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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...

Dec
20
2010

Our Top Cigars of 2010 (And a Poll) – from MM

It’s that time of year when bloggers start looking back and try to form a list of their favorite cigars of the year. Toasted Foot will be submitting three lists this each year – three from me (MM), and three from JJ. Here’s how it’ll work. We’ll each submit three lists: Top 10 Cigars – the 10 best cigars we reviewed this...

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Dec
17
2010

Cigar Review: EP Carrillo Core Line

Size: 4 7/8×50, Encantos Wrapper: Ecuadorian Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican Strength: Medium/ Full Price: Box of 20, $115.95 Grade: 9.3 Today we toast the highly anticipated third release from The EPC Cigar Company. Here is a bit of information on the company from one of our previous reviews: Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is best known for...

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Dec
11
2010

Cigar Press Release: New Cigar from La Aurora – Broadway Series

La Aurora Unveils Broadway Series for New York State only The Affordable Cigar Debuts Monday December 20 at Cigar Inn MIAMI FL – Miami Cigar & Company, the exclusive U-S distributor for La Aurora, announces help is on the way for New York.  Tobacconists are suffering under harsh tobacco tax of 75% of wholesale cost which prices many cigars out of the...

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Dec
10
2010

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Famous Signature Series

Size: 6×50, Toro Wrapper: Habano Binder: Mexican Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Price: Box of 20, $99.99 Grade: 8.8 Another Famous Smoke Shop exclusive, the Famous Signature Series by Rocky Patel Cigars was also developed by Amilcar P. Castro. Amilcar is behind other Rocky smokes including one of my favorites, the 15th Anniversary, reviewed here,...

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Dec
07
2010

Toast of the Week (12/7/10)

I hope everyone is having a great start to December and bearing the cold weather. I’ve resorted to smoking in the shed to avoid the fierce wind we’ve been having lately. Our voting for our 262 Cigars contest ends tomorrow, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. The details are here. We’ve got several toasts this week so...

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