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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.

Nov
21
2017

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder Toro

Southern Draw Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: USA (Pennsylvania Broadleaf) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: full bodied Price: $9.99 Overall Rating: 9.4 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...

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Jun
20
2016

Cigar Review: Cucubano by Southern Classic Cigars

Southern Classic Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5 1/2 x 52 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $7.95 Overall Rating: 8.9 A Cucubano is type of lightning bug that is native to Puerto Rico, and also happens to be the name chosen for a very good cigar from Southern Classic Cigars. Coming in a 5 1/2” x 52...

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Aug
22
2012

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Edge Habano Toro (Pre-Release)

Rocky Patel Edge Habano Toro (Pre-Release) Size:  Toro (6″x52) Wrapper: Nicaraguan (Habano Seed) Binder: Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Strength: Medium-Full Price:  (IPCPR Pre-Release Sample) $6.15 msrp Grade: 8.7 My last night at the IPCPR show I ended up hanging out with some members of the Rocky Patel Cigars marketing team.  I can’t remember...

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Jul
18
2012

Cigar Review: Four Kicks Crowned Heads Seleccion No. 5

Four Kicks Crowned Heads Seleccion No. 5 Size: Lonsdale (6 1/2″ x 44) Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Binder: Nicaragua Filler:  Nicaragua, Dominican Strength: Medium Price:  $7.70 MSRP Grade: 8.8 Crowned Heads, founded by Jon Huber, formally of CAO, is one of the new darlings of the cigar blog-o-sphere.  The Four Kicks line is blended by Ernesto Perez-Carillo,...

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Jul
11
2012

Cigar Review: San Lotano Oval Maduro Toro

San Lotano Oval Maduro Toro Size: Toro (6 x 52) Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic Strength: Medium-full Price:  $ 9 MSRP Grade: 8.4 Click here to buy now One of the hazards of spending a week, or two, on a theme as we did with the Lil Monsters is that other sticks in the humidor get their...

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