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Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary Cigar
Cigar Review: Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary LE Toro



To celebrate the 15 years since the launch of his original Don Pepin Garcia brand, My Father Cigars has released the Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 15 years since Garcia released his namesake cigar brand, because Don Pepin’s cigars helped to launch the trend toward full bodied peppery Nicaraguan cigars that are so popular now. Coming in two sizes (robusto and toro), the Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary is limited to 2,000 boxes of 14 individually coffined cigars of each size.

Torano Vault W-009 cigar
Cigar Review: Toraño Vault W-009 Toro



Now under the supervision of Jack Toraño, since General Cigar Co. acquired the Toraño Family Cigar Company, the brand has had some great new releases such as the new Toraño Exodus. In the past, the Toraño Family had released cigars based on the family’s 34 year old blend book started in 1982 by Carlos Toraño, Sr., such as the Toraño Vault A-008. Jack Toraño and the General blend team reworked some of these original blend recipes. The Toraño Vault W-009 is one of these re-envisioned blends...

Southern Draw Jacob\
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacob's Ladder Lancero


Our 2017 Cigar of the Year, the Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder, is now available as a lancero! Just like the toro vitola that earned the top spot on our Top Ten Cigars of 2017 List, the Jacob’s Ladder Lancero is a full bodied cigar that features a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper from Lancaster County, and is a fitting addition to the Jacob’s Ladder line.

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.

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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