty sure the natives never thought it was lost) on his fourth and final voyage to the New...

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