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Top Ten Cigars of 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 high number of impressive releases this year. This made putting together this year’s Top Ten List harder to put together than in years past...

Top Ten Cigars of 2016 - Honorable Mention List
Toasted Foot's Top Ten Cigars of 2016 - Honorable Mention List



So many great cigars were released this year, and unfortunately not all of them can make our Top Ten List, but are nonetheless stand out enough to be acknowledged and shared with our readers. Our annual Honorable Mentions list serves as a place to tip our hat to the cigars that were in the running for the Top Ten, but did not quite make the cut for one reason or another.

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...

Oct
26
2016

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

La Aurora / Miami Cigar & Co. Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic, Brazil & Cameroon Size: 5” x 54 Strength: medium Price: $22.50 Overall Rating: 8.9 For the first time since adding La Aurora Preferidos Diamond No. 2 back in 2012, La Aurora has expanded the Preferidos line with a...

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Jul
26
2016

IPCPR 2016 Coverage – Day 2

Today seemed like the longest day of the IPCPR Trade Show. Maybe it’s the time change or the late night, but it’s been a very long day that got off on the wrong foot when my Prometheus lighter crapped out. There was no saving it. I knew I should have brought a Xikar, so on my walk to the Sands Expo area I stopped by the Davidoff of Geneva kiosk and bought a...

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Feb
03
2016

Press Release: Miami Cigar & Co. announces exclusive distribution deal with Italian cigar manufacturer Toscano

(Miami, Florida) February 3, 2016— Miami Cigar & Company proudly announces that they have reached an agreement to become the exclusive distributor of Toscano Cigars in the United States. Based in Tuscany, Italy, Toscano produces high quality fermented Kentucky tobacco. The brand has forever been immortalized through film and television, most well known...

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Jan
12
2016

Cigar Review: La Aurora Preferidos Corona Especiales (Full Line)

La Aurora / Miami Cigar & Co.  Country: Dominican Republic Size: 5 1/2” x 42 For some reason, La Aurora seems to have gotten lost among so many newer boutique cigar brands, which is a great disservice to the oldest cigar brand from the oldest continually operating cigar factory. While they make many quality cigars, the Preferidos line is the crown jewel in...

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Jul
19
2015

IPCPR 2015 Coverage – Day 2

I don’t know how, but it seems even hotter and more humid today than it did yesterday. Everyone at the IPCPR seems tired and worn out, maybe it’s from the heat or maybe it’s being hungover, but people are moving around the Convention Center floor a little more slowly today. So, while I do have some great new stuff to talk about there wasn’t anything quite as...

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